We're Lindsay and Adam. Lindsay is a born and raised (seventh generation) New Orleanian who started The Okra Inn in 2014. Formerly, I started and co-owned a wetlands educational tour company called Louisiana Lost Lands Tours--which is still running strong, taking guests into the wetlands on kayaks and motor boats to teach them about coastal erosion and show them the beauty of the coast. Now, in addition to running The Okra Inn, I am very active in the city and its surrounding areas.
Adam moved to town in 2014 from Iowa because he fell in love with New Orleans. I am a former high school English teacher, over-the-road truck driver, office worker, and union organizer.
We met in The Okra Inn's kitchen during a party for the Endymion parade (the large Mardi Gras parade that goes right by the Inn). We got engaged under the Eiffel Tower in the summer of 2017 during a trip through Europe. During Mardi Gras 2018, we held another party for Endymion, but this time it doubled as our wedding!
We lost our sweet pup Honey last year, but Honey was an incredibly important part of The Okra Inn's history. In addition to being the best looking and most avid walker, she helped give us our big start. When Lindsay decided to adopt Honey from the Villalobos rescue center, it turned out they were featured on "Pit Bulls and Parolees," the Animal Planet show that follows Villalobos. The episode followed Honey's natural fit for a homey inn, and as a new business, we found ourselves on national television!
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Lindsay & Adam