My friends describe me as compassionate, self-aware, resilient, nurturing, straightforward and intelligent, and they say I give killer parties. I am a committed New Orleans Saints fan and pay way too much to DirectTV to have access to all of the games. I grew up in New Orleans and so music is as critical to my well-being as oxygen. I love opera, the Black-Eyed Peas, Queen, Adele, jazz, r&b, country and classical. I enjoy preparing meals and entertaining friends -- cocktails and wines tailored to the celebration are part of the fun. I read books of all genres and the DMN and NYT on the weekends. Life is a gift that I want to unwrap every day and I want to share my joy and happiness with the person who happens to be sharing my life at any given time.