Moving to New Orleans in 2009, Heather Shields fell in love with the different architectural styles and community pride in the faubourgs of New Orleans. She spent the first few months getting lost in neighborhoods and meeting the residents that made each special. One adventure led her to the Canal ferry where she would discover her New Orleans neighborhood, the Historic Algiers Point.
Heather has spent the last 5+ years working to renovate her New Orleans home, careful to preserve the unique historical elements of the home while mixing modern and industrial styles. The love for this city and her neighborhood has led her to serve on the board of the Algiers Point Association and assisting in the organization of the Algiers Point Home Tour, to become a member of Algiers United Methodist Church and a proud New Orleans Pussyfooter.
When she’s home you can often find Heather on her balcony attempting small container gardening, with her rescue dog, Lady Lavergne and rescue cat, Tiny.
My New Orleans with Heather
What’s your favorite architecture?
Creole Townhouse, it’s iconic and what first made me fall in love with New Orleans architecture!
What’s an underrated neighborhood?
Holy Cross. The houses, the green space, and the views! Not to mention the two Dollut houses! Holy Cross feels slightly removed, unpretentious & a touch bohemian. She’s her own woman and I’m here for it!
Money’s no object – where would you live?
French Quarter because if budget isn’t an issue, I would have parking and Creole Townhouse (with a courtyard & pool) I’ve mentally decorated my glorious iron balcony a million times. Oh, the mimosas I will drink & people watching I will do!
What’s the most walkable neighborhood?
French Quarter- it’s compact but you have everything you need and it’s always entertaining- world famous restaurants, bars from fancy to dive, live music, coffee shops, antique shops, art galleries, markets & even a grocery store. Not to mention architecture & history!