Sonny Lee

Sonny Lee

Why in New Orleans? New Orleans has given me so much. It’s my home; it’s where I was born. I’m a product of New Orleans. I know what NOLA has to offer.

What about New Orleans inspires you? Our resiliency and how everyone is welcomed and has a place here.

Favorite art gallery: Windsor Fire Art on Royal Street

Sonny Lee

Sonny Lee

Favorite restaurant: MoPho in Mid-City

Best musical concert ever: Maxwell at Essence Fest  

Name something about New Orleans that always puts you in a good mood: Catching a second line or a brass band after a wedding. Hearing unexpected music outdoors.

Sonny Lee

Sonny Lee

What advice would you give your twenty-year-old self? Invest in real estate, stay healthy.

Favorite walk: Walking in the French Quarter on a Sunday afternoon

Describe what your vision is for our future: Equality for all.

Favorite thing to do here to relax: Playing putt putt at City Putt with my son

Sonny Lee

Sonny Lee

Best book you've read in the past year: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Your go-to outfit: Comfortable jeans, Vans slip ons, a retro tri-blend t-shirt, glasses and a baseball cap

Favorite movie of all timeGladiator

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