Stirling Barrett

Stirling Barrett

Describe what you love about what you do: I love working with our team. They're collaborative, smart creatives who really drive the brand forward.

What about New Orleans inspires you? The people and the culture.

What advice would you give your twenty-year-old self? Stop drinking so much coffee. I was totally over-caffeinated.

Favorite thing to do here to relax: Sitting on my balcony. I love to people-watch.

Describe your charitable work or favorite cause: We launched the KREWE Foundation last year -- a nonprofit that empowers the youth of New Orleans by providing access to eye care and free prescription eyewear to local public high schoolers. It's amazing the change that happens when these kids get a pair of frames; they stand a little taller. You can feel their confidence shift, and they do better in school. They're talented, driven kids; we're just giving them the tools they need to succeed.

Favorite restaurant: Justine

Stirling Barrett

Stirling Barrett

Favorite bar: Barrel Proof

Favorite place to listen to music: Preservation Hall

Three items always in your fridge: Almond butter, soda water, and kombucha

What book are you reading now? I listen to them. I get more out of podcasts these days. When you get a good podcast, you get two experts in a field talking at a high level – it gives you the ability to sit in on a conversation and get insights that you wouldn’t otherwise be privy to, often in fields that you aren’t in, and I just love that.

Favorite hotel: The Sanders in Copenhagen

Your go-to outfit: White long sleeve shirt, black jeans, and black Birkenstocks

Favorite art gallery/museum: Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden in City Park

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