Name: Elliot Anthony Hutchinson

Neighborhood: Gentilly

Profession: Senior Brand & Communications Manager, Son of a Saint

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Elliot Hutchinson

Describe what you love about what you do: Son of a Saint’s work is tremendous and I stand on that statement without bias. We’re transforming the lives of fatherless young men and, in turn, transforming this city. I feel a sense of privilege to serve as an example to these young men who overwhelmingly look like me.

Why in New Orleans? There is a need that cannot be ignored and it’s greater than anyone can imagine. Being able to pour energy, time, talent, resources back into New Orleans, which is a place that’s given so much to the world, feels right and equitable.

What about New Orleans inspires you? New Orleans is charming, intoxicating, and unapologetic about its perfections and imperfections, while simultaneously trying to evolve to a better version of itself.

What advice would you give your twenty-year-old self? Be kinder to yourself. Remember that rejection will never define you. Develop a better relationship with the word "no" and work harder to hear the word "yes".

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Elliot Hutchinson

Favorite bar: Bar Marilou

Favorite walk: Royal Street

Favorite art gallery: Soren Christensen

Favorite simple indulgence: Crab beignets at Restaurant R’evolution

Favorite meal and where to get it: The trifecta of ceviche, guacabello, and chuzos de carne from Baru

Favorite album of all time: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Your go-to outfit: A monochromatic suit with high-top Nikes…or any look involving a smoking jacket

Favorite movie of all time: The 1989 version of Batman

Interviews have been edited and condensed.

This article appeared in the September 2020 Issue of Adore Magazine.