Name: Fitz Kern
Neighborhood: Old Metairie
Profession: Vice President, Kern Studios & Mardi Gras World
Describe what you love about what you do: The global nature of our work. In addition to Mardi Gras, we work year round all over the world—theme parks, museums, festivals, and even billboards. Combining traditional artistic methods we’ve used for over 80 years with cutting edge technology is exciting.
What about New Orleans inspires you? Our enthusiasm to celebrate our culture all year is truly a unique aspect of New Orleans.
How has the pandemic impacted you on a personal level? It makes you appreciate the things that you often take for granted. Missing iconic events like Jazz Fest and local traditions like First Fridays reminds you how amazing our city is.
Describe your personal style in three words: Competitive, creative, optimistic.
Favorite restaurant: Saba
Favorite bar: Cure
Favorite museum: The National WWII Museum
Favorite snowball stand: Sal’s
The first thing you do when you wake up: Make my bed
Netflix obsession: Peaky Blinders
A book are you reading now: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Interviews have been edited and condensed.
This article appeared in the September 2020 Issue of Adore Magazine.