Derek Curry

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Entrepreneur

Sneaker Politics

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Why in New Orleans?

Nola has always had my heart from when I was a kid taking weekend trips to the city to visit my grandmother. The fact that I can be a part of the community that I loved so much growing up means the world to me.

What about New Orleans inspires you?

The people, food, festivities, and unparalleled vibe of the city.

Describe your charitable work or favorite causes.

I'm always trying to connect and give back to the community that got me to where I am now as much as possible. Love to work with different charities on different projects, but Son of a Saint is a favorite in Nola.

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Favorite restaurant: Nonna Mia

Favorite clothing store: Sneaker Politics, of course!

Favorite meal and where to get it: Port of Call burger

Favorite thing to do here to relax: Sit on the balcony and people watch in the Quarter

Favorite place to take visitors: A Saints game or Hot Tin to take in the view

A book you are reading now: Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson by Corey Seymour and Jann Wenner

Best musical concert ever: Outkast on the beach at HangOut Festival

Interviews have been edited and condensed.

This article appeared in the A-List 2021 Issue of Adore Magazine.