Maggie Koerner

Neighborhood: MidCity

Musician & Songwriter

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Describe what you love about what you do.

The many layers of human connection.

Why in New Orleans?

Louisiana is home. I was born and raised in Shreveport, but New Orleans is where my heart and soul feel most nurtured. I just lived a year in Austin during the pandemic and I now know what it means to miss New Orleans.

What advice would you give your twenty-year-old self?

You were right at 20: you can't drink alcohol. Life's more fun without it, believe it or not. Find a good hair stylist and a good therapist, but they can't be the same person.

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Favorite art gallery: M.S. Rau

Favorite clothing store: Saint Claude Social Club and Century Girl Vintage

Favorite thing to do here to relax: Sit in a nook on Bayou St. John with a book and my headphones

Favorite place to score things for your home: Sunday Shop or estate sales

Best book you've read in the past year: Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Name a necessary extravagance: A good massage from the Windsor Court or Ritz-Carlton spa

Best musical concert ever: Kendrick Lamar at Pemberton Music Festival 2015

Favorite place to listen to music: Tipitina's

Interviews have been edited and condensed.

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