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August 3, 2017

White & Milk Chocolate Bread Pudding a La Mode—photo courtesy of Desi Vega’s Steakhouse on Facebook Look at New Orleans’ jazz legends and you’ll notice a theme emerge: There’s Sweet Emma Barrett. Jelly Roll Morton. Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club. Do these musical greats have a syrupy quality in their tunes, or did they just really […]

July 28, 2017

Photo courtesy of CellarDoor Call it a hedonist’s catch-22: New Orleans bars are open all night long, but the same can’t be said for its restaurants. So when the inevitable late-night munchies roll around, many party people are out of luck. Don’t worry, there are plenty of kitchens open late in the Big Easy. You […]

June 28, 2017

Gallier Hall Photo by Tom Bastin on flickr You probably know St. Charles Avenue as the gracious, oak- and mansion-lined thoroughfare connecting downtown and Uptown New Orleans, or as the glittering, bead-hung route favored by New Orleans’ most prominent Carnival krewes. The “jewel of America’s grand avenues” is all these things and more–it’s home to […]

June 27, 2017

White Linen Night Crowd courtsey of Contemporary Arts Center – cacno.org There’s an art to partying during the hottest month of the year–and White Linen Night raises it to its highest level, while at the same time being a fantastic opportunity to admire art. The free block party takes over Julia Street’s 300-600 blocks from […]

June 19, 2017

Kick off your summer with the exciting Essence Festival in New Orleans! This unique New Orleans festival hosts renowned musical performers, special guest speakers, beauty and fashion, delicious local food, and more! If music is your passion, Essence Festival should be at the top of your list for fun things to do this summer. Essence […]

June 2, 2017

Ogden Museum of Southern Art by Ed Bierman on flickr Club-hopping on Frenchmen Street? Check. Boutique-hopping on Magazine Street? Check. Bar-hopping on Bourbon Street? Check. If this completed itinerary sounds anything like your own, then you may be wondering what’s left for you to explore in New Orleans. The answer—a lot. Spend some time museum […]

May 19, 2017

He sips mint juleps on the porch. He dons seersucker. He is unfailingly polite. He’s a true New Orleans gentleman, and he raises the bar for fellows everywhere. If you know a gentleman (or aspire to become one), here are a handful of shops in New Orleans’ Arts District, within a short distance of the […]

May 3, 2017

The hardest part about traveling isn’t going through airport security checks or adjusting to different time zones. It’s having to leave your precious pup behind. (Even if you bring a phone full of photos and hire the best dog sitter, saying goodbye to a beloved furball is never easy.) Fortunately, New Orleans is a city […]

April 18, 2017

French Quarter by Long Zheng The Big Easy got its nickname because of its laissez faire outlook–but it’s also a surprisingly easy place to bike. That’s thanks to its small footprint, pancake-flat terrain and nearly 100 miles of new bike infrastructure. Bike trails, paths and racks connect the city’s neighborhoods and landscape. In fact, cycling […]

April 4, 2017

Photo courtesy of Stella Jones Gallery on Facebook New Orleans is known for music, food and booze that’s available 24/7–but the city’s creatives aren’t just musicians and chefs. Visual artists, too, refine their craft in its shotgun houses and French Quarter studios. To get a taste of their talent, head to Julia Street and its […]
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