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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 […]

March 31, 2017

The Lafayette Hotel (pronounced LAFFY-ette by locals) is perched right on the edge Lafayette Square, a leafy, 2.5-acre site that’s one of the city’s oldest parks. It boasts a 150-year history of hosting public celebrations, inaugurations and concerts. Each year, 72,000 people continue that tradition when the Young Leadership Committee (YLC) rolls out Wednesday at […]

March 3, 2017

One of the best ways to learn about New Orleans’ culture and history is from an experienced local guide. Tours around the city educate visitors about the places, foods, drinks, and ghosts that makes the city special. The majority begin in the French Quarter, where guides take tourists along quiet alleys and through courtyards enclosed […]

December 1, 2016

Reveillon Dinners are a tradition in New Orleans that date back to the early 19th century. After midnight Mass and a day of fasting on Christmas Eve, Catholic families would gather for a Christmas feast. The tradition was revived in the 1990s and continues today with over fifty top-tier New Orleans restaurants offering prix-fixe dinners […]

September 15, 2016

Visit New Orleans this fall to take a deep dive into this city’s unique culture at Art for Art’s Sake. On the first Saturday of October – which means the first of October this year – over 30,000 guests will sip wine and cocktails and explore galleries within the city’s storied Warehouse District, the location […]
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