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Tours By Isabelle is the oldest locally owned and family run New Orleans tour company, providing first class, small scale, personalized service since 1979! Experienced and knowledgeable Driver-Guides on board comfortable, top of the line 13 passenger vans, will make you fall in love with Louisiana!    Follow Me on Pinterest

August 12, 2014
When you take a visit to Oak Alley Plantation, be sure you take a close look at the beds in the upstairs bedrooms. If you do, you're sure to spot the rolling pin bed, one of the most ingenious pieces of furniture in the antebellum South. Rolling pin beds were all the rage in the heyday of plantation life because they helped ensure the longevity and comfort of mattresses stuffed with natural fibers. The mattresses in the beds here in S... » Continue
August 6, 2014
Epiphytes are plants that grow upon other plants, and surely the most famous epiphyte in Louisiana is the Spanish moss that grows all over the live oaks and cypress trees. Spanish moss may look rough and scratchy, but this lovely plant is surprisingly soft and spongy, made up of fluffy threads which pull nutrients not from their hosts but from the air around them. This moss, sometimes called "air plant," has been used for a numb... » Continue