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Is Tourism Helping the Recovery from Hurricane Katrina?

June 26, 2015 | Posted in: News
This short film draws attention to an important debate here in New Orleans. Tour companies have been banned from entering the Lower Ninth Ward since 2006! Now on the cusp of Hurricane Katrina&... » Read More

The Cornstalk Fence

June 17, 2015 | Posted in: Architecture
The well known Cornstalk Hotel is a landmark and tourist attraction on the picturesque Royal Street. But did you know this French Quarter hotel's namesake architectural feature, the ornate... » Read More

Floral Arrangements in Creole Plantation Homes

June 6, 2015 | Posted in: History
Gorgeous Evergreen Magnolia blooms as well as Confederate Jasmine and Gardenia flowers were constantly used in floral arrangements in every room of Creole plantation homes throughout the 19th centu... » Read More

Louisiana is the Weirdest Country in America!

May 27, 2015 | Posted in: News
....And we are proud of it!  Some people have called Louisiana (and New Orleans in particular) the northernmost port of the Caribbean. It's quite an exotic destination ... » Read More

The French Market

May 5, 2015 | Posted in: History
   Founded in 1791, the French Market is the oldest open air market in the US! Located on the East bank of the Mississippi River in the historic French Quarter, the market is now one ... » Read More

New Orleans Jazz

April 19, 2015 | Posted in: New Orleans
New Orleans has been called many things, but quiet is never one of them. You don't have to go to Jazz Fest to hear the sounds that make this city so special and unlike any other. Wether you ar... » Read More

Easter Weekend in New Orleans

April 2, 2015 | Posted in: New Orleans
During this busy festival season in the Crescent City, it can be hard to keep up with all of the fun activities going on! Here are the main events, parades, and celebrations for this Easter We... » Read More

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day New Orleans Style!

March 17, 2015 | Posted in: New Orleans
  New Orleans is a gumbo of cultures and traditions and we are glad to have every ingredient, especially the Irish!   St. Patty’s day is another time we can celebrate who w... » Read More

Remembering Architect James Gallier

March 4, 2015 | Posted in: Architecture
Gallier Hall then and now. Driving through New Orleans, you may notice street names (though at times difficult to pronounce!) are often named after important historical figures. Driving do... » Read More

Honduran Cuisine Seeps into NOLA's Culinary Scene

February 18, 2015 | Posted in: Food
New Orleans has a sizable Honduran population. It is now almost as large as the Vietnamese population. We already had a number of immigrants from Honduras thanks to the banana import... » Read More

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