French Quarterly

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

February 03, 2017
The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival returns to the historic French Quarter for its 31st annual gathering to celebrate the genius of Tennessee Williams, who once called New Orleans his “spiritual home,” joined by contemporary artists who are as honest and unflinching in their examination of the human condition as the Festival’s patron playwright. Founded in 1986 by a group of cultural enthusiasts, the Festival has grown from a small gathering of 500 to a five-day literary and multi-cultural event, which sees 11,000+ seats filled yearly.

Holiday Shopping

October 31, 2016
It is no surprise that New Orleans is consistently ranked as one of the “Best Cities for Shopping” and during the holidays it is a real treat to be in the French Quarter where our thriving artists' community creates truly unique gifts. Window-shop and step inside as you stroll along the Vieux Carre’s scenic and historic streets while admiring the festive holiday décor and magnificent 18th century architecture.

Royal Carriages Celebrates 75th Anniversary

August 01, 2016
Three generations ago, in 1941, Clem and Violet Lauga purchased a horse-drawn wagon from Aunt Sally’s Pralines, and thus began Royal Carriages. Scenic wagon rides throughout the cobblestone streets of the old French Quarter quickly evolved into entertaining narrated tours explaining the unique history and culture of New Orleans, and the small family owned business began to grow.

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

February 03, 2016
The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival will be celebrating their landmark 30th anniversary Festival, March 30 – April 3, 2016. From modest beginnings—a single weekend of programming at Le Petit Theatre in 1987—the Festival has grown to include more than 75 events taking place throughout the city over five days.

Martin Lawrence Spring Art Auction

February 03, 2016
Martin Lawrence Galleries New Orleans will host a live auction Sunday, March 6,, 2016, at the Westin New Orleans Hotel, an extraordinary annual event that collectors, art lovers, gallery browsers and artists, won’t want to miss!

Established in 1975, Martin Lawrence has extended their galleries over the past four decades to ten U.S. locations. The galleries are renowned for their extensive and superb art collection as well as their impeccable customer service.

Wrap Up the Season!

November 02, 2015
Kick seasonal anxiety to the curb and spend the holidays shopping the streets of the French Quarter while relaxing to the tune of the city’s jazz and brass band delights. Need to pick up one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts? Santa himself will be jealous of the treasures you will find in the Vieux Carre’s eclectic shops, boutiques and markets of all kinds.

Dirty Linen Night Returns For 14th Summer Celebration On Royal Street

August 04, 2015
Celebrating 14 years on Royal Street, Dirty Linen Night 2015 promises to be a hot night of art, music and fun! The event is presented by My House NOLA with support from Brennan’s, Bevolo, Nola Brewing Miss Me and That Sounds Cool. On Saturday, August 8th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 p.m. seven blocks of Royal Street galleries and boutiques will showcase fantastic French Quarter art collections for 10,000 guests, including tourists and locals alike.

Romance in the Vieux Carre

February 05, 2015
Tucked quaintly in a crescent of the Mississippi River is the French Quarter, a cultural love child of genteel old Europe. This exotic Caribbean community of the sultry South plays host to the most memorable romantic getaways not only in the city, but in the South. Take a bite of the history-rich experience as you stroll arm-in-arm through original cobblestone streets and breathe in the aromas that pass you and disappear among the wrought-iron balconies. There is an intimate old-world charm that radiates romance, and delivers sensuality on a polished, silver platter.

Sparkling Blackberry Smash

August 02, 2013
Recipe provided by Bar R'Evolution

1oz Evan Williams Black Bourbon
1oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
1oz Simple Syrup
1oz of sparkling wine
1 Sprig of basil
3 Blackberries

Muddle 2 blackberries, combine Bourbon, Lemon Juice, and Simple Syrup with ice, Shake and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass, top with sparkling wine and garnish with sprig of basil and a blackberry.

Cool as a Cucumber

April 29, 2013
Recipe provided by The Bombay Club

1oz. Square One Cucumber Vodka
1oz. Hayman's Old Tom Gin
1oz. St-Germain Elderflower Liquer
½ oz. lemon juice
Cucumber ~ one long ribbon and one round slice

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker along with the round cucumber slice and ice.

Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the long cucumber ribbon and enjoy!