fall 2017

Specialty of the House

July 27, 2017
New Orleans is a fascinating place because whether you are a local, or just visiting, you will find that some things here may not be like other American cities.

Besides being somewhat different in our customs and celebrations, we are also not always strict interpreters of history. Oftentimes, several versions of the same events from the past may be floating around. Many of these stories continue to reverberate with varying degrees of verifiable facts, even today.

Dining Al Fresco!

July 27, 2017
The mid-way season of summer-into-fall is upon us!

Since many French Quarter and nearby eateries offer both inside and outside seating, patrons have numerous choices to make. You and your party can choose to bask in the friendly climate with Mother Nature, or dine inside the enclosed establishment. It’s all about the weather!

Staged... for Your Pleasure!

July 27, 2017
Mention New Orleans around the world and many thoughts spring to mind. Usually there’s music, great cuisine, fine beverages, historic architecture, and varying exciting entertaining events.

The city’s many joys are perfect for both indoor and outside attractions year-around. With festivals, concerts and stage presentations occurring in various locations throughout the city, each event adds their own vibe and ambiance to the unique culture of New Orleans.

These historic halls exude happiness which brings a look into the past of grand theatre, comfort, and cultural rewards.

Bywater Baby

July 27, 2017
In school, I hated math. The only math I enjoyed was counting the hours until history class. History was my ace because, as the name says, it’s a story…a true story about all the things that happened to make where we are and what we are doing today so important and special. New Orleans is steeped in history that runs up the river to the Garden District and down the once canal that is now I-10 to Lakeview.

Vieux Carré Voodoo and Restless Spirits

July 27, 2017
Founded in 1718, New Orleans has almost three centuries of French, Spanish, African, Native American, and Acadian history; our very rich and dark history is filled with violent deaths, which contribute to hauntings and paranormal activity. Legends of grisly murders, plundering pirates, voodoo spirits, and restless wanderers run rampant across the city.

Dirty linen 2017 – The Science of a Good Party

July 27, 2017
Well hello fall, and hello Dirty Linen.

The science of making a great celebration even better is making sure all the key elements come together to at the right time, in the right place.

This time around, experience what you have come to expect and so much more, as the art galleries and merchants of Royal Street band together to bring New Orleans an original version of this much-anticipated event. This year the annual party will be held Saturday August 12th from 6-9 pm.

The Art and Science of Being "Fine"

July 27, 2017
It all began when I got my first bike and permission to leave the safety and overprotection of my family property to drop a letter at the post office for my Aunt Tina. It was like the whole world opened up and there were people everywhere. After I placed the letter in the out-of-town box, I decided to take advantage of my parole. I sat on the inside steps of the post office and watched as everyone from my small Louisiana home town came in and out dropping off packages, buying stamps, and picking up their mail.

Art Spotlight: Elliott Gallery

July 27, 2017
I have always adored animals, even from a young age. When I was a kid I had a “big box of animals” which consisted of hundreds of plastic animal figurines. Lions and tigers, and hippos all mixed in with my farm animals, and my very impressive ape collection. However, it was the pink rhino that was my favorite. I would hunt and search through the box looking for him and when I found him it was like finding treasure. A treasure, because he wasn’t just an ordinary plastic animal figurine.

Chef’s Profile - Effervescence

July 27, 2017
The exciting 6-month-old Effervescence Champagne Bar and eatery continues to create a vibe in the city among newbies, regulars, visitors, locals, celebrities, neighbors, industry folks, etc. Guests just can’t get enough of it!

Thanks to owner, Crystal Coco Hinds, Effervescence also has a super set of chefs; Co-Executive Chef Brenna Sanders and Co-Executive Chef Evan Ingram head the establishment’s culinary program.