Monthly Archives: November 2010

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Holiday Home Tour in the Garden District

New Orleans has some of the most amazing architecture in the world. As you travel about the city, your eyes are drawn to the homes and you’ll find yourself wondering what lays behind those front doors. The Holiday Home Tour is a great way  to  take a peek.

Seven stunning Garden District homes, decorated for for the Christmas holiday will be open for viewing. There will also be  a holiday boutique available with a variety of vendors selling local wares – great opportunity for a bit of Christmas shopping.

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New Orleans Events

Festival of the Bonfires

One of the regions most enjoyed Christmas event is the Festival of the Bonfires in Lutcher. This is  a short 45 minute ride from your Garden District lodging and will take place over the weekend of December 10th.

 As the sun goes down, the call is made to light more than 100 wooden bonfires on both the east and west sides of the Mississippi River – a tradition that dates back to the 1880′s.

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Our Guests

Southern Comfort Celebrates our Veterans

Southern Comfort participated in the B&B’s for Vets Promotion. All across the nation B&B’s offered a  free nights accommodation to honor servicemen and women currently serving or who have previously served.

I was honored to have shared my home with folks from Washington DC, Alabama, and Saint Louis. Pictured above are Steve and Hong Perry with Daniel and Sara Broaddus.
Steve retired from the Army  as a medic after serving  overseas in Iraq. He is presently teaching Leadership Tactics in the ROTC department at the University of South Alabama . His wife Hong had her own story to tell as she was a refugee from Vietnam.
Daniel served 2 tours in Vietnam as an Army sergeant. Today Dan is a 100 % disabled veteran with prostrate cancer that has been linked back to his exposure to agent orange while he was in Vietnam.

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New Orleans Events

Po-Boy Preservation Festival

Get those napkins ready:  The  New Orleans Po-Boy Festival  is scheduled for next weekend, November the 14th!
This festival was founded as a celebration of the local sandwich and the role it has played in New Orleans culinary culture. There’ll be three stages of music, an artist village, prizes and games at the children’s section, a po-boy history center, and without fail, the tastiest po-boys available in New Orleans. The festival is held on Oak Street and Carrollton Ave. Leave the car behind, it’s only a 20 minute streetcar from from Southern Comfort Bed and Breakfast.
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