Monthly Archives: October 2011


Overnight Spice-Nut Coffee Cake

This is one of those yummy recipes that you can mix and refrigerate over night. Nice to sleep in a few extra minutes in the morning !  I recently had 2 Australians cou[ples visiting and Michelle asked for the recipe. Whenever I am asked for one of Southern Comfort Bed and Breakfast’s recipe I always publish it.








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New Orleans Festivals

Crescent Blues and BBQ Festival October 14 – 16th.





Another free event this weekend at Lafayette Square Park., the 6th annual CrescentCity Blues and BBQ Festival. A great line up of local artist as well as visiting Southern and international blues musicians.

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New Orleans Saints

Who Dat….GEAUX Saints!

Many cities in the U.S. are crazy about their football teams, but the Saints are extra special to New Orleanians.

Most everyone in the region considers football another religion and they accept the Saints as their saviors.  In fact, so much so, that the Archbishop wore a Drew Brees Saints jersey under his robe while performing a “black & gold mass” the day after the Saints won the Super Bowl in 2009.  The Archbishop was so moved by the Saints’ victory, that he even got the Vatican’s approval to fly the Saints Super Bowl championship flag from St. Louis Cathedral in place of the papal flag that day!  Since then, flying the Saints flag from St. Louis Cathedral, in the heart of the French Quarter, for one day, has become an annual tradition.

The 2009 Super Bowl game  brought all New Orleanians together as they watched a history making event….for the first time in 44 years the Saints claimed the Super Bowl! The Saint’s organization used that momentum & national recognition in countless charitable ways to support the city of New Orleans’ continued struggle to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. All recognize & appreciate how much our home team has done for our city & that gratitude will always remain.

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New Orleans Attractions

Art for Art’s Sake – October 1st, 2011

New Orleans has two major art nights a year; White Linen Night, aptly named, is held in the summer and Art for Art’s Sake occurs in the fall. Many of the major local art galleries have opening receptions on the first Saturday evening of each month, but these two nights (occurring on the 1st Saturday of August & the first Saturday of October, respectively) are extra special. These events bring out the whole city to view the galleries’ new exhibitions, antique shops’ latest offerings, have a few drinks & schmooze. Unlike the regular monthly opening receptions, this is when the galleries display their crème de la crème. It is quite a grand affair; besides the art on display, in many areas, there are terrific live music performances for the crowds, wine and other cocktails are available at most of the venues…and all of this is FREE and open to the public! As the Crescent City begins to take its first few baby steps into fall, our annual art night out, is just around the corner on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 6-9pm.

There are two main drags where Art for Arts’ Sake occurs; the Warehouse Arts District (primarily along Julia St.) & further uptown along the Garden District portion of Magazine You’ll find a wide variety of fine art within The Warehouse Arts Districts, from the stretch of galleries along Julia St. to Ogden Museum of Southern Art on Camp St.  Just opposite the Ogden, the Contemporary Arts Center, or as locals simply call it, the CAC, also hosts a happening  party from 6pm-midnight, however, the CAC’s party is $10 per person.  Meanwhile, uptown along Magazine St., visitors can stroll from one art gallery to the next, with stops in between at high-end boutiques, antique stores, and jewelry shops. There are plenty of options to delight your eyes and keep you entertained for the evening.

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Shopping in New Orleans

Freret Street Market

New Orleans has numerous monthly markets for our locals to escape their regular Saturday errands and instead, socialize with their neighbors, check out creative regional arts & crafts, pick up some fresh produce, all while listening to great local music! When staying at your Southern Comfort Bed & Breakfast, you are just a short walk away from Freret St., host to our neighborhood favorite, Freret Market on the first Saturday of every month from 12:00-5:00pm.

Once a bustling commercial district, the stretch of Freret St. between Jefferson Ave. and Napoleon Ave., sat quiet and virtually abandoned by local businesses for years until its rebirth after Hurricane Katrina. In the past 6 years, wonderful new restaurants, bars, clubs, shops, and more have all popped up along this popular local drag. The resurgence of Freret St. has brought life back into this area of the city and Freret Market has become the perfect celebration of that renaissance! Each month, Freret Market takes over a large parking lot just off Napoleon Ave. providing a vibrant coalescence of culture for New Orleans Uptowners. Live local music greets the market’s visitors as they enter the maze of tents filled with fantastic crafts, fresh produce, homemade snacks, and much more. ARNO even frequents the market to introduce friendly doggies to potential adoptive parents; it’s hard to pass up petting a few of the adorable pups.

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City Park. NOMA

The Charm of New Orleans City Park

Visiting New Orleans in the fall is a great time to take advantage of the outdoors and an opportunity to spend a day in City Park. The park is easily accessible from your Garden District Bed and Breakfast via the St. Charles Ave and Canal Street streetcars.

The first thing that you notice upon arriving at the park, are the tremendous live oaks, it is the largest collection in the world and they are just one element that lends to the park’s allure.  The park has so much to offer, there are pedal boats & even a gondola for rent to explore all the lagoons that meander through the park.  You can also rent bicycles if you would prefer wandering the green space by land. If you’re just looking to relax, there are also endless spots to lay down a blanket and have a picnic…eat, drink, read a book, take a nap, enjoy this massive outdoor oasis in the middle of an urban metropolis (one of the largest urban parks in the country).

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