Mardi Gras World: Explore the Magical Behind the Scenes of Carnival

    Want to explore the behind-the-scenes magic of New Orleans’ most unique cultural and spiritual event of the year, the infamous Mardi Gras? Since 1947, Blaine Kern Studios has opened the doors of Mardi Gras World to locals and … Continue reading

A Tour of the New Orleans St. Charles Streetcar Line

  Day by day, the St. Charles Streetcar whirrs and clanks down the tracks, pervading the soundscape of Uptown New Orleans just steps from Southern Comfort Bed & Breakfast. Like the New York City subway, the streetcar’s distinct rumble and … Continue reading

Audubon Zoo, a Popular New Orleans’ Attraction

  The Audubon Zoo is one of New Orleans’ most popular attractions . Named after John James Audubon, French naturalist and New Orleans resident in the early 1800s, the zoo sits on nearly 60 acres of land in the Uptown … Continue reading

Sunday Evening in New Orleans

In most towns, Sunday nights can be lonesome, depressing times.  You’re not ready to go back to work or school on Monday morning, but the promise of Friday night pizza and a movie, and Saturday barbecues has passed.  What to … Continue reading

New Orleans Own – The Louisiana Music Factory

  If you visit New Orleans, chances are you’ll go out and hear some awesome music.  Maybe you’ll hit Frenchmen Street and stop in at the Spotted Cat to hear Panorama Jazz Band on a Saturday evening; or maybe The … Continue reading

Southern Food and Beverage Museum , New Orleans

You’ve probably never been to a museum dedicated to food and beverages before.   In fact, it’s almost certain you haven’t, unless you’ve been to Southern Food and Beverage Museum at Riverwalk Marketplace in New Orleans.  The Southern Food and … Continue reading

Arts Market in New Orleans, Celebrate our Local Craftspeople and Artists

New Orleans loves its music and its food-and its craftspeople and artists too.  There are many ways of experiencing or taking home with you some of New Orleans’ quirky crafts and artworks, while still eating and listening to  music!   … Continue reading

Remembering the Irish in New Orleans

New Orleans is built upon layer after layer of strata, and its population followed suit.   The current Pontchartrain Expressway, running from Pontchartrain Boulevard to the Union Passenger terminal, located at Loyola Avenue, was built along the route formerly known as New … Continue reading

Zulu’s Social Aid and Pleasure Club, New Orleans Mardi Gras

  Nobody who’s ever been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans forgets seeing the Zulu parade on Mardi Gras morning.  Elaborate floats carry men dressed in tribal attire, like grass skirts, and wearing colorful warrior makeup, who throw prized gilded … Continue reading

Bacchagator, a favorite float in the Bacchus Parade

Bacchus, the Greek mythological god of wine and cheer, is also known as one of New Orleanians’ favorite Mardi Gras parades.  The Krewe of Bacchus was officially formed in 1968 and was a creation of the Brennan family, a name … Continue reading