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Mardi Gras Magic

It’s carnival time and everybody’s feelin’ good!
This past weekend kicked off the first parades and has set the mood.  Everyone’s in the Mardi Gras spirit. Carnival music’s playing on the radio.  Front doors are decorated with colorful wreathes.  Huge strings of Mardi Gras beads hang from the trees and drape over porch balconies.  Houses are dressed in their finest green, purple and gold.  Bakeries fill the air with the smell of thousands of king cakes made every day for locals and out-of-towners. In the neighborhoods, music and marching rings the air as high school bands practice for the parades. read more »
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Cafe Du Monde

Put Cafe Du Monde on the top of your list while visiting New Orleans. Its consistently packed with people  and there is always a line at the door. But the turnover is quick.The beignets are the only food item on the menu. And you’ll quickly realize that there is nothing more that you need.
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Off the Beaten path

A great way to see New Orleans is on a  bike. Get off the beaten path and back into the neighborhoods where you’ll experience a real feeling for the charming and unique architecture. We have brand new cruisers with big tires and baskets , a complimentary amenity for our guests.

Bike through the Garden District and admire the graciousness of the  architecture, stop and stroll through Lafayette Cemetery , than mosey on over to Magazine Street for shopping and lunch. Better yet, head further uptown to Whole Foods, grab a sandwich and continue on to Audubon Park and picnic on the banks of the Mississippi. Relax, stretch your legs and hope that you are luckily enough to see a huge ship pass as she navigates down the river.

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Essence Music Festival

New Orleans seems to be a natural fit for the annual Essence Music Festival. This is a very special year for the 16 -year-old event as they are also celebrating the 40th anniversary of the publication of Essence magazine, the best selling periodical dedicated to African American women.

Make no mistake, this year’s Essence Festival is not to be missed!

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Visit Magazine St in the Uptown/Garden District Area

Not far from Southern Comfort Bed and Breakfast, is a shopping area six miles in length including part of the Garden District and part of Uptown. Magazine Street features one of the top collections of antique stores, jewelers, art galleries, day spa’s, clothing boutiques, coffee shops and eateries.

Magazine is full of local character and charm. This stimulating street features exciting architecture – including everything from large columns of the Greek Revival to the playful colors of Victorian cottages accented with tedious gingerbread millwork.

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You can’t believe what BP said!

We have been struck by 2 man made disasters in 5 years. First the failure of the federal levee systems during Katrina and now the BP oil spill. We’re are feeling the failures by supposedly the best engineers and frustrated by the lack of a butt-kicking federal response. Our local officials are once again seen crying on national TV.

BP and the Coast Guard are not doing an acceptable job of containing and cleaning up the oil. Do you know that the local mayors and our governor have ,for the last 3 weeks , begged for permission to start dredging and building levees outside of the marshes so that the oil could be contained.

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It’s Creole Tomato Time!

Don’t you look forward to this time of the year!  There is nothing better than a big juicy slice of creole tomato on white bread with mayo and salt and pepper! Not only is it a tasty thing but it  brings back wonderful childhood memories of stopping along side the highway down in St. Bernard parish to buy a big old basket full.

A salad combination you may never expect, but are sure to love, is sweet and tangy Watermelon and Tomato Salad. I first had this salad last year at the restaurant Coquette while shopping on Magazine Street.

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