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Mardi Gras Indians?

February 14th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Mardi Gras IndiansA lot of the finer details of Mardi Gras remain unknown because they are handled by secret societies – others are just rarer sights for your average visitor to the yearly celebration. Little seen and lesser known, Mardi Gras Indians have a fascinating history all their own worth looking into.

Mardi Gras Indians typically hail from the African-American communities of New Orleans’ inner city – so why do they dress as Indians for Mardi Gras?

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Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer – Oh My!

October 11th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Boudin, Bourbon, and BeerNew Orleans is prepared for The Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer fundraiser on November 8th, 2013 – are you?

Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer is a one-day, food and drink festival benefiting the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which supports non-profit organizations providing educational programs, life-skills training, culinary schooling, and cultural development.

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Gay Pride New Orleans

May 21st, 2012 by bbnola

Gay Pride New Orleans takes place June 22-24, 2012. Be there!

Gay Pride on Bourbon St New Orleans

Pride on Bourbon Street.

Gay Pride has a long history in New Orleans. It began in 1971 with a “Gay In” picnic in City Park. In 1978, it became an established annual event known as “Gay Pride”. The first Gay Pride Parade took place in 1980.

Over the years, Gay Pride New Orleans has seen many changes. It has moved from June to the fall and back to June again. It has been in Washington Square, then Armstrong Park, and then it moved back to Washington Square. It will undoubtedly see more change in the future, but it will always take place.

The complete schedule of New Orleans Gay Pride has yet to be released. Visit Gay Pride New Orleans for up-to-date information.

In the meantime, make reservations in a New Orleans Bed and Breakfast.

Discover the Essence of New Orleans

May 18th, 2012 by bbnola

Melanie Fiona on Walmart Soundcheck

Melanie Fiona to perform at the 2012 Essence Music Festival.

Essence is defined as “the intrinsic nature of something” and “the most important ingredient; the crucial element”. Isn’t it time you discovered the essence of New Orleans?

The Essence Music Festival is the event in the United States that showcases African American musicians and talent. Some of the biggest names in the industry will be in New Orleans for Essence. Aretha Franklin, Fantasia, The Stylistics, and Charlie Wilson are just the beginning of the list.

Big Sam´s Funky Nation New Orleans

Big Sam's Funky Nation to perform at 2012 Essence Music Festival.

During the festival, New Orleans’ Central Business District will be transformed into a fabulous outdoor marketplace. Writers and artists will be there, as will chefs. It would be wise to bring your appetite. This is a unique opportunity to see a wide sampling of the culture and talent of the African Diaspora in one place.

The 2012 Essence Music Festival takes place at the New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 6-8. That may seem like a long time from today, but it will be here sooner than you think. It’s worth preparing now: make travel plans, find a New Orleans Bed and Breakfast, and get your tickets to the Essence Music Festival.

For a complete lineup and tickets, please visit Essence Festival.

Please use our Find a B&B page to locate a New Orleans Bed and Breakfast.

Red Dresses and White Linen

July 18th, 2011 by bbnola

Folks just don’t dress up enough any more. Sure, movie stars look dazzling on the red carpet, philanthropists attend New York balls in style, and the fabulously wealthy wear high fashion because they can. But the rest of us – those who go to work and cook meals and hang out with our children – we rarely have occasion to dress to the nines.

That’s why it’s so much fun to visit New Orleans.

The citizens of New Orleans love any excuse to dress up and to dress zany. Call it what you will: inexhaustible joie de vivre, exhibitionism, or a gimmick. The fact remains that it’s fun.

Two upcoming occasions in New Orleans demonstrate this fashion fun perfectly: Whitney White Linen Night, and Red Dress Run. Spend a couple of weeks at a New Orleans Bed and Breakfast and attend both.

White Linen Night

Whitney White Linen Night takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2011. It’s a block party and an art stroll, it’s free, and it’s fabulously fun. Dress in your finest White Linen and head to Julia Street in the Warehouse Arts District. Duck in and out of art galleries as you walk down the street with hundreds of other folks stylishly clad in white linen. All are welcome to end the evening at grand gala held at the Contemporary Arts Center ($10 admission). You may prefer to find a more intimate spot to dine or enjoy a drink.

The Red Dress Run on August 13, 2011, is an entirely different sort of event -sweaty, but still glamorous. It’s a fund raiser and a fun run sponsored by the Hash House Harriers, known around town as “a drinking club with a running problem.” All runners must wear a red dress – bring your own or borrow one from the Hash House Harriers. Anyone 21 or older may participate, and all participants will be awarded “Beer, Food, Music, Giveaways, and stories to tell your kids.” Additional information is available at Red Dress.

Whether you visit New Orleans for a weekend or a few weeks, consider staying in a New Orleans Bed and Breakfast. Let it be your home base and live like a local in the fabulous city of New Orleans.