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New Orleans’ Favorite Comfort Food: Gumbo

November 22nd, 2018 | Food & Drink

Gumbo is consumed year-round in Louisiana, but it really hits the spot when the temperatures are a little cooler. Made of a mix of protein, whether from the sea or land, a thick roux, and the “holy trinity” of all Louisiana cuisine – celery, bell pepper and onion – many compare gumbo’s mix of ingredients to the complexity of the south.

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Do All Your Christmas Shopping in New Orleans

November 16th, 2018 | Activities

Doing some holiday shopping in New Orleans? You’re in luck. With new shops at Canal Place and outlets at Riverwalk, a trip to New Orleans is well worth a visit for a few days of retail therapy. Here’s a look at the best places to shop around the Big Easy. If you’re in town for a spell, check out rates at Hotel St. Pierre, located just walking distance from most shops on the list. Our French colonial cottages are a quiet reprieve near all the action of the French Quarter.

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Best Ways to Spend the Holidays in New Orleans

November 8th, 2018 | Activities


Sing carols in Jackson Square, watch the bonfires along the Mississippi River, plan a Reveillon Dinner, see the New Year’s fireworks and stay for the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans this holiday season.

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What's Winter like in New Orleans? Packing Essentials

October 25th, 2018 | Activities

Cold snaps follow heat waves in the Big Easy, which makes it tough to gauge your packing list.

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