Ten Famous New Orleans Cocktails Perfect for a Southern Wedding

A SOUTHERNER’S GUIDE TO THE MOST POPULAR COCKTAILS TO ADD TO A NEW ORLEANS WEDDING DRINK MENU, INCLUDING THE SAZERAC, THE CREOLE BLOODY MARY, AND THE VIEUX CARRÉ Whether there’s a cash or open bar, every New Orleans wedding guest indulges in a classic cocktail or two — or three or four. It’s hard to […]

Mardi Gras King Cakes: A Delicious Tradition with a Decadent History

HOW KING CAKES BECAME AN ICONIC TRADITION AND WHY THEY ARE A FAVORITE MARDI GRAS TREAT IN NEW ORLEANS Each year, southerners look forward to celebrating carnival and the history, traditions, and sweets that come with it. Early January marks the start of Mardi Gras and, more importantly, the beginning of king cake season. The […]

Louis Armstrong’s Legacy in New Orleans and His Impact on Jazz Music

LOUIS ARMSTRONG’S RISE TO FAME AS A JAZZ LEGEND AND HIS LASTING IMPACT ON THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS New Orleans, Louisiana, is the birthplace of jazz and Louis Armstrong, the embodiment of the musical genre. The jazz trumpeter, also called Satchmo, introduced the world to jazz with his distinct singing voice and mesmerizing stage […]

Budget-Friendly Ways to Add Charm to a Small New Orleans Wedding

HOW TO ADD NEW ORLEANS FLAVOR TO A WEDDING ON A BUDGET: STOCKING THE BAR, CREOLE POTLUCK, AND TRADITIONAL TOUCHES A traditional wedding in New Orleans, Louisiana, can, without question, become pricey. Many couples usually allocate the largest chunk of their budget to an open bar, food catering, and venue space, leaving little room for […]

A Guide to the Mardi Gras Parade Krewes of New Orleans

EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT MAKE UP MARDI GRAS PARADES IN NEW ORLEANS, INCLUDING DEFINITIONS, HISTORY, AND THE MAJOR KREWES Dressing up and catching beads during Mardi Gras is the easy part. Learning about all the New Orleans parade krewes can get confusing, even for the locals. The history and traditions of Mardi […]

A Foodie’s Guide to Eating at the Best Restaurants in New Orleans

WHERE TO TRY THE BEST CREOLE CUISINE, SEAFOOD, AND PO’BOYS IN NEW ORLEANS INCLUDING RESTAURANTS AND FOOD TRUCKS New Orleans is the place where anyone can eat their way around. Every neighborhood hosts restaurants that serve various cuisines and accommodate all budgets. African, Caribbean, Creole, French, Italian, and Spanish influence creates diversity that can’t be […]