Archive for March, 2012

Subrosan is Coming…….

 

New Orleans

Hey y’all!  Things are getting hot here in New Orleans! No, I’m not talking about the New Orleans Saints controversy.  Hot off of the editor’s cutting board is a new trailer for the dark adult drama Subrosan! Check it out below!  We have talked about this amazing independent web series before and in the words of one of the main characters “It’s about to get exciting!”  A scheduled release date of April 19th has been set for the first episode with subsequent episodes to follow once a week. Subrosan was conceived and written by Dwayne Coots. It is being produced by the Subrosan Entertainment Group, a collective of actors and creative professionals.  This is just another example of the great filmmaking going on in Louisiana aka Hollywood South.  New Orleans has been home to many films over the last few years and offers much in the way of locations and talent.  While Subrosan has made use of what was readily available in New Orleans, it also takes us to other parts of the state and reveals that Louisiana as a whole is rich in all resources.  Please enjoy the Subrosan trailer.  Share with your friends and get ready for the first episode.  Like the monkey said when he lost his tail, “It won’t be long now!”  :-)

Sharon Denise Talbot

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5U-8UD25hU

 

See you in New Orleans!

New Orleans


“Bourbon Street Parade” Southern Jazz

Dixieland with Swing from Southern Jazz Paducah, Ky

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Budget Travel Cruise from New Orleans

New Orleans

If your vision of a budget holiday in New Orleans is sandwiches and cost-effective hotels then it’s past time you have a look at the cruise industry. For most low budget travelers, including honeymooning couples, a New Orleans cruise vacation offers the chance to travel in the advantage of a sea liner and save cash on that budget holiday too. It wouldn’t be possible to get a hotel room in New Orleans that would offer you all those benefits at a price that would compare to the cost of the fare on the cruise liner. A cruise liner may be your best style of travel since it includes in the cost of the fare, a place to sleep, all of the food you can possibly eat, maid service at any point of the day or night and non stop entertainment that should satisfy almost any person’s interests. Nearly the only thing that’s not included in the fare for most New Orleans cruises are the price of drinks and the price of your shore expeditions. That’s my notion of full service travel plans! When referring to budget travel you actually do have to keep an eye out for a couple of things. As an example, what type of trip would you like to take? When talking about budget travel the airlines can alter radically. Some of the budget travel airlines are very good, they’re friendly and they’re clean and amazing, others, well, not so much. This may make a big difference in the kind of trip that you may end up having the ability to take.

Budget Travel New Orleans

Budget Travel New Orleans

 

Minivans and sport use automobiles are practical only if you’ve got to transport an enormous family with a lot of equipment or baggage. Online you’ll be capable of finding all types of customer critiques of budget travel corporations, airlines and even cruises. Gas fill-ups : For filling up your vehicle in transit, avoid pushing to the edge till the gas runs out. If you miscalculated and the light on the dashboard indicates you are really in need, go for filling just half a tank till you reach the following more densely or major populated destination, where gas might be a little cheaper. Pack-a-snack : Bring your own refreshments and nibbles.

 

The key to budget travel in New Orleans is to make a budget for the diverse facets of your travel ,eg airline ticket, rental automobiles, hotel, gas, sight-seeing, and so on.

Gas station costs on drinks and break food are high. After you have a sensible idea of what each component of the travel should cost, it’s time to start checking out what special deals are being offered. Therefore as with other sides of finance, you want to establish what’s most vital to you. Then research prices for the greatest deals.

Regularly admission daels on area attractions are the simplest to get, since many theme parks, museums and other destinations run specials to draw in out of the city guests. This is a fact : most merchants offering hotel accommodations, entertainment and food generally boost their costs in the traveller season. Go off season. What you don’t know is that a large amount of these merchants are really offering great deductions and added free services to folks who come in in the off traveller seasons. Another big benefit to going off season is that you do not need to handle the mobs of other travellers heading to the same locations. In numerous cases, you can get the costly apartments in a number of hostels, bed-and-breakfast hotels and resorts for half their common rates in this time.

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http://www.vrbo.com/180206 Architectural Work of Art Turn of the Century Uptown Home

http://www.vrbo.com/180206
This house is the ideal location for Superdome and Convention Center events (10 minute drive). Located four houses off renowned Magazine Street. This New Orleans home is ideally located for a casual stroll to antique and eclectic shops, unique restaurants, the many bars and coffeehouses, or to just enjoy the scenic street shaded by beautiful old oak trees. In the heart of historic uptown New Orleans, you are only a streetcar ride from many local attractions. The St. Charles Avenue Streetcar takes you to the famous French Quarter; the Convention Center; the Riverwalk; and the Superdome; all within three miles.

The following is just a sampling of my favorite restaurants, music venues, and fun things to do close to my home:

Walking distance:
Mona’s: excellent Mediterranean food, inexpensive, BYOL; Baru: (great tapas) Jamaican cuisine; 2 fantastic French restaurants: Petite Grocery and Lilette; Theo’s pizza; Ignatius Eatery (all New Orleans food); Nirvana: Indian cuisine; Casamento’s: best oysters in the city; Savvy Gourmet Restaurant; Superior Grill; Canon’s Restaurants on scenic St. Charles; Fuel Coffee House and Magazine Perks for goood coffee; Le Bon Temps Roule (great local live music, NEVER a cover charge, good late food), Brother’s III Lounge (more of a local neighborhood bar); Ms. Maes famous 24 hour iconic bar; Buddah Belly Bar; Fat Harry’s Bar; and of course, world renown Tipitina’s for big name live music, and of course, all or the eclectic shops on Magazine St (too numerous to count!)

Very close (VERY short drive, longer walk): Dick and Jenny’s: a must (probably the best food in the city…really!); La Crepe Nanou, French, in expensive, my favorite; Frankis and Johnny’s; Sunday brunch or cocktails at Column’s Hotel; Commander’s Palace for the ultimate classy New Orleans experience, sushi at Kyoto; evening live music at Dos Jefe’s Cigar Bar, Upperline Restaurant, Balcony Bar and Grill, Bulldog Bar and Grill, Cafe Rani (good place to sit outside under a big oak), August Moon (Chinese); Mahoney’s Po Boy Shop (great Po Boys!); Delachaise and Canon’s Restaurants on scenic St. Charles Ave; Nacho Mama’s (Mexican and GREAT margaritas); Reginelli’s Pizzaria; Prytania Theatre (stand alone neighborhood movie theater); cemetery and Garden District walking tours, Whole Foods.

Short drive: French Quarter, Convention center, Superdome, New Orleans Arena, Downtown, Audabon Park and Zoo, The River Walk, New Orleans Center, countless restaurants and shops.

There is off street parking for three vehicles. (Although you really do not need one!) The house is fully furnished, has wireless internet; satellite TV (Direct TV) with NFL Sunday Ticket package; two Huge HD TV’s; modern kitchen; washer and dryer. Upstairs is a spacious loft with two large balconies; wet bar; jacuzzi and glass shower. Downstairs are two bedrooms, the larger bedroom has a queen bed and the smaller bedroom has a full bed (which is actually a very comfortable full sized futon with a memory foam mattress).

In the back of the house is a shaded garden patio with a bar-b-q and hammock.

This is not a condo or a duplex ~ this a most unique and beautiful home. It is truly a work of art. I am very particular about who I rent the property to because it is MY HOME, and I will only be renting it out for a limited time. If you are interested, I suggest you reserve your spot today. It’ll be my pleasure to assist you in any way during your stay. I have lived in every part of the city and I can assure you that staying here will give you the feel of the REAL New Orleans!

For exact location and proximity, I recommend Googling the intersection of Magazine Street and Marengo Street. You can then easily see the proximity to all the local attractions.

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Tolly from train station to French Quarter New Orleans?

French Quarter New Orleans

French Quarter New Orleans

French Quarter New Orleans

Is there a street car that runs from the train station to the French Quarter New Orleans? If not, then whats the best, inexpensive way to travel from there to the French Quarter New Orleans?

 

Transportation to and from the French Quarter New Orleans.

The first answer is a bit off, and the train station is about 12 blocks (almost a mile) from the edge of the French Quarter New Orleans. The French Quarter New Orleans is the best known neighborhood in the city. Many people forget that the French Quarter is in fact a neighborhood. People live and work in the French Quarter. Many live in the French Quarter but work outside the French Quarter.

The nearest streetcar line to the train station is the one for Saint Charles Avenue. The closest stop is several blocks away at the corner of Howard Avenue and Carondolet Street

The website for the Transit Authority is: www.norta.com.

If you have luggage it is best to take a taxi to the French Quarter New Orleans. Taxis are not expensive in the French Quarter New Orleans. If you want to take the streetcar, the staff at the train station can give you directions to the nearest stop.

Hope you have a great time in the French Quarter New Orleans!

 

French Quarter New Orleans