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Romantic Getaway To New Orleans

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The pretty, wonderful architecture, the gigantic choice of restaurants , the strains of music in the air will all total up to make an enchanting vacation for you and also your loved one. If you are planning for that never-forgotten honeymoon, an escapade for Valentine’s Day, or an imminent anniversary – there’s a travel journey that will meet whatever wants you have. If you would like to travel a little bit south, another amazing place to contribute to your pleasure is the romantic city of New Orleans. This may end up being the ideal destination for a honeymoon vacation. They offer lots of packages too.

You can enjoy riding horse drawn carriages or a Segue for a fair cost. But before you leap onto that bandwagon it is great that you follow these steps to make that romantic vacation as smooth as practical. Before you hop on that carriage, grab a Hurricane, a local New Orleans drink or some beignets to go . Giving is as rewarding as receiving. You do not have to hitch a serious price tag to picture value but do place a significant amount of thoughtfulness to show how strongly you care. When you give or send a present to somebody, you are presenting them with an expression of yourself.

Many have different concepts of what the vacation season in New Orleans is like. But regardless of how various each person’s opinion might be the common thread is, everybody likes to receive a New Orleans vacation as a thoughtful present. Why don’t you give your other half  or a special someone a passionate vacation present by visiting New Orleans soon. Each day and evening the New Orleans French Quarter is alive with fun and romance, where couples can dance till dawn after a luxurious dinner.

My colleague’s comment opened my eyes to how other folks were experiencing the Big Easy. While I could appreciate the pretty setting, fantastic accommodations, friendly service and great food, most of my concentration was on attending meeting sessions in New Orleans, interviewing the speakers, writing and emailing my stories in time to meet cut off dates. For the subsequent couple of minutes, we counted the amount of couples holding hands or smooching in corners of this fantastic city.

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Arlo Guthrie to Play the New New Orleans New Year Celebration in Jackson Square

New Orleans New Year Celebration

Here is a press release from 2005, when Arlo Guthrie played a New Year’s Eve gig in New Orleans. New Orleans has always attracted musicians from all over the world.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 30, 2005

Showcasing the soul and spirit of the Crescent City, the Countdown Club presents the 2005 New New Orleans New Year Celebration sponsored by Glazer’s Companies of Louisiana and Pyrotecnico of Louisiana at Jackson Square on Decatur Street, Saturday, December 31, 2005. For information call (985) 630-4604 or log on to www.neworleansonline.com.

Arlo Guthrie & Friends arrived in New Orleans on December 16 to play two benefit concerts at Tipitina’s on the Amtrak City of New Orleans train. Arlo and musical friends had performed benefit concerts along the train’s route starting in Chicago and riding down to New Orleans raising thousands of dollars for small clubs and musicians to get them the “gear” they need get up and running. Arlo’s idea of helping to rebuild the infrastructure of the city’s music scene caught attention and support from across the United States and around the world. Arlo was the first artist to make a hit of Steve Goodman’s song, “City of New Orleans.” The Countdown Club extended an invitation then and there to Arlo to come back for the New Year’s celebration.

Finishing touches are being made to the gumbo pot that will ascend a pole to signal the midnight hour and launch a barrage of fireworks over the Mississippi River for the New New Orleans New Year celebration in the French Quarter. “ I think I can say without a doubt that New Orleans will be the only city in the world to drop a gumbo pot,” says Brian Kern of Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World and Vice President of the Crescent City Countdown Club.

Produced by the Crescent City Countdown Club, festivities will begin at 8 p.m. in traditional New Orleans style with the Coolbone Brass Band, followed by Vivaz from 8:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Arlo Guthrie will take the stage to perform his hit “City of New Orleans” and other favorites at 9:45 p.m. At 10:30 p.m. Louisiana LeRoux will play up to the midnight hour.

All eyes will then be cast to the top of the Jax Brewhouse Condominiums for the gumbo pot drop as a barrage of fireworks blankets the sky over the Mississippi River. Choreographed to music by New Orleans musicians, the exquisite “Symphony in the Sky” will be simulcast live on Magic 101.9 FM and WWL 870 AM and heard in 38 states across the U.S.

Log on to BestNewOrleansHotels.com to register to win tickets to New Orleans donated by Amtrak.

New Orleans New Year Celebration

For information or to schedule an interview with Arlo please contact Cash Edwards, Music Services, 512/294-3126.

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Johnny Horton The Battle Of New Orleans 1959 Best Video Quality

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Johnny Horton The Battle Of New Orleans 1959 Best Video Quality
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About 10 minutes of the beginning of the video called New Orleans Exposed. Shows you what New Orleans is really like in the projects.. Calliope, Melpomene, and Magnolia projects. ALSO, IF YOU LIKED THIS: CHECK OUT STRAIGHT FROM THE PROJECTS: 3RD WARD NEW ORLEANS!! MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT ALL 4 PARTS! There are some areas of New Orleans that are still not completely back and in business. Certain areas like the French Quarter, the CBD and Uptown are doing well but many areas of New Orleans are still hurting.

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

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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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New Orleans French Quarter Attractions The LaLaurie Mansion

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This building is reputedly the most haunted site in the entire city of New Orleans, formerly the home of Madame Delphine LaLaurie and her 3rd husband Dr. Leonard Louis LaLaurie.

The haunted history of the Lalaurie House is perhaps one of the best known ghostly tales in New Orleans …

For more than 150 years, and through several generations, the LaLaurie House has been considered to be the most haunted and the most frightening location in the New Orleans French Quarter.

Mme. Marie Delphine Lalaurie and her third husband, a doctor, Leonard Louis Lalaurie, purchased the grand home at 1140 Royal Street in the early 1830s. Upon moving in, she began to outfit the home with the finest of appointments — costly furniture, silver and gold plates and paintings by noted artists. She would entertain and dispense hospitality from the downstairs drawing room.

She was born Marie Delphine, daughter of Louis Barthelemy Chevalier de Maccarthy. She was first married on June 11, 1800 to Don Ramon de Lopez y Angulo. When he died on March 26, 1804 in Havana, Cuba, she married Jean Blanque in 1808, who died in 1816. From there she married Dr. Lalaurie on June 12, 1825.

The circumstances of the deaths of her first two husbands are unknown and the whereabouts of Dr. Lalaurie at the time of the fire and subsequent to his wife’s flight from town remains a mystery.
Mme. Lalaurie was well-known for her spectacular parties and galas which she gave frequently at her home. She was one of the most well-known women in New Orleans society of the time. Renowned Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau lived in New Orleans at the same time, just a few blocks from the Lalaurie House. Although the nature of their relationship is unknown, undoubtedly these two women met and knew each other.

It was said that Mme. Lalaurie’s manners were sweet, gracious and captivating. She was born in the society’s upper circles. She was accustomed to and acculturated to the good life. Yet there were persistent rumors that she treated her servants with disdain and in a cruel, abusive manner.

And still, those who visited her said that she was kind to her servants. If one of them tremble in her presence or startled at the sound of her voice, she would soothe and endeavor to reassure her. Nevertheless, the stories of barbarity increased. The smothered indignation on Royal Street grew.

 

The old history really gets worse but in modern times it is not so.

 

It was owned by Nicolas Cage but he lost it and other properties during recent financial difficulties. It has demonstrated more activity to guests on tours than any other site in the city. It has a history steeped in horror and blood, and the metaphysical “stains” do not wash out easily. When you visit New Orleans it is a must see.

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Quarterhouse resort New Orleans Timeshare lockout

1 bedroom lock out room #428A

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French Quarter Hotels

French Quarter Hotels

French Quarter Hotels

French Quarter Hotels

In this interview Warren Valentino, tells us how the French Quarter Hotels in New Orleans provide visitors with a one of a kind experience. During Mardi Gras or any time of year, the French Quarter Hotels allow visitors a unique experience and affords a terrific place for travelers to stay.

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Best way to to visit the French Quarter and Bourbon Street?

Me and my friends are going to plan a weekend road trip to New Orleans.None of us have ever been to New Orleans. We like to drink and have a good time. We also want to visit Bourbon St. What is the best way to do this? Hotel suggestions? Any transportation to Bourbon St? Taxi prices? Must do or see things?. We are trying to do this as cheep as possible, but any help is appreciated.

I can’t add much to who dat’s answer except I like the Hotel St. Marie. It’s inexpensive (about $60 a night), clean, and it has a pool. It’s like so close to Bourbon St. it’s crazy. I don’t know if they have parking, I never drive there. Their sister hotel is the St. Pierre up the street. Also inexpensive but no pool.
Have fun!!!


PETE FOUNTAIN w/ Connie Jones’ French Quarter Festival All-Stars, 4/17/09

The legendary clarinetist Pete Fountain performs with cornetist Connie Jones’ French Quarter Festival All-Stars. Also, Otis Bazoon on sax, Tim Laughlin on clarinet, Rick Trolsen on trombone, David Boeddinghaus on piano, Bryan Barberot on drums. I forget the bassist’s name. Intro by Ronnie Kole. The opening tune is “Clarinet Marmalade”, with “St. Louis Blues” in the second part. What a way to kick off French Quarter Fest 2009!

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What should I do? Last night I got really fucked up on Bourbon Street and went to the VIP rooms.?

I think I need I need a morning after pill. PS. I’m a dude.

The pill you need is penicillin. It will correct you issues. By now, your wang wang is green and about to fall off I am sure.


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