Can you guess the most popular cities in the United States for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations? Well without question, nowhere on earth could possibly compare with Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day for authenticity. This year will be particularly vibrant with “The Gathering“, Ireland’s year-long heritage celebration that will stage events and festivities throughout the 2013. [...]
We’ll make sure you look for love in all the right places with – A Dozen Red-Hot Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Has Valentine’s Day been reduced to grabbing a box of chocolates off the store shelf and picking up a cello-wrapped bouquet of flowers at the grocery checkout line? Confess, romance has taken second [...]
My family and I make an annual family vacation revolving around Halloween. My love for the holiday rubbed off on my husband and, in turn, our children. Packing up the car and heading out on the open road has quickly become a favorite family tradition. We’ve had many great adventures, saved money by traveling smart, [...]
Here’s our list of fantastic restaurant week celebrations across the country for 2012. Just when the winter doldrums have set in, cities across the country want to entice you to get off the couch and experience some memorable meals with friends. Restaurant weeks typically offer 3 course lunches and dinners at a fraction of the [...]
If you do decide a warm weather escape is in order, you may want to think about staying at a historical inn. You’ll not only get a chance to bask in the soothing rays of sunshine but also under the shadow of stunning Victorian, Georgian and Greek Revival architecture. It’s postcard perfect. Consider these charming options:
We were staying at the Dauphine Orleans Hotel on Dauphine St. just across the street from the famous Bayona Restaurant. A leafy courtyard first attracted us as we strolled past; the adjacent old stone house had been converted into a restaurant. Only later did I realize that this was THE Bayona, one of the relative newcomers on a short list of five star places, tucked snugly and alphabetically after Antoine’s and Anraud’s and followed by the redoubtable Brennan’s.
Just because you couldn’t jet down to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras this year doesn’t mean you should miss all the fun. Why not head out this weekend for some great NOLA cuisine close to home? We’ve found a great article written by the folks at The Daily Meal that reveals restaurants across the [...]
We’re excited to introduce you to our friend, Isabel, a well-traveled food writer. Isabel recently visited some wonderful Victorian mansions and plantations in New Orleans and has shared her trip report with us. Don’t miss the recipe at the end – Enjoy! Ah, New Orleans, NOLA, the Big Easy, the Crescent City. Even though it [...]