Here's a small, annotated, list of links we've
found useful or fun:
We're trying to update as business folks reopen after Katrina.
Shopping for things you just won't find anywhere else is a New Orleans
is just such an opportunity at 1025 Decatur St. (1-800-626-8717).
Crawfish and Gator themed Santa ornaments - we even got us a St.
Charles Street Car ornament for our tree.
New Orleans is a great place to browse for art, and actually pick
up a nice piece to take home. Galerie
Royale, Ltd. -we think this is one of the first commercial New
Orleans art galleries with a website. Also the Historic
New Orleans Collection shouldn't be missed - great historic maps
for sale. New Orleans.Com
- offers maps suitable for framing or to use to get around.
Vive la France
at 823, rue Royale is a shop that caters to francophile tastes but adds
genuine New Orleans hospitality at no extra charge. Vive la France was
one of Susan's favorite shops - porcelain, home decor, nice fragrances
in a service oriented, intimate little shop - a real find that stands out,
even in the French Quarter! Nice people work there.
is a great source for planning your nightly musical excursions - club listings
and dates, while Gambit's
Best of New Orleans is a good all-around view of what's happening
in the city by districts. LOUISIANA
MUSIC ARCHIVE & DIRECTORY offers reviews, information for musicians,
and a calendar of musical and cultural events.
For another noncommercial take on the French Quarter, try Mitchel
& Tami's home page , especially their New
Orleans report.And for one more
outstanding set of non commercial recommendations try Estelle and Michael's
Page - Experience
New Orleans with us!
No trip to New Orleans would be complete without a visit to the "Cities
of the Dead". Such an excursion was becoming increasingly risky
in recent years. However, a local preservation group Save
Our Cemeteries will provide you with a supervised tour of several
of the city's interment sites. They even offer a police
protected tour of St. Louis No. 1. Additional
information and some great pictures can be had at Now
Orleans VooDoo & Cemetery Pages.
We recommend you take a look at the sites listed on the New
Orleans Web Ring - a great commercial and non-commercial sites
founded by Ed Branley, the webmaster for Virtually
New Orleans - fans of Sir Edward's pioneering work moderating the
New Orleans listserver already know about "yatcom" and VNO. Ed's a really
generous person who is eager to share his knowledge of the city.
in New Orleans is a site for those of you planning to include New
Orleans in your nuptials - tips on romance and style to make your honeymoon
memorable - based on the experiences of other couples. To fully appreciate
the French Quarter experience, you need a guide to show you the historic
Star Tours, for those of you seeking a little romance, magic and
mystery, Hannah will show you some of the city's romantic history . New
Orleans.com - Mardi Gras - If new to Mardi Gras, everything you need
to know is here.
Make some reservations at one of the New
Orleans Family of Fine French Quarter Hotels - features of several
hotels in the quarter, including our favorite the Place
d' Armes French Quarter Hotel . Or try New
Orleans' Links - FRENCH QUARTER SUITES. Two sites
for updated information about the city and the area are:
The Gumbo Pages - Home Page -
Chuck Taggart is a expatriated "yat" who hosts a California radio program
- all things "Gumbo" here, including some great recipes.
New Orleans School of Cooking - For a moderate fee ($15 apiece
in 1990) you get several hours of entertainment and cooking instruction,
and lunch! All within the confines of the Louisiana General Store, located
in the Jax Brewery complex. This is one of the great values for tourists.
Shop for cooking supplies in the online gift shop.
Speaking of food:
If recreating some of those special cajun dishes is what you are after
- then you will soon come to know that ingredients make the dish. Since
many of the ingredients used for South Louisiana cooking are particular
to South Louisiana, then God bless UPS and FEDEX!! For your larder:
The Gumbo Pages will get you
started with some now legendary recipes. Our friend Bob, highly recommends
Specialty Foods from Lafayette, La. Joey will UPS you lbs. of
the real deal - andouille, boudin, tasso, crawfish (in season), as well
as a host of prepared dishes.
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