#NewOrleans is one of the most popular travel destinations in America mainly due to the history, the music, the food, the people, and the energy. Perhaps one of the biggest draws, aside from Bourbon Street, is the vibrant and diverse architecture, specifically its homes, with each neighborhood having its own unique style. | 📷: @freretnapoleon
“We just went on a Swamp Tour at Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours. The tour started off slow, but then we were seeing gators big and small at every other turn! We saw turtles, a bald eagle nest, and a grey egret! It was an hour and a half tour which was full of history and knowledge about the swamp lands. Jason our tour guide/captain was extremely knowledgeable about everything there is to know and that included questions that the passengers on board had as well. I recommend this specific tour if you’re able to! It was a great time!” – Izzy V. #RealReview
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The OOO Gardens, LLC presents UH Bistro! Big things are in store this year - literally. Follow us, and be the first to know! .
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Join us as we saunter 151 years into the past to do the #agingchallenge with Turners’ Hall, an idea which we shamelessly stole from @visit_thnoc. •
1. Turners’ Hall was built in 1868 by a group of very productive Germans known as the Society of Turners. More importantly, The Picayune called Turners’ Hall an “Aladdin’s palace, grand in character and design, and a worthy monument to the genius and patient labor of the population which called it into existence.” Bless you, @nolanews •
2. The Turners gave up the building by 1883, when the hall then went through a long period of soul searching as a furniture warehouse, used appliance store, and property in @tulaneu’s investment portfolio.
3. A 1982 renovation by Errol Barron/Michael Toups Architects turned the hall into the geometric and pastel-colored stunner that it is today. A brief survey tells us that the office space at 938 Lafayette is, without a doubt, the most visually interesting place to work in the New Orleans CBD.
4. The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities purchased Turners’ Hall in December 2000, which was probably the second-best thing to ever happen to the building aside from being built in the first place. The cover of the Summer 1999 issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas is hidden in the tromp l’oeil mural seen from O’Keefe, although these days you really have to squint and use your imagination to see it.
5. In 2018, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a $250,000 grant to transform the first floor of Turners’ Hall into the John Scott Center. The venue will display the art of New Orleans native John Scott, as the LEH is thought to have the largest collection of John Scott artwork, most of which currently hangs out next to employee desks and pokes people in the eye when they get off the elevator. •
Turners’ Hall isn’t open to the public (yet!) but if you want to rent out the first floor auditorium or another room, visit www.leh.org/meeting-space-rental
Only 13 days left to take advantage of our promo. When booking online use the promo code Krewe to get $10 off available bicycle tours through January 31st!
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Walking to the Quarter from Grey Gardens? Hang a right at the corner store at N. Villerie & Esplanade Avenue — walk straight one block and you arrive at this little gem, the Treme Petite Jazz Museum. Afterward, stroll down Gov. Nichols all the way to the French Quarter and you will pass a number of historic homes and landmarks along the way! Enjoy!
Feels amazing to be in the studio today ✨. I’ve spent few days shooting📸 and mass editing for a new project that I’m so excited to reveal in the next few weeks (keeping fingers crossed the clouds break up a bit). 🎨
Sometimes it seems like things never slow down 🌬. I go from hustling 🤹🏼♀️ toward one new project to the next with hardly a chance to exhale 👩🏼🎨. But when I do find moments to reflect and unwind, I love to do it with bowl-sized cup of hot coffee ☕️ Something about the the smoky warmth makes for a perfect compliment to my need to chill. ☕️ What’s your go-to beverage when you want to relax?