Louisiana

Tips and Articles in Louisiana

Die-hard college football fans are willing to do whatever it takes to see their teams in action—especially when it comes to the all-important bowl games. But why camp out in a parking lot when high-thread-count sheets are nearby? Hotels are catch...
See our slideshow of Great Affordable City Hotels. What would you expect to pay for accommodations in a palatial, elegantly decorated suite in one of London’s most famously posh neighborhoods?One that occupies an entire floor of a regal Victorian...
let's call them "map guides" There's a new breed of city map that combines basic street layouts with information typically found in books-- restaurant prices, museum hours, and nightlife options. Some are more successful than others, but it all co...
Michael Kors can't hold a real conversation in French, Italian, or Spanish, but he can say "camel" in pretty much any language. That's the color, not the creature. A fashion designer famous for ingeniously rethinking women's classics, Kors is part...
If you want great food, go to the source: food festivals. These gatherings celebrate local fare at its freshest and purest, straight from the field to the table, prepared by grandmas in towns with names like Irmo, Indio, and LaBelle. We've eaten o...
One hundred years ago, America's first zoos were built in Philadelphia and New York, with extra-thick bars to assure the public that wild lions, elephants, and camels would not escape and attack. Today it's the wilderness that seems unde...
What would childhood be without dreams of banana splits—the ultimate reward for surviving the school year, passing the final exam, winning (or losing) the softball championship?Whole weeks can be consumed deciding on the exact combination of fl...
"Yum-m-m-my motheroos!" you swoon in chorus with the locals, lasciviously eyeing a platter of oysters. You dip your spoon with abandon into the quicksand of brick-colored gumbos, flare your nostrils at the endless aromas of garlic and fish, lick t...
If Bacchus, the Greek god of the grape, came to earth, he'd be sure to stop at Restaurant Cuvée, a new wine-and-dine in New Orleans. The light fixtures in this decidedly masculine brick, iron, and dark-wood restaurant are made from bottles of Veuv...
This month's opening of the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge is thrusting the Southern city into the architectural spotlight. Designed by Schwartz/Silver Architects of Boston, the $55 million, six-story complex on a bluff overlooking the Mi...
See our slideshow of the World’s Craziest Party Towns. “Goths in black leather sit next to new-century punks with dyed Mohawks, who are talking to a group of ‘80s revival, thrift-shop girls on their way to a party that’ll be DJ’d by a transvestit...
Bed and breakfast. An elementary formula, right?It's amazing how wide a detour this concept has taken since farmwives started renting out the spare room to travelers. Of the 25,000-odd establishments around the country today, many deserve an A for...
Most New Orleans boutique hotels are hidden behind 19th-century façades and filled with precious antiques. The 18-room Loft 523, set amid high-rises in the city's Central Business District, feels more like an artists' lair in SoHo: hand-hammered c...
Lauren Hutton relives freshman year "I got my education on Bourbon Street, not at Sophie Newcomb," says model and adventuress Lauren Hutton recalling her first year at the two best-known New Orleans finishing schools. "I lived on Bourbon, baby, in...
1. Take tea (one of 108 varieties) at Alice's Tea Cup (102 W. 73rd St.; 212/799-3006). 2. Go for a whirl on a peppermint barstool at Dylan's Candy Bar (1011 Third Ave.; 646/735-0078), and sample some of the 5,000 sugar-coated treats from around...