September 2017

Found 8 blog entries for September 2017.

The New Orleans Film Society will be hosting the New Orleans Film Festival from October 11th to 19th this year. This event will take over the city with plenty of great films to enjoy from shorts to documentaries to full-length features. There will even be some animation and some music videos.

What to Expect


The New Orleans Film Festival has been held for 28 years and provides some of the best films you'll find in the area. Thousands of directors, writers, producers, actors and other professionals come to this incredible festival every year. It has even been named as one of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker Magazine.

You may spot a celebrity as Julie Dash, Lupita Nyong'o, Jessica Biel, Sara Paulson, Justin Timberlake,

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Conti Street has plenty of excellent French Quarter restaurants. With so many to choose from throughout this New Orleans neighborhood, it can be hard to find the right one. Here's a look at some of the top options on Conti Street.

Broussard's - 819 Conti Street


Found just one-half block from Bourbon Street, Broussard's is a great choice for an elegant meal out. They offer three dining rooms overlooking the wonderful courtyard. It's a great place for romance and offers a menu filled with classic Creole dishes. Broussard’s has been around for nearly 100 years and still serves some of the best dishes in the French Quarter.

Salon Restaurant by Sucre - 622 Conti Street

Found on the second floor, the Salon Restaurant offers Brunch and High Tea in

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Have you reached the point where you're sick of paying your landlord's mortgage? This might be the time when it hits you and you realize it's time to start looking into buying a home in New Orleans.

Maybe it's not just about renting, but also about having a yard for the kids. Maybe you want to get them a dog or maybe you just want to enjoy living in your own space without a landlord to answer to.

Regardless of your reason, you don't have to remain a millennial renter forever. Right now, it's a great time to become a millennial owner and ditch the renting for good. Why are you waiting to buy?

Initial Cost can be Steep


Buying a home isn't cheap. It starts with the down payment and moves on to the closing costs. There's also many other expenses

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Some of the finest restaurants, not only in New Orleans, but also in the entire world, are found in the French Quarter. Many historic buildings house fine restaurants serving all kinds of different types of cuisine. Here's a look at some of the best French Quarter restaurants on Chartres Street.

Napoleon House - 500 Chartres Street


A casual spot serving lunch, the Napoleon House is known as a historic landmark. It's found in a building from 1797 and the restaurant has been around since 1914. The Napoleon House is a European-style cafe with drinks, Cajun and Creole cuisine and plenty more to enjoy.

SoBou - 310 Chartres Street

Another business casual restaurant in the French Quarter, SoBou offers Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. they serve

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Whether it's just time for a staycation in New Orleans or you're actually traveling to visit the city, choosing a hotel with a great pool is necessary. You want to be able to swim and some hotels have very cool pools that fall well outside the normal. Here are some of the coolest pools found at hotels in New Orleans.

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

A very cool pool that is heated and found on the rooftop, the saltwater pool at the Hyatt Regency may be one of the top choices in New Orleans. You can enjoy the Cabanas without any additional charge, as they are first-come, first-serve during the week. On the weekends, you will have to pay a fee to get one of the Cabanas.

This hotel is a bit like a mini-city and the pool isn't intimate at all. However, it's

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Bourbon Street is one of the most well-known in the French Quarter. It's also home to some of the best restaurants you will find. Here are a few of the top French Quarter restaurants located on Bourbon Street.

Old Absinthe House - 240 Bourbon Street


Another casual spot serving pub food, the Old Absinthe House has been around for nearly 200 years. It's a French Quarter staple and provides some of the best of the area. They serve dinner and are known for the copper-topped wooden bar, along with the great beverages.

Galatoire's Restaurant - 209 Bourbon Street

A fine dining choice in the historic French Quarter, Galatoire's Restaurant offers some of the best Cajun and Continental cuisine in the area. They even have a Gluten-Free menu with plenty

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Found all throughout New Orleans, a Creole Cottage is a home typically built between 1790 and 1850. This type of home is usually 1.5 stories set to ground level. The steeply-pitched roof gives them away and they also feature a symmetrical four-opening facade. The exterior may be stucco or wood and these homes are usually found very close to the property line.

The French Quarter is home to many of these Creole Cottages. It's one of the oldest architectural styles found throughout New Orleans and they can also be found in the Faubourg Marginy, Vieux Carre and Treme neighborhoods.

Architectural Features


The Creole Cottage contains many unique elements throughout. There are two specific styles of this home, one with a full front porch, which came

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Several great restaurants are found throughout the French Quarter. Bienville Street may not be one of the main streets, but there are still a few very good restaurants found on this street. Here are the top French Quarter restaurants found on Bienville Street.

Arnaud's Restaurant - 813 Bienville Street

This dressy restaurant offers dinner and Sunday Brunch. They serve French Creole cuisine with gluten-free options. Arnaud's is known as one of the top choices and has been open since 1918. While they are known for the cuisine, they also offer a Jazz Room nightly starting at 6:30pm and a Sunday Brunch with Jazz. You'll also find plenty of cognacs, ports and fine cigars here.

Arnaud's Restaurant won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program

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