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Karen Dalton Beninato
New Orleans-based writer, reader, eater, listener. Dining out ...
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From Hangovers to Love Potions, Cure What Ails You in New Orleans
Come To Me shows a woman affixing a man with a with a ray shooting from her eyes, and the words Magnetic Power, Love and Attraction. Lucky Money Drawing candles, Hex Breaking candles, Door Opener candles anointed with the appropriate herbs and oils, there's an illuminated cure for almost any situ...
Channing Tatum's Real Live Magic Mike Club is a Sinfully Good Time
Sex sells. Particularly adept at branding the world’s oldest profession is Channing Tatum, who went from being an exotic dancer at 18; to starring in the Magic Mike series featuring male strippers; to businessman, owning a club at 627 Bourbon Street themed around bordellos.
Making Voodoo Magic in New Orleans
If you’re interested in the spirits, New Orleans is home to many Voodoo (also known as Vudon) practices that first made their way to the city through Haiti, although its roots can be traced back to 15th century African culture. Often misconstrued by pop culture as the dark arts, Voodoo is actuall...
Creole, Cajun and Crawdads are Must-Eat Meals in the Big Easy
New Orleans has historically been known as a party town thanks to its drinking on the street culture, but you're just as likely to return from a trip to the Big Easy raving about the amazing food as a long night out on the town. So what's all the fuss about? Butter, for one. Not exactly known for...
7 Jazz Spots in New Orleans to Get Your Groove On
New Orleans is lauded by music historians as the birthplace of jazz, so it makes sense the sound still rings true in the streets, clubs, churches, festivals, restaurants – basically anywhere there's room enough for a duo or soloist to play (aka everywhere). In a city known for having music in its...
New Orleans: The Most Haunted City in the Country?
Often voted America’s most haunted city for it’s age, proximity to water and catastrophes, whether you believe the hype or not, New Orleans has a certain ghoulish charm that’s fun to buy into. If you’re interested in the spirit world, vampirish looking ghost tour guides dot the New Orleans landsc...
A French Quarter Guide for Nola Newbies
Between the wrought iron balconies overflowing with flora and fauna and music flittering through in the streets, New Orleans' historic French Quarter is a feast for the senses and one of the must-see US travel destinations. A fun weekend getaway anytime of the year, you don’t have to wait for Mar...
A Bourbon Street Cheat Sheet (You're Welcome)
Back-to-Back bachelor and bachelorette parties, divorce celebrations, liquor fueled train wrecks in the making – New Orleans' Bourbon Street welcomes any and all reasons to celebrate. With bars open around the clock, spend some time on the Big Easy’s main drag and you'll see tipsy conventioneers,...
Shopping Freaks: Where to Shop Like the Cast of American Horror Story
If you've seen the FX Channel's hit series American Horror Story, you've already cleared out room in your nightmare chamber for characters including Twisty the clown. First set in the Big Easy for last season’s Coven, this year, New Orleans is doubling as Jupiter, Florida because show creator Rya...
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