"The Sausage Ghost" is one of the enduring and haunting stories of the French Quarter, based on the Henry Moity case of the New Orleans trunk murders.
In an ongoing inventory reduction program, I show a wire tree of life from scratch.
There's nothing like some flickery candles to set the mood for Halloween, but they can be dangerous around little ones or activity. Here's an inexpensive, easy, kid friendly way to make a fantastic decoration- fast!
With just some thumbtacks and nail polish, you can make these lovelies for your very own. Everyone who's seen them are sure they were complicated to make, but how easy they are can be your secret.
Who can resist a gorgeous set of butterfly wings? After seeing videos on how to build them, we give it a try.
The Storyville Madam's tomb made national news, and people came from hundreds of miles to see the harlot's grave glowing in hell's reflected light...
Josie Arlington was the queen of New Orleans' Storyville district, but people these days are more likely to know her more for her famous tomb than her remarkable life.
Seeing lots of content about layered, intricate images done on a Cricut, including subscription packages. I need to learn how to use the Cricut anyway, and this seemed like good concepts to start with.
So many craft supplies, so little time, and fear of failure create the perfect storm of indecision. And clutter.
Videos showing how easy it is to make pompom rugs are making the rounds again- how easy is it, really? I decide to find out.
Combining multiple colors on one wall for an ombre effect can seem daunting, but with this advice, you can create a great accent wall in any room.
Instead of a very complicated series of folds and creases, 3d (or modular) origami as one basic set of folds that you combine to make all kinds of models- click for detailed instructions with photos!
Founded in 1854, City Parkhas the most live oaks in the country- some over 600 years old, plus two museums, a botanical garden, amusement park, playground, tennis courts, golf course and so much more.
Taking even a few minutes out of your day to calm your mind can do wonders for your well being. Meditation bottles are fun & easily kept on a desk to shake whenever you need a mental health break.
Mardi Gras World is open to the public year round
New Orleans streetcars are not just a quaint throwback from a bygone era. They're functional public transportation, taken by thousands of people a day.
Have you ever gone by a cemetery or particular marker and wondered who that person was?
No trip to New Orleans is complete without a stop for those sugar coated delights called beignets. How'd they evolve, and where can you get them? We'll fill you in!
Quaker Parrots (aka Monk Parakeets) have spread throughout the country, thriving in urban areas. New Orleans has had these birds since the 1960s, and they're a common sight all around the city.
This page will give you a list of issues to consider, resources to evaluate those issues, and tried and true tips to weather the storm with good humor and as much comfort as possible.
Halloween in New Orleans means parades, parties, music & more! Regardless of age or budget, you'll find lots of things to enjoy, many for free, and only to be found here in the Crescent City!
Better care means our pets are living longer & Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome-canine Alzheimer's- effects 60% of dogs 11 and older. Learn how to help your pet manage the symptoms & extend their lives
Not every storm requires evacuation, and this page is meant to show people who've never experienced it what it's like as experienced by New Orleanians.
Rolling on the Thursday before Mardi Gras, the Krewe of Muses is one of the locals' favorite parades- with good reason!
One of New Orleans' "Super Krewes," Orpheus rolls Lundi Gras- the night before Mardi Gras. Known for its spectacular floats, it's a favorite!
130 years after her death, Marie Laveau is still "the" Queen of Voodoo, but her life is more mystery than history. She couldn't read or write, and never gave an interview, never sat for a portrait.
The center of life in old New Orleans was Jackson Square and the church at its edge. Now it's a lovely oasis in the bustle of the French Quarter, but its development was anything but calm and quiet...
Pirate Jean Lafitte is the Gulf Coast's George Washington: he's been everywhere and has plaques to prove it! But does his ghost haunt his old smuggling compound in New Orleans?
Upon returning form her tour, we discover that maybe Cat isn't quite what her image portrays.
A jaded ghost tour operator in New Orleans believes she's seen and heard it all, but things are about to take a turn for the weird.
A short fairy tale about how the peacock came to be the glorious and respected symbol it has been in folklore and legend.
One of those places that have to be seen to be believed, this saint's shrine is deeply moving, full of gratitude that started when the parish prayed to St. Roch for intercession.
For newcomers and middle class, being buried in New Orleans could be a tricky proposition. Joining with others in the same predicament to be buried in groups provided the solution!
Opened after New Orleans worst Yellow Fever outbreak, St. Louis No. 3 put San Lazlo's leper colony to new use.
Years after his death, Louis Prima remains a New Orleans icon. Buried in Lakelawn Cemetery under a trumpet playing angel, he remains larger than life, even in death.
Ghost tours are high on the list of things visitors want to do in the French Quarter, but how accurate are the events described?
A gesture by the mayor led to his home being forever known as the Napoleon House. Although the Emperor never visited while alive, some believe his spirit accepted the invitation... posthumously.
When Jean Baptiste LaBranche built his fabulous French Quarter mansion for his bride, he saw no reason why he couldn't keep his mistress too...
Lakelawn Cemetery began as a racetrack where the rich & powerful went to play, but once it transformed into one of the world's elite cemeteries, it became the place they were just dying to get into...
Only a block away from St. Charles Avenue is New Orleans' 2nd most visited cemetery, Lafayette No. 1, site of Anne Rice's vampire's tombs and other movie magic as well as local historic figures.
New Orleanians learned long ago to enjoy every moment and give a fantastic sendoff to their friends- after all, you never know when it'll be your turn, & you'd want no less for yourself, right?
Founded in 1789, New Orleans' St. Louis No. 1 is our most visited cemetery, full of legends and prominent citizens. These are the stories of some of the most popular tombs.
At the outer edge of the French Quarter, St. Louis No. 1 is often the visitor's first encounter with our striking above ground tombs, but why did the city's founders decide to use this strange method?
There are several poignant tombs in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, but none more than the Ferguson grave, showing all too clearly the speed at which plague could tear a family apart.
Garadette-Laprete is generally known as the "Sultan's Palace," where a horrific murder took place. Few know that it also was once a place where significant World War II art was produced.
This iconic French Quarter mansion is called the "Sultan's Palace"- where dozens of bodies were found butchered so badly they couldn't be identified. Some say the spirits of those people never left...
It's hardly surprising New Orleans has so many tales of the unquiet dead- nearly 300 years of Voodoo, plague, pirates, hurricanes...if you're in the mood for a ghost story we've got you covered!
New Orleans unique cemeteries draw tens of thousands of visitors a year. Unfortunately the urban legends they're being told are doing real and permanent damage to these historic monuments.
How do you decide which of New Orleans' forty cemeteries to see? We'll provide you with some historical information, photos and safety guidelines to make the most of your visit!
Between 100,000 and 150,000 people are buried in anonymous graves in the center of New Orleans- and you'd hardly know it! Plus a ghost story...
Carrollton's dubious distinction is being the only graveyard in New Orleans' history divided by race.Ironically the "white" section is falling apart while the "black" one is still actively cared for.
Our "Cities of the Dead" are a big tourist attraction, but visiting them will be a lot more pleasant if you keep these simple tips in mind!