Walking through the French Quarter the other day, I spotted this house at 1300 Chartres Street with amazing Halloween decorations.
Some Uptown Halloween love - State Street between Freret and St. Charles gets blocked off every year for trick-or-treaters.
When I arrived at college, I found that there were two things that made me more interesting than your average freshman: I was ambiguously brown and widely confused for Indian, Asian, and various other ethnicities, and I was from New Orleans. People were interested in my hometown, and I seized on it.
K-Mart: Making flu shots more palatable in the main corridor of Penn Station via Japanese folding screen and potted plant.
After the overwhelming popularity of Untapped's preview about the new restaurant at Lincoln Center, we were pretty excited to check out the restaurant for my birthday. The review in one word (or three): hit-or-miss. But the place is beautiful.
Tucked away in a corner of the Botanical Garden is the Yakumo Nihon Teien, a small Japanese garden run by the local Japanese Garden Society. The garden is named after Lafcadio Hearn, a famous resident of New Orleans in the late 19th century.
I was at the Historic New Orleans Collection in the French Quarter this past week to see Jason Marsalis at their Concerts in Courtyard series. Members get in for free, but at $10 with three drinks included, it's not a bad deal for non-members.
This past weekend was the 4th annual Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival. The festival is run by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the same organization that runs Jazz Fest (officially known as the Jazz and Heritage Festival).
One of my favorite passages in Paris, the Passage Bourg L'Abbé still retains some of the imagery conjured up by Walter Benjamin's descriptions of the arcades in the 19th century. Places that blurred the line between interior and exterior, not just through the architecture but by the nature of the objects on display.
Scott Jordan calls himself a "digger," and he looks for urban artifacts on lots set for redevelopment, in old wells and in landfills. His stand caught my eye amidst the other generic stalls because it made a connection between consumerism and the city around us. Turn an object upside down and he has written about where it came from.