How the Greater New Orleans Philanthropy Center Helps the Community

New Orleans has a murder rate higher than that of Chicago and a poverty rate over twice that of the United States as a whole. It is these and other challenges that the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) tackles within the gleaming Greater New Orleans Philanthropy Center, a $14 million edifice that opened in November [...]

March 27th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

New Orleans’ Essential Female Musicians & Singers

Music —  jazz, gospel, folk, and bluegrass — makes up the lifeblood of New Orleans’ most distinct and significant cultural traditions. The music provides a soulful perspective into the plight and passions of New Orleans’ historical communities. Women, especially, have embodied the creative tapestry which has contributed to the Dixieland Jazz, folk, Delta blues, funk [...]

March 21st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Reasons why NOLA is the World’s #1 Travel Destination in 2018

New Orleans has always had a certain gravitational pull, an infectious vibe that enters your bloodstream and lures you back year after year. Most people don’t need a special reason to visit, especially since it seems like regardless of when you arrive, the city will be celebrating something, and we all know that nobody throws [...]

February 15th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

The Best New Restaurants in New Orleans

As one of the prominent food capitals in the world, New Orleans boasts a decadent, flavorful array of foods that span from traditional Creole fare to modern American fusions. Home to famous celebrity chefs like Emeril Lagasse and 2014 James Beard Award Winner, Sue Zemanick. The city itself is a showcase for centuries old recipes [...]

January 12th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Celebrating The Tricentennial of New Orleans

Starting in 2018, New Orleans will celebrate its Tricentennial anniversary. The two year celebration is an exceptional way to rediscover NOLA’s history and culture including its past successes and the resilience of the local community. The Big Easy has come a long way in the past 300 years. As a city that stands as a [...]

December 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Architecture Spotlight: The Pontalba Buildings of New Orleans

Pontalba buildings are evocative of the decadent and elegant architecture that define New Orleans. Forming two sides of NOLA’s famous Jackson Square in the French Quarter, the matching red-brick expand one city block with four stories. Dating to the late 1840s, they were built by Baroness Micaela Almonester Pontalba. Today, the ground floors of the [...]

November 14th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The 28th Annual New Orleans Film Festival

The 28th Annual New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF) —  held from October 11-19, 2017 — celebrated another a vibrant year of talent with stunning features and documentary films. In Louisiana, the festival is the longest-running of its kind and prides itself as the largest film festival in the South. Over almost three decades, the film [...]

November 9th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

New Orleans Master Plan: 4 Proposed Amendments to Urban Planning

New Orleans has undergone a period of revitalization following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. After the devastation caused by the storm, New Orleans population fell by over 254,000 people, over half of the city’s population. In 2010, a Master Plan was adopted to help revitalize residential neighborhoods and business districts show develop through 2030. The [...]

October 16th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Food Evolution in New Orleans

In today’s food-centric world, many cities have created their own dining scenes based on local or regional flavors. In New Orleans--the Creole capital of the world--traditional Southern dishes have undergone a food evolution where locals and visitors can experience modern takes on dishes that established the city as a hub of cultural and culinary excellence. [...]

August 31st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Food Trucks To Try in New Orleans

New Orleans has a unique food scene that reflects its vast cultural roots. From mouthwatering recipes that include cajun cuisine to fried Southern fusions, NOLA is a great place to explore a variety of tastings that make up part of the city’s rich history. Among the food capital’s famous dining destinations, food trucks have become [...]

August 15th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Food Tour of New Orleans

New Orleans is known for its bayous, festivals, and history, but many people also flock to the Big Easy for its cuisine. The infusion of Creole, African American, and European influences have had a profound impact on the delicious spices and decadent dishes ranks the city high on the list of food capitals. Here’s some [...]

June 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments