Historical Homes

Hurricane Ida vs. Louisiana Plantations

The south is known for its destructive hurricanes. Few have to be reminded that Louisiana seems to suffer the worst of them. The most recent was Hurricane Ida, a category 4 hurricane that made landfall on August 30, 2021, unleashed 172 mph winds upon southeast Louisiana and caused an overall $95 billion in damage. As… Continue reading Hurricane Ida vs. Louisiana Plantations

Traveling Tidbits

The Carriage House Restaurant – Fine Dining at Houmas House

In my previous post about Houmas House (see HERE), I mentioned a few options for on-site restaurants, one of them being The Carriage House. Carriage House Dining Room, November 2020 (author photo) In a building attached to the Turtle Bar (old garconnierre), one can expect to find a lavish and decadent dining experience. Reservations are… Continue reading The Carriage House Restaurant – Fine Dining at Houmas House

Historical Homes, Traveling Tidbits

Houmas House – Sugar Palace on the Mississippi

Few plantation homes in and around New Orleans have diversified and commercialized their historic site as grandly as Houmas House. Now, I don’t mean that in a bad way at all. Houmas House has maintained its historical integrity while also working overtime to meet the needs of the visitors and community as a whole. The… Continue reading Houmas House – Sugar Palace on the Mississippi