Quite Mornings at The New Orleans Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden #BayouTravel

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There's nothing better than being at New Orleans City Park on a Saturday morning. My husband went to Morning Call and enjoyed a hot cup of cafe au lait and beignets then took a leisurely stroll through Besthoff Sculpture Garden inside City Park. More than 60 sculptures fill the Besthoff Sculpture Garden which is directly outside of NOMA. Approximately 5 acres in City Park most of the sculptures were donated to NOMA by the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Foundation. The sculptures are nestled Continue Reading

Rev Up Your Engines New Orleans, Monster Jam® is back! Mercedes-Benz Superdome 1/31/15

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Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Will you be at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Jan. 31st? Not sure? 2 words: Monster Jam®. Feld Motor Sports® & Monster Jam® are coming back to New Orleans for another fun-filled, supercharged event. Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed trucks that sit on 66-inch-tall tires. Not only are they capable of speeds up to 100 miles per hour but they can also fly up to 125 to 130 feet! They weigh a Continue Reading

Get More for your New Orleans Travel Dollar – New Orleans Power Pass™ #BayouTravel #Sponsored

Get More for your New Orleans Travel Dollar - New Orleans Power Pass™ #BayouTravel

Disclosure: You are reading a sponsored post. All opinions and thoughts are my own and can not be influenced in any way. Like many of you, I'm always looking for ways to maximize my dollar when I travel. While browsing the interweb I stumbled across a great find. Viator, a leading website geared towards travel, sightseeing tours and travel guides, offered information on various tours located in the New Orleans area. I have been living in Southeast Louisiana for the last 25 years and Continue Reading

Marvel Universe LIVE! is coming to New Orleans – Smoothie King Center Jan 15-18th, 2015 #NOLA

Marvel Universe LIVE! - New Orleans Louisiana

Disclosure: Although we are HUGE Marvel fans, the following is a sponsored post. All opinions are always my own. One of the America's highly anticipated tours is coming to New Orleans January 2015! No, it's not a rock band it's Marvel Universe LIVE!. January 15-18th, 2015 your family can experience Marvel Universe LIVE! Smoothie King Center and start the New Year with fun for the entire family. Our family LOVES Marvel so it's no surprise that they want to see the first ever live Continue Reading

Celebration in the Oaks – City Park New Orleans #MerryMakers #IheartCityPark #CITO2014 #Ad

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Disclosure: This post is part of the Holiday of Wonder campaign sponsored by Wonder and Company and Celebration in the Oaks at New Orleans City Park. All opinions and thoughts are my own. Since 1984 Celebration in the Oaks has taken the famous oaks of New Orleans City and created a magical holiday event that is one of the most spectacular holiday lights festival in the country is located in my backyard, New Orleans, Louisiana. Over 25 acres of City Park is adorned with 550K LED lights, Continue Reading

Meeting Shaquille O’Neal & Upcoming Microsoft Store VIP Shopping Party 11/22 #MicrosoftLa

Microsoft Retail Store Grand Opening - Lakeside Shopping Center #MicrosoftLa

Recently I went to Microsoft's newest retail store at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie, Louisiana. With several Grand Opening Events, local residents were thrilled to have Microsoft in the New Orleans area. I can't blame them! We love technology and knowing that a Microsoft is nearby can help local businesses, young adults and families stay connected and productive. My children & I were so excited about this particular grand opening. Aside from loving Microsoft products, we are Continue Reading

Top 12 Must Have Microsoft Products #BayouTravel

Top 12 Must Have Microsoft Products #BayouTravel

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to interview a Microsoft Executive during his recent visit to New Orleans. New Orleans will soon be home to the 2nd Microsoft Retail Store in Louisiana. The Grand Opening of Micorsoft's newest retail store located inside Lakeside Shopping Center, will have it's grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 14 at 10:30 a.m. In addition to the ribbon cutting ceremony, customers will have the opportunity to purchase a Toshiba Encore 8-inch 32GB Continue Reading

Letting My Artistic Side Show at Paint Nite®

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Disclosure: My friend & I received complimentary tickets to the event we attended. All opinions are thoughts are my own. I love getting together with my friends in any environment! But with a job, kids afterschool and after work activities making time for a girl's night out is almost impossible to plan. Recently a friend and I were invited to attend a local Girl's Night Out Paint Nite event. Don't worry, it's not just for the ladies, men were also on hand. At a Paint Nite event you can Continue Reading

Microsoft Grand Opening: Lakeside Shopping Center +Xbox One Event w/star Shaquille O’Neal #NOLA

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It's no secret that my family are sports lovers and very competitive! So when I heard that Shaquille O’Neal was coming to Lakeside Mall to celebrate the Grand Opening (I'll be attending as well) of 2nd Microsoft Retail store in Louisiana this November, I couldn't pass on the opportunity! Tech and sports? It's like a dream, right! Anyway as a techie, not only will you get to learn about the new Microsoft store BUT you will have the opportunity to purchase the Toshiba Encore 2 WT8 32GB Continue Reading

New Orleans Area Plantation Tour Stop – Laura Plantation #BayouTravel

Laura Plantation #BayouTravel

A few miles away from Oak Alley Plantation sits Laura Plantation, a restored historic Louisiana Creole plantation. The plantation is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River near Vacherie, Louisiana. My family and I decided to take the guided tour after we completed our Oak alley tour on a warm Saturday afternoon. We are brave! The Louisiana heat is rough but this plantation was worth the sweat. Our guided tour began outside Laura Plantation where our tour guide, gave us some Continue Reading

Oak Alley Plantation Tour Vacherie, Louisiana #BayouTravel

Oak Alley Plantation - Louisiana & American History Tour in the New Orleans Area #BayouTravel

Today we are sharing our recent tour experience at Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana. As media, my family & I obtained complimentary admission to the tour. Opinions are always my own. Twenty four years in the New Orleans area and I have yet to see it all! For me traveling throughout the New Orleans area and Louisiana as a whole is a personal mission of mine. So it is no surprise that my family and I enjoy touring the area on our available weekends. Recently we visited Oak Alley Continue Reading

San Fermin en Nueva Orleans (Running of the Bulls) & San Fermin Wine Dinner #BayouTravel

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  New Orleanians are very familiar with the San Fermin en Nueva Orleans Running of the Bulls event held every summer. The New Orleans version of the San Fermin festival includes thousands of locals running streets of the French Quarter while hundreds of Rollerbulls (roller derby skaters with horns and plastic bats in) "attack" in a unique encierro. The festival is a fundraiser for the Animal Rescue New Orleans and The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Louisiana and is sponsored by The Continue Reading