Football fans take note: The Andrew Harper Travel Office can arrange for you to attend the most important game of the year. In conjunction with our travel partner Inside Sports & Entertainment Group, we have put together a four-night package that includes airport transfers, accommodations in New Orleans, entry to an exclusive party on Saturday [...]
As rewarding as it is to meander through New Orleans’ French Quarter on your own, it can be fascinating to explore this historic city with a guide. On my recent visit, I booked two very different guided tours, and both proved to be enlightening. Mrs. Harper and I first embarked on a two-hour walking [...]
Although Cajun and Creole cooking never seem to taste quite as good outside of Louisiana, it can be great fun to try to recreate some of the local dishes yourself. On our most recent visit to New Orleans, Mrs. Harper and I stopped in at Crescent City Cooks for a lesson. This colorful shop [...]
The December 2012 issue of Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report focuses on New Orleans. It is always a conspicuous pleasure to visit the Crescent City, with its vibrant jazz clubs and sinfully delicious cuisine. Mr. Harper also discovers a gem of a hideaway in Stockholm, one of the new gastronomic centers of Europe, and visits a [...]
We would like to wish a very happy Mardis Gras to our three recommended properties in New Orleans: the historic Soniat House, the contemporary International House and the stately Windsor Court Hotel. And for anyone celebrating Fat Tuesday this evening, we recommend a nightcap at the Sazerac Bar.
The French Quarter has long dominated the shopping scene in New Orleans, and for good reason. It has a superb collection of antique stores and intriguing shops specializing in everything from toy soldiers to out-of-print cookbooks. Over the past few years, however, an interesting rival has emerged: Magazine Street. Named after an ammunition magazine that [...]
Over the years, Commander’s Palace in New Orleans has proven to be among those rare establishments where the combination of food, service and ambience never falters and more than justifies repeat visits. It is a very special place. The restaurant is set in a striking building painted a vivid turquoise with ornate white trim. Emile [...]