New Orleans

48 Hours Of Eating In New Orleans - Day 2

Chris Cox | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Cox

New Orleans is a city that conjures up so many images but as soon as you arrive you realise it's one of the most vibrant and unique cities in America. Full on contradictions, excitement and friendly locals who are so proud to call this city home, and it's easy to see why.

48 Hours Of Eating In New Orleans - Day One

Chris Cox | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Cox

New Orleans has something for everyone, if you want to party head to Bourbon Street and get wild after drinking a hurricane or two. Walking through the French Quarter is like sticking your iPod on shuffle, with music and culture oozing out of every building and on every street corner; this city has Jazz in it's soul.

Historic French Quarter Hotel

Mike Gerrard | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

Location, location, location. And for most visitors to New Orleans that location is usually the French Quarter. If you're a party animal who plans to ...

Beyond the Beignets

Mike Gerrard | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

Photo (c) Stephen Young, Courtesy of Shaya If you go to New Orleans everybody knows you have to eat beignets at the Café du Monde, try a Louisiana p...

The Big Easy Bike Ride

Mike Gerrard | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

'Most visitors never get out here to see this,' says our bike tour leader Ben Maddocks, 'but it really is one of the city's hidden gems. We're only about four miles from the French Quarter, and you can also take the streetcar that drops you right outside the entrance.'

Photographer Recreates Iconic Before And After Pictures 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK

It's nearly 10 years since Category 5 Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and Louisiana. The deadly natural disaster was one of the costliest and...

Why We Want International Students to Work in the UK

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

The international students in the UK provide British universities with so much money, it would really not be detrimental to us in any significant way for them to work part-time or find graduate jobs after studying. Many of us Brits love to travel, study abroad, work abroad, and retire abroad. We need to be more open to those who wish to do the same in the UK.

Reflections on Returning Home After Studying Abroad

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

While I was catching up on Made in Chelsea (post-study abroad life) an advert for Wilkinson Sword popped up. It showed a girl talking about jumping in...

How to Spend 48 Hours in New Orleans

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

Start off your day with breakfast at the Camellia Grill. You can sample the famous New Orleans sandwiches, the Po' Boy and the Muffaletta or try the delicious pancakes and omelettes. The people that work here will be sure to put a smile on your face, as they're always extremely friendly.

A Different Kind of Plantation Tour

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I've been lucky enough to have my family visit me here in New Orleans. My first visit was in March from my sister and her boyfriend. I had yet to do a plantation tour so we thought it would be a good idea to go on one together...

Word From the Wise

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

On 8 April, Tim Wise gave a lecture at Loyola University New Orleans. The talk was called "Don't Call Me A Racist" and focused on anti-racism and white privilege. Wise is an American anti-racism activist and writer who lectured at over 600 college campuses. One of my tutors advised that our class attend the lecture...

USA Guide: New Orleans Highlights

Zahra Razavi | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Land of cheap drinks, seedy clubs, greasy takeaway restaurants - no trip to New Orleans would be complete without a few nights spent on the city's most notorious street. There's lots on offer and lots to see but planning is crucial or you'll likely be roped into all sorts of expensive mischief.

It's Shrove Tuesday - Time For The Breakfast Of Kings

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK

Whether you know it as Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day, 17 February is the day to gorge on one of the most fattening of breakfast treats. Commemorat...

New Orleans: Where to Eat, Play and Stay in the Big Easy

Zahra Razavi | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

NOLA, the Big Easy - New Orleans is a city of many different names. But whatever you want to call it, it's a place brimming with food, fun and amazing buildings. Here are three top recommendations not to miss out on...

Ten Historic US Hotels

Mike Gerrard | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

From Southern plantation homes to buildings that feature on city tours, there are US hotels that are definitely places to see as well as to stay in.

The Big Easy

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I've been in New Orleans for just under a week and I think it's safe to say that I love it already... Almost everyone here is extremely kind and enthusiastic, for example, an RA (resident assistant) commented that they were "SO PUMPED!" to meet the new students...

No Smoke Fairies Without Fire

Jason Holmes | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

While Smoke Fairies are championed by BBC Radio 6 Music and XFm, a welcome development recently came when the government invested £550,000 of public money in the Music Export Growth Scheme; the band was allocated a slice of the cake which "makes it possible for us to take our full band to the US", says Jessica.

Cocktail Diaries: How to Make a Bourbon Street Blues

Janan Jay | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Janan Jay

The London Cocktails scene is thriving - and the things I get asked more often than not are - where to go, what to drink and how to make something up at home. This is a series focuses on answering those questions with the help of industry professionals.

It's a New Orleans Thing Rejoices Allen Toussaint

Larry Jaffee | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

I tell the 75-year-old New Orleans pianist that his dinner jacket was pretty snazzy and I'd gladly swap. He signs my vintage LP instead, which I'll surely treasure for the rest of my days.

WATCH: This Cop Can DANCE!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Comedy

Here in the UK, we have policemen and women joining in at the Notting Hill Carnival. Over in America, they have cops like Detective Winston Harbin - w...

Tasty Eats in Bywater, New Orleans

Peggy Nuttall | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Peggy Nuttall

A magnet for bohemians and fertile ground for new and interesting restaurants and bars, Bywater is on the rise but it's not quite there yet, so for now the beautifully colourful tree-lined streets are peaceful and the people are some of the most laid back and friendly you'll ever meet.

Mother's Day Parade Shooting Leaves 19 Injured In New Orleans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK

A shooting at a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans has left 19 people injured, three of them critically. There are no reports of fatalities but the...

No More Muscles: Beyoncé Issues Just Two Flattering Snaps As She Kicks Off World Tour

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Beyoncé kicked off her world tour on Monday – and pulled out all the stops to ensure there was no repeat of her “muscly” appearance at February...

Land of the Free

Paul_Smith | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Politics

Stand in front of the White House in DC, and you sense that this must be the most preciously, if discreetly, guarded building in the world. Any attack on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue would be too iconic for Americans to bear

Bad Day At The Office For Beyonce?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Not photoshopped. Not airbrushed in any way at all. We can assure you that this picture has had absolutely nothing done to it (as far as we know) on i...