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Where else would a romantic Southern woman marry her Yankee pilot than a plantation home in the South. Houmas House Plantations and Gardens in Darrow, Louisiana isn’t just a wedding venue, it is a destination in itself that is dear to both of our hearts. When my handsome pilot asked me to marry him and […]
The newly renovated Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Iberville offers amenities hard to find among other properties in this brand. Located just one block off Bourbon Street, the hotel is convenient to the entertainment and dining offerings of the French Quarter, yet offers a quiet respite from the bustling city. RomanticSouth.com spent an evening onsite, making sure […]
Road trippers and weekend drivers taking a rural highway in Central Louisiana might come along this small, unassuming lunchroom in Lecompte, Louisiana. It might be hard to imagine, but this country diner is home to world famous pies and ham and cheese sandwiches. Lea’s Lunchroom has been serving good, Southern fare since 1928. Visitors drive […]
Wandering the streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter, one of the most romantic settings for a cocktail before or after dinner is at Arnaud’s French 75 Bar. It’s a sophisticated addition to the nightlife of the area and was originally a “gentlemen only” bar. In 2003 it opened at the French 75 Bar serving vintage […]
Growing up in Baton Rouge along the banks of the Mississippi River, I always dreamed of castles and faraway lands. The closest I had ever gotten to what I thought was a real castle was this Gothic architectural treasure sitting high on a Bluff overlooking Old Man River. I thought there had to be a […]