more about: Mardi Gras

The Mardi Gras Photos That Make You Wish You Were There

As Mardi Gras comes to a close, we reached out to our friends in the Gulf to see how the South celebrated Carnival season this year. From Mobile to the Crescent City the crowds didn’t disappoint.

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Celebrate New Orleans Mardi Gras Like a Local

Since we can’t all be at Mardi Gras — we bring you the inside scoop straight from New Orleans native Taylor Morgan. She is a fashionable girl about town and editor of the newly launched New Orleans’ Scout Guide — a consortium of super-chic city guidebooks that are dedicated to “capturing the best of local.” Who better than a Scout Editor to […]

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You Gotta Make This Crawfish Dip

In Louisiana, February means two things: Mardi Gras and crawfish. Two-thirds of all mudbugs are harvested this month. Most locals start with a boil (corn, sausage, and ‘taters optional), but what’s left goes into étouffée, crawfish pie, and luscious appetizer dips.

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Live from Mardi Gras

Listening to the good counsel of my friend Becky, a New Orleans resident and reporter for the Times-Picayune, I cancelled my rental car and opted to fly in with one rolling carry-on and a folding bike as my one piece of checked baggage. It was a good choice: parade routes and holiday traffic would have rendered GPS useless in a […]

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