Elysian Fields Inn – New Orleans Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , July 6th, 2018

Elysian Fields Inn - New Orleans Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Welcome to Elysian Fields Inn, a fully licensed New Orleans Bed and Breakfast located in the Historic Faubourg Marigny section of New Orleans. Our neighborhood was just listed as one of the four hot neighborhoods in America by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Everything mentioned in the article is within a few blocks of our Inn.

The Frenchmen Street shops and restaurants, French Quarter and French Market are all just steps from our door. Stroll to the Riverwalk Marketplace where you can browse the numerous upscale shops before boarding the Streetcar for your tour of the Universities and grand homes of the Garden District along the famous St. Charles Streetcar Line.

Elysian Fields Inn is located in the historic Faubourg Marigny section of New Orleans. Our guests enjoy the close proximity to the French Quarter (only 5 blocks) and the Frenchmen Street shops and restaurants.

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La Dauphine – New Orleans Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast

Author: , June 23rd, 2018

 La Dauphine New Orleans Gay Bed and Breakfast

You might have heard people say that New Orleans is like San Francisco, Savannah, Charleston, Paris, or Marseilles. It’s not. The biggest difference is that the streets are exploding with live music all year round. You’ve never seen such “street theater.” Our most cherished visitors come for our food, music, architecture, history, artists, and writers. The ambiance is most like the French Caribbean.

We live in the old French area, much like my Creole ancestors did, coming from France and Spain in 1715 and 1793, respectively. My mother and father grew up speaking French just a few houses away from us. Our district, Faubourg Marigny, is a quieter version of the adjacent French Quarter-the main difference being that you can actually sleep at night here. It’s the safe, artist/gay residential area with about 70 bed and breakfasts. The city attracts one million visitors each month, so accommodations fill up quickly.

Within a couple minutes walk of our front door, you have access to restaurants such as Marigny Brasserie, Belle Forche’, Cafe Negril, Feelings, Santa Fe, Marisol, La Peniche, Mona’s, Wasabi, Adolfo’s, Santa Fe, and bars such as Spotted Cat, Cafe Brasil, d.b.a., Checkpoint Charlie’s, Phoenix–not to mention an over abundance of galleries and antique shops. There’s a Cuban grocery store right across the street. Jackson Square is a mere 20-minute stroll through the adjacent French Quarter.

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Lesbian New Orleans – Newbie Guide

Author: , April 10th, 2016

New Orleans

Visiting lesbian New Orleans for the first time? Prioritize your agenda – lots of play, a good amount of eating and maybe a little sleep. From girlfriends exploring, bachelorette and bachelor parties, to couples wandering hand-in-hand looking for amour en Vieux Carre, the French Quarter is alive at all hours of the day or night.

Experienced Nola travelers pace themselves but it’s newbies get overwhelmed and enjoy some things a little too much (like Bourbon street after midnight) and completely miss the magic of other things (like beignets at Cafe du Monde). If you’re planning a trip to the Big Easy, pull up a chair and learn how to strategize your Nola travel time like a pro.
How to Play in the French Quarter

It’s no secret how Nawlins, also known as Mardi Gras City got its name – lavish celebrations, wee-hour partying and drunken rowdiness is just another day (or night) in this city. Bourbon Street captures more than its fair share of attention, but there’s so much more this city has to offer – historically, culturally and architecturally.

By Julia Rosien – Full Story at Go Girlfriend

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Sydney Mardi Gras: Celebrity, Activism and Glitter

Author: , March 10th, 2016

Courtney Act - Sydney Mardi Gras

Sydney Mardi Gras closed with a glitzy concert with the likes of Courtney Act and Conchita Wurst, the party continuing into the night. The parade had 178 floats and over 12,500 participants marching.

Participants included representatives from indigenous Australians and other ethic communities, the police force, political floats and the 78ers – the people who marched for the very first time in 1978, and were brutally attacked by the police.

Participants included representatives from indigenous Australians and other ethic communities, the police force, political floats and the 78ers – the people who marched for the very first time in 1978, and were brutally attacked by the police.

By Jack Flanagan – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Featured Gay Accommodations: The Burgundy, New Orleans, Louisiana

Author: , September 28th, 2015

The Burgundy

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Your host, Carl Smith, invites you to make his home your home in Gay New Orleans. We are a small and cozy gay Bed & Breakfast in the Marigny District, just a short walk to the French Quarter. Come enjoy Louisiana hospitality at its best, as your host caters to your individual wants and needs! He is a native Louisianan and can guide you to many local sites and attractions, including restaurants, shopping, music clubs and gay bars.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Elysian Fields Inn, New Orleans, Louisiana

Author: , March 25th, 2015

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Elysian Fields Inn

Welcome to Elysian Fields Inn, a fully licensed New Orleans Bed and Breakfast located in the Historic Faubourg Marigny section of New Orleans. Our neighborhood was just listed as one of the four hot neighborhoods in America by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Everything mentioned in the article is within a few blocks of our Inn. The Frenchmen Street shops and restaurants, French Quarter and French Market are all just steps from our door. Stroll to the Riverwalk Marketplace where you can browse the numerous upscale shops before boarding the Streetcar for your tour of the Universities and grand homes of the Garden District along the famous St. Charles Streetcar Line.

See the Elysian Fields Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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New Orleans for Mardi Gras

Author: , February 19th, 2015

New Orleans Mardi Gras

Today’s dispatch is culled from the stunning Instagram feed of John d’Addario, writer, photographer, and chronicler of things “mostly” New Orleans.

As you may know, today is Mardi Gras in New Orleans when the streets are crammed with drunken revelers draped in glittering strands of purple, green, and gold beads. Mr. D’Addario has been taking some choice shots of the pre-Fat Tuesday Big Easy glam, which is making us reminisce about our trip down South last Halloween.

Full Story at Towleroad.com | Louisiana Gay Travel Resources

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Author: , January 28th, 2015

MardiGrasNewOrleans.comThe city of New Orleans is known for its delicious food, world-famous cocktails, and, of course, wild Mardi Gras celebrations. More than one million spectators throng the French Quarter each February for the colorful costumes and an excuse to party — but that’s only a small portion of what the city has to offer during Mardi Gras. Look beyond the vividly colored feathered boas and tourist-filled bars lining Bourbon Street to discover that the locals have plenty of other great ways to celebrate. Here are some insider tips to help you experience a more authentic Mardi Gras in NOLA, like the locals do. Let the good times roll!

Plan ahead. There are dozens of krewes that hold parades in the days and weeks leading into Mardi Gras. Find one that seem most interesting to you, check the parade schedule, and add it to your itinerary!

Get to know your krewe. Many krewes have been in existence for decades, each with their own unique histories and annual themes. All host their own parades at varying schedules throughout Carnival season, making the entire city festive even before Mardi Gras day takes place. Local favorites include:

Krewe of Bacchus: With over 1,000 members, 33 animated floats, marching bands, ceremonial escort groups, and a celebrity “king” acting as a stand-in Bacchus, the Krewe of Bacchus, started in 1968, is widely considered as one of the more spectacular krewes of Mardi Gras. The Krewe of Bacchus parades the Sunday before Mardi Gras, drawing a crowd of several hundred thousand spectators along its route on St. Charles.

By Connie Hum – Full Story at Shermans Travel | Louisiana Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2014 Lost Money

Author: , August 24th, 2014

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The 2014 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival announced a $177,644 financial loss from this year’s festival season and organizers say the event will need a radical overhaul to return to profitability.

Mardi Gras CEO Michael Rolik told a member meeting today that revenue from ticket sales and fees had been below what the organization had budgeted for.

Organizers had expected to raise an additional $350,000 in 2014 which would have made the event profitable for the second year in a row after it posted a profit of $45,693 in financial year 2012/2013.

By Andrew Potts – Full Story at Gay Star News | Sydney Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

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Event Review – Outback Mardi Gras

Author: , March 17th, 2014

Outback Mardi GrasBroken Hill is an isolated mining town surrounded mostly by desert in far west New South Wales. Of it’s 20,000 people – most are miners, health workers and there is also a strong indigenous community too. But there’s a growing push for more people to recognise the outback’s LGBTI community.

Brad Scanlon is the local Police Sergeant and Prosecutor in Broken Hill. He also happens to be gay and has called the outback home for the past three years.

“I didn’t know what to expect coming out here,” says Brad. “I came out here with my partner, and there was no sign of a gay community out here.”

“The outback isn’t going to change for you… it’s uncompromising.”

But Brad and his mates are working to change that by hosting their very own mardi gras.

Authored By Patrick Abboud – See the Full Story at sbs.com.au

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