Monthly Archives: October 2012

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1896 O’Malley House Owner Featured in USA Today Article

Larry Watts, the owner of 1896 O’Malley House, was happy to be included in an article about reputation management on review site TripAdvisor. Having been interviewed back in April by Tripavisor about how to succesfully run an award-winning inn, Larry was the natural choice to speak to the importance of responding to reviews and taking his guests’ comments seriously.

To read the full text of the article, see this link: USA Today

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2012 Wizard World Comic Con at New Orleans

Calling all fans of comics, movies/TV, toys, and much more; to 2012 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con.  This amazing 3 day event kicks off on Friday, November 30 and wraps up on Sunday, December 2 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
You simply won’t want to miss the following highpoints that we are happy to share  from Wizard World’s website!:

  • Stan Lee will be at Wizard World!!  Don’t miss a chance to see and get an autograph from this comic book legend, co-creator of well-known Marvel comics Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, and more!
  • “Star Trek: The Next Generation” fans will be excited to experience the 25-year reunion featuring seven key stars, and fans have the opportunity to pose in a photo with them!
  • WWE Superstar CM Punk, known as “The Straightedge Superstar” due to his choices to live his life in a positive way that focused on personal development and not on drugs, alcohol, and a dependency lifestyle.
  • “Walking Dead” viewers will be excited to meet Norman Reedus, Michael Rooker, and Jon Bernthal, who are ready to sign autographs, pose for photos, and will contribute to a Q&A panel.

Escape to Wizard World to experience excitement, magic, imagination, and terror with other like minded people.  We know you will have a blast!

Each night, return to 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast for relaxation and to restore for the next day of Comic Con adventures!

For more information about this year’s Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, see their website.  Like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and check Wizard World videos to see previous Comic Cons and more!

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Halloween Night Availability

Believe it orjack o lantern not, we still have limited availability for Halloween. With all of the wonderfully wicked things doing on in the city during Halloween week, you will certainly find many terrifying activities in which to take part.

After you are completely undone by the haunted goings-on, come tuck your covers up to your neck in our cheerfully spirit-free accommodations and sleep like the dead a baby.

Check our online availability HERE or call us directly at (866) 226-1896.

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RUE 127 – New American Bistro

New Orleans is a foodie’s playground, offering so many delicious restaurants, so you might find it difficult to decide where to have dinner.  Let us suggest RUE 127 – New American Bistro.  This amazing little restaurant can be found in a renovated New Orleans style shotgun home right across the street from 1896 O’Malley House and is a highlight of our neighborhood.  The upscale menu options provided at RUE 127 may prove to be pleasantly surprising, and they certainly do not disappoint.

Chef Ray Gruezke designed a delectable menu sure to delight your taste buds.  When possible, the restaurant uses sustainably grown produce and the freshest meats and seafood.  To ensure that each of RUE 127’s menu items are made from fresh ingredients, the offerings change weekly.  Save room for dessert, Chef Joanna Parker is the pastry chef responsible for each delectable creation including a House Made Sorbet of the Day.  Finally, local artist Natalie Boos’ art compliments the cozy atmosphere in this welcoming restaurant.

RUE 127 is open Tuesday through Friday for lunch, and Monday through Saturday for dinner.  Call for reservations, or make them online.  You can also view their menu on their website.

If you still need convincing, see what contributors to Urban Spoon are saying.  We know you won’t be disappointed in the amazing cuisine available at RUE 127 – New American Bistro.

127 N. Carrollton Avenue
New Orleans, LA

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This Halloween Explore the Haunted History of New Orleans

October is a special month in New Orleans, with its haunted history and intriguing characters.  The history of this city is so bizarre – we don’t have to make it up!  What better way to celebrate this month of spirits than to explore the spookier side of the Big Easy?

Explore one of the chilling Top Ten Most Haunted New Orleans Locations such as the Lalaurie House – a high society doctor’s home and also the site of a gruesome scene during a house fire.  Another stop on your investigation could Arnaud’s Restaurant and Mardi Gras Museum, said to be haunted by Arnaud Cazenave and his daughter Germaine who watch over the operations of the creole restaurant and the operation of the museum filled with festive keepsakes.

Get to the heart of New Orleans’ past by checking out one of the Top Ten Haunted Cemeteries in New Orleans.   These cemeteries are the final resting places of 2000 yellow fever victims, Union soldiers, writers, and a variety of famous and infamous local characters.

Participate in a variety of guided tours of NOLA through Haunted History Tours, known for guided Ghost, Voodoo, Vampire, Cemetery and Garden District tours.  These tours have been featured on networks such as A&E, The History Channel, and The Travel Channel.  Still not sure if you want to participate in New Orleans’ ghostly times gone by?  Check out this YouTube video about Haunted History Tours.

After a day of exploring the darker side of New Orleans, we know you will happily return to our 1896 O’Malley House for rest and relaxation.  We look forward to providing a sanctuary for your respite.

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New Orleans Historic VooDoo Museum

New Orleans historic VooDoo Museum established 1972

Culture, secrecy, education, entertainment, magic, mystery, folklore, history, and legacy – New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum has it all.  This is an attraction that you won’t want to miss when you stay at 1896 O’Malley House.  This unique and interesting little institution in the heart of the French Quarter will make your visit complete.

At the New Orleans Historic VooDoo Museum, you can learn…

History – VooDoo came straight from Africa to our own city of New Orleans!

Zombies, Gris-Gris, and Marie Laveau –  Beings, objects, and important people in the world of VooDoo.

Current Practices and Practitioners – Curious?  Explore modern use of VooDoo through local contemporary experts.

The museum also offers a VooDoo-Cemetary Walking Tour, which takes you to none other than the tomb of Marie Laveau, the VooDoo Queen!  The tour doesn’t miss other notable sites throughout “America’s Most Interesting City.”  The cost for the walking tours is $19 for adults and $10 for children (12 & under), and automatically includes free admission to the museum.  Schedule the tours with 24 hours advance notice, and will last 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

Take home a mystical souvenir to remember New Orleans’ religious culture from our gift shop.  We have everything from VooDoo dolls to informational books.

The museum is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm – check it out!

All of this information has been obtained from the website for New Orleans Historic VooDoo Museum.