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Make Valentine’s Day 2013 a Romantic Night in New Orleans

valentine's suiteIt’s time to start planning time with your special someone for Valentine’s Day or the following weekend.  Show your love by treating your sweetheart to a romantic dinner for two.  Then relax in luxury accommodations at 1896 O’Malley House Bed & Breakfast.

Romantic Accommodations
Check out the Colonel Parker Suite, an exquisite suite decorated in rich red, dark woods, and a beautiful fireplace.  Our queen-size, four-post bed has luxurious custom linens providing comfort and tranquility.  Enjoy a relaxing bath in a whirlpool tub/shower in the private bathroom.  This is the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  This lovely room is pictured above.

We also invite you to the Broyard Suite, a beautiful room with classic and elegant furniture and decore, also featuring the original coal-burning fireplace to make the atmosphere romantic and cozy.  This room includes a beautiful queen-size, four-post bed and guest robes.  End your Valentine’s evening with a soak in the whirlpool tub/shower combo.

Romantic Dinner-for-Two
New Orleans is known for its cuisine, so we know you will find a delightful romantic restaurant to make your evening complete.

You may enjoy a delicious and elegant meal at Commander’s Palace, providing traditional Louisiana Creole cuisine in the Garden District.

For French Continental Cuisine, check out Flaming Torch Restaurant, a boutique restaurant in Uptown New Orleans using locally grown fresh ingredients in an warm atmosphere.

Wherever you decide to dine with your dearest – don’t forget to make reservations!

Don’t make your Valentine’s Day plans at the last minute – book your room at 1896 O’Malley House Bed & Breakfast today!

 

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Join the Krewes and Parades in New Orleans at Mardi Gras 2013


While you stroll in New Orleans
You ought to go see the Mardi Gras
If you go to New Orleans
You ought to go see the Mardi Gras
When you see the Mardi Gras
Somebody’ll tell you what’s Carnival for
–Professor Longhair

It’s time!  Time to make your plans for Mardi Gras! 

Mardi Gras History

Mardi Gras celebrations began as early as 1699, before the French adopted it and brought it to North America.  Once in New Orleans, balls and fetes thrived, were forbidden, and eventually resumed …the party could not be stopped!  Mardi Gras grew from masked people traveling through the streets to official parades.  In spite of the ups and downs, Mardi Gras remains to be America’s biggest party, and truly an amazing event!

Mardi Gras Krewes and Parades

RexDon’t miss out on the festivities throughout this time!  From Balls to the Parades, the Krewes are anxious to provide a great time and memorable experiences.  Mardi Gras Krewes organize parades, throw balls, and a variety of social events throughout the Carnival season.  The Krewes are responsible for maintaining several Mardi Gras traditions such as the flag and choosing the Mardi Gras King!

Please see New Orleans Online, for a schedule of all of the parades, including information about each Krewe.  New Orleans Online is our resource for this information (and more) about Mardi Gras, so check it out!

Recharge with us!

When you’re reading to call it a night, come back and stay with us at 1896 O’Malley House, our bed &  breakfast is just 15-20 minutes from the French Quarter by streetcar – and our comfortable rooms will provide the perfect rejuvenation for the next day’s merriment.

 

 

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3 Weeks till Mardi Gras 2013 – New Orleans’ Biggest Party!

Happy New Year from 1896 O’Malley House Bed & Breakfast!

It’s that time again – time to make your reservations for the biggest party around!  Mardi Gras is just around the corner and you need a place to stay during the festivities!   In New Orleans, you’ll find every Creole delight such as Jambalaya and Beignets to Gumbo and King Cake.  You can enjoy the parades and parties from January 19 through February 12, 2013.  But where will you stay?  1896 O’Malley House still has available rooms during this time – but don’t delay in booking your room – check our availability, and make your reservation today!

Our bed and breakfast is conveniently located near the French Quarter, city park, fairgrounds, the Garden District, and more; providing easy access to all of the festivities!  During your stay you’ll experience comfortable accommodations including:

  • Comfortable beds
  • Luxurious Linens
  • Jacuzzi tubs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • LCD TVs

And don’t forget you’ll start each day with a hearty bed and breakfast, preparing you for the exhilarating events ahead.

Don’t wait -  have rooms available, but that won’t last long!  Contact us at (866)266-1896 or email Larry at larry@1896omalleyhouse.com .

We can’t wait for you to join us for Mardi Gras!

(The Mardi Gras image can be found for free here.)