Author: Jyl Benson

Sur le menu: Spicy Adventure

Located 10 miles south of New Iberia, Avery Island is a 2,200-acre salt dome packed hundreds of feet thick with the mineral and mined since the 18th century. It is also home to Tabasco hot pepper sauce, founded by Edmund…

Sur la menu: Culinary Celebration

With twenty-six years of hospitality experience between them, in the fall of 2018 Candace Cooper and Jacob Sonnier decided it was time to make the move and open their own restaurant. “The concept was a simple one,” Sonnier said. “Get…

Sur la menu: Upscale Casual

Located on a tree-canopied block of historic, downtown Breaux Bridge that bustles with strollers perusing antique shops and local boutiques, in less than two years Café Sydney Mae has successfully risen to the challenge of replacing the iconic Café des…

Sur la menu: Filler Up

Last fall the familiar historic corner of Johnston and Jefferson streets in downtown Lafayette, previously occupied by The Filling Station and long ago serving as a Conoco gasoline station, reopened after a full renovation and expansion as Spoonbill Watering Hole…

Wildlife Wonderment, Part 6: Yellowstone Yearnings

  Our "Wildlife Wonderment" series has us making virtual visits all around the world - from China to the Amazon. But, that doesn't mean you can't have a wild adventure right here in the U.S. Included in New Orleans Bride…

Wildlife Wonderment, Part 5: Tiger Terrain

For the past few months, we’ve been highlighting New Orleans Bride Magazine travel editor Becca Hensley’s travel picks to put a little bit of the wild into your honeymoon. From visiting adorable pandas in China, to taking it down under…

Lazymoons for Lovers: Soak and Wallow

  It’s common for couples to dream up a fun, adventure-filled honeymoon full of activities. But, truth is that many couples are just exhausted once the honeymoon arrives. Months of planning and making decisions can tire a person out, and…

Anglophiles in the Isles: Part 3

This week we are continuing our jaunt through the isles of Great Britain. From literary excellence, scenic wonders and all the glorious food and accents that fall in between, the United Kingdom is sure to have something for everyone. Travel…

Fall Festivals

Load up the car and hit the road to enjoy one of these four eclectic festivals throughout the state

Real Engagements: Daphne and Ryan

New Orleans has always been the city of the late nights and boisterous parties. In the past few years, New Orleans has also become the city of love. Along with being one of the top destination wedding cities in the…

Location Spotlight: Ace Hotel New Orleans

For years, Ace Hotels have popped up all over the United States from New York and Pittsburg; to Portland and Seattle; and Palm Springs and Los Angeles. Last month, the company opened its latest incarnation in the Big Easy. Since then,…

Comfort and Joy

Picking the best hotel accommodations for wedding prep and out of town guests