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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Apr 30 - Dec 17, 2017
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Zurich Classic

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CNN presents Sound…

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David Hansen's Garden…

May 01, 2017
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Monday Blues

May 01, 2017 - Jan 05, 2026
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The Georgian…

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The Irish House…

May 01, 2017
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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Apr 30 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

International House Hotel Presents - Authentic 1800s Mardi Gras + Tim Burton-Style Tea

February 15 – 27, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: International House
  • Address: 221 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Venue: International House

To many, Mardi Gras means purple, green and gold blinking beads and kegs of beer. But International House celebrates with far greater richness to tell a much fuller story - depicting the original style and customs of a time past. The lobby is transformed with 21 brilliant reproductions from Carlotta Bonnecaze's DUMB SOCIETY, circa 1896, which celebrates her larger than life fantasy through watercolor paintings of costume and design. Carlotta was the first woman, and Creole, to design carnival costumes and floats for Mardi Gras, in the late 1800s.

Above the entrance at Loa bar, characters from her "Five O'Clock Tea" watercolors are on display, and are the inspiration behind Loa's enchanted tea party. The late afternoon fête is theatrically served during Carnival, from February 15 - 27, 2017, 5:00-6:00pm each day, complete with masks and complimentary cocktail-infused tea. "Spirit Handler" Alan Walter's tea is inspired and poured to the pageantry and wit of Bonnecaze's watercolors, and is composed of Local Meyer Lemon and Satsuma Cello, Lemongrass Vodka, Caramelized Pandon Leaf Syrup, Fruit Liqueurs, and Fresh Herbs.