Author: Photos by Sarah Essex Bradley

What’s the Truth Behind Haunted Louisiana?

The Myrtles For years, owners have marketed The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville as “America’s most haunted house.” Several apparitions apparently haunt The Myrtles, but the most famous is Chloe, an enslaved woman who purportedly had her left ear…

Coming Home

The Bayou St. John area (officially Faubourg St. John) in New Orleans is known for its historic residences. Pitot House, the Old Spanish Custom House and The Sanctuary, all facing the bayou, are among the architecturally and culturally significant…

Literary Lovers Travel Guide

Marie-Madeleine Hachard arrived in New Orleans in the early 1700s with a group of Ursuline nuns. She wrote of her new home in the French colony and that collection of personal accounts would become one of the first books about…

Classic New Orleans with a Twist

This house began on a napkin,” said Mia Jahncke, referring to the initial drawing by her father-in-law, New Orleans architect Davis Jahncke, who designed the house as his last project before retiring from a career of more than a…

Home: A Return to Roots

  An age-old proverb says that the shoemaker’s children go barefoot. In other words, the shoemaker is often too busy to take…

A Quarterly Compendium of What’s Hot & What’s Not in Louisiana

What's HotHonoring Korean vets. U.S. Highway 80, which crosses Louisiana from Monroe to Shreveport, has been dedicated as the Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway. Louisiana has 54,900 Korean War veterans.Rink remembrance. Professional boxer Preston Scott Hartzog, who died recently of…