Southern Decadence in the Vieux Carré


Southern Decadence in the Vieux Carré

Frank Perez, bewigged and dressed as King Louis XIV, gave a brief but pointed history lesson to the crowd gathered outside the Golden Lantern bar in New Orleans’ French Quarter: “Forty-six years ago, when we had the first Southern Decadence, the city was still arresting us. Now they’re fucking toasting us!” Comment
The Northeast’s famed fall foliage is reason enough for an autumnal getaway. But few regions compare to New York’s Finger Lakes, where the natural scenery is matched by cozy B&Bs, delightful restaurants, remarkable history, lovely hiking, and oh such wonderful wineries. Comments (1)

A Not So Gay Passage to India

India had always been a distant dream of mine, starting decades ago when I met George Michell, an authority on Indian temples who encouraged me to make the trip. I never did. Not only was it far away, but hazardous, with everything from “Delhi belly” to malaria lurking there. Finally, at 70, I decided to do it. My husband Hugh Young admitted that the Taj Mahal was on his own bucket list. George offered to write an itinerary — 12 days in In Comment


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