Canal Street

Soho New York City

The historic SoHo neighborhood (“SOuth of Houston”) is bounded by Houston Street to the north and Canal Street to the south. Originally known as the Cast Iron District due to the many buildings with such façades, SoHo’s historic roots date to the mid-19th Century, when cast iron was discovered as an architectural material that was cheap, flexible, yet sturdy enough to use to build decorative building facades.

Mardi Gras New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras would be heaven without the multitudes of half-lit partygoers, but it also wouldn’t be Mardi Gras. Those who subscribe to the old maxim that ‘Hell is other people’, should stay far, far away. Celebrated by those of the ‘laissez les bons temps roulez’ (‘let the good times roll’) mentality, Mardi Gras is America’s biggest, liveliest and most show-stopping party.