Q & A with Bienville House and How They Specialize in N'awlins Hospitality
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Q & A with Bienville House and How They Specialize in N’awlins Hospitality

The Bienville House let’s you know why staying at their hotel, you can have your beignet with your coffee too!

Christina Jeter




See for yourself, “Je Ne Sais Quoi” that Bienville House displays!

This stately hotel is decorated in the style of a centuries-old French manor house with hand-painted murals and old-world furnishings. It’s a 5-minute walk from Bourbon Street and a 9-minute walk from Harrah’s Casino.

I reached out to Hayley Amoss, the Community Manager for the property, and requested an interview because I wanted to know the story behind the name and the glamor behind the architecture.

Q: Bienville House, what is the story behind your hotel name?

Originally occupied by Thompson’s Planters Rice Mill and Southern Syrup Manufacturing, the building went under a complete transformed in 1835 and the North American Hotel born.

The New Orleans hotel was advertised as a “delightful summer residence for Ladies and Gentlemen.” However, by 1837, the hotel’s owners had parted company, and the building was split into a small French Quarter hotel for boarders and a Fire House.

Eventually, the building would become the Royal Bienville, 20 luxury apartments that marked the revival of Decatur Street. By the early 1970’s the building was once again a New Orleans hotel that appealed to people driving to or through the city.

After surviving a fire that destroyed a warehouse across the street, the 83 room “motor hotel” was purchased by the Monteleone family in 1972.

The Bienville House hotel is still family-owned and operated by the Monteleone family.

Q: Is your hotel haunted or do you have any cool ghost stories?

We don’t have any ghost stories…. Not yet anyways!

Q: Everybody has their reason as to why they love New Orleans, what’s yours?

The people, history, and spirit are what make New Orleans, unlike any other city.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do in the city, and why?

Since it’s impossible to choose just one, we’ve built out a full list of our top things to do!

Q: What would you say to a traveler to make them choose you for their vacation spot?

Located in the heart of the French Quarter, the Bienville House provides the perfect escape without having to travel far to experience some of the city’s best attractions.

Q: What is your favorite place and meal to eat in The Crescent City?

Head to the food section of our blog for some of our favorite spots.

Q: In one word what makes your hotel different from the rest?


Q: Ever have a hotel guest who ONLY stays at your hotel when in the French Quarter, even if it is only to eat at your restaurant?

We have too many to single out just one, but we appreciate all of our patrons and consider them a part of the Bienville House family.



The FDA Wants to Make Smaller Condoms Because the Current Ones Are One Inch Too Long According to a Recent Study

The FDA hopes to lower the rate of STDs by making condoms smaller.

TUT Staff



The Food and Drug Administration has admitted that there is a need for smaller condoms based on the fact that the average condom, 6.69 inches in length, is too big for the average American penis which is 5.57 inches. A study by Indiana University on nearly 2,000 men revealed this average length.

The FDA hopes the new sizes will help lower the rates of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies and has made a policy change to allow companies to make condoms of all sizes.

myONE Perfect Fit, a custom brand of condoms made by Boston company Global Protection Corp, which has been lobbying for a change for more than seven years. Data collected by the company has found that the current condoms on the market only fit 12 percent of men. It coincides with the scientific results found by Indiana University. The research team at the college also found that the size of the erect penis varied depending on how it was achieved. Oral sex proved more arousing than masturbation or being stimulated only by sexual fantasies.

Dr. Debby Herbenick gathered the information on penis length by simply asking the men who were involved in the test. She trusted the men to give accurate measurements because “If they reported a bigger-than-reality size to us, they would get a baggier condom. If they reported a smaller-than-reality size to us, the condom would be too tight.

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5 People Finally Arrested in 1983 Racially Motivated Murder of 23-Year-Old Black Man

The family of Timothy Coggins may finally receive justice, over three decades later.

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Suspects of a racially motivated murder of a black man 34 years ago have finally been arrested in Georgia. Frankie Gebhardt, Bill Moore Sr., Sandra Bunn, Lamar Bunn, and Gregory Huffman were all arrested in connection with the murder of Timothy Coggins. Coggins was found dead on October 9th, 1983 in Sunnyside, Georgia as a result of multiple forms of trauma. All five suspects are white.

The search for the suspects went cold until March of this year when new evidence came to light. Original witnesses were re-interviewed, which also lead to new information for the case. Police stated that many witnesses were, “living with this information since Coggins’ death but had been afraid to come forward or had not spoken of it until now.”

Frankie Gebhardt and Bill Moore were arrested and charged with murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and concealing the death of another. Sandra Bunn. Lamar Bunn and Gregory Huffman were charged with the lesser charge of obstruction.

Coggins’ family thanked the police for re-opening the case saying, “We know that there’s been tireless nights and we know that you guys have put in so many hours making sure that these people were brought to justice…The only unfortunate part in this is that our grandparents, Timothy Coggins’ parents, are not able to see this today.”

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How to Get More Flavor from Your Vaping Experience

People who wish to avoid the bitter taste of cigarettes now have a better and less harmful option –to use a vape pen or vape mod.

TUT Staff



People who wish to avoid the bitter taste of cigarettes now have a better and less harmful option –to use a vape pen or vape mod. The wide variety of e-liquid flavors available are one of the main reasons why people decide to start vaping.

With e-liquids, you can enjoy tropical fruits, refreshing mint, rich tobacco, and many other flavors with each draw from the vape pen. The best part of vaping is the joy of discovering new and exciting flavors – there are so many different flavors so you can potentially enjoy a different one every month.

However, a common problem faced by experienced vapers and those new to the world of vaping is that the flavor is not always as strong as they want it to be. One of the main reasons for this is ‘vaper’s tongue’ –a condition where the person who vapes unexpectedly experiences diminished flavors such as if their ability to taste was significantly reduced. This is a common problem which occurs due to vaping the same flavor for extended periods – eventually, your ability to taste the flavor can be affected.

Other reasons why you might not be getting the best flavor from your vaping pen or mod include problems with the e-liquid or your equipment.

Here is how you can get more flavor from your vaping experience.

1 –Mix up your E-liquid Flavours

The best part about vaping is the flexibility you have to blend multiple e-liquids for a unique and personalized flavor. With so many different flavors available today, you can constantly experiment with different ones –essentially you could create a different flavor each month by mixing up different e-liquid flavors. All suppliers you are buying e-liquids from should have hundreds of different flavors to choose from. For example, there’s leading e-liquid suppliers VapersWAREHOUSE who are a discount premium e-liquid shop. From cake to watermelon – they have a plethora of flavors to satisfy everyone!

Here are some of the best flavor combinations you should try:

  • Green Apple and Menthol –these work together to create a tart, sweet and sharp taste.
  • Coffee and Menthol –menthol and coffee also blend together very well.
  • Fruits and Tobacco –when blending fruity flavors with tobacco, you should opt for sweet fruits such as peach, strawberry, or cherry because tart fruits such as kiwi may give a bitter taste.
  • Vanilla and Coffee –another classic combination, vanilla, and coffee is the perfect balance of flavors.

There are thousands of different flavors you can blend together to create unique flavors. However, when mixing two or more e-liquids, remember that it is not unlike cooking – certain flavors work well together while others do not.

Other tips for getting the most out of your vaping experience include adjusting the settings of your vape mod such as setting the right temperature and reducing the airflow to get the best effects.

2 –Check the PG Content of your E-liquids

Experienced vapers have a preferred Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG) ratio for their e-liquids. Those interested in cloud chasing prefer e-liquids with higher VG content as they produce a thicker vapor. However, VG is slightly sweet and does not carry flavor as well as PG. This is why concentrated flavors are typically mixed in PG as opposed to VG.

Hence, if you’re looking to maximise your flavor consider switching to e-liquids with higher PG content. The only drawback of liquids with higher PG is that they have a definite throat catch/hit which can be too harsh for your throat. Hence, a ratio of 50 percent PG and 50 percent VG is ideal for most vapers. This combination offers good vapor and great flavor. If you still need more flavor, then you can choose to increase the PG content in your e-liquids by 60 or 70 percent.

3 –Identify and Cure Vaper’s Tongue

Vaper’s tongue is one of the most common problems faced by new and experienced vapers alike. There are various potential causes of this vaper’s tongue which includes dehydration, faulty equipment, or flavor fatigue. Symptoms of vaper’s tongue include the failure to taste your favorite e-liquid flavor, experiencing a numb tongue or an unpleasant taste.

If you are unable to taste your e-liquid flavor, then chances are that you have vaper’s tongue. Both PG and VG are known to absorb moisture over time and long-term exposure to e-liquid causing an oily film to cover your tongue and taste buds. The best solution is to drink lots of water and keep yourself hydrated.

Another common cause of vaper’s tongue is flavor fatigue. With extended use, the flavor of your e-liquid can ‘lose its punch’– in other words, your taste buds become less sensitive to the flavor. If you have flavor fatigue, you might not be able to enjoy similar tasting e-liquids either. The simplest solution to this problem is to change the flavor of your e-liquid. You can also drink lots of water, suck a lemon slice or smell coffee beans to ‘reset’ your palate.

If you are still not able to get the most out of your vaping experience, then you might have faulty equipment which you will have to clean or repair.

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