“Deb Burst is as much a New Orleans fixture as Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, and an ice cold Hurricane at Pat O’s. You can see her passion in every word she writes and every photograph she snaps. She is a true renaissance woman.”


Mark A. NewmanFormer Editor in Chief, Southern Breeze Magazine

“Deborah Burst sees things (and knows things) about New Orleans that most people don’t. Here, she reveals the stories behind some of the region’s most memorable structures.”

Lee FroehlichPlayboy Magazine Managing editor

“Once again, thank you for all your hard work! Your writing really is beautiful, so colorful and descriptive. Thanks for everything!”

Katie Papadopoulos

“I came across your wonderful article for Southern Breeze…of all the articles and press that has happened since MAD MEN….yours is still by far my favorite. I’m back in L.A filming season 2, missing New Orleans and NYC a little, but the cast is such a great group of people, and the scripts are even better than last season.”

Bryan BattBroadway extraordinaire and Salvatore Romano on AMC’s TV series Mad Men

“Bells chiming, steeples beckoning, and stained glass glimmering… Hallowed Halls of Greater New Orleans offers an exclusive tour of these historical structures. Deb captures these iconic treasurers and their majestic beauty in both her prose and photos.”

Mona L. HaydenEditor/Publisher, Louisiana Road Trips Magazine

“This is fantastic – beautifully written!  I’m sure that all of our friends in Mystic Connecticut will enjoy it and I look forward to sharing it with them.”

Diana LaneGeiger PR Group, Travel Post Monthly website

“Deborah… words cannot express how we feel. The article is “fabulous” (to use Maureen and Peggy’s expression of glee)!  What a beautiful layout!  What perfect placement!  We will work hard to maintain and improve upon the image you have left with your readers.”

Tom and Maureen ChamblessBlue Willow Bed & Breakfast owners, Covington Magazine

“I enjoyed the article very much and thought it was well-thought out. It is a thoughtful, meditative piece with a nice perspective…”

Linda McGovernEditor - Literary Traveler website

“Your articles are great.  You have a wonderful way with words and the pics were very good also.  We were in Vicksburg about 10 days ago and read one of your articles in Miss. Magazine.  You are very talented!  Thanks for the article on Ruby’s.”

Diane and Fred Holland Owners - Ruby’s Roadhouse

“You can be satisfied and content in knowing that your words have given me a resource of fresh encouragement, energy, and inspiration at a time when really needed it. You may never know how much.”

Gene LippsSongwriter/ Musician

“I think the work you have done is exceptional, your writing is captivating, fluid and always informative. In my opinion no one else does it better than Deb Burst and Louisiana Homes & Gardens.”

Roger SmithOwner & publisher of Louisiana Homes & Gardens

“I’ve admired Deb Burst’s research, writing and photography since she was an undergraduate student at Tulane University and Preservation in Print was the first to publish her stories about historic architecture and neighborhoods. Hallowed Halls will definitely be the bible about Louisiana houses of worship.”

Mary FitzpatrickEditor Preservation in Print Magazine