Whatever will keep you calm and content has a place in a serene decorating scheme for your apartment.

Your apartment is an oasis where you can get away from the problems of the outside world. If you find yourself shouting, “Serenity, now!” as a mantra, you might want to add some calming elements to your apartment decor. Follow these tips to decorate your apartment with serenity in mind.

In New Orleans, enjoy beignets topped with powdered sugar or stuffed with meat, vegetables and fruit.

If you’re somewhat familiar with the history of New Orleans, you know that the beignet plays a major part. Originally brought to Louisiana in the 18th century by French colonists, beignets are squares of fried pastry dough traditionally served with…