(All these photos were taken in the French Quarter or "Vieux Carre", btw)
Aunt Sally's Creole Pralines - http://www.auntsallys.com/
World-famous pralines and LOTS of New Orlens stuff (cookbooks, spice mixes, etc) available in their online store.
French Quarter Online - http://www.frenchquarter.com/
Your guide to all things French Quarter - nice interactive map.
Prince Conti Hotel - http://www.princecontihotel.com/
I highly recommend this little historic boutique hotel in the heart of the French Quarter - it was quaint, beautiful, clean and affordable - and though it is just 1/2 block from Bourbon Street, it was quiet and not creepy.