07 July 2013

Louisiana Summer :: New Orleans



Two nights in NOLa with just the mister to celebrate our anniversary...


For lodging: Omni Royal Orleans

Perfect location, clean, excellent beds and linens, friendly staff, gorgeous rooftop pool & bar, luxurious


For breakfast: Surrey's

Get the shrimp and grits or the banana's foster French toast.


For lunch: The American Sector

We love John Besh. The perfect pig poboy was decidedly perfect.


For dinner: Borgne

This is an upscale casual Besh restaurant featuring LA seafood. Get the black drum entree, the duck poppers, and the Breaking Cane cocktail. Skip the stuffed flounder.


For shopping: Mignon Faget

I went for pieces from The HIVE collection this time. I always get a compliment or comment when I wear a piece from her collection.


For cool New Orleans-style jazz: Jeremy Davenport Lounge at the Ritz

The music and setting were phenomenal. The large and boisterous, uppity crowd was not.


For coffee: Cafe du Monde; Antoine's Annex

Get a table on the edge of the cafe for great people watching. Antoine's coffee was perfect.


For museum hopping: Ogden Museum of Southern Art;

Wow. We were introduced to the prolific Southern artist, William Hollingsworth. I also enjoyed Eudora Welty's photography collection.

Contemporary Arts Center

Check out the quirky, spooky Chalmatia exhibit.


For oysters: Royal House Oyster Bar

Belly up to the bar for a dozen raw and an ice cold Abita amber.


For Marie Laveau: St. Louis Cemetery #1

Not at night.


For mass: St.Louis Cathedral

I never miss the irony of the fortune tellers who set up just outside the doors of the church. There is a beautiful harmony that exists in this city.


For live music: It's everywhere, you can't miss it.



There are a thousand other ways to enjoy this city; this is just a bit of how we did it this time.