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.
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;
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.
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.