The most interesting man in New Orleans

Eight Great New Orleans Stories

You expect me to say that this is the most interesting blog in New Orleans, don’t you?  Nope.  It’s not.  I like this blog, mind you, I like it a lot, but this isn’t the most interesting blog in New Orleans.  It has plenty of good New Orleans stories in its archives but it doesn’t have eight great New Orleans stories.  I’m talking about really great New Orleans stories.  The best of the best.  Where we keep the good stuff.

La Belle’s is a pretty interesting New Orleans blog but it is not New Orleans’ most interesting blog.  Why not?  Because, while this blog is about New Orleans, it’s focus is on a small hotel in New Orleans.  To get really deep into the New Orleans state of mind, there is one blog that’s better.  It’s called A New Orleans State of Mind.  Go figure.  Here is a hint to help you guess who writes it:

The most interesting man in New Orleans
This man knows more than eight great New Orleans stories.

Yes, that’s right, your humble narrator is everywhere.


So, what’s the dope on these eight great New Orleans stories?  I’ll provide links to them here.  Pick one, any one that catches your fancy.  Read it.  Read on.  This was La Belle’s original blog so if you delve deep in those archives you’ll find all sorts of historical documentation from when we first opened for business and what New Orleans was like then.  The more recent posts, all of them from October, are listed below.  Read on, read on:

The History of Bayou Road.

Stray Cats.

Indigenous Plants.

The Most Putrid Thing in New Orleans.

The Truth About Dumaine Street.

The Bowl Weasel.

The Earthworm Parade.

Mid-City Baby Shoe.


New Orleans is whimsically enchanting off the usual tourist radar.  If you are looking to experience New Orleans like the people who live here choose to call it home, you are on the right website.  La Belle Esplanade is a small five-suite craft hotel on a beautiful and historic street.  Good memories are made on Esplanade Avenue.  Nobody ever says their visit is too long.  It is always too short.  The longer you stay, the more you’ll discover things that you had no idea existed before you found them.

Saturday, October 19, 2019.  New Orleans is calling you.  When it’s time to answer, please consider La Belle Esplanade. You have two New Orleans goodwill ambassadors standing by to assist.

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