Love, New Orleans-Style

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have been to New Orleans at all.  Catch a wish.  In a New Orleans state of mind, all things are possible.  Love is always in bloom in New Orleans.  Coochie coo.

You don’t need to be intrepid to discover the better side of New Orleans.  Get off the tourist radar.  Follow your nose.  Fly free.  I know why the uncaged pelican sings.  You have two choices: love or hate.  In New Orleans, everybody chooses love.

You will have no enemies in New Orleans.  In New Orleans, there aren’t any strangers.  Everyone you see on the street is a friend you haven’t yet met.


Whalehead King painting
Even Yippee the Whale knows that La Belle Esplanade is a five-star hotel!


You have at least two friends on Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans.  I am your humble narrator.  Frau Schmitt, who is the better half of this operation, is the nicest person you will ever meet.  We are innkeepers.  We do what we like and we like what we do.  We are New Orleans goodwill ambassadors.  La Belle Esplanade is unlike any other New Orleans hotel the way New Orleans is unlike any other city.

New Orleans is unlike any other destination.  We cannot blame the run-of-the-mill traveler for staying in New Orleans’ tourist bubble, but there is a more amazing city outside the French Quarter.  It’s the better side of New Orleans.

Get off the tourist radar and uncover your own New Orleans adventure.  Esplanade Avenue is a beautiful street, one of New Orleans’ most important and most famous streets.  Say, “Esplanade Avenue,” to someone who lives here and you will see a New Orleanian smile.  Good memories are made on Esplanade Avenue.

Take a chance.  Fortune favors the bold.  Get off the tourist grid.  Visit New Orleans like you belong here.  You do belong in New Orleans.  Live in New Orleans, really live, if only for a short while.  Nobody ever says their visit to New Orleans is too long.  It is always too short.  Come learn what it means to fall in love with New Orleans.

À votre santé,

La Belle Esplanade