New Orleans on my mind

I’ve got New Orleans on my mind.  I should.  I live here.  You should, too.  You should be here.

Spend a week in New Orleans.  Open up your mind.  Open up your heart.  New Orleans has a spirit that makes old folks feel young and makes young folks feel better about themselves.  Change the world.  Be a New Orleanian wherever you are.  Get your good self down here.


The New Orleans state of mind
New Orleans is a magical city—a wonderful city.

When I walk around our neighborhood, I naturally have New Orleans on my mind.  It is inescapable.  My daily routine is woven through the details that make up every day in this wonderful city I call home.  Frau Schmitt is the better half of this operation.  She is as much a New Orleanian as I am.  We are unofficial New Orleans goodwill ambassadors.  We love where we live and we love to share what it is like to live here when people choose to stay at La Belle Esplanade.  Be a New Orleanian while you are here.  Visit like you belong.  You do belong in New Orleans.

I always have New Orleans on my mind.  I can’t help it.  I am embedded and immersed in New Orleans.  Wanna know what it’s like.  Stay at La Belle Esplanade.  Welcome to New Orleans.  You can get your tourist New Orleans in the French Quarter and the stuff you read in the guide books, or you can visit New Orleans like you live here.  Make your home on Esplanade Avenue for a couple of nights.  You can meet the most interesting people at La Belle Esplanade:

New Orleans on my mind
Some people call him the most interesting man in New Orleans. Other people call him the best dressed man in New Orleans.


You can make the most interesting memories when you stay in our part of New Orleans.  Good memories are made on our street every day.  Welcome to real New Orleans.  It is a wide open wide-ranging city outside the French Quarter and outside the guidebooks.  Use your better intuition and get your good self down here.

-La Belle Esplanade…

…ranked the #1 place to stay in New Orleans and in Louisiana, #2 in the U.S., and the #16 place to stay in the whole world.

——-The people have spoken!——

February 8, 2019:  I could tell you all sorts of things I encountered and did today as I went about my errands in a New Orleans state of mind.  The funny thing is, if I told it to you like I would tell it to a fellow New Orleanian, it wouldn’t make much sense to you.  I made groceries, went to a den, bought some throws, had a po’ boy, and sat in the Esplanade Avenue neutral ground for a while while I talked to a Big Chief and a baby doll.  It would just take too long to explain all that.  Just get your good self down to New Orleans and learn as you go.  We look forward to meeting you and sharing our part of the city with you.  I have New Orleans on my mind.  You should have New Orleans on your mind, too.  It really is magical here.