New Orleans Perseveres

Millenarian dreams, perennial dreams, New Orleans days and New Orleans nights.  Mechanical notions, organic passions, chemical attractions——animal, vegetable, mineral——familiarity may breed contempt but satisfaction breeds contentment.


Every day is colorful in New Orleans
The Krewe of Dead Beans in front of La Belle Esplanade

Continents may sink into the sea but New Orleans’ spirit will persevere.  A world without New Orleans would be as dry and thin-aired as Mars.  

There are dead canals on Mars.  There are deep, deep roots in New Orleans.

The earth goes around the sun.  Nothing is about to end anytime soon.  New Orleans perseveres.

Colorful, wonderful New Orleans
Krewe of Dead Beans parade on Bayou Road in front of Gayarre Place

New Orleans perseveres.  That is more than enough reason to smile.  If the universe has a sense of humor, New Orleans is a speck of serenity in an ocean of confusion.  Be careful what you wish for unless you are wishing for New Orleans.  Curiosity killed the cat until satisfaction brought him back.

Old Man River keeps rolling along.  Time passes.  Dreams come true.  New Orleans perseveres.  One day the full will collapse on itself and go nova.  The spirit of New Orleans will never be extinguished.


The best-dressed man in New Orleans, too.
Your humble narrator, one of the most interesting men in New Orleans.

When you are ready to visit our fair and interesting city, you know where you should stay, don’t you?  Just plug your dates into our calendar to see what we have available.  We only have five suites so only the most microscopic fraction of the 17.5 million people who visit New Orleans every year can have the La Belle Esplanade experience.  No one ever says their visit is too long.  It is always too short because the longer you are here, the more you’ll realize how much more there is to discover and explore.  I always say that five nights is the perfect amount of time to get a satisfying taste of New Orleans.  More is always better.

In the meantime, keep up with our blog.  It is sometimes informative but usually entertaining.  Also, follow us on Facebook.  We post things to our Facebook page 2, 3, 4, 5 times a day depending on what we encounter every day.  It will keep you in a New Orleans state of mind.

Have a great New Orleans day today!  We look forward to meeting you.

-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.

#2 in the U.S., #16 in the world.
—-2 years in a row, the people have spoken—La Belle is one of the top 5 places to stay in the United States.—-


Sunday, March 10, 2019:. Mardi Gras is done and today is the first Sunday of Lent.  The atmosphere in New Orleans is very different from it has been the preceding couple of weeks.  It is still pleasant here, if a bit more subdued than during Mardi Gras season.  Of course, compared to most cities, there is still plenty going on every day.  We’re off to a Second Line parade this afternoon.  If you don’t know what that means, get your good self down here and find out first hand.  New Orleans is calling you!