New Orleans Goodwill Ambassador

New Orleans Will Be Here

Life itself is an exercise in exceptions.  The spaces between facts are pregnant with things undescribed and unexplained.  Have you been to New Orleans recently?  New Orleans will be here when you’re ready.  We’re looking forward to it.

St Louis Cathedral, New Orleans
New Orleans had miles and miles and miles of heart.


New Orleans is a city that knows arithmetic but the city doesn’t use mathematics to make decisions.  Ours is a city of the gut.  Ask any crawfish or alligator you happen to see.  Follow your nose and it will lead you to good things in this wonderful city we call home.

There is intellectual New Orleans and it is married to the New Orleans of the heart.  Every day in New Orleans is full of the stuff from which rainbows are crafted.  Every day in New Orleans is good.  Close your eyes.  Can you feel a real New Orleans state of mind taking hold of you right now?

When you catch a wish on the fly, unexpectedly, you won’t keep it.  You will help make someone else’s wish come true, too.  That is New Orleans in a nutshell.


Are you an explorer?  New Orleans is a passion play of myriad delights and hurdles.  You know what they say, “Lucky in love, lucky in New Orleans.”  Most times everything works out just right.  Ask anyone who has lived in New Orleans for ten years or more, or, ask any child.  Home is where the heart is.

If you are afraid of uncertainty, there are tombs all over New Orleans.  You can’t miss them.

If you want self-discovery, there are churches and barrooms in every neighborhood.  Psychics, palm readers, card readers, empaths, and mystics set up tables in front of the cathedral all hours of the day and night.  Appointments aren’t necessary to meet your destiny in New Orleans.  Whatever happens is meant to be.

Being an adult means making choices and living with the consequences.  When New Orleans calls, you have to decide if you want to answer.  It isn’t a question of nature vs. nurture.  It’s a question of whether or not you feel truly alive.

We are all skeletons on the inside.  In a New Orleans state of mind, it’s what we do with ourselves outside that counts.  Being good is the highest calling.  The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.  Follow your muse and dance like nobody is watching.

Be careful what you wish for.  Once you’ve caught the New Orleans bug it’ll be tougher to shake than the corona virus.  New Orleans is a tough nut to crack, unless you happen to get a bag of Jumbo Peanuts.  Everything works out in the end.  To know New Orleans is to love it.

The foundation of New Orleans is truth in all its manifestations and fields.  We live in a city built on miles of mud.  Everything settles cockeyed, which is why we keep our eyes on the prize.  Knowing what it just is what makes us New Orleanians.  The motto of the great State of Louisiana is this:  Union. Justice. Confidence.  They are words to live by every day and in every way.  Welcome to the New Orleans state of mind.

New Orleans Goodwill Ambassador
Your personal New Orleans goodwill ambassador is at La Belle Esplanade. We’re here for you.

When you are ready to visit New Orleans, remember, you have two friends on Esplanade Avenue.  You are on the right website if you are looking for the #1 B&B hotel to stay in the city.  It’s not me saying that, TripAdvisor has been saying that every month since April 2014.

We will be here for you, and, New Orleans will be here for you, too.  When New Orleans calls, you have to decide whether or not you want to answer.  Use your better intuition and get your good self down here.  It won’t be a party without you.

We look forward to meeting you and to sharing our part of New Orleans with you.

Be well.  You have two friends here at—-

-La Belle Esplanade

2019 TripAdvisor Award
Two years in a row: one of the top 0.001% best place to stay.
La Belle Esplanade
Your New Orleans headquarters can be a colorful historic mansion on Esplanade Ave.