We’ve won the Oglethorpe Prize

We’ve won the what?  New Orleans’ most prize-winning B&B has won the Oglethorpe Prize for Hospitality Excellence, that’s what.  It’s been a busy week but I’ll tell you more about that another day.

I took the trophy out of its box and put it on the table in our lobby:


Prize-winningest B&B
Oglethorpe trophy on our lobby table


It isn’t much to look at but it means a lot to us.  You can’t really see it very well so I put it on a chair in our lobby:


Prize-winning B&B
The Oglethorpe trophy on a chair.


That’s better.  It’s on the seat of honor.  If you look really, really closely you can see my reflection in it.

We need some New Orleans music to celebrate:



That’s more like it.

A brief entry today.  We’re on the way out the door to a celebratory dinner with friends.  What are we celebrating?  The Oglethorpe Prize, of course!

À votre santé,

La Belle Esplanade

where every day reveals new and pleasant surprises.

Friday, December 23, 2016:  It’s 70 degrees as I write this.  The trumpet flower tree in our back garden decided to bloom just in time for Christmas.  That’s nice.

Prize-winning B&B
Trumpet flower tree in our back garden