Wham! Bam! New Orleans!!

Wham! Bam! Thank you, New Orleans.  Tomorrow is always a day away.  Say hello to the future.  It’s bright.  After all is said and done, this is New Orleans.  Heaven made a promise that has come true on earth.  It’s a slam dunk.  Every day should be a New Orleans day, punch drunk and pie-eyed and looking for more of where that hair-of-the-dog that just bit you came from.

This is New Orleans.  C’mon, c’mon, get happy.  Living in New Orleans reveals a fresh miracle of being every day in its fullest, most colorful bloom.  Don’t worry.  Be happy.  There is more to New Orleans than meets the eye.  New Orleans will plant a tender kiss smack dab in the middle of your solar plexus.  If you find yourself short of breath, you are just getting started.  New Orleans’s second wind will fill your sails and right the cut of your jib over the poop deck under the crow’s nest.  Ahoy!  Anchors aweigh!  Aaaargh!!!  You can talk like a pirate but New Orleans will whisper sweet nothings in your ear all the way home.

Don’t sit in your hotel room watching television.  Don’t believe everything you read.  Get off the tourist grid, get outta the tourist bubble.  Live New Orleans the way this magnificent city is meant to be enjoyed.  La Belle Esplanade.  Our small boutique hotel’s address is in the middle of a beautiful street.  Good memories are made on Esplanade Avenue.




If you don’t love where you live, come to New Orleans and live here for a while, it doesn’t matter for how long.  Four to six nights is an ideal amount of time.  Less is too little.  More, and thoughts of the obligations you left at home will be nagging at you.  Stay for two weeks and you’ll lose yourself in the New Orleans state of mind.  It’s wonderful and glorious, all gloriosity and curiosity fulfilled after two weeks in New Orleans.  Imagine living here full-time.  It will both break and overflow your heart with unbridled joy and concupiscence.  Oooooooh, yeah.

New Orleans will reinvigorate your spirit.  Seven days in New Orleans will make one weak in the knees but strong in the guts.  It takes intestinal fortitude and a conscience sharp as a brass tack to fall in love with New Orleans, a city where cares are forgotten as quickly as a puppy’s infatuation.  Like a dog, the City of New Orleans can be a person’s best friend.  Be careful what you wish for.  New Orleans is all things to all people.  New Orleans is very, very, very good.  Who loves you, baby?  New Orleans does.  Cootchie-coo.  You can go cuckoo for New Orleans.

Step off the plane and say hello to tomorrow.  Tomorrow is today in New Orleans.  The future is better than you can imagine.  Yowza.


Waiting is the best part of New Orleans.
Birds on a wire in New Orleans

I love New Orleans.  You can love New Orleans, too.

À votre santé,

La Belle Esplanade

a hotel unlike any other, where every day starts with a curated breakfast salon of good food and invigorating conversation.

Saturday, December 23, 2017:   Are there any bad days in New Orleans?  None that I’ve ever seen.

A little more Elvis, New Orleans-style: