Your New Orleans Awaits You

New Orleans is many things to many people, a heckuva place, a kaleidoscope of a place.  New Orleans is magical.  Ask anyone who lives here and they will tell you that there is no other place in which they would rather live.  Spend enough time in New Orleans and you’ll be spoiled for anywhere else.  Your New Orleans awaits you.

Close your eyes and spin around three times.  Open your eyes and you’ll feel like you’re in New Orleans.



Sunrise behind La Belle Esplanade
Sunrise in New Orleans, in Treme, behind La Belle Esplanade

When you fall in love with New Orleans, this city will love you right back.  New Orleans is good.  New Orleans is good for you.  New Orleans is a tonic for your spirit.  New Orleans is both the medicine you need and the spoonful of sugar that makes that medicine go down.  Get down.  Get down.  Get down to New Orleans tonight.  Get your New Orleans groove on.

Dance like nobody is watching and spread the love around.  That’s the New Orleans way.  Get yourself into a New Orleans state of mind.  Your New Orleans awaits you.



New Orleans brings out the best in people.  Even when your world is upside down, New Orleans will make you smile.  The sun is guaranteed to come up tomorrow.  Every day in New Orleans is a brand new, sparkly day.  If you find yourself frowning in New Orleans, you have a heart of stone, or, like the Grinch, your heart is three sizes too small.  Don’t be a spoilsport.  Follow your better nature and follow your heart to New Orleans.  Set your heart free.  Your New Orleans awaits you, milady.

You don’t need to be a Disney Princess or a Prince Charming to qualify for New Orleans’ affection.  You don’t need to ride into town on a white horse, or even on a gold horse like Joan of Arc.

La Belle Esplanade's patron saint.
Jean d’Arc statue in the French Market, in the French Quarter, in New Orleans, in Louisiana, in the United States of America


In New Orleans, everyone is welcome.  Everyone belongs.  New Orleans will change you for the better.  Your New Orleans awaits you.  Make it yours.  Make it yours.  Make New Orleans yours.  Good memories are made on our street.



When you cement your heart in a New Orleans state of mind, you’ll miss New Orleans when aren’t here.  New Orleans will nourish your spirit.  You’ll need to get a regular fix.  You’ll feel a pang of envy when you talk to people who live in New Orleans.  The people who live in New Orleans are the luckiest people alive.

You can make New Orleans yours at La Belle Esplanade, a hotel unlike any other you’ve ever stayed at.  You are the right website.  Your New Orleans awaits you.  Good memories are made on our street.  Poke around here, read a little more before you decide you want to make this your New Orleans home.  We only have five suites, so not everyone can stay here.  Act now.  Your New Orleans awaits.

À votre santé,

La Belle Esplanade

where every morning begins with a curated breakfast salon of local delicacies and spirited conversation.

Sunday, December 10, 2017: It’s been unseasonably cold this weekend.  We even had some snow flurries, something that happens about once a decade.  In New Orleans, even snow is a something to celebrate.

TODAY’S FLASHBACK ENTRY—   From Feb. 22, 2013: The View on Esplanade Avenue.

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