NEW ORLEANS - GARDEN DISTRICT

NEW ORLEANS - GARDEN DISTRICT

We checked out so much in Nola that I'm breaking it up into a few different posts. Today we'll be exploring the Garden District which is chalked full of tree lined streets and old mansions that will definitely leave you feeling charmed. We wandered everything in this district from the Lafayette cemetery, to the shop laden Magazine Street, and even up to St. Charles Street, where the cutie street cars can whisk you away.

 

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New Orleans Lafayette Cemetery
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Commander’s Palace - Old school eatery dating back to 1880 that is said to be the inventor of the jazz brunch. Dress in your Sunday best and brace yourself for their 25 cent martinis.

New Orleans Commanders Palace

MAGAZINE STREET

New Orleans Magazine Street

Sunday Shop - Home goods picked by the folks at Logan Killen Interiors so you know everything is beautiful. If only they would rent out the bed in there as an Airbnb.

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Monomin - An all white interior makes me feel right at home. Neutrals garments rule here and at a reasonable price.

St. Claude Social Club - Celebrate your inner woman at this New Orleans lady parlor that features handmade jewelry, accessories and clothing from around the globe.

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District Donuts - Definitely worth checking out if you need a break from beignets ;P

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New Orleans District Donuts

PONTCHARTRAIN HOTEL
 

Apparently the Pontchartrain Hotel is rated one of the best new hotels in the world by Travel and Leisure. We stumbled into it when we need a drink to break up all the walking we had done. It has four bars/restaurants including an awesome rooftop bar that numerous people told us not to miss.

The Caribbean Room - Wasn’t yet serving food when we were there but the decor is definitely worth a look! Palm leaf carpet, velvet everywhere, and a portrait of Lil’ Wayne. Need I say more?

 

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New Orleans Caribbean Room

Hot Tin Rooftop Bar - The rooftop bar gives the vibe of a 1940 artist loft. (Supposedly a nod to playwright Tennessee Williams who lived at the hotel while writing A Street Car Named Desire.) Sip on cocktails (two daily slushies FYI) al fresco as the space opens up to a 270 degree view of New Orleans. 

P.S. The bathrooms are worth a visit too!

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NEW ORLEANS - BYWATER & MARIGNY DISTRICTS

NEW ORLEANS - BYWATER & MARIGNY DISTRICTS

ACE HOTEL NEW ORLEANS

ACE HOTEL NEW ORLEANS