Henry Howard Hotel | 2041 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Although there are many more traditional and grandiose hotels on offer, our favourite has to be the Henry Howard Hotel, a small boutique property nestled in the Garden District. Set in a 19th Century townhouse, the impressive exteriors lead way into an altogether more intimate interior. Unique touches across the 18 bedrooms, including artwork from artist Hayley Gaberlavage, create a welcoming yet stylish environment for guests to enjoy. Simple aesthetics with bold design elements characterise this hotel throughout, crafting a truly individual hotel in this vibrant city.
Compėre Lapin | The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, 535 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Named after a mischievous rabbit found in Caribbean and Creole folk tales, Compėre Lapin blends traditional New Orleans cuisine with bold Caribbean flavours to create a playful yet delicious menu. The interiors too seem to break away from a more formal, historic style found across the city, as the space is simple and stylish, with industrial and urban influences. Taking inspiration from her childhood in St Lucia, Chef Nina Compton has brought something distinctive to the New Orleans dining scene.
Commander’s Palace | 1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
An iconic restaurant, its blue and white awning a well-known sight amongst New Orleans aficionados, Commander’s Palace captures the essence of the city and its rich heritage. A landmark building in the city since 1893, the award-winning Commander’s Palace serves a blend of Creole and Louisiana cuisine to its clientele. Sourcing a majority of its ingredients from local suppliers, the restaurant offers a truly authentic taste of New Orleans.
Experience the birthplace of jazz
Although there’s a wealth of activities to choose from, it wouldn’t be a trip to New Orleans without experiencing the life and soul of the city: jazz music. In fact, it’s difficult to walk around the French Quarter without stumbling across one of the many jazz bars and clubs. Our favourites are Preservation Hall, a lovingly restored concert venue offering nightly performances from its players, and the Spotted Cat Music Club, where local musicians perform jazz, swing and blues to its visitors.
February 23rd 2017