Whether it’s your first trip or you’re a frequent visitor like me, there’s always something NEW to discover in New Orleans which is why I’m excited to introduce this five-day French Quarter mini tour guide! Jenn of Haute Off the Rack, Juley from Upperlyne and I have teamed up with the French Quarter Business Association to share our recent “stylecation” in the heart of New Orleans. We will be sharing tips like where to stay, where to eat and where to play – and show you what we wore along the way.
In today’s post, we are starting at The Saint Hotel and then heading out for some of New Orleans’ own powdered sugar goodness at Cafe Beignet! See the full post to see more!
Our first call of business was to figure out where to stay in New Orleans – somewhere within the French Quarter that offered a great location and chic vibes. Thus, we decided to check-in to our fabulously modern accommodations at The Saint Hotel on Canal Street. The decor and vibe of this hotel are so fun, and the rooms are SO spacious. I’m a sucker for hotel rooms with bright white walls and a ton of natural light – but more on the rooms tomorrow! I loved the eclectic feel of the decor in The Saint Hotel as well, and it reminded me a lot of the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills that I stayed in last time I was in LA. The staff was absolutely gracious, welcoming and extremely helpful especially with all of our luggage during our stay. (The one thing you won’t see in these photos is the unreal amount of luggage and hanging clothes that we brought with us – only pictured are our smaller bags!) More on The Saint Hotel tomorrow!
A quick walk through the French Quarter will lead you to Café Beignet – a must-stop for mouth-watering breakfast desserts and of course, an ideal spot to fuel up on coffee. One cannot visit the French Quarter and leave never having tasted the powdered sugary goodness known as a New Orleans beignet. It’s a confection of pure happiness, and I am not over-exaggerating by any means! Even better, enjoy a beignet in the intimate space of Café Beignet in contrast to a tourist location like Café Du Monde. Instead of a jam-packed patio you’ll find a peaceful courtyard with pretty blooms leaving you with a true taste of a local café.