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French Quarter Stylecation Day 2

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In case you missed what’s going on this week on A Pinch of Lovely – I’m recapping my fabulous New Orleans French Quarter stylecation (a mini tour guide) just in time for Mardi Gras! I’m picking up on Day 2 in the gorgeously modern The Saint Hotel right on Canal Street. Get a feel for the bright and airy rooms and a bit of southern hospitality provided with your accommodations!

See the full post for more on The Saint Hotel and where we went to LUNCH!

photos by Kaela Rodehorst Photography
makeup by Ashley Sievert Beauty
post sponsored by the French Quarter Business Association

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Haven’t you always wanted to jump on a hotel bed in the comfiest hotel robe ever? Me too. So we did. While listening to Bruno Mars. It’s a miracle that the robe didn’t end up coming home with me because of how incredibly cozy while sipping on coffee and getting ready for what else – eating more New Orleans food. And speaking of New Orleans food…

In each of our rooms, we had the cutest mini king cakes waiting on us – and of course we decided it best to eat them for breakfast. King cake is the breakfast of champions during carnival season in Louisiana. You can bet, I didn’t feel a bit of guilt over eating that pastry goodness, but just for good measure we ordered a fruity room service selection too. Worth mentioning, The Saint Hotel is located right on Canal near Bourbon making it a great option for where to stay for Mardi Gras festivities!

I also really want to just note how white and crisp the rooms are in The Saint Hotel. It took me back to Santorini with all the white and blue buildings in Oia on the caldera! I am a nut about natural lighting especially in hotel rooms – how do they expect you to get ready in all these dimly lit rooms, am I right??

After all that jumping and doing some shopping around the French Quarter, we were hungry again. Just looking at these photos from The Rib Room in the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel makes me hungry all over again:

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You HAVE to order a true southern Bloody Mary when visiting New Orleans – it will make you crinkle your nose every time you taste any other. I love mine spicy and specifically with Zing Zang! We started off with Bloody Mary’s all around and ordered a fine selection of appetizers from the delicious menu that The Rib Room offers. We noshed on barbecue shrimp, smoked salmon (my favorite!) and lamb ribs.

I was super gluttonous this day because while everyone else ordered pretty salads as their entrees, I was ordering a prime rib debris poboy with fries… no regrets. I’d do it again too. And if you’re thinking well how the heck did you have room for dessert, I really have no idea. But for raspberry cheesecake you find room even if for just one bite!

Nestled into the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, this restaurant is a historical mark as well. Open for 50 years, it’s served the likes of Muhamad Ali, Louis Armstrong, and Richard Nixon – Fun fact, there is a private dining room downstairs that had a phone line put in the wall just so President Nixon could have a private phone line while he was there! More on the Omni Royal to come very soon!

ps. See Day 1 of the New Orleans Travel Guide and the post on How to Wear a Tulle Skirt taken on the rooftop of the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel!

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1 Comment

  • Reply Kerri Koen

    That tee!! Amazing 🙂

    January 16, 2015 at 2:50 am
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