Our Guide to New Orleans

I’m gonna level with you – I’m not sure if David and I are really New Orleans people. I mean, there’s part of it I love. Beignets? Cheese grits? Beautiful architecture? SIGN ME UP FASTER THAN A HALF PRICE SALE AT MODCLOTH. But, considering that most nights, we’re at home drinking green tea and watching Netflix by 10 pm, I wouldn’t exactly call us ‘the partying’ type. Even in my early 20s, the only club I really wanted access to was Club 33 at Disneyland. With that being said, there are parts of New Orleans that we love, they just don’t include Bourbon Street. Today, we’re sharing our favorite places to eat, play and stay in the big easy.


Cafe Amelie – this might be one of the most delicious dinners I’ve ever had, in the cutest courtyard that’s perfect for a romantic date night.

Willa Jean – the serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but their superior coffee, biscuit sandwiches, and grit bowls make brunch our pick here.

Cafe Beignet – the superior beignet choice for New Orleans in our opinion, with a slightly lacking atmosphere to Cafe Du Monde.

Cafe Du Monde – the open 24 hours original, where you can find all your deep fried dough needs.


Royal Street – talk a stroll to check out some classic architecture and beautiful buildings.

Listen to Jazz Music – can you really go to New Orleans and not listen to jazz? Luckily, it’s abundant and easy to find. J

City Park – this 1300 acre oasis has been around since the 1800s!

Jackson Square – a beautiful historic park in the French Quarter, and only a stone’s throw from Cafe Du Monde.


Le Pavillion Hotel – famous for their nightly peanut butter and jelly tradition, but we love them for their ornate interiors, that look a little like a palace.