Imagine a world of wonder, grace and luxury hidden away in one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Yet only a few steps away from the curious streets of New Orleans. An area to be yourself, rest your weary feet and rejuvenate with a beautiful cocktail all before sneaking away for a spa session. Dream no more, it’s possible to experience all of this and more at the Windsor Court Hotel.
2018 sees New Orleans celebrating their tricentennial. 300 years of being New Orleans. Without a doubt, 2018 will be a year packed full of celebrations, events, parades and some good ol’ southern style celebrations. Which got me thinking about packing up our bags and heading south.
It doesn’t seem right to go and stay in a hostel for such a monumental celebration. 300 years is actually older than the European settlement of my home country Australia. I want to stay somewhere that is as special and unique as the city itself. A place that embraces the diversity of the travellers who come through the lobby. When I’m searching for a luxury hotel there are a few key items that are must haves.
It’s not always possible to stay at a beach resort and be a mermaid so I love a luxury pool to laze beside.
Room to move
Teeny tiny rooms are a no-go. Send me to a suite or send me home. Thankfully for James, the Winsdor Court Hotel’s rooms are suite size. So plenty of room for me to stretch, flex and fall asleep on a window side couch whilst reading a book.
It might seem petty but when I’m off the streets and have put the camera down I really do value my privacy. A private courtyard entry into a luxury lobby? Ah yes, please.
Wine me, dine me.
No one likes to be hangry. After a long day and most likely a night out celebrating on Bourbon Street I want good food. For those nights where I’m not out celebrating I’ll be after some magnificent wine or a crazy cocktail. I love sitting at the bar and asking the bartender to make me their favourite drink.
Yet life can’t be time hidden away in a world of luxury. What would a trip to New Orleans be without a visit to see some of the most iconic places in the city?
A bag of beignets.
No trip to New Orleans would be complete without a bagful of beignets to fill my belly. I have such a silly sweet tooth and these really are some of my favourite treats. If you were unaware beignets are square French -style doughnuts, lavishly covered with powdered sugar. The soft, fluffy dough. The powdered sugar. And the oh so delicious filling. There’s no better place than Café Du Monde to grab a latte and some traditional beignets. Which is unsurprising as these guys have been baking and roasting since 1862.
New Orleans Museum of Art
A city with such a rich cultural history surely has some amazing museums. The NOMA is a must see when visiting New Orleans. Not just for it’s 100+ year history but to stroll through the 5 acres of sculptures. A living, breathing gallery to be enjoyed.
Where will 300 years of history take you?
Will you take some time out and head down to good ol’ New Orleans to celebrate with me? Or maybe you have a favourite area that we need to know about. If you have time here’s a three-day itinerary of NOLA.
Let us know in the comments below.
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