Best Breakfast in Lower Garden District and a Hot Chocolate at HiVolt, New Orleans, USA

You know that movie Oceans 11? It was a big deal when it came out. The plot was centered around a crew of 7 or so who rob a bunch of Las Vegas Casinos at the same time. Sitting in HiVolt, I felt like I was on the set of Oceans 11. I guess I should explain. I don’t know if it was my mood this morning or I just saw something that others didn’t, but I swear that the staff at HiVolt must be some sort of Oceans 11 like crew. I bet you that in the evenings they [...]

2017-01-04T22:41:03+00:00June 20th, 2016|Louisiana, New Orleans, NORTH AMERICA, USA|

A Walk Down Magazine Street and a Hot Chocolate at Sucre, New Orleans, USA

Most visitors to New Orleans have heard about Bourbon Street and its many bars, and will usually make that their first stop. New Orleans is so much more than Bourbon Street however, and there are several other famous streets around the city that are a must see. Magazine street is a six mile long street that goes across the city, through the French Quarter, Lower Garden District, Garden District and beyond. It is lined with some fantastic independent stores, countless restaurants and cafes and all sorts of other interesting shops along the way. Lots of the famous New Orleans parades [...]

2017-01-04T22:41:03+00:00June 13th, 2016|Louisiana, New Orleans, NORTH AMERICA, USA|

The Best Donuts Anywhere and a Hot Chocolate at District Donuts, New Orleans, USA

For weeks before I arrived in New Orleans I had been following District Donuts on Instagram. Every morning they post a picture of their donut display case made up of a handful of much loved classics. Every morning they would torture me with their unique donuts of the day. There was a crème brulee donut one day, maple sriracha the next, followed by smores, cotton candy, strawberry basil, cookies and cream, olive oil and rosemary. Every day was different, and every one of them looked incredible. So when I woke up this morning in my comfy bed in the Lower [...]

2017-01-04T22:41:03+00:00June 6th, 2016|Louisiana, New Orleans, NORTH AMERICA, USA|

Where to base yourself in New Orleans and a Hot Chocolate (or better yet coffee) at French Truck Coffee, USA

We took a while to decide where to stay on our most recent trip to New Orleans. You are spoiled for choice really. Most choose to base themselves in the Downtown and Warehouse District. This is where the big chain hotels are and it is just across the street from the French Quarter, the heart of New Orleans, and of course Bourbon street. Within the French Quarter there are several smaller B&Bs, small hotels and apartment rentals as well. On this trip however, we chose to base ourselves near the Garden District. Many tourists only see the Garden District from [...]

2017-01-04T22:41:03+00:00June 1st, 2016|Louisiana, New Orleans, NORTH AMERICA, USA|

Hot Chocolate at Croissant D’Or, New Orleans, USA

For morning number two in New Orleans,  I had done my research as I wanted to visit a French Patisserie.  Luckily I found a few with fantastic reviews spread out across the French Quarter. Le Croissant d’Or was the one we were most interested in so we walked several blocks across the French Quarter to visit it for breakfast. We weren’t the only one with this idea. When we arrived there was a short line-up of locals waiting in line all the way out the door and onto the footpath to get their croissants and baguettes to go. Inside there [...]

2017-01-04T22:41:33+00:00July 15th, 2013|Louisiana, New Orleans, NORTH AMERICA, USA|

Hot Chocolate at Cafe du Monde, New Orleans, USA

I have been wanting to go to New Orleans for a long, long time and finally had the chance this past weekend. We arrived on a Friday night and stayed at a generic hotel near Bourbon street.  Initially I was not very impressed, but come Saturday morning when we had the chance to walk a few blocks into the French Quarter I was instantly in love. New Orleans is such an interesting place, a mix of cultures, flavours, sights and smells. It truly has something for everyone. What I liked about it is that it reminded me of Paris, but [...]

2017-01-04T22:41:33+00:00June 18th, 2013|Louisiana, New Orleans, NORTH AMERICA, USA|