2024 Scouted Business List
We are pleased to announce the 2024 Scouted businesses, as seen in The Scout Guide New Orleans Volume 12. To us, a business is Scouted because it provides a unique, one-of-a-kind offering with an exceptional level of service and a dedicated owner. We all have options when it comes to choosing where we spend our dollars, and we can assure you that you will be glad you supported these fine New Orleanians. Read below for all the reasons why these businesses earned a spot in The Scout Guide Volume 12:
Abigail Reller is a New Orleans based artist who specializes in abstract art that is vibrant with colors. Recently, Abigail created The Grey Collaborative, which is an experience in which your children work with Abigail to create a rich and colorful base. Next, Abigail highlights the parts that your children were most intentional about to ensure that the piece is beautiful enough to hang in your home. We love this way of exposing young children to art while also creating a piece of art that you can have forever.
ACMS is a national, full-service construction management and consulting firm with offices in Louisiana, Texas, and North Carolina. ACMS specializes in the restoration of commercial properties damaged by insurance-related events such as hurricane, tornado, fire, flood, hail, or other disasters. ACMS holds a special place in our hearts as they have restored many buildings in the French Quarter, including Central Grocery which received significant damage due to Hurricane Ida in 2021. Central Grocery is a historic grocery store that is renowned for the muffuletta sandwich and the original French Quarter location is a cultural landmark in New Orleans.
A Gallery for Fine Photography highlights the original works of world-renowned photographers such as Ansel Adams, Edward Sheriff Curtis, W. Eugene Smith, Sebastião Salgado, Elliott Erwitt, Henri Cartier-Bresson…and of course, owner, Joshua Pailet. A Gallery opened its doors in 1973 and has since established itself as one of the most respected photography galleries in America, making it a compelling destination for both photographers and art enthusiasts, and we are thrilled to feature them as a Scouted selection this year.
Art & Eyes is for people who love eyewear. They have the unique, custom, statement, and fabulous eye glasses and sunglasses you’ve been looking for, curated by owners Starr Hagenbring and Paul Wilcox. If you wear glasses, this shop should be at the very top of your “must visit” list.
There is so much to love about Backatown, from the owners, Jessica and Alonzo Knox; to the food and coffee; to their mission. Backatown was created so that people could have an authentic New Orleans gathering space that helps cultivate our neighborhoods through the fostering of ideas and conversations. Backatown is also a major contribution to the revitalization of Basin Street as a tourist destination.
Reach out to Be On The Coast if you are interested in buying a home on Florida’s Emerald Coast. Owner Brian LocCicero is a Louisiana native turned seasoned local on the Florida Emerald Coast. Brian brings a wealth of knowledge to assist clients in discovering their ideal homes or vacation properties. With expertise in selling, listing and marketing real estate, Brian is well-versed in the community and essential developments, catering not only to residential needs but also identifying strategic locations for new or expanding businesses. The family-oriented approach is evident as Brian’s son, Andrew LoCicero, works alongside him as a dedicated realtor, ensuring a personalized and comprehensive real estate experience for their clients.
B. Viz Design is the creator of the most coveted decorative accents. Owner Rebecca Vizard and her daughter Sarah source antique textiles from around the world to create the most beautiful handmade pillows that are the signature design element of many fine interiors. You will be awed by the selection in their Magazine Street storefront, and you can design your own pillow in their atelier for the one-of-a-kind confection you crave. Don’t miss their suzanis and jewelry selection!
Blair Price is an interior designer specializing in antiques and custom bench made upholstery. Our favorite part about Blair’s designs is that her love for New Orleans is evident in each project. Her way of combining antiques with other elements creates spaces that are unique, modern, and relevant for years to come.
A close source alerted us to Ford Stevens’ life-changing personal training, and once we spoke with him, we knew Body By Ford belonged on our Scouted list. Ford’s indoor/outdoor studio in Mid-City offers private and semi-private training, nutrition counseling, and boxing training, and they specialize in weight loss, muscle building, and body transformation.
Forget the idea of an art gallery as an intimidating place: Claire Elizabeth Gallery encourages art enthusiasts of all levels to enjoy their excellent collection of original and limited edition works from living artists in the South. Owner Claire Elizabeth Thriffiley only carries art that she would personally hang in her own home or office, and she and her team will gladly assist you in finding pieces that you like and fit your taste, style, and budget. We particularly admire Claire’s nonprofit work in the arts: Her organization, Amy’s Art Cart at Children’s Hospital, has raised over $100,000 in monetary and in-kind donations, a perfect example of how local business owners serve our community in so many ways.
Cole Pratt Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery specializing in the works of Southern artists. Erika Olinger is the owner and longtime director of this gallery, and we particularly love their monthly exhibitions highlighting a featured artist.
In a city like New Orleans where coffee is so important, CR Coffee owner Kevin Pedeaux made it his mission to keep his coffee simple and delicious. He uses antique coffee roasters and traditional Southern roasting techniques, and the result is the best cup of coffee in town. You can find CR Coffee in four locations throughout the city: Magazine Street, St. Roch Market, Airport and Metairie.
Jeremy Davenport is iconic in the New Orleans jazz scene, and his namesake lounge inside the Ritz-Carlton is one of our favorite spots to enjoy live music and cocktails. Performances Wednesday–Saturday evenings. The Ritz-Carlton invites you to experience it’s newly redesigned Maison Orleans Club Level.
Dunn & Sonnier creates the most beautiful floral arrangements with owner Stephen Sonnier’s signature combination of one-of-a-kind antique containers and fresh flowers. Inside the Magazine Street store, you can find an exquisite collection of antiques, flowers, and gifts. Perfect for individual arrangements or event florals.
Elliott Gallery is a pillar of the French Quarter art scene, having spent the past 40 years hosting contemporary and modern art by world-renowned artists. Owner Catherine Martens Betz is an experienced framer and will gladly lend her expert eye in selecting the frame for your art (ask about the local discount!).
Estately.nola is an Instagram consignment shop that sells modern, vintage and unique home furnishings and decor. Owner, Taylor Geoghegan, makes shopping, buying, and selling home furnishings and decor easy. We are excited that Estately.nola is back on our scouted list this year, because they are now offering sourcing, styling, and storage services along with selling pieces.
This is a boutique that everyone can love, with favorite brands such as Veronica Beard, Saloni, and Tanya Taylor; inclusive sizing; top-notch service; and ample parking. FeBe is so-named for the owners, sisters Effie and Bessie who refer to themselves as “Fe” and “Be,” and it is one of the oldest boutiques in New Orleans, a sure sign that they’re doing something right to establish that longevity. Join in the celebration of FeBe’s 20th anniversary this year.
We are excited to have Flightline First, New Orleans’ only locally owned FBO and charter service, scouted this year due to their commitment to making your travel experience seamless. Located at Lakefront Airport, Flightline First can arrange everything from catering to hotel accommodations for you.
Nina and Ken Friend of Friend & Company have made our Scouted List for 11 years due to their exceptional jewelry selection, stunning bridal registry, and unmatched service. This family-owned business specializes in the design and manufacturing of fine jewelry, and they offer beautiful antique and estate jewelry at excellent prices. Their bridal registry has been open for 20 years and is thoughtfully curated by Nina Friend.
Generational Support is a business that you need to remember when your loved ones start to age. Courtney Nalty, founder of Generational Support, has been in the adult care realm for almost 20 years which makes her extremely equipped in helping your loved one age positively. With Generational Support at your side, Courtney will help support you and your loved one by helping you navigate through housing, insurance, appointments, government assistance, and so much more.
Loyal Scout Guide readers will recognize Hattie Sparks – she was previously Scouted for her eponymous clothing boutique – and with Hattie’s impeccable eye for style, we are delighted to highlight her new venture in interior design. Hattie creates spaces that are meant to be lived in while also staying refined. Her style is eclectic, while staying traditional to ensure that her spaces have lasting power. Plus, her Instagram hits all the right notes: @hattiesparks.
Hedgewood Plastic Surgery made our Scouted list again this year because Drs. Jacob and Moulthrop are simply the best at what they do. They are the foremost facial plastic surgeons in the region because they provide natural, refreshed-looking results. Their beautiful office in a St. Charles Avenue mansion offers gracious overnight accommodations, ensuring a seamless and comfortable recovery.
Hilltop Shoppe is our favorite place to shop for happys and gifts! It is stocked with delightful accessories, serverware, linens, glassware and more. We always turn to Hilltop Shoppe when we are looking for fun gifts, so naturally it is Scouted for its third year. While you’re there, make sure to say hello to Hilltop Shoppe’s friendly ambassador, Franklin the Basset Hound.
A relatively new business to Magazine Street, Hola Guava brings handmade and handwoven bags and hats, and statement jewelry pieces. Owner, Lauren Lipscomb Caro, sources pieces from Colombia and other South American countries to bring to New Orleans. The handwoven bags are a fan favorite, and we think it’s the perfect festival bag!
We absolutely adore the Jade team. They are so helpful and always make your shopping experience fun and easy. Located in Old Metairie, we look to Jade for gifts, serverware, glassware, and interior accents. They offer excellent interior design services, and the store’s beautiful merchandise is a reflection of owner Jennifer Rabalais’ fabulous taste. We are excited to help Tina Lagasse celebrate 10 years as the lead designer of Jade.
Whether it’s your primary home or weekend getaway, we are pleased to recommend Jennifer Rice as our go-to realtor on Louisiana’s Northshore. From polo farms to cottages in Downtown Covington, she can help you find the place of your dreams.
Joseph is Scouted again this year because we love being able to pop into a mini-department store situated on Magazine Street. It is amazing that we can find name-brand designers such as Prada, Gucci, and Saint Laurent at a local store, and this is definitely where we shop when we are looking for something special.
Justine is Mia and Justin Devillier’s second restaurant, and it is consistently a top favorite for visitors and locals looking for Parisian-inspired food and an opulent ambiance. The food is as delicious as you’d expect from James Beard Award winner Justin Devillier, and just one look at the decor and you’ll know you’re in for an unforgettable meal.
Just one look at this artist’s paintings and you’ll understand why he is Scouted again this year. Kevin Gillentine creates large-scale ethereal landscapes and abstracts, and his work can be found in homes and businesses around the world. We love this New Orleans artist who draws his inspiration from the landscape around him during his childhood in Northern Mississippi.
This iconic New Orleans brand is now under new ownership with Curtis Herring and Keely Thibodeaux at the helm. Kid Gloves is a specialty moving company that handles your antiques, art, furniture, and accessories with kid gloves. Kid Gloves is scouted this year because not only do they help you with moving, they also offer storage, receiving, assembly, designer consignment, speciality installation, restoration, and more recently wine storage.
Laney & Co. has been the premier full-service concierge firm for over 15 years, specializing in event planning, household management, professional organizing, and everything in between. As people become busier and busier, we love being able to recommend owner Laney Robein and her team.
La Petite Grocery is scouted for its 12th year because this restaurant remains at the top of our list for service, food, and atmosphere. It should be on every visitor’s list to enjoy as a more neighborhood approach to dining in New Orleans. It is owned by husband and wife team Justin and Mia Devillier, and Justin’s work in LPG’s kitchen earned him the James Beard Award for Best Chef: South. It’s a great place to go when shopping locally on Magazine Street. Must order: Blue Crab Beignets. This beloved local institution is celebrating 20 years of business in 2024.
Larkin Perrier, owner of Larkin’s Event Tents, has worked in the party rental industry for years so when he realized that New Orleans needed an exceptional tent rental company, he dove right in. Larkin’s Event Tents offers top of the line tents and tenting accessories, making sure that your event is exceptional. Bookmark this business for your next party.
You’re already on a first-name basis with the restaurants in Latter Hospitality’s brand’s stable: Tujague’s, Birdy’s, and The Bower. Owner Mark Latter knows how to make a restaurant sing, and each of these dining spots has something unique and memorable to offer. Tujague’s in the French Quarter is living history as New Orleans’ second-oldest restaurant, and its menu pays homage to Old New Orleans. Birdy’s is a brunch specialist, offering the perfect spot for a bachelorette party or meeting up with friends (come prepared for their highly Instagrammable fare and setting). The Bower is a great date spot, whether it’s your first date or your 50th, and it offers an excellent lineup of cocktails (we recommend the margarita) in addition to first-rate small and large plates. Plus, their partnership with Sugar Roots Farm means your meal will both taste good and do good.
With 40 years of experience selling real estate in New Orleans, top producers Lynn Morgan and her husband Digges Morgan are the best team when looking for a home in New Orleans. They have knowledge of almost every neighborhood in the city, and Digges is licensed in Mississippi for when a Gulf Coast home is calling your name.
Malachite aptly describes its offerings as “semi-precious finds for the home,” and we guarantee you will discover items unlike anything you have seen before. Owner Adrienne Casbarian thoughtfully curates pieces that will make you swoon.
Melissa Rufty is in her own class as a designer, creating a story through her work by blending patterns, accessories, and fascinating color combinations. She works on projects throughout the country and has been recognized by numerous top publications. We love Melissa’s modern approach to classic Southern design, and her projects are always a feast for the eyes.
Merrill is a wealth management division of Bank of America that provides a range of financial services, including wealth management, investment banking, trading, and advisory services. The Brennan Trist Group of Merrill is scouted for Volume 12 of The Scout Guide New Orleans because of their dedication to guiding you through the financial planning process.
Husband and wife George and Stacey Messina are the owners behind Messina’s Catering & Events, and their attention to detail, consistent quality, and repeat customer satisfaction are a few of the reasons that Messina’s is Scouted for its third year. They own a variety of venues around town, including their Art Deco airport venue and the Rooftop on Basin, and now you can find them running the food & beverage program at the Exchange, the pickleball facility in New Orleans.
Country Day is a great pre-K through 12 school situated on 15 acres, instilling curiosity, critical thinking, character, and citizenship in their students. MPCDS is ideal for a child who likes a large campus, small classes, and a dynamic learning environment.
This adorable children’s boutique is easy to love, and we are thrilled to have Mignon on our Scouted list this year. Owner Stephanie Deshautreaux started working at Mignon when she was in high school, so it was a natural transition to buy the business three years ago when the opportunity arose. In addition to their sweet selection of clothing, toys, and gifts, we know you’ll enjoy Mignon’s new bright, airy space and friendly service located on Magazine Street.
Mignon Faget is an iconic New Orleans brand renowned for its distinctive and timeless jewelry designs that capture the city’s rich cultural heritage and artistic essence. When you think of New Orleans jewelry, Mignon Faget always comes to mind. There are so many new and colorful designs that you can find in their locations in Lakeside Mall and Magazine Street.
New Orleanians know that summertime in the city equals mosquitos, which can be annoying during pool days, crawfish boils, and days spent enjoying your backyard. This is why we knew that Mosquito Authority had to be scouted for Volume 12. Mosquito Authority, owned by Catherine and Peter Freeman, is a professional pest control service dedicated to providing effective mosquito prevention solutions, ensuring outdoor spaces remain comfortable and bug-free.
Neal Auction is a New Orleans icon as the oldest auction house that specializes in fine art, furniture, sculpture, and jewelry. They continue to set record prices at their auctions, and their staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We especially love that they make the auction process less intimidating, and their new app makes participating in the process easy (though there is nothing quite like scouting an auction preview in person – make a plan to go at least once this year!). 2024 is an exciting year for Neal Auction as they are celebrating 40 years.
New Orleans & Co. is our city’s tourism office, and we are excited to partner with this organization who shares so many of the same core values, including being committed to the success of our small business owners and wanting to share our love for New Orleans with the wider world. The future is bright for New Orleans & Co. with Walt Leger III newly at the helm, alongside Kevin Ferguson and Mark Romig. TSG NOLA is a new member of New Orleans & Co., and we strongly encourage other small business owners to join – you’ll be impressed with the work they are doing on behalf of our great city.
NOLA Couture offers iconic NOLA prints in the form of ties, bowties, and petwear in a rainbow of beautiful colors, and it is all manufactured in New Orleans through NOLA Sewn. NOLA Couture owner Cecile Tanguis started her business to show the world that New Orleans was back after Katrina, and we will always be rooting for the businesses who are invested in the success of our city. Best of all, their shop in the airport makes it extra easy to pick up a little piece of New Orleans to bring to out-of-town friends or family.
NOLA Rugs is the best spot in New Orleans to buy a rug. Owner Sharon Schneck has been in the rug industry for 50 years, and she draws on her extensive knowledge to help customers find the perfect rug. Sharon and her team create the ultimate shopping experience, with pitch-perfect service on in-house consultations, appraisals, and installations.
Olivia Grey Pritchard is the best family and pet photographer in the city due to her ability to immediately connect with her clients and capture their true, authentic selves. In addition to being an award-winning photographer, Olivia is committed to helping tell your family’s story through photographs that will be cherished for generations to come, which is evident in the timeless style of her images.
Owner Leisa Stanton is doing something very special in her sewing studio, tucked away in the quiet part of the French Quarter. Amidst her neon lights, chandeliers, and colorful fabrics, you can learn to sew from Leisa, a couture master who personally creates exceptional custom pieces for her clients. Whether you want to commission Leisa for a sublime Mardi Gras gown or learn how to make one for yourself (or simply learn the basics of sewing), Papermaple Studio is an exciting business to support. (Our tip: Look for fashion house remnants in her fabric, you might find something remarkable.)
Scouted for her 12th year, Patti Constantin is a food visionary who creates opulent food presentations that become the focal point of any event. She creates extraordinary custom menus, and she manages everything from event coordination to flowers. Everybody takes note of a Patti Constantin-designed party, and Patti is quite literally the secret ingredient in the success of her events.
Peony turns shopping into a magical experience. Owners Jennifer Atkins and Cricket Lapeyre search high and low for clothing that you will not be able to find anywhere else in New Orleans, and we love seeing their beautiful in-store installations, European style clothing for women and children, and sipping on champagne while we shop.
Owner Philip James brings years of travel planning experience to his travel agency, and we are pleased to highlight this great business for the second year. Philip has traveled to over 20 countries and has developed connections with many respected travel suppliers in the industry, so he and his wife Susan are well prepared to make your trip memorable.
We are excited to welcome Phina to our Scouted list this year. Owned by two sisters, Jenny McGuinness and Jessica Woodward, Phina is a one-stop shop as they offer special gifts for everyone, unique pieces for your home, jewelry, items for babies and children, accessories, handbags, seasonal decorations, and locally inspired art.
A Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group classic, Ralph’s on the Park is a restaurant known for its sophisticated atmosphere and elevated Creole cuisine. With a prime location overlooking the oaks of City Park, Ralph’s offers a unique dining experience with a menu that showcases a modern twist on New Orleans dishes and picturesque views. This year is special because Ralph’s on the Park is celebrating 20 years.
Salon M, a full-service hair salon, has thrived for nearly two decades due to their obsession with perfection. At its helm is owner Lisa Marquette, who is a seasoned veteran in the hair industry with decades of expertise, making her one of the most sought-after hair stylists in New Orleans.
If you love New Orleans, you will love the amazing work Son of a Saint is doing for fatherless youth in our city. Son of a Saints founder Sonny Lee started this organization 12 years ago, and I’ve enjoyed watching what he’s doing through this inspiring organization that provides mentorship, education, recreation, camaraderie, cultural enrichment, and emotional support for dozens of fatherless young men in New Orleans. There are many ways to get involved with Son of a Saint, including volunteering as a mentor and donating, and their annual gala is now on our list of can’t-miss events.
Sorted is a team of professional organizers dedicated to optimizing and organizing your space for functionality, maintainability, and orderliness. Their services include relocation, home organization, and commercial organization. Victoria Tran, owner of Sorted, works hard to organize your space to ensure that your home is your sanctuary.
We are excited to welcome the Southern Hotel, a cherished piece of Covington history, back on our Scouted list this year. Since 2011, Lisa Condrey Ward and her family have owned and operated the hotel, which originally opened in 1907. Lisa and her family revitalized the hotel to create a warm and welcoming space that preserves its original design. The Gloriette, the hotel’s restaurant, is a favorite among locals and New Orleanians love to drive across the bridge for a mini-vacation at this hotel. Southern Hotel is excited to announce their new property, The Greenwood, a beautiful event space in the Covington countryside. The Greenwood has two ballrooms that accommodate 300 and 150 guests and on-site catering.
Stone Creek Club & Spa in Covington is a premier wellness destination providing a comprehensive range of fitness facilities, spa services, and recreational activities. When we first visited The Spa at Stone Creek, we knew that this was a place people needed to know about. The atmosphere is tranquil and the list of services is long, ensuring that any treatment you want is to be found there. The spa offers spray tanning, mani/pedis, massages, facials, hair removals, and body treatments.
Stone Insurance is scouted for its fourth year because their local team knows – and is part of – your local community, uniquely understanding and advocating for you in a time of need. They are one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Louisiana, proudly serving our area since 1919, and they partner with a wide range of major insurers to make sure you get the best coverage for your needs. Stone Insurance remains a family business, now led by Robert and Matthew Stone, continuing a legacy of outstanding service.
St. Roch Market is a revitalized food hall that caters to diverse tastes with its array of food vendors that offer a variety of cuisines. Recently acquired by longtime vendor Kevin Pedeaux of CR Coffee, St. Roch is set to reclaim its status as a community hub. We are excited that St. Roch is back on the Scouted list this year, and we can’t wait to see what Kevin Pedeaux has in store.
In the world of fast fashion, Sue Sartor stands apart as she stays committed to creating special, small-batch, and hand-stamped pieces that are timeless. Sue works closely with artisans in Jaipur, India to ensure that each piece is consciously made. A Sue Sartor dress epitomizes versatility and ease, seamlessly blending style with comfort. Sue opened her flagship New Orleans store in November 2022, offering customers the opportunity to experience and shop her styles in person.
Dr. Suma Maddox, a double board-certified female plastic surgeon, specializes in both reconstructive breast surgery and aesthetic surgery. Under Dr. Maddox’s care, patients experience a collaborative doctor-patient relationship, empowering them to express their desires and explore new ways to enhance their features while staying true to themselves. As a woman, Dr. Maddox introduces warmth, empathy, and a non-judgmental approach to the predominantly male field of plastic surgery.
We love Tara Shaw’s signature style of mixing antique pieces with contemporary art and luxurious finishes. Tara is passionate about the power of antiques, and we love visiting her Magazine Street store because it is like a trip to Old World Europe. Allow plenty of time for your visit – you can spend hours browsing through all of the pieces she has hand-picked.
Todd Andrews’ sustainability-focused clothing line, tasc, is our favorite place to buy workout clothes, polos, pajamas, and more. Their bamboo fabrics are delightfully soft, and we know you’ll love Marloe and Rebecca in their Magazine Street store as much as we do. It is on our “must visit” list for locals and all out-of-town visitors.
The Basketry is a gifting business that has been operating for close to three decades and it was recently acquired by the owners of Phina, Jenny McGuinness and Jessica Woodward. The Basketry and Phina go hand in hand, as The Basketry sells corporate and personal gift boxes that contain pieces from Phina. We are excited that The Basketry is scouted this year, as we are always on the hunt for the perfect gift boxes to send to clients, family, or friends.
LeBlanc + Smith owns and operates some of the most iconic restaurants in the city, including Sylvain, Anna’s, Barrel Proof, The Will + The Way, and The Chloe boutique hotel, which has become a favorite for visitors and locals alike. We love owner Robert LeBlanc’s ability to create spaces where important conversations and connections are made, and each place has a richly developed identity all its own.
A new business to Magazine Street, The Covery Wellness Spa offers a wide range of holistic therapies and modern spa services, making it the spot to rejuvenate and relax. Once you see the space and peruse the offerings, you will see why The Covery was scouted this year. They offer an array of membership plans that make it easy and accessible to indulge in Red Light therapy, IV hydration, Halotherapy, Lymphatic drainage, Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy, and so much more.
Jenny Carr has been in the fashion industry for two decades, so it only made sense for her to open her own shop in Covington. We are so excited that The Next is scouted this year because Jenny’s store reflects her fabulous taste. The Next carries favorite brands such as A.L.C., Vince, L’Agence, FARM Rio, and so much more.
Owner Kenny Rabalais has been in the landscaping business for over 30 years, and he is passionate about making sure his clients’ exteriors are just as lovely as their interiors. The team at The Plant Gallery offers superb service and ensures that your landscape turns out beautifully, no matter how big or small. TPG is best known for its garden center and thoroughly teaching customers how to care for their plants.
The Rink, now owned by Tony Gelderman and Richard Roth, is the place to be. This gem in the heart of the Garden District is the ideal place to pass the day away, with numerous small businesses to explore including Judy’s, The Garden District Bookshop, Maisonette, The Chicory House, Jeanne Barousse Design, Kim’s Hair Designs, Pamela Dennis, and Liam John Clothiers.
Celebrating 40 years, The Windsor Court excels in all things hospitality. This years images represent their newly redesigned Presidential Suite and pool. They also have an amazing spa, top-notch club level, fantastic dining in The Grill Room, and outstanding service. This is our favorite place for a staycation, and we recommend it to anyone visiting New Orleans. Our tips: Pack a swimsuit, the pool scene is excellent; and save room for a nightcap at the Polo Club Lounge.
After a few visits to Tito’s, we knew we had to spread the word about this great restaurant. Owned by husband and wife team Juan and Tatiana Lock, Tito’s is providing New Orleans with authentic Peruvian food, cocktails, and atmosphere. We love the Magazine Street location’s patio, and the new St. Charles Avenue location offers an expansive bar with ample room for private events. Try the pisco sour; it’s delicious!
If you’re ever looking for a local shop that carries some cheeky goodies, Trixie Minx’s Burlesque Boutique in the French Quarter is the place for you. The boutique carries good Mardi Gras costume pieces along with some NSFW goods. At the boutique, you can also book Burlesque classes!
Villa Vici is synonymous with eclectic modern style, and we look to owner Vikki Leftwich to show us what’s new in the design world. Vikki has nearly 30 years’ experience creating timeless home environments, and Villa Vici’s showroom is designed so that you can come in, relax on the couch, and act like you are at home. Vikki and husband Bryan Colwell also have luxury rentals on Magazine Street and the Northshore if you want a true taste of the Villa Vici lifestyle.
Wedding Belles is the premier bridal boutique located in the heart of New Orleans on Magazine Street, offering a curated collection of exquisite wedding gowns and accessories. Known for its personalized service and attention to detail, Wedding Belles creates a magical and memorable experience for brides-to-be, ensuring they find the perfect dress for their special day. With owner Amy Casbarian’s discerning taste, Wedding Belles has become a go-to destination for those seeking timeless and stunning wedding attire in New Orleans.
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