October in New Orleans

It’s October in New Orleans, and it’s that time of year when I am constantly reminded of why I serve as Editor of The Scout Guide New Orleans. We have recently concluded 66 photoshoots (with 47 of them taking place in September) for the forthcoming 12th volume of The Scout Guide New Orleans, set to be launched at the beginning of 2024. It is during these moments in the field, collaborating with small business owners to tell their stories, that I am reinvigorated by our beloved city. Hearing about their endeavors, the challenges they overcome, and their dedication to enhancing their services for you–our community–is truly inspiring. Small business owners are the very backbone of our community, and they are the driving force behind making New Orleans an exciting place to live and visit.

Here are a few SCOUTED highlights:

  • The Windsor Court was named the 25th best hotel in the world by Conde Nast. What an accolade for the hotel and our city. We invite you to book your stay now.
  • Friend & Company has completed a fantastic renovation, offering a fully dedicated bridal salon where brides can explore a wide array of dazzling diamonds. Owner Ken Friend’s office has undergone a makeover, accompanied by a move to the back of the building to ensure the highest level of discretion during private appointments. Visit now.
  • Kevin Pedeaux, the owner of CR Coffee, has successfully acquired St. Roch Market, and we are eagerly awaiting the revitalization of this historic community gathering spot. Read more.
  • Rebecca Vizard, the proprietor of B.Viz Design, was featured on Homeworthy, offering a visual feast for all art enthusiasts. Watch now.
  • August witnessed the grand opening of The Exchange Pickleball where George and Stacey Messina of Messina’s Catering & Events are spearheading catering efforts. Plan your holiday party now.
  • Pam Georges has opened her charming flower shop in the Rink, aptly named Pamela Dennis.

While it was a welcome respite to have our newsletter on hiatus for almost four months, I missed our interactions and am grateful for this platform to engage with you. Thus, I am excited to share some updates: The Scout Guide website has undergone a complete redesign to provide you with an enhanced experience and to facilitate easy navigation for friends and family who wish to explore the very best of New Orleans through our site. You can continue to discover remarkable individuals, read captivating stories, and find businesses worth supporting.

Our freshly redesigned website offers an array of resources, including our Google map to scouted locations, travel information, inspiring editorial content, and our exclusive New Orleans insider guides, which showcase the finest places to stay, dine, and shop in the city. We sincerely hope you enjoy our new online home; take time to explore the other 80+ cities in our network, use our searchable directory, and please do share your thoughts and feedback.

We deeply appreciate your support, and we look forward to seeing you around town living and loving local. 

Tell them SCOUT sent you!

Taylor Morgan

Editor/Owner, The Scout Guide New Orleans