Where do I start? I had a great time in NOLA, despite the heat. I found myself astonished by the art, vegan food options, and music. There was so much love and joy in the atmosphere and it really fed my soul. Check out my reviews below.
The Jung Renaissance Hotel
This hotel is located on Canal Street and is directly across the street from an amazing Boba Tea café. The Jung hotel is on the fancy side of life and I love it. The rooms are beautifully decorated and are very modern. I received a white robe and house slippers along with two free drink vouchers at the bar upon check in. My favorite part about the bathroom was the shower head, can you say FANCY. My only negative comment is the pool. The pool was on the small side and the pool bar was rarely open. There is a restaurant in the hotel but it was not very vegan friendly and seemed short staffed. Overall, I would recommend staying here.
Old Number 77 Hotel
This hotel screamed vintage chic! I absolutely loved the design and location of Old Number 77. This boutique hotel features a variety of vintage accent pieces including the style of the bathroom. I will admit, vintage does not always mean chic but Old Lucky Number 77 gave me so much life. The dining options are to die for and I was able to eat chia coconut pudding (vegan) and avocado toast. I was walking distance to Harrah’s casino and Barcadia (bar with adult games), even met a celebrity (he shall not be named). I plan to stay here again during my next visit.
I had to experience a tarot card reading while in NOLA. I mean, it was only right. I am sure the messages from my reading will be featured in my upcoming love blogs. Before deciding on a place to receive my spiritual guidance, I traveled to see a variety of botanicas. My spirit was utterly pleased. I had the privilege of receiving my reading from Botanica Mochumba. I purchased a 30 minute reading for $45 in a private and tranquil room. The universe aligned this perfectly because my reader and I shared the exact date of birth, year included, and arrived on earth two hours apart. Mind blown! Let’s just say I found out that I have an array of admires (PLEASE REVEAL YOURSELF), can expect some positive career changes, and will likely find the love of my life in two months’ time (STAY TUNED).
Art & Culture
Take me BACK to Bourbon Street. Where the streets are paved with celebration, beads, and liquor! I have danced so much my hips are sore. Bourbon Street exceeded all of my expectations from the clubs, alcoholic concoctions, and street entertainment. I will say, finding vegan food on Bourbon was a challenge. I ultimately ended up eating a black bean burger from a bar. Honestly, it may be best to eat your vegan goods somewhere else before enjoying Bourbon Street.
As you will learn, I love art and the French quarter had a variety of free art museums. One of the museums featured a beautiful Haitian art exhibit. I also viewed rare collectibles from Dr. Seuss at a neighboring museum. I attended my first second line in honor of the late Dr. John and it was a liberating experience. I simply love and admire the way that lives are celebrated in NOLA.