Honeymoon in NOLA

Old Aug 6th, 2004, 01:45 PM
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I second Susan's suggestion of a drink at the Top of the Mart(the last time we were there they had great martinis). Go at sunset and watch the lights come on over the city and across the river as you make the full revolution.

Also, for real historic New Orleans ambience, go to Jean LaFitte's Blacksmith Shop (bar), on Bourbon but past the loud rowdy part.


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Old Aug 16th, 2004, 01:23 PM
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Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

Definitively, you should consider having dinner at Bayona. 200 year old creole cottage with an intimate environment (inside & out) plus a remarkable menu. It is at 430 Dauphine, an easy walk from JW Marriott. Food rivals and often triumphs over Commander's and the service is adroitly attentive without being obtrusive or hovering!

Skip Cafe DuMonde (tourist mecca devoid of local charm) and visit Cafe Beignet (334 B, Royal Street location ONLY...other "Cafe Beignet" stores pale). This is a quick morning stroll from your hotel. Locals work here and munch here. Interior sports a charming bricked floor and the enclosed courtyard is perfection. Watch Royal St. wake up while you dine.

And on a patriotic finish, kudos on the D-Day museum selection. Allocate a minimum of 2 hours as this museum covers both the European and Pacific theaters. Keep an eye out for WWII veterans; on previous visits, I've met several Normandy and Pac-Rim veterans. Truly outstanding! If you are a fan of "Band of Brothers", re-read it before you go. Major Winters is well represented in European section.

Have great trip and spectacular marriage!
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