Who Is The Most Interesting Man in New Orleans? —I Know Him.

New Orleans is a city full of colorful characters and eccentrics.  I guess that’s why people say I fit right in here, in this wonderful city that I’ve adopted as my home—or has New Orleans adopted me?  It’s a two-way street.  I feel at home in New Orleans, woven into its fiber, its weft and woof, its tapestry.  I feel privileged to be a part of this 300-year-old city’s history.  Thank you, New Orleans.  New Orleans is full of interesting people. Who is the most interesting man in New Orleans?  I happen to know who he is.

The Most Interesting Man in New Orleans.
This man knows more than his share of New Orleans secrets. He’ll be happy to share them with you.

The most interesting man in New Orleans is a colorful character.  He has a wardrobe that expresses his exuberant personality.  If anyone can’t be exuberant in New Orleans, they are dead from the waist up.  More than just a clothes horse, the most interesting man in New Orleans lives in The New Orleans State of Mind.

In New Orleans, everyone is welcome to be themselves without judgement.  Come as you are.  Be whatcha wanna be.  The most interesting man in New Orleans loves where he lives.

The most interesting man in New Orleans has plenty of secrets stored in his head.  The most interesting man in New Orleans has many hats.  He can go more than two weeks without wearing the same hat twice.

The most interesting man in New Orleans isn’t bald.  He keeps his secrets where he keeps his hair—under his hat.  There’s a lot under there.

The most interesting man in New Orleans is not a cipher.  He is a raconteur extraordinaire, happy to chitchat and shoot the breeze about all things New Orleans.  He has been everywhere in this fair city.  He is enmeshed in New Orleans’ densely woven culture in which there is never a dull moment.  If you want to learn about what it’s like to live in New Orleans, don’t stay in a chain hotel.  Stay in a tiny, boutique, personalized hotel outside the French Quarter.  Visit New Orleans like a New Orleanian.  New Orleans is real, not a tourist trap.

 

THE MOST INTERESTING MAN IN NEW ORLEANS.  

YOU CAN GET TO KNOW HIM, TOO.

The Most Interesting Man in New Orleans.
That twinkle in his eyes is New Orleans magic.

In a New Orleans State of Mind, even angels dream of spending a few nights on Esplanade Avenue.  We live on a beautiful street in a very interesting neighborhood that is off the usual tourist radar.  Do you think real New Orleanians spend all their time in the French Quarter?

We don’t.

Frau Schmitt is the better half of this operation.  I like to think of her as the most interesting woman in New Orleans.  When the most interesting man in New Orleans, and the most interesting woman in New Orleans go to the French Quarter, it’s usually in August, when there aren’t a lot of tourists in town.

The most interesting man in New Orleans is  like most New Orleanians.  He is allergic to standing in line with a bunch of people from out of town.  You should be, too.

The most interesting man in New Orleans is loquacious.  He likes to tell a good story.  He is happy to share what he knows about New Orleans.  He loves New Orleans.  He loves his mother more, but New Orleans scores a close second.  Whatcha gonna do when you are in the most interesting city in the world?

If you are bored in New Orleans, you have a hole in your imagination.  If you don’t know what to do when you are here, ask the most interesting man in New Orleans.  He knows a lot of secrets.  Welcome to secret New Orleans.  Welcome to The New Orleans State of Mind.  La Belle Esplanade:  You can’t go wrong.  Welcome to the real New Orleans.

Have a great New Orleans day, wherever you happen to find yourself today.  Get your good self to New Orleans and open up your heart.  Meet the most interesting man in New Orleans.  The most interesting woman, too.  Frau Schmitt, who is the better half of this operation, is the nicest person you will ever meet.

À votre santé, nos amis,

-Your pals at La Belle Esplanade.

…ranked the #1 inn in New Orleans and in Louisiana, the #3 inn in the U.S., the #17 place to stay in the whole world.

Friday, May 25, 2018:. The sun is out.  What didja expect?  It’s been another beautiful New Orleans day. They all are.  We look forward to meeting you and sharing what we know about this wonderful city Frau Schmitt and I call home.  Cheers!

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Another beautiful New Orleans day!