We had a blast last year in New Orleans for our continuing design education, with Micene' and Jonathan from Design Arts Seminars http://www.designarts.net/ . Our hotel was the venerable old Hotel Monteleone, famous for the many writers who have resided there, and known to be haunted as well. The hotel bar was a trip, its a carousel that slowly revolves while partaking of ones libations.
Here are some random shots I took with my trusty Sony Cybershot 7.2 megapixel digital. Of course, the food was divine, and I especially enjoyed Acme Oyster House, and Deenie's Seafood. Bill and I also enjoyed Muriel's - just off Jackson Square. Heavenly cuisine and service !!!
There were more culinary splendors than I can list here, suffice to say we ended our trip with a dinner party upstairs at Antoines, one of the city's oldest dining establishments. Robbie Cangelosi, a noted Louisiana architect and native, was our guide, and we were fortunate to have someone so knowledgeable and fun to be with. New Orleans requires many trips to get the full experience. Post Katrina, it is more guarded, less secure, and has districts which are "off limits" to tourists. Gradually, the great city will recover from the break in the levee.
(Dean is wearing a Burberry shirt over Armani jeans...)