New Orleans, Louisiana

January 23, 2022 – January 26, 2022

Whenever we are in NOLA we always stay in the same hotel because it’s in a great spot.

If you would like to see what and where we ate while we were in New Orleans.

Ritz Carlton French Quarter

M.S. Rau Antiques

New Orleans, Louisiana

October 28, 2019 – October 31, 2019 

If you would like to see what and where we ate while in New Orleans.

Yvonne Blount-Alciatore

James, Yvonne Blount-Alciatore & Joyce
Joyce, James, Yvonne, Nano, Maria, John & Mariya

National World War II Museum

Ritz Carlton – Last Dinner in NOLA for Nano Lopez’s Birthday

New Orleans 2018

October 9, 2018 – October 12, 2018

We love visiting New Orleans. We enjoy the food the jazz music and seeing our friend Yvonne Blount-Alciatore. She is the Great-granddaughter of Antoine Alciatore owner of Antoine’s Restaurant.

If you would like to see pictures from the last time we were in New Orleans.

If you would like to see what and where we ate while in New Orleans.

Ritz Carlton Lobby Flowers
Ritz Carlton Spa Entrance
Our good friend Lataria

I couldn’t pass up taking a selfie with a $78K mirror

A gator in Tabasco heaven

Horse Carriage Ride Included a walk through the cemetery with Nicholas Cages Tomb and Marie Laveau

Nicholas Cage’s Burial Tomb


New Orleans, Louisiana

September 26th – October 1st, 2012, December 4th – December 7th, 2012    May 19th – May 21st, 2013, October 21 – October 25th, 2013,                                  December 15th – December 19th, 2015, May 15th, – May 18th, 2017

We have visited New Orleans 6 different times which shows you how much fun this city is. Each time we’ve stayed for at least three-four days. I believe that’s enough time after that you need to check yourself into the Betty Ford Clinic LOL.

If you love people watching, Jazz music, Food you will love New Orleans as well. We have a friend of ours Yvonne Blount-Alciatore who owns the oldest restaurant in NOLA called Antoine’s. It’s a must to eat there. When you’re there make sure you order Oyster Rockefeller this is the place where they were invented. After dinner leave room for Devil’s Brew Coffee and Baked Alaska, it’s another definite.

If you are a fan of fried chicken, we have found the best one which is served in Fiorella’s in the French Quarter it used to be Willie Mae’s Scotch House but the last time we were there it wasn’t as good.

You also have to make sure to go to Desire Oyster Raw Bar and sit at the raw bar and see how fast they open the oysters it’s pretty amazing.

We have stayed at the Ritz Carlton, and The Roosevelt Hotel both are excellent, but the Ritz Carlton is definitely in a better location.

Follow us on our road trip the next destination is Memphis, Tennessee.

Maria & John with Yvonne Blount-Alciatore
Maria & John

Roosevelt Hotel With Christmas Decorations
Roosevelt Hotel With Christmas Decorations
Roosevelt Hotel

Yvonne’s Pretty Christmas Tree
Maria & John
Maria & John

Maria & Yvonne Blount-Alciatore
Maria, John & Yvonne Blount-Alciatore


Mint Julep

Balcony Above Antoine’s Restaurant

Yvonne Blount-Alciatore and Maria on her balcony
Beignets at Cafe Du Monde

To read the entire article Visiting a Vieux Carre Legend.

Yvonne Blount-Alciatore

Yvonne Blount-Alciatore and John

Oysters at Desire Raw Bar
Willie Mae’s Scotch House has become so popular there is a line to get inside to eat.

Hurricanes at Pat O’Briens

Maria & Yvonne Blount-Alciatore

Yummy Escargot
Oysters Rockefeller
Baked Alaska
Maria – Devil’s Brew Coffee