SCOTT’S PER­SONAL TOUR

The Simple Things - - ESCAPE/MY CITY -

Favourite shops FRIEND

One of the most in­di­vid­ual and coolest men’s bou­tiques in the city. friend­newor­leans.com

THE STACKS

My go-to shop for art books and mag­a­zines. Lo­cated in­side one of the city’s best mu­se­ums, The Con­tem­po­rary Art Cen­ter. thes­tacks-books.org

EUCLID RECORDS

In one of my favourite parts of the city, the By­wa­ter, Euclid Records is where I usu­ally be­gin and end my rack dives for new/ rare/used records. eu­clid­nola.com

Favourite mar­ket CRES­CENT CITY FARMER’S MAR­KET

A true com­mu­nity ef­fort of lo­cal pas­sion and pride, it pops up in sev­eral lo­ca­tions over four days. I love Up­town on Tues­days. cres­centc­i­ty­farm­ers­mar­ket.org

Favourite gallery OLEANDER ON ROYAL

This con­tem­po­rary gallery ex­cels in cu­rat­ing ex­u­ber­ance through cu­rios­ity and has brought vi­brancy to Royal Street. ole­an­deron­royal.com

Favourite bar CAPDEVILLE

The bar I’ve fre­quented the most over the years. Some of the best bour­bons in the city and a great juke­box. capdev­il­lenola.com

Favourite restau­rant PALACE CAFE

A win­ning com­bi­na­tion of amaz­ing food and stun­ning views – and it’s one of the few out­door cafés in town. palace­cafe.com

Place to see by night

French­man Street is where all the ac­tion is (for­get about Bour­bon Street). Go for the enig­matic live mu­sic venues and some of the best res­tau­rants. Or just have a drink while you peo­ple watch.

Favourite ho­tel ACE HO­TEL

World-renowned Ace Ho­tel has re­vi­talised an en­tire city block in the CBD. Flaw­lessly de­signed, it in­cludes a rooftop pool, world­class restau­rant, shops and café. ace­ho­tel.com/newor­leans

How to spend an hour

In one of the many cof­fee shops. Whether I’m work­ing, or about to set off on a long photo walk, cof­fee is where it all be­gins.

Best view THE WESTIN NEW OR­LEANS CANAL PLACE

Views of the French Quar­ter and a fan­tas­tic bar. west­in­newor­lean­scanalplace.com

The one thing you have to see

St Charles is a gra­cious and sublime av­enue, lined with oaks with the most dis­tinct and di­verse ar­chi­tec­ture, and can be seen via our fa­mous street­cars.

1 SCOTT EMILE SI­MON is the founder of iHeartNola.com, a life­style blog that launched af­ter Hur­ri­cane Katrina to high­light the cool hap­pen­ings of New Or­leans. Scott can be found main­lin­ing cof­fee around town and on In­sta­gram @iheartnola.

Take in the views 1 along St Charles Av­enue in a street­car. 2 The Stacks – ev­ery­one loves a mu­seum shop.

3 Scott loves Ace Ho­tel’s rooftop bar and pool. 4 The city that never sleeps – it’s never too late for a cof­fee at Morn­ing Call

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