SCOTT’S PERSONAL TOUR
Favourite shops FRIEND
One of the most individual and coolest men’s boutiques in the city. friendneworleans.com
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
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