Beyond the French Quarter: Bywater, New OrleansPosted: March 28, 2011
(Artwork by Swoon photographed by me)
Fresh off a 4-day stint in New Orleans with my best girls and Vaughn, I’m already dying for a follow-up trip. We were fortunate enough to have stayed in Bywater, a bohemian neighbourhood populated mainly by locals. East of the overwhelming 24-hour party that is the French Quarter, Bywater is laid back, quiet and welcoming. The charming restaurants and bars that make up this great neighbourhood offer delicious and affordable meals and drinks that basically defined our trip; three consecutive afternoon brunches at Satsuma, boxed wine from Bacchanal and too many $3 bourbon and gingers at Vaughn’s Lounge.
Laced with artists, musicians and families, Bywater is charmingly down to earth. Lack of sleep has me struggling to describe it in more detail. So, I leave you with select photos from our lovely vacation to the warm south, from which you can form your own opinions.