Do NOLA the Mermaid Life® way!
Southern Splendor! Put on your finest day dresses and big hats, and get ready to take a walk through the oldest of southern style. We talked to Isabelle Cossart, at Tours by Isabelle. Isabelle has been in the business for 39 years, and she gave us her top two picks. She recommends her Plantation Tours. “The Plantation tours are what the ladies REALLY enjoy!” says Cossart. This is a way to feel the breeze off of the great Mississippi River and experience the “southern splendor”.
Enjoy lunch at the Madewood Plantation Mansion. Have a taste of the south with dishes like Pecan Crusted Chicken, Gumbo, Pumpkin and Yam Lafourche and more!
Visit Isabelle’s Tours at www.toursbyisabelle.com. Tell her your friends at Mermaid Life® sent you!
The historic Houmas House
Wine down! After a day of touring elegant gardens and mansions, you may want to take a few minutes to unwind with the girls at one of the most notorious wine bars in New Orleans. Bacchanal Wine is the place for us! Here you can enjoy your favorite wines or spirits with a dish of their famous mussels while listening to live music. Schedule a wine tasting with the chef, or just have a seat out on the patio and chill. Be sure to see their schedule of events and take a look at their yard map here. The lush patio atmosphere of Bacchanal Wine will leave you feeling free and easy! *For adults 21 and older
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Did someone say SPAHHH? Carve out time for a spa day in NOLA. The Woodhouse Day Spa is right on Canal Street. They are a full service spa offering over 70 indulging treatments you and your siren sisters will love! You can try a hand or foot treatment, facials, or a full body treatment like the Organic Seaweed Wrap (a mermaid must). Centrally located, walk to any of the amazing restaurants located nearby. Visit The Woodhouse Day Spa at https://neworleans.woodhousespas.com.
Rollin on a River. What better way to see New Orleans than by riverboat? After you’ve had a Beignet for breakfast, step aboard your riverboat queen Steamboat Natchez. There are several steamboast in the area to choose from. , we found Steamboat Natchez on the Visit New Orleans website. You can cruise the river during the day or book a River boat cruise in the evening. This is a great place for NOLA photo opps!
Brunch please! Morning Coffees and Brunches are everflowing. Just across Decatur Street from Jackson Square is the famous Cafe du Monde. Try their famous coffee and beignets. If you are going to NOLA for Mardi Gras, Muriels in Jackson Square is the place to be. Not only do they have the view, but they have the food and spirits! RSVP for brunch and do try one of their Bloody Marys homemade by Chef Erik. Visit www.muriels.com
We hope you will do one of these fabulous things to do while in New Orleans.
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