I hope you all had a patriotic Memorial Day! On a bit of a whim my Englishman and I booked tickets to New Orleans next month (yes, we’ll be braving the heat…) and I’m rather excited for our little Louisiana getaway. It’s my first trip to NOLA and as usual, I’m eager to hear your suggestions. Who makes the tastiest beignets? Where can we hear some great jazz? Who owns the best boutiques? I can’t wait to hear your favorites. In the meantime, I’ll be rereading The House on First Street by Julia Reed to get in the mood. And of course, I’ll be reporting back with a full city guide upon my return!