New Orleans Salon By Sucre

I recently had the pleasure of spending a couple of days in the French Quarter with Nikki of My Style Diaries and we made sure to make time for Sucre’s newest addition, Salon by Sucre. We had the honor of getting the entire balcony that overlooks the New Orleans French Quarter all to ourselves. Normally, every balcony table is full of both locals and tourists, but we didn’t want to ruin anyone’s experience with our obnoxious camera and poses so we stopped in on a Tuesday when the upstairs was closed. The owner of Sucre still made sure to give us the full Salon by Sucre experience by showering us with all of their best teas and treats.

new-orleans-blogger

new-orleans-sucre

Get more info & view the tea menu here–> Salon by Sucre

french-quarter-sucre

Just To Be Sweet:
Assorted Sucré Signature Macarons Assorted Sucré Signature Chocolates and Bon Bons Mini Vanilla Eclairs Petit English Trifle Battenburg Cakewhat-to-do-in-new-orleans

salon-by-sucre

Assorted Finger Sandwiches:
English Cucumber, Watercress, Sweet Cream Butter Poached Chicken Breast, Horseradish Cream English Cheddar, Branston Pickle House Cured Salmon, Lemon Caper Crème Fresh
sucre

ombre-hair

sucre-review

Baked Fresh For You:
English Currant Scones, Clotted Cream, House Preserves Kouign Amann Classic Madeleine
fashion-bloggers

new-orleans-guide

Photos by: Kristina Britt Photography

| Shop This Look |

Outfit: Wayf Suede Shift Dress (love this wine colored dress too!)| Peep Toe Booties c/o Isola | Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody (more colors here)<–SALE Alert! Take 25% OFF w/ code: HOLIDAY

Jewelry: Elephant Pendant Necklace, Soho Ring, Botticelli Bangles, Baroque Cuff, Pegasus Bangle & Baroque Wrap Ring c/o Julie Vos <–Get 20% OFF w/ code: LSU20

Hi everyone and Happy Sunday! I wish I was sitting on Salon by Sucre’s balcony right now enjoying the sun and jazzy street sounds of New Orleans. Instead, I’m laying on the couch like I’ve been doing all day since it’s so gloomy outside. I can’t complain too much though because we did get a slight cool front over night so it finally feels like fall and my couch doesn’t feel too bad either. I’m sure you can relate!

Anyway, I highly recommend stopping in Salon by Sucre on Conti St. when strolling through the French Quarter. Their finger sandwiches and baked sweets were delicious along with the refreshing afternoon tea. I loved the Marigold Flowering tea. If you don’t have time for tea, at least makes sure to stop for macarons and gelato on the first floor. Trust me, you won’t regret it!

See more of my favorite Sucre treats from the Magazine St. location below:

best new orleans macaroons

new orleans latte

kendra scott hannah bracelet

sucre treats

The King Cake’s Twin | Sucre New Orleans

irish cake

Check out the video below or click here–>Sucre New Orleans

Be sure to watch in HD for the best quality version of the film | Film by: Brooke Boyd

plaid shirt

best new orleans macaroons

paddy cake

st patricks day cake

haute off the rack fashion blog

irish rose

sucre paddy cake

st pattys day cake

st patricks day treats

new orleans st pattys day

st patricks day paddy cake

sucre magazine st

new orleans bakers

Photos by: Kaela Rodehorst Photography

Outfit: Plaid Flannel Shirt, sold out (similar) | J Brand Photo Ready Cropped Jeans | Joie Kidmore Rose Gold Sneakers c/o Emma’s Shoes

Hi everyone, is your mouth watering yet at all of this Sucre goodness? I thought so! I’m sure most of you local New Orleanians are familiar with Sucre’s king cakes, macaroons and gourmet, handmade desserts.  What you might not be so familiar with is the King Cake’s Irish twin, the Paddy Cake!  The delicious rich chocolate, salted caramel cream, folded into layers of buttery brioche, and topped with a glistening Irish whiskey glaze is baked at Sucre seasonally in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. I must tell you that when I tasted it for the first time, it merely melted in my mouth and then had me running around the house singing “Paddy Cake, Paddy Cake” from the sugar high. Thank goodness that I didn’t keep all of those Paddy Cakes for myself because I probably would have eaten every last heavenly bite!  I highly recommend that you try one! We all know that I have a serious sweet tooth so you can trust me when it comes to dessert reviews. Oh and by the way, it’s best served warm! If you want to take it to whole a new level of amazingness, add a scoop of gelato! Let me know what you think after that!

Stay tuned for more delectable desserts from Sucre on Haute Off The Rack. These treats will have you trying to reach through computer screen!

Make sure to check out the video below or click here–>Sucre New Orleans | Be sure to watch in HD for the best quality version of the film | Film by: Brooke Boyd

shopsucre.com | Sucre Locations | @sucreneworleans

This post was brought to you by Sucre New Orleans. All opinions are my own.

 

New Orleans Foodie Guide with Vince Camuto

Happy Friday everyone! Today I’ve teamed up with Vince Camuto to show you around my favorite spots in my city and give you an epic New Orleans Foodie Guide. However, I have so many favorite places that I decided to narrow it down to a couple and then you’ll just have to come to New Orleans to see the rest yourself! First things first, I’m a foodie so all of my top spots include food, but it’s perfectly normal to eat your way through town, right? Anyway, let’s pretend it is!

With that being said, I always start off my day with coffee and sometimes even end it with coffee and Drip Affogato Bar is the perfect place to do both. You’ll see why! Drip is fairly new to New Orleans, but they are already stealing the scene with the most delightful lattes, espresso drinks, Vietnamese iced coffees and cold brews and get this…they also serve ice cream! In fact, their delicious espresso ice cream treats and exclusive Creole Creamery flavors is what they’re famous for. My favorites are the Cookie Monster and The Classique. Most people refer to those types of espresso treats as Affogato, but the Drip team likes to affectionately call it coffee + ice cream’s love child. I’m sure now you can understand why I would want to both start and end my day at Drip.

| Shop Look 1 |

5 Pocket Skinny Jeans: Get your normal size in these jeans! I took the 26 and just cut the hem to fit perfectly at my ankle since I’m petite. They have just the right amount of stretch and the medium wash makes them easy to take from day to night.
Cold Shoulder Peasant Top: This cute open shoulder top is a tad oversized so I went for the XS and it fit perfectly. I like to wear it tucked in, but it also looks great over jeans and shorts and too.
Keisha Elastic Slingback Heel: I took my normal size in these heels and I in love with them! They’re so flattering and the tan color goes with everything.
Ring & Cutout Flap Bag: A crossbody bag is key for walking around New Orleans, but I also love wearing them with everyday outfits as well as when I’m traveling.

| Shop More Vince Camuto Bags I Love |

Next on my list, I’ve got Willa Jean, which is actually right around the corner from Drip so you can easily hit up both places together! You can stop for coffee at Drip and then brunch at Willa Jean or you can do dinner at Willa Jean and then ice cream for dessert at Drip. Although, I must warn you that Willa Jeans makes a mean dessert, more specifically, they bake some bad ass chocolate chip cookies! I’m telling you guys, these cookies sit right at the top of my chocolate chip cookie list and get this…when you order them for dessert, you also get a scoop of raw cookie dough and a glass of sweet milk! Is your mouth watering yet? Well, just wait because I haven’t even told you about their fried chicken sandwich, which is served on a sweet Hawaiian roll and topped with serrano slaw. Needless to say, that is always what I personally order, but the rest of their menu is also to die for including their frozé exclusively served during brunch. Yes, you read that right, frozé and it’s exactly what you think it is, frozen rosé!

I know what you’re thinking…you need to get down to New Orleans, right? Well, when you do, make sure to check out my list below for all the best places to snack, wine and dine in New Orleans! Oh and don’t worry I’m linking all of my outfit details from Vince Camuto below!

| Shop Look 2 |

Cold Shoulder Peasant Top c/o Vince Camuto

Tassel Ring Flap Bag: As I mentioned, I love using crossbody bags while I’m on the go, but this design is slightly more simple without the cutout detail! I personally love both!

Ivanta Wedge: I can’t say enough good things about these wedges! They are perfect in every way from the nude color and the flattering fit to the height and braided wrap around detail!

| Shop More Vince Camuto Shoes I Love |

My Favorite NOLA Brunch Spots:
Court of Two Sisters
Antoine’s: Order the shrimp and grits and of course, their famous Oysters, Rock-a-feller and Baked Alaska! Don’t forget to ask for a tour at the end of brunch! The history behind that place is mind blowing!
Elizabeth’s
Commander’s Palace
Willa Jean: Order the milk and cookies for dessert! You won’t regret it!
Broussard’s

Where to snack:
Aunt Sally’s Pralines
Café Beignet: My favorite hidden gem on Royal St.
Café Du Monde: Be prepared to wait in line while enjoying music from talented street performers and jazz bands!
District Donuts
Sucre & Salon by Sucre (see full review post here)
King Cake at Manny Randazzo in Metairie
Snowballs in the summer
Drip Affogato Bar

My Favorite Lunch Spots in NOLA:
Magasin
Mother’s
Port of Call
Cafe Amelie on Royal St.
Neighborhood Restaurant, Katie’s
Camellia Grill
Cochon Butcher
Parkways Po-boys
New Orleans School of Cooking: enjoy wine and a little French Quarter history while you learn to cook traditional New Orleans cuisine.
Company Burger
Domenica Pizza
Dat Dog
Noodle & Pie

My Favorite Dinner Spots In NOLA:
Sylvain
Dickie Brennan’s
Jacques Imo’s
Galatoire’s
Café Adelaide
Peche
Brennan’s
Latitude 29
Baru Bistro & Tapas: You must order the Mazorca, Guacabello and Atun Tartare
Borgne — great lunch specials too!
Shaya: their endless homemade pita bread and duck hummus is to die for!
Tableau
Mopho
August
Seaworthy
Square Root

Where to wine:
The Carousel Bar
Burgundy Bar
Bacchanal Wine: Enjoy wine accompanied by small plates and live music on the open back patio
Cure on Feret
Pat O’s Piano Bar: great courtyard for drinking and visiting with a large group of friends
Cane & Table
Bellocq
Delachaise

 I hope you enjoyed my New Orleans Foodie Guide! Please feel free to comment or email with any additional questions! Also, let me know if you think there is anything I should add to my list!

This post is in partnership with Vince Camuto, a brand I love. All opinions and selections here are my own. Thank you for supporting the affiliate posts who make this blog possible.

New Orleans Mardi Gras 2016 Recommendations

Happy Mardi Gras everyone! I’m so excited to takeover @liketoknow.it’s Instagram account today along with @Juleytl and @apinchoflovely to give you a little taste of New Orleans Mardi Gras 2016! Also, in honor of Fat Tuesday, I decided to update my NOLA recommendations for you! Check out the full takeover plus all of my favorites below:

 First Stop: we’re checking into the International House Hotel, which is just a couple of blocks from the carnival partying streets of the French Quarter!💜💚💛

cute-luggage

tory-burch-handbag

blogger-style

| Shop My Look |

Outfit: Black Ripped Jeans | Nike Free 5.0 Shoes (also available here) | Camel Coat (also available here) | Similar Tan Bag | Bric’s 21″ Rolling Luggage (similar rolling bag) | Large Black & Tan Rolling Luggage (similar here)

| Shop Krystal’s Look |

| Shop Juley’s Look |

Where to stay:

Monteleone Hotel

The Saint Hotel

Omni Royal Orleans Hotel: stunning rooftop view that overlooks the city

Le Pavillion Hotel: Oldest hotel in New Orleans!

Ritz-Carlton

International House Hotel (see full review here)

Roosevelt Hotel

Le Meridien Hotel: seriously the most comfortable beds ever!!

Windsor Court Hotel

W Hotel French Quarter

Ace Hotel

Lowes Hotel

taupe-boots

| Shop Our Denim & Boots |

Where to dine:

My Favorite NOLA Brunch Spots:

Court of Two Sisters

Antoine’s: Order the shrimp and grits and of course, their famous Oysters, Rock-a-feller and Baked Alaska! Don’t forget to ask for a tour at the end of brunch! The history behind that place is mind blowing!

Elizabeth’s

Commander’s Palace

Willa Jean: Order the milk and cookies for dessert! You won’t regret it!

Broussard’s

cafe-du-monde

| Shop These Bags |

honey-dew-intimates

district-donuts

| Shop This Look |

My Favorite Snack Spots In NOLA:

Aunt Sally’s Pralines

Café Beignet: My favorite hidden gem on Royal St.

Café Du Monde: Be prepared to wait in line while enjoying music from talented street performers and jazz bands!

District Donuts

Sucre & Salon by Sucre (see full review post here)

King Cake at Manny Randazzo in Metairie

Snowballs in the summer

orleans-avenue

| Shop This Look |

Outfit: Denim | Ankle Boots | Rebecca Minkoff Mini Suki | Grey T-shirt (also available here) | Military Vest | Similar Beanie

My Favorite Lunch Spots in NOLA:

Magasin

Mother’s

Port of Call

Cafe Amelie on Royal St.

Neighborhood Restaurant, Katie’s

Camellia Grill

Cochon Butcher

Parkways Po-boys

New Orleans School of Cooking: enjoy wine and a little French Quarter history while you learn to cook traditional New Orleans cuisine.

Juan’s Flying Burrito

Domenica Pizza

Dat Dog

Noodle & Pie

sequin-gowns

mardi-gras-ball-gowns

adrianna-papell-gowns

| Shop Our Sequin Mardi Gras Gowns c/o Adrianna Papell |

My Favorite Dinner Spots In NOLA:

Sylvain

Dickie Brennan’s

Jacques Imo’s

Galatoire’s

Café Adelaide

Peche

Brennan’s

Latitude 29

Baru Bistro & Tapas: You must order the Mazorca, Guacabello and Atun Tartare

Borgne — great lunch specials too!

Shaya: their endless homemade pita bread and duck hummus is to die for!

Tableau

Mopho

August

Where to wine:

The Carousel Bar

Burgundy Bar

Bacchanal Wine: Enjoy wine accompanied by small plates and live music on the open back patio

Cure on Feret

Pat O’s Piano Bar: great courtyard for drinking and visiting with a large group of friends

Cane & Table

Bellocq

Delachaise

Photos by: Lainey Reed Photography