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Raphaela Lipinsky DeGette

Raphaela's Perfect Days

Thinking Outside The French Quarter

    • Morning
      • Satsuma

      • Start your day with fresh-pressed juices and a locally-sourced breakfast in the hip Bywater neighborhood.
      • Blue Dream

      • This funky vintage shop recently moved into an old firehouse in the Marigny (718 Mandeville St). Pick up a piece by a local designer or browse the vintage racks.
      • The Orange Couch

      • Grab a cup of coffee before wandering around the historic Marigny neighborhood.
    • Afternoon
      • Audubon Park

      • Take the St. Charles streetcar uptown to see gorgeous old mansions and huge live oaks dripping with Spanish moss.
    • Evening
      • Cochon

      • A modern twist on traditional cajun food. Do not miss the boudin balls or the grilled oysters!
    • Night
      • Gene's Poboys and Daiquiris

      • A visit to New Orleans is not complete without a daiquiri. Gene's does it right. Try the Tasha Special (peach and pina colada) and don't be shy about asking for an extra shot.
      • Saturn Bar

      • Saturn Bar is the classic New Orleans dive. Cross your fingers it's a Mod Dance Party night, and join in the twisting and jiving.
      • Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stand

      • This tourist favorite has a secret - it's open 24 hours. Avoid the crowds and stop by after a long night out for some delicious beignets and a cafe au lait.
      • I would stay at: Royal Street Inn & Bar

      • You can't beat this inn's location in the historic Marigny.

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