|The rear of the house|
We've been redecorating a few of the suites, as well as making additions to the curios in the lobby and hanging new artwork here and there. This post is about Les Fleurs Suite, which is located on the ground floor. It still has a queen bed, but it's a different queen bed, now.
|The old bed in Les Fleurs Suite|
|The new bed in Les Fleurs Suite|
I like to fret and fritter over how much things cost. Not that I'm cheap, mind you. I prefer to think of myself as frugal. Frau Schmitt likes to say, "Any money we spend on making the B&B better is an investment that will make people happy to stay here." She is usually right about these things and she is right about this one.
|The old couch in the sitting room|
When we bought the house, we inherited a lot of antique furniture which we kept. The couch in Les Fleurs was one of those pieces. It wasn't very comfortable. Nobody complained. After all, how many chances do you get to lounge on a hundred thirty year old couch, but we never really cottoned to it. So, this spring, we upgraded into something a bit more moderne.
|New couch in Les Fleurs Suite|
So, if you reserved a suite on our old website, be warned: you may not be getting the rooms you expected. Our inn is a work in progress. You won't have anything to complain about because every change we make is with an eye toward making things more comfortable. Home is where the heart is.
Frau Schmitt and I have stayed in exactly one bed and breakfast in our lives, aside from our own. It was nice, but the owners had been in business for a long time. Their heart wasn't in it anymore. They were done, winding down. We are winding up. We are enthusiastic about making the best experience we can for you, our guests. That is why you choose a B&B over a chain hotel, isn't it? Let us do our job. For us it is a kind of serious play. You wouldn't want to stay with us if it was only a job. A job is what the folks at the Holiday Inn have.
Speaking of Holiday Inn, this is what it is like, for us, to run a B&B: embedding is disabled by request. Click this link to see what I'm talking about. In New Orleans, every day isn't like Mardi Gras, but every day is like the 4th of July. Say it with firecrackers.
If you are thinking about visiting New Orleans, we know a very interesting place where you can stay.
A votre santé,
La Belle Esplanade bed and breakfast.
P.S. I alluded to it above, but we have a new website. It is labelleesplanade.com. See you there.