|Sitting room, Pelican Suite, La Belle Esplanade|
Guests who have stayed in both suites say they prefer La France because of La France's furnishings. I'm agnostic on the matter. There's no accounting for taste. Everyone agrees they're both very nice.
Le Pelican Suite is not cramped, just smaller. It's cozy. It's also in the rear of the house. It also has a plantation-sized bed. What's that mean? It's B&B talk for a full bed, one size down from a queen. It sleeps two people. It's an antique, and a beautiful antique, at that. We'll see a picture of that later.
The sitting room is lavender and the bedroom is green. The ceiling in both is blue. There's both a wardrobe and a closet, which is a rarity in this part of the city. There is an antique couch, two velveteen chairs, a paisley ottoman, a fold-top writing desk, and a marble-top dressing table. There's a beautifully carved mirror over the (non-working) fireplace in the sitting room. At least, I think it's beautiful. There is another (non-working) fireplace in the bedroom. In fact, except for in Tammie the Housekeeper's broom closet, there are (non-working) fireplaces in every room in the house.
|Tammie the Housekeeper|
|Bed in Le Pelican Suite, La Belle Esplanade bed and breakfast|
So far so good.
I was standing by the window when I took this picture of the desk in the bedroom:
|Bedroom in Le Pelican Suite, La Belle Esplanade bed and breakfast|
So, why have a Pelican Suite anyway? Brother, if you have to ask that question, you don't know anything about Louisiana. Take a look at our state seal:
|Seal of the Great State of Louisiana, U.S.A.|
It's very quiet in this suite, in the back of the house. I didn't take a picture of it, but this suite has a very private balcony. How private? It's surrounded by oleander and the branches of whatever the tree is called that grows in our neighbor's back yard. It's a green oasis, except when the oleander is in bloom.
The oleander tree is in bloom today, as I write this. It has been for about a month. It will be for about another two months. There won't be a flurry of white blossoms anymore. Only lush green. It's very romantic.
Of course, this suite also has a private bath containing a sink, toilet and antique claw foot tub. The tub is equipped with a shower head and curtains that feature, what else, a pelican.
There's a refrigerator stocked with amenities, as well as a coffee pot, tea kettle, television, free wifi, iron, hairdryer and ironing board. It's a very nice suite.
A votre santé,
La Belle Esplanade bed and breakfast.