Monday, June 16, 2014

Clio Suite (Update)

The first Captain America Movie
What we're really here to talk about today is the Clio Suite, the suite that has recently taken on "most romantic" status.  It used to be that we called Les Fleurs Suite the honeymoon suite, but we swapped the beds around and, now, I think Clio is more romantic.  
This isn't a recent picture of the bed
A canopy makes all the difference, not that you can tell from a picture from before we put the canopy up.  The plum pink and turquoise rooms are each complimented with a purple ceiling.  I know what you're thinking: What were they thinking?  It works because these are oversized rooms and the ceilings are twelve-and-a-half feet high.  

The Clio Suite is on the second floor, atop a steep winding staircase.  The suite is made up of two spacious rooms, one for sitting and one for bed.  There is also a private bathroom with an antique claw foot tub equipped with a shower.  The whole inn is air-conditioned in summer and heated in winter.  The bed is a new mahogany queen bed.    

Clio Suite has a private balcony that overlooks Esplanade Avenue.  Here is the view:
View from the Clio Suite
There is an antique mirrored armoire in the bedroom, as well as an antique marble-topped dressing table.  The sink is in the bedroom as well, European-style.  It's all very cheerfully elegant.  We just commissioned a painting from a local artist to hang over the mirror over the sink.  It's title?  You are my sunshine.  That's also the title of Louisiana's state song.

We can listen as we go along.

Here are three pictures of the sitting room:
Clio Suite sitting room, hallway door closed

The Clio Suite sitting from the hallway

Clio Suite sitting room, looking lakeside.
The sitting room has a very comfortably upholstered leather love seat, armchair and ottoman.  The whole suite is inspired by the statue in the triangular park across the street from us, Gayarre Place.  The statue in the park is named Clio, after the Muse of History and Genius of Peace.

Rates include complimentary wi-fi, a refrigerator stocked with complimentary beverages at check-in, a coffee maker, a tea kettle, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, and all the same amenities as our other suites in case I left something out.  Rates also include breakfast.  We put out a delicious spread every morning.  

Did I mention the ceilings are purple?
The fleurs-de-lis is one symbol of New Orleans
The best way to check our availability and to make reservations is through our website: We offer some rooms you can't find anywhere else.

UPDATE OF THE UPDATE: I finally took pictures of the bed now that's it's put together.  You can see those pictures by clicking on this sentence.  

A votre santé,
La Belle Esplanade bed and breakfast.

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