Hi, I'm Mor from Miami. Along with my love for sunshine and adventures across the states, I've got a thing for finding unique spots that stand out. 

Today, I’m excited to share a few favorites of mine that capture the essence of New Orleans—great food, cool drinks, and a touch of the spiritual.

1. Cajun inspired - The Original Pierre Maspero’s

To me, when it comes to savoring authentic Cajun cuisine, there’s no place like The Original Pierre Maspero’s, at 440 Chartres St. in the French Quarter. 

My favorite thing about this place, beyond the tasty dishes, (while my favorite one is the blackened chicken alfredo,) is the atmosphere that captures the historical essence of New Orleans. The staff are not just kind—they’re wizards of Cajun flavors, serving knowledge with every dish. Diving into its history is like stepping back in time, sharing a meal with the city's founders. It’s not just a meal; it’s a journey.

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2. Spirits and Stories at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

Next, let’s talk about Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar on 941 Bourbon St.—my go-to for drinks. Why? One word: Voodoo. The Purple Voodoo drink, to be exact. 

It’s a frozen concoction with a rum base that casts a spell on your taste buds. Plus, sipping a drink in America’s oldest bar adds an extra layer of cool to your night out. It’s a place steeped in history, with walls that could tell a thousand tales, if only they could talk.


3. A Touch of the Spiritual: Hands of Fate

For those seeking a bit of spiritual guidance or a glimpse into the future, there’s no one I trust more than Sam at Hands of Fate, located at 521 St. Philip St. It’s more than just a shop; it’s a sanctuary. The vibe? Intimate and welcoming, where every reading is a profound experience. Sam isn’t just any medium; he’s a powerful guide through life’s ups and downs, offering clarity and comfort. Whether you’re a skeptic or a believer, a session with Sam is bound to leave an impression.


Wrapping It Up

Whether you’re feasting on Cajun flavors, toasting to history with a Purple Voodoo, or seeking spiritual insights, these spots hold a special place in my heart. As someone who’s traveled far and wide, I can tell you these experiences are as unique as they come.

So, if you ever find yourself wandering the vibrant streets of New Orleans, make sure to check these places out. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

Until next time, keep exploring,


April 12, 2024 — Ester Edry