Bea's Favorite Things: New Orleans

Bea's Favorite Things: New Orleans

Like any good host, it is our duty and supreme honor to invite all our fans, friends, customers, and retail partners to visit New Orleans, the city of our headquarters and the inspiration of many designs you see and love today. Our city is rich with history and culture with a strong sense of community where the arts are abundant and the music spills into the streets around every corner. Read on to discover Bea’s top 5 must-visit places in New Orleans and find out why this is one of the most romantic cities in the country.

Audubon Zoo

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“So beautiful and lush, a true pleasure to walk around in”
The Audubon Zoo was founded in 1914 and is home to over 2,000 animals within an impressive 58 acres nestled in historic Uptown, New Orleans along the Mississippi River. The zoo and adjacent park are named in honor of artist and naturalist John James Audubon who lived in New Orleans starting in 1821. Don’t skip the Aviary, Cypress Knee Café, and the original Art Nouveau architecture.

Clancy’s Restaurant

Clancy's Restaurant New Orleans
“My forever favorite”
Clancy’s Restaurant is a favorite among locals, serving classic, no-frills Creole cuisine in the beautiful Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans. It consistently ranks among the top restaurants in the city and has been established since the 1940’s. Lifestyle brand goop recommends “start with an order of fried oysters with brie, then move onto the lobster and mushroom risotto. And of course, finish with the famous lemon icebox pie.”

Fried Oyster Poboy from Domilise

Fried oyster poboy from Domilise’s
“Decadent and divine”
Domilise’s is another iconic New Orleans restaurant located Uptown, consistently ranked among the top must-visit stops. The dining room famously hosts only 6 tables in the dining room and there is frequently a line, but the wait is well worth it. You will remember your experience at Clancy’s. The restaurant has also been featured in many cooking shows and guide books, such as Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America, Sandwiches That You Will Like, Food Wars, and Chowdown Countdown. On Best Sandwich in America, Domilise's fried shrimp po-boy was named the best sandwich on the Gulf Coast.

Tour of The French Quarter

New Orleans French Quarter Tour Pirate's Alley
“So, so much to know about this magical and romantic place, you will miss great stuff if you don’t take a tour.”
The French Quarter is the oldest neighborhood in the city of New Orleans, founded in 1718. With over one hundred blocks of wrought iron balconies, pastel-colored walls and secret gardens, it’s easy to see why the French Quarter is the most European city in the United States. Learn about the city’s unique history and culture with a tour that fits your interest. The options are endless!
Don’t forget the kids! French QuarTour Kids offers teacher-led, interactive family tours for kids of all ages.

The National World War II Museum

National WWII Museum
“I feel it is obligatory for all to go to this incredible, interesting, and fun museum and experience the war that changed the world and be reminded of what so many did for us, and what they died for.”
Located near the heart of the city, The National World War II Museum tells the story of the American experience of the war that changed the world. The amphibious Higgins boat, a vital component to the invasion of Normandy, was designed, built, and tested in New Orleans, and remains on display, in addition to many other artifacts, on the museum grounds.

Hermann-Grima + Gallier House Museums

Hermann-Grima + Gallier House Museums
“Visiting [the houses] is like walking back in time and gives us an idea of what life in the French Quarter was like centuries ago.”
The Hermann-Grima House is a meticulously restored Federal-style Creole mansion built in 1831 located in the historic French Quarter neighborhood. The house also boasts the only remaining original and intact stable in the French Quarter. Completed in 1860, Gallier House was designed by famed Crescent City architect, James Gallier, Jr. as a family home. Gallier House showcases several engineering innovations, such as indoor plumbing with hot and cold running water and a double skylight.

We hope you enjoy your visit to New Orleans and create memories that last a lifetime!