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NEW ORLEANS WHERE TO SLEEP A MYTHIC METROPOLIS WHERE THE PERFUME OF THE PAST AND THE STRAINS OF JAZZ, ZYDECO, AND BLUES ENCOUNTER A CONTEMPORARY RENAISSANCE THAT HONORS HISTORY. HERE, THE GILDED GRIOT OF MULTICULTURALISM PERVADES WHILE A FRESH BREEZE OF CULINARY, DESIGN, AND CULTURAL CREATIVITY BLOWS IN. COMPILED BY CATHERINE D. ANSPON. Hotel Peter & Paul, 2317 Burgundy St. Lush, layered take on the historic Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic church, rectory, convent, and school, exquisitely restored and refashioned into a divinely decorated hotel. Hotel Saint Vincent, 1507 Magazine St. A beacon of hospitality in the Lower Garden District. The former orphanage, dating to 1861, was remade into a boutique hotel. Monthly jazz concerts and burlesque experiences (titled Worship) in the Chapel Club. Fabled pool. Cocktails at San Lorenzo and airy Paradise Lounge a must. Maison de la Luz, 546 Carondelet St. Sumptuous guest house with 67 spectacular suites, steps from the French Quarter. From Atelier Ace; designed in partnership with Studio Shamshiri. Cocktails at Bar Marilou is design nirvana. The Chloe, 4125 St. Charles Ave. Minimalist take on a 19th-century Uptown mansion. Fourteen dapper and dreamy rooms accompanied by a beautifully appointed bar, restaurant, and pool reverie. Columns, 3811 St. Charles Ave. National Register 1883 mansion with a storied history as a hotel and bar since 1953. Guest rooms on the second and third floors whisper of the past. Legendary intimate bar and restaurant. SHOP Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia St. Most important of the Julia Street dealers, with an acclaimed stable including Texas greats Hotel Peter & Paul Leontine Linens Hotel Saint Vincent STEPHEN KENT JOHNSON David Bates and Joe Havel. Bourbon French Parfums, 805 Royal St. Established 1843, a scent experience for heritage perfumes. Coutelier, 8600 Oak St. Gorgeous Japanese knives and cutlery. Chef owned. Crescent City Books, 240 Chartres St. HQ for New Orleans literature and historical volumes; books and prints from the last 500 years. Make time to explore bins of maps and prints. Faulkner House Books, 624 Pirate's Alley. A civilized spot for literature by and about William Faulkner; known for rare, signed, a n d o u t - o f - print editions. Housed in the French Quarter, behind St. Louis Cathedral's rear garden. J o n a t h a n Ferrara Gallery, 400A Julia St. A v a n t - g a r d e roster. Helene Florence, 2917 Esplanade Ave. Vintage kimonos provide inspiration for this unique take on fashion. Leontine Linens, 3806 Magazine St. Founded 1996 by Jane Scott Hodges; a haven for handcrafted linens melding tradition, beauty, and modernity; known for distinctive monograms. Merchant House, 1152 Camp St. For antiques/furniture/vintage home goods. M.S. Rau, 622 Royal St. A century-old treasure house of rare and exemplary fine art, antiques, and jewelry sited along a classic block in the Quarter; one of the most eminent galleries in the country for Renaissance to modern paintings. New Orleans Auction Galleries, 333 St. Joseph St. Pedigreed, important auction house with a quarter century of record-setting sales of significant estates. Housed in a historic building in the Arts District, NOAG mounts 10 auctions annually of art, antiques, design, and jewelry conducted in handsome 40,000-square-foot showroom. Octavia Art Gallery, 700 Magazine St. Diverse contemporary stable. Recommended: Alia Ali's extraordinary photographs of (Continued) Maison de la Luz 56

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