The Girls Guide to New Orleans


The Girls Guide to New Orleans

In this episode, I talk with Kelly Claverie and Mignon Parent, the founders and co-owners of the brand a Girls Guide to New Orleans. Together, the two native New Orleanians provide the female traveler with the resources they need to have a wonderful visit to New Orleans.

Listen in as we discuss what to pack, where to stay, where to eat, what to see and lots more!  This episode is packed with insider tips.  By the end of the discussion, you’ll be planning your next trip to the Crescent City!

And guys, there is plenty in this episode for you.  Granted, you might not want to know where to get your nails done, but then again, who knows?  If not, you’ll still get lots of ideas on how to make the most of your visit to New Orleans, too.  I promise!


Your Time Map to the Show

As I mentioned, there’s a lot of great information packed into this one.  To help you out, here’s some time stamps on the various topics:

The opening discussion is all about Kelly and Mignon, and their stories.  Mignon discusses her French Quarter boutique, Sweet Pea and Tulip, and the two discuss the origins of their website, Girls Guide to New Orleans.

Next up, Kelly and Mignon provide great tips about what to pack and things to plan for before you travel to New Orleans.

11:30 – where to stay

18:10 – you’re in New Orleans, now what?

22:15 – so much to do in City Park!

26:10 – did someone say shopping?

30:00 – art markets?

34:00 – music

36:25 – dining

We spend the final 15 minutes tying up the loose ends.  The discussion at this point includes salons, coffee, can’t miss things to do and more.



Girls Guide to New Orleans – Kelly & Mignon’s website should be your first stop in planning your trip. The site is packed with listings of events and places, all divided into neat categories.  They also post many events on their Facebook page and on Instagram.  You can also check them out over on Twitter.


A Special Thanks! 

Kelly and Mignon were wonderful guests.  We had so much fun putting this episode together, we’ll probably do it again!  If you do reach out to them, follow them on social media or drop into Sweet Pea and Tulip, please, please let them know I sent you.

A big shout out to the Catahoula Hotel! They are a small, boutique hotel in the Central Business District and were kind enough to let us record this episode in their rooftop bar.  Please show them some love next time you’re in New Orleans.  The rooftop bar is great, but so is the cozy downstairs bar, complete with a secluded courtyard.  Plus, the 35 room hotel looks like a great place to stay and is central to all the things you’ll want to do in the Crescent City.  Be sure to check them out on Instagram and tell them we said hi!


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New Orleans is so much more than the Bourbon Street scenes you may have seen–– it’s a 300-year-old city made up of vibrant neighborhoods, diverse populations, and traditions layered upon each other.
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