Robert LeBlanc, Local Entrepreneur
The Chloe Hotel Front Porch

The Chloe Hotel

Róbert LeBlanc

One of the things I really like to do with the podcast is highlight businesses I think you would enjoy that also have owners who seem to do things right. My guest today is one of those. Róbert LeBlanc is the founder of Leblanc + Smith, a hospitality company with several local businesses.

Check out LeBlanc+Smith’s Offerings

The Chloe
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The Historic New Orleans Collection

Support comes from The Historic New Orleans Collection, the city’s premiere history museum, located at five twenty Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter. 

Check out their online publication called First Draft. Its’ a combination blog and online exhibition space.

From December 8, 2023 – May 10, 2024 check out their exhibit titled A Mystic Brotherhood: Fraternal Orders of New Orleans

For centuries, Freemasons, Odd Fellows, and other similar fraternal organizations have contributed to the network of benevolent and mutual aid societies that cradle New Orleans’s social, cultural, and civic life.

Through objects and images drawn from THNOC’s collections, the new exhibition  explores the sometimes-hidden history of these organizations and illuminates how they helped shape today’s city. 

Additionally, their permanent exhibit on French Quarter life is an immersive experience worth a visit. As always, the Historic New Orleans Collection is free. It’s somehow continues to fly under the radar, but should not be missed.

Go to to plan your trip.


Accidental Cajun Photography

It’s been said a picture says 1000 words and it’s true — A good picture should tell a powerful story. James Cullen, of Accidental Cajun Photography, has been using his camera to tell stories in New Orleans for over a decade, and now he wants to tell your story. Whether you are in town for a quick weekend getaway and want a professionally shot portrait session, are planning an elopement or a wedding, or want fun family photos, Accidental Cajun Photography customizes each shoot to fit your needs.

James also offers photography experiences where he is your personal paparazzi and concierge for the day as you experience the most interesting aspects of New Orleans culture. To inquire about bookings and packages, email ~[]( Don’t just make memories, but keep them. 


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