About Us.

Every day is a parade on Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans

Every day is a parade on Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans

 
 

What's it all about? ...

"Esplanade Dreams" is your go-to site to learn about Esplanade Avenue, a street that many people think of as the second-most beautiful street in New Orleans.  Some people even think it's THE most beautiful.  Who are we to argue.  We live on Esplanade Avenue and we love where we live.

Esplanade Avenue is known as the "Creole St. Charles Avenue" in New Orleans.  In other cities' it would be known as a "Millionaires' Row."  We don't know how many millionaires live on Esplanade Avenue nowadays, probably more than one.  

This site and it's soon-to-be extensive archives will detail the history of Esplanade Avenue and its surrounding neighborhoods.  You'll also find out what's happening on Esplanade Avenue today.  Vignettes of life as it plays out on Esplanade Avenue and it's surrounding streets will take the majority of the space here.  Life is whimsical and wonderful on Esplanade Avenue.  Finally, this will also be a repository of visions of Esplanade Avenue in the future.  While Esplanade Avenue is a world in itself, and it really is known as a millionaires' row regardless of how many millionaires actually live here, the surrounding areas are gentrifying rapidly.  We'll report on planned developments as they come to light.

New Orleans is a city of dreamers.  For some of us, there are no sweeter reveries than Esplanade Dreams.  Thanks for taking the time to lose yourself here.

Esplanade Dreams is run in conjunction with La Belle Esplanade, a boutique experience inn located in the 2200 block of Esplanade Avenue.  If the stories contained here have whetted your appetite form more Esplanade dreams, make La Belle Esplanade your personalized New Orleans lifestyle adventure headquarters when you visit our fair city.

La Belle Esplanade.  2216 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119.  (504) 301-1424.

La Belle Esplanade.  2216 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119.  (504) 301-1424.

Make a reservation directly through La Belle Esplanade's website.

Esplanade Dreams is also run in conjunction with The New Orleans Odditarium, a small museum of New Orleans curiosities that is located in the lobby of La Belle Esplanade.  The museum is open to the public by appointment only, so email before visiting to make sure someone will be around.  

Learn more about the New Orleans Odditarium and all the wonders it contains.  It's a museum like no other.  

HOW TO REACH US:

If you have any questions about Esplanade Avenue or you want to contact us to work up a screenplay of the stories contained herein, you can always email us at: odditarium@gmail.com.