Cory Brian Ingram

Maison de la Luz

  • Where:
  • Why:Everybody loves a road trip and so Jojo and I decided to pack up the Rubicon and ride into freedom to kick start Summer. We plan on reviewing some great South East cities so stay tuned!
  • When:When school let out.
  • Who:“JOJO” and her dad “CB” along with a cardboard cut out of Dolly Parton.
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Maison de la Luz Hats off to a gorgeous weekend.

Hats off to a gorgeous weekend.

Maison de la Luz The most glamorous fire exit ever.

The most glamorous fire exit ever.

Maison de la Luz Knock knock.  Who’s there? 
Déja.
Déja  
Who? 
Knock knock.

Knock knock. Who’s there?
Déja.
Déja
Who?
Knock knock.

Maison de la Luz We have arrived.

We have arrived.

Maison de la Luz Worthy of the sea.  Seaworthy.

Worthy of the sea. Seaworthy.

Maison de la Luz Is this coffee full of chicory root?  OH SERVED WITH ALMOND MILK!!!

Is this coffee full of chicory root? OH SERVED WITH ALMOND MILK!!!

Maison de la Luz And she is climbing a stairway to heaven.

And she is climbing a stairway to heaven.

Maison de la Luz ‘The only thing that separates us from animals is our ability to accessorize”. Clairee- Steel Magnolias.

‘The only thing that separates us from animals is our ability to accessorize”. Clairee- Steel Magnolias.

Maison de la Luz Breakfast of champs.

Breakfast of champs.

Maison de la Luz “I try not to eat healthy food if I can possibly help it” - Ouiser.

“I try not to eat healthy food if I can possibly help it” - Ouiser.

Maison de la Luz Breakfast nook.

Breakfast nook.

Maison de la Luz Take me up to my room sir.

Take me up to my room sir.

Maison de la Luz My show goes on at midnight.

My show goes on at midnight.

Maison de la Luz Blush and bashful.

Blush and bashful.

Maison de la Luz Thank God we didn’t go to Pat O’Brien’s.

Thank God we didn’t go to Pat O’Brien’s.

Maison de la Luz Who Dat’ serving fluid masculinity?

Who Dat’ serving fluid masculinity?

Maison de la Luz Chanel in’ Cowboy.

Chanel in’ Cowboy.

Maison de la Luz My crystals bring all the boys to yard.

My crystals bring all the boys to yard.

Maison de la Luz Selling snake oil. Or just some lovely things from Gabriela Hearst store?

Selling snake oil. Or just some lovely things from Gabriela Hearst store?

Maison de la Luz Parlor tricks.

Parlor tricks.

Maison de la Luz Ohh where oh where is Marilou?

Ohh where oh where is Marilou?

Maison de la Luz Wash away those sins!

Wash away those sins!

Highs & Lows

  • True hospitality - the service was spectacular, they had Jolene under some spell, we were treated like aristocrats with little Southern ceremonies and touches that made us feel localized. I loved the honor bar, not many people do it right but these folk have it down. Especially the leather foiled coasters with black magic motif, I set back and listened to Miamie Smith got my blues and late night dark side on.

  • The property has excellent and approachable service. Shane the bellman made many authentic gestures to provide us with local flare and helped unload carefully my hats and many bags filled with fun costumes for our long ahead road trip. Thomas, the front desk clerk, was chill but prompt when I mentioned a list of tasks I needed to get done for work and travel. He helped organize my appointments to get my beard trimmed in the Garden District.

  • The wine and cheese hour in most hotels scares me, processed cheese and sugary wines but not here darlings... it’s the perfect shade of rose all day and a selection of assorted gourmet cheese and capers, pickled veggies and of course handmade breads and crackers.

  • + The elegance and refinement but relaxed luxury really is refreshing, I especially loved the breakfast of fresh smoked salmon, capers, eggs it gave new meaning to conventional continental breakfast. It was superbly cultured and curated. Tasty! I refrained from taking the vintage serving pieces. I do plan on being invited back.

  • Very well-appointed decor. Chic AF. If I stole everything, I am cursed forever by Madame Maison de la Luz…but it might be just worth it.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 49/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    A chic AF guest house in the warehouse district of New Orleans- imagine that you are staying a former Governor’s mistress house who practiced and celebrated Voodoo and black magic.

  • Vibe

    I felt like I was staying at the home of New Orleans aristocratic and a culturally tuned socialite. Shamshiri from Studio Shamshiri a brother and sister team, partnered with Atelier Ace and really started looking at the building, the history, neighborhood cultural references, historically nods and of course mentionable characters. Nearly everything has a story or reference to details, from the snake door handle in my shower, the estate silver, the framed constellation silk Hermès scarfs to the upper crust nod of New Orleans Voodoo magic. A mix of myth and secretive tradition. Decades of refined Voodoo Queen realness feel appropriately placed and carefully advised over before deciding this is right. The fabrics are luxurious the finishes are stunning. Pure magic. “A place for reverie and proper Southern swoon”

  • Location

    The warehouse district of New Orleans - minutes from the French Quarter.

  • Rooms

    Sixty seven resplendent suites filled with untold stores and generous spirits. Redone, simple and clean with a historical narrative to unfold.

  • Music

    Great lil’ record player in the lobby bar with an assortment of cool vinyl. They play great music I felt transported in time. I summonsed my inner Amy Winehouse and Mamie Smith.

  • Year Opened

    May 2019

  • Designed By

    Atelier Ace + Studio Shamshiri

  • Health & Wellness

    NO. However this is an Atelier Ace property right next door is Ace New Orleans with a fantastic rooftop pool serving you proper drannnks, food and Southern Heat... Added bonus you get access to everything the hotel offers, including the gym. So sweat your ass off and take a dip upstairs. Eat, drink Mary!

  • Restaurant

    These guys own Carondelet Street, its jammed back with N’awlins inspired hipster spots that include; Bar Marilou, Josephine Estelle, Seaworthy, Alto and Three Keys. There are so many more spots in N’awlins but these are must see places...or you are cursed. Not to mention they have a breakfast room in the guest house serving an Emily Post approved buffet complete with vintage estate silver and refined procured table wares. Have a perfect iced coffee with chilled almond milk or Southern staple of iced tea with “tons of ice” like my grandmother loved. I had no resistance so I ate at all the spots mentioned but Seaworthy showcased me sustainable harvested oysters from the American waters and endless rose set in a Creole cottage built in 1832, opened by Grand Banks + Ace. “Laissez le bon temps rose”  

  • Bar

    Mischief, magic and well of course Marilou who lives in a former library of City Hall Amex and is adorned with a nod to some who is expressive and well traveled, full of culture, collector of curiosities and objets. The brain trust of Quixotic Projects out of Paris who have that perfect Je ne Sais Quoi. Together with Atelier Ace this bar can be accessed secretly through a “tarot lounge” an adjacent nook that feels like the coveted closet of Marie Laveau.

  • Minibar

    Elegant, refined, well curated. “The Candy is Dandy and the liquor is quicker.” A fully stocked well designed and self contained cabinet filled with minibar items and a delicious assortment of snacks.

  • Children

    Are they well behaved? I would say leave them and find the romance you might need to conjure up in this perfect backdrop for a new love spell.

  • Price

    Open that Chanel bag and experience life sweetie.

  • Website

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The Ace New Orleans

The Ace New Orleans

600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

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Maison de la Luz

Maison de la Luz

Maison de la Luz, Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA, USA

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