And what's a girl to do when she's sweating as soon as she leaves her house, looking like she just jumped into a pool....wishing she had one? You just make your own dreams come true.
|Laying in the shade while Colby sweats in the sun.|
When it feels like it's impossible to beat the heat, one option to forget/ignore/day drink it away is to hit a local hotel and take advantage of their local "day passes."
Colby and I always hit up Ace Hotel on Carondelet. The spot is quaint and cooky. Great drinks with a full bar on the rooftop, along with a kitchen for all your eats to keep you full while sipping on cocktails. There are spots to lay for every need if you want to soak in the sun or hide away in the shade...it's there.
We went a few weeks ago and made a whole day of it. Got some Vitamin D, drank this AHMAZING hibiscus cocktail on repeat, and got to mingle and chat with a couple in town from France.
Of course, after the hibiscus that kept on giving, we needed some of that soak-the-alcohol-up food, so we took a walk to one of our favorite spots in the CBD: Johnny Sanchez.
If memory serves me right, we went on a weekday so were able to enjoy their lunch special. My favorite go-to when on any menu: the Cuban sandwich.
It should be noted for those, like me, looking for a good deal and good meal, their lunch specials also come with a side of rice and beans. So worth it. Thank me later.
|The pickles HAVE to be made in house. Awesome!!!|
Great thing about both of these spots, is they are easily within walking distance of one another. So, if you're looking to get out the house and spend a day having a "stay-cation," this is an easy choice.
And if you just cannot bring yourself to go for a walk once you get to the hotel, Ace has their own in-house restaurant, Josephine Estelle. Amazing brunch, and last time we ate there we sat across from Sam Smith. Just saying...
|Not Sam Smith...but I like to think he is just as famous in the Taperts' home.|