If you’re looking to get away for a couple of days and want to be able to count on consistently great food and wine, consider New Orleans. Its
French Quarter charm couldn’t be more romantic
Book a room at the Soniat House on Chartres Street. It’s the perfect Southern inn, with high-ceilinged rooms, filled with canopy and four-poster beds and antique furnishings that would look at home in a palace. You’ll fall in love with breakfast: still-warm biscuits accompanied by homemade strawberry preserves, just-squeezed orange juice and rich Creole coffee served in your room, on your patio or in the courtyard.
The history of Soniat House dates to the 1830s, when it was built as a series of private homes by Joseph Soniat Dufossat, a prosperous plantation owner. It is made up of three Creole style townhouses, with lacy ironwork and spiral staircases and is within easy reach of all French Quarter attractions.