18 JUL 2017: Waypoint.

It is without hesitation that I recommend Waypoint, a “coastally inspired” seafood restaurant, to anyone looking for an upscale culinary experience with relaxed atmosphere in Boston. Check out all of the delectable things we ate below and read about what Chef Mike Seely and Manager Matt Gisler recommend from the menu over at trelle.

 

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New on the Block: Frenchie.

In an attempt to expand on the ‘eat’ part of my Eat Sleep Dress & Repeat mantra, I’ve decided to write more about one of my favorite topics: food (and the best places to get it). I couldn’t think of a more fitting way to start than with one of the most highly-anticipated new restaurants in Boston, Frenchie. As if the name wasn’t enough to get you in the door, maybe the selection of French tapas or elegant decor (complete with trendy floral wallpaper) will.

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Located right on Tremont Street, this intimate space is perfect for date night or a ladies’ get together. That being said, make sure to snag a reservation because space is limited and it fills up fast! What else should you expect? Insanely good French fare and some flavorful dishes. This time around we tried the brussels sprouts, French fries (of course), tuna crudo, escargot, salted cod croquette, and crème brûlée; A++ to all! The best part about a tapas menu is that you have the opportunity to try… six dishes that still go fairly easy on your stomach and wallet.

So next time you’re looking to indulge in the Boston restaurant scene, know that Frenchie comes highly recommended! If you visit, let me know what you think and enjoy!

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New Orleans.

After a week down in Louisiana, I’m beginning to think New Orleans might be the most picturesque city in America. There’s so much character in the atmosphere from the architecture to the street bands. Check out my must-do’s below!

Eat& Drink.

Seaworthy. You may be able to take the girl out of New England, but you can’t take New England out of the girl… which is how we found ourselves at Seaworthy. A luxurious seafood based restaurant with a great oyster selection. *heart eyes emoji*

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Josephine Estelle. I’d call this menu modern Italian? Maybe? Anyway, the food is fantastic and the atmosphere is relaxed yet upscale.

Sylvain. This small French Quarter spot has a perfect courtyard and a unique menu. You must get the fried eggplant and burrata to start!

Stay.

International House. A boutique hotel with an elaborate, NYC feel.

ACE Hotel. Located slightly outside of the bustle of the French Quarter, ACE is completely sleek. Plus, it has a rooftop bar and some of the best restaurants I tried. (AKA Seaworthy and Josephine Estelle as noted.)

Catahoula Hotel. This quaint boutique hotel comes complete with a great coffee bar and cocktail selection, an intimate rooftop bar and photo-worthy industrial décor. Highly recommended!

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Play.

Frenchmen Street. If you’re looking for nightlife and music without exactly the same vibe as Bourbon Street, Frenchmen is the place to go!

Shopping. For the men out there, NOLA is filled with streetwear and sneaker spots. Friend, a men’s store featuring indie designers, was one of the stand-outs, which has Freda, a similar spot for the ladies, right next door. There’s many more shops I could name, but part of the fun was stumbling upon them unexpectedly, so I want you to do the same!

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In addition, some more popular attractions include the Lafayette Cemetery and The Carousel Bar, which I also highly recommend making time for.