If you have a pulse, perhaps you heard about Beyoncé’s release of her visual album “Lemonade” this week? Aside from the obvious drama contained in the songs (looking at you, Jay-Z and Becky with the good hair) and its broader context, there’s the jaw-dropping fact of just how well produced and artistic the entire collection is. The videos are individually gorgeous in composition and scenery, and most of what you see was shot in Louisiana — specifically New Orleans.
That makes sense. Beyoncé has a house in New Orleans. Her mother is from Louisiana, and her sister lives there.
Indeed, Bey's ties to the Big Easy are strong. Here are some of the spots in town she's all about.
1. Café Amelie
Café Amelie is a romantic hotspot that features a lush garden area — where Beyoncé was once seen dining, as chronicled on nola.com — as well as a delicious menu and signature cocktails.
2. Parkway Bakery
4. Gene’s Curbside Daiquiris
For an authentic boozy experience that shouldn’t be missed when in town, stop by Gene’s Curbside Daiquiris, where the queen has been known to order a tasty beverage, which inspired this Food & Wine piece.
5. National World War II Museum
Beyonce spent some time at the National World War II Museum during a NOLA outing once and that makes sense — this is a great spot to binge on history. She even posed as Rosie the Riveter, according to MTV.
6. The Country Club
The Country Club is a casual and fun building that was built in 1884! Beyoncé went for a swim here with her family as a part of a mini vacation which was documented on nola.com. You should make a point to go too for a dip, drink, nibble, and maybe even some hot tub time.
8. Muriel’s Jackson Square
Beyoncé chose to throw her mother’s 60th birthday party at Murie’s Jackson Square, with a masquerade theme and celebrity guestlist, which is talked about more extensively in this Daily Mail piece. Tucked into the French Quarter with a second-floor balcony seating and a creole menu, you can’t go wrong with a stop here.
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