What does the Rathbone staff have in common with Sofia Coppola?
Over at Condé Nast's truly excellent page about New Orleans, is a quality "Guide to New Orleans" by Sofia Coppola she contributed after filming in town recently. You may remember Sofia as Connie Corleone's baby in the Godfather back in 1972... or more recently as Cannes Film Festival Best Director of 2017.
While we at the Rathbone are not legends in American film history, we certainly have some things in common with Sofia. While we loved all of her NOLA recommendations, like Pêche and Antoine’s, she likes some places that are also particularly special for us.
First of all, if you stay at the Rathbone, you're probably going to take the short jaunt over to Frenchman St, where you can visit three places Sofia recommends: The Spotted Cat, dba, and Three Muses. There you'll hear terrific NOLA music any night of the week. Naturally we love having these spots as our neighbors!
Secondly, we have put a lot of hard work into the Rathbone over the last year. We can definitively say that work couldn't have been done without heavy doses of coffee from HiVolt coffee shop over in the Lower Garden District just off Magazine St. We especially recommend the French Connection breakfast sandwich (on a brioche bun instead of a croissant) and the Happy Hippy Bowl! (*drooling*) Another great thing about HiVolt (and what Sofia probably enjoyed too) is all the super cool local art for sale on the walls.
Thanks much to Sofia and Condé Nast for shouting out some of our local faves!