About Chris O
Lives in London
Since Aug. 2007
Hi. I’m Chris, an American freelance creative living in London. I keep busy working as a blogger, photojournalist, community manager, consultant, curator and more. The opportunities and challenges keep getting bigger, better and more meaningful for me every year! I’m having so much fun. Favorite destinations are many and my list of must-see places to visit seems to get longer the more I travel! I’m a huge fan of Lisbon, Istanbul and Queenstown – to name but a few preferred repeat locations. I also love heading back to the States every chance I find and cannot get enough of the Deep South – Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and the Carolinas – and Hawaii holds a particularly special place in my heart as well. And even though I’ve been based in London for years, it and the whole of Britain still yield myriad wonders for me.
Neighbourhoods, Flea & Street Markets
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Louisiana State Museum's 1850 House is an antebellum row house furnished to represent life in mid-nineteenth-century New Orleans. Located on the edge of Jackson Square in the French Quarter, there is perhaps no better setting to learn about the Crescent City’s idiosyncratic and often troubled history. For architecture and design fans and history buffs, a visit with a guided tour is a must!
Set above the live music venue the Apple Barrel, this cozy candlelit Creole/Italian eatery exudes charm and offers huge helpings of flavor for a much more budget-friendly price than many better-known restaurants in the nearby French Quarter.
Crossing the river to the community of Algiers is a fun and free way to 'cruise' the Mississippi, and get a great look at the New Orleans skyline. Once on the other side, be sure to spend some time roaming around Algiers, one of the New Orleans’ most historic neighborhoods.
La Boulangerie is an uptown artisanal French bakery offering some of the finest patisserie outside France — all served with a laid back attitude and ample amounts of southern hospitality. Here you'll find one of NOLA’s best coffees, too! Whether getting it to go or having a sit for a spell, this is a great place to start your day.
Frenchmen Street is known as the locals’ 'Bourbon Street.' But don’t worry, non-Nawlins folks are nevertheless welcome. The nightlife here is guaranteed sultry fun, with a beguiling choice of restaurants and top-rated live music venues to select from.
'Bloodletting, leeches and questionable medical practices' are among the features of this museum, set in what was once a mid-19th century apothecary shop.
Artfully residing within five of the City Park’s prettiest acres, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden yields an exquisite opportunity to enjoy some time outside and admire an impressive range of contemporary art.
Providing a 'complete line of locally handmade' Voodoo dolls, gris-gris bags, potions, oils and more — alongside spiritual work and consultations by an 'experienced team of in-house practitioners' — Voodoo Authentica of New Orleans is a friendly one-stop shop for all your esoteric needs (whether they be of the kitsch or keenly observant variety).