Whitney Mitchell has an eye for bold color, so it’s no surprise her go-to neighborhood for photographic inspo is Bywater, within the city’s Ninth Ward. Beyond the vibrant exteriors of the neighborhood’s homes and businesses lies an underlying current of artistry and creativity. In fact, many artists and musicians call the area home. Perhaps its most famous resident, though, is Pizza Delicious… so bring your appetite along with your camera.
Good Morning and #HappyTuesday from the 9th ward’s Bywater neighborhood! Home to the Saint Anne parade and praline bacon, the Bywater mixes local flare with tasty eats and relaxing hideaways. The first thing you’ll notice here is this neighborhood’s vibrant use of color. It’s a Pantone palette dream! I’m @twomacks, and this is your #HappyTuesdayTakeover!
Search for a “Pantone palette dream”
Mitchell points out that the “first thing you’ll notice here is this neighborhood’s vibrant use of color.” You’ll have no trouble finding a colorful home like this one.
My first stop is @thecountryclubneworleans restaurant, sauna and pool. Brunch is my favorite meal in life and on any given Tuesday, The Country Club is serving up chicken & waffles in this relaxing setting. Take a dip (but don’t dive) into this neighborhood gem. I’m @twomacks, and this is your #HappyTuesdayTakeover!
Hit the Country Club
This isn’t your grandma’s country club. Housed in a cottage that dates back to 1884, this low-key spot doesn’t require a membership. Country Club has strong roots as an LGBT gathering place, underscoring its welcoming attitude.
Some people say it’s the water on the east coast that makes a good pizza pie. I say it’s magic, and @pizzadelicious has it. It’s lunch time and garlic knots, pepperoni pizza and a gallon of Sriracha are calling my name (and yours). After you dry off from your pool time splash, grab a slice from my favorite locals. I’m @twomacks, and this is your #HappyTuesdayTakeover! (Can you spy with your eye a message in our pizza pie?)
Chow down at Pizza Delicious
Thin-crust, New York-style pizza and beer at Pizza Delicious is a must. Even Mitchell, a wellness enthusiast, succumbs to the irresistible pepperoni pizza and garlic knots at this Bywater staple.
I like blue skies and long walks along the Mississippi, especially after pizza. @CrescentParkNewOrleans enchants the Bywater with almost two miles of views to regain your zen. Just follow the Rusty Rainbow to step into one of the Bywater’s newest treasures. I’m @twomacks, and this is your #HappyTuesdayTakeover!
Take in the view at Crescent Park
Offering some of the best vantage points of the French Quarter, this Bywater park is tranquil and captivating. With nearly two miles of paved trails surrounding the park, you can take a leisurely stroll (all the better to work off that pizza).
There’s jazz in the air and maybe a little love – actually, it’s wine. There’s wine in the air! I’m ending my #HappyTuesdayTakeover at @bacchanalwine. Your favorite cheese board awaits! There’s no better way to end the day than with good tunes, a huge wine selection and great eats. Thank you for spending the day with me in the Bywater! I’m @twomacks, and this is your #HappyTuesdayTakeover!
Wind down (or turn up) at Bacchanal
A gorgeous back patio offers a lush place to relax at Bacchanal. Self-described as “NOLA’s backyard party,” Bacchanal offers Mediterranean-tinged cuisine and a mammoth wine selection with live music wafting through the outdoor space.