New Orleans, United States
Rocio, 32
YouTuber & Lifestyle Blogger
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What are the New Orleans spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Frenchmen Street. Sure, Bourbon Street is on nearly everyone's bucket list but add Frenchmen Street on there, too. It's how the locals "do New Orleans". It's where you go for live music any day of the week and there's a different band at every spot! About two and a half blocks of musical bliss.

What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a full time Blogger and YouTuber behind "RisasRizos" where I talk all things Curls, Beauty and Everything in Between. My main focus is on getting more women (and men) to love and embrace their naturally curly hair!

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?

Downtown, definitely!

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in New Orleans?

Avenue Pub on St. Charles. Just because you're drunk and hungry doesn't mean you need to STOP drinking. Besides, the burgers there are probably the best I've had in the city.

Your go-to brunch spots:

Ruby Slipper

Your perfect night out in New Orleans includes:

It usually always starts at Rusty Nail. That always sets the tone for a great night out and some of my best memories come from nights that start at the Nail.

Which local creators do you admire?

Brandan "B-Mike" Odums

Special views that mainstream tourists don't know about:

The view from Hot Tin's Rooftop Bar. Best view of the city skyline. Second best would be the view from Algiers Point, but you'd have to make your way out to the Westbank for that one.

Best place for a cheap bite on-the-go:

Norma's Bakery on Orleans

Tomorrow’s your last day in New Orleans. How do you spend it?

Last day? Said who? I'm spending it looking for ways to stay longer.

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