there was that random photo of me enjoying my first legit beignet
I was undoing all the work with just a few bites…
Or my husband.
With bricks, plaster, charm… vintage French style.
inside St. Louis Cathedral.
Need I say more?
we even found the Haunted Mansion statues hidden in a lush courtyard.
New Orleans has been on my list of places to visit in the US for as long as I can remember.
New York City has always been the number 1 top spot I wanted to go.
And number 2?
Well that was New Orleans.
Did you know that when I go to Disneyland
while the kids ride the roller coasters
I sit with my coffee in New Orleans Square and people watch?
And Pirates, The Haunted Mansion and the Riverboat area are my favorites.
So.. I had this fantasy idea of what it would be like.
And I was thrilled when an opportunity to speak on a Design Blogger panel
brought an opportunity to visit New Orleans.
we wandered the wrong way
and found ourselves on Bourbon Street.
while I definitely wanted to see Bourbon Street-
I was a little surprised at how wild and crazy it was at only 7pm.
we decided to come back in the morning for photos
and leave the wild and crazy Bourbon Street
to those who were wild and crazy. 🙂
and then found our wild and crazy
which was relaxing by the rooftop pool for the evening.
Incredible. Thunder, lightning, torrential rain…
but I don’t run around and do all of the touristy things
unless it is really something I am itching to see.
the day starts with a quick run (oftentimes to Starbucks) 😉
and then a lot of walking and exploring.
Well, it was the French Quarter of course.
snapping photos and sitting by the mighty Mississippi river for a bit.
And grabbed a delicious bite to eat at the French Market-
which is like a farmers market type area.
We grabbed a quick bite at a vegan restaurant called ‘Seed‘
and if we had found it on day one- we would have eaten there several times.
Delicious food- all vegan, and tons of options.
Take the trolley for $3 for a 24 hour pass and ride it all the way up and down.
Royal Street has a TON of amazing architecture
St. Louis Cathedral is gorgeous inside and out- and there is a courtyard and park with
Loved it- had to do a quick FB live video.
And plug in some time to just sit at Cafe Du Monde
in the French Quarter and people watch.
I am officially in love with so much of New Orleans-
and it is definitely on the list of places to visit again soon.
You may have noticed the start of a new look on my blog today-
things are a changing and it will be a bit before all the tweaks get worked out-
and so far- there are quite a few…
so please bear with me and the wackiness as things change.