New Orleans

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I’ve never been to New Orleans, not until last weekend that is. I was giddy with excitement to finally see/hear/taste what everyone has been raving about all this time. It did not disappoint. We walked all over the French Quarter and the Garden District. There was not a beignet left un-eaten or a cocktail un-sipped by the time we were done.

The first night we went to Arnaud’s French 75 bar for strong drinks, cigars and fried oysters before dinner. I was full, and tipsy, by the time we got to Cochon but managed to try a bunch of delicious things appetizers and amazing peanut butter pie for dessert. In the morning we got up super early and beat the line at Café du Monde for a plate of beignets and café au lait. After covering ourselves in powdered sugar, we walked up and down every street in the French Quarter. That night we went to drinks with my family at the Foundation Room in The House of Blues, which is incredibly cool, but members only. For dinner that night we ate at the many times over recommended La Petite Grocery (get the blue crab beignets).

The next day we took on the Garden District and explored the amazing architecture and famous cemetery. Since no day is complete with out donuts in The Big Easy we taste tested three different kinds at District Donuts Sliders Brew. That night we listened to music at my cousin’s birthday party and then danced the night away listening to jazz at The Ritz-Carlton (where, believe it or not, Kanye made an appearance for a set).

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22 comments

  1. love your pics, we went for the first time last New Years…it is a fascinating place and I would love to live there or go often but its a long way from Manitoba, Canada…I’m jealous of those who live there. 🙂

  2. the beignets at cafe du monde are overrated and that place is always overrun with tourists. If youre in town, as a local, theres a beignet shop tucked away and hidden from tourists. It’s called New Orleans Coffee & Beignet and it is right on the Saint Charles Streetcar line. Never crowded, only the locals know about it and bring their friends for a quiet time and great food 🙂 check ’em out next time youre in town!

  3. Hi! I just found your blog in my reader, and love it! Your pics are wonderful, I like seeing the smaller details in place like the neon signs, and the colourful facades on buildings. I will definitely be back to visit. Thanks for this great post! – cheers, Nancy (Stonecrop Sister)


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