I’m backkkkkkkk!!! I’ve missed ya’ll! But let me tell you how good it felt to get away for a week, AMAZING! The hubs and I had the best time in New Orleans and we probably gained about 10lbs each! I honestly think the food in New Orleans is the best food I have ever eaten in my life! So yum! Anyways, here is quick recap of our trip, I am going to try to summarize as best as possible to not overload you! ;)
First off, out hotel, AMAZING!! We stayed at the Le Pavillion Hotel, built in 1907, right outside of the French Quarter and it seriously made me feel like a Princess! I mean, look at those chandeliers!
On to more gorgeouness of NOLA
Jackson Square, with the statue of Andrew Jackson that has been up since 1856 after he helped win the Battle of New Orleans.
I just couldn’t get over all the beautiful architecture with the wrought iron. Which learning on one of our tours, the architecture is actually Spanish architecture, even though it’s in the French Quarter…
The oldest bar in America, so they claim ;) It use to be an old blacksmith shop.
What’s New Orleans without a little voodoo!?
You can’t go to NOLA with out going the Cafe Du Monde! The beignets were out of this world and of course I had to bring some coffee home! So delish!
Beer tasting at Crescent City Brewery. All of their beers are brewed in house and are amazing!
My second favorite breakfast on the trip, I didn’t get a picture of my first, I ate it too fast :( , at The Ruby Slipper. The french toast was da bomb!
Some of the best baked oysters I have ever had at the The Royal House and another thing you can’t go to NOLA without getting, a po boy! ;p
We toured St Louis # 1 Cemetery, which is the oldest of the cemeteries, opening in 1789. Some famous people that are buried here are, Homer Plessy (from Plessy v Ferguson), Marie Laveau (the famous voodoo priestess), also Nicholas Cage bought himself a pyramid shaped tomb for his future resting place.
Marie Laveau’s tomb with the voodoo symbol, xxx, all over it. People believe that if you make a wish and you draw the symbol on her tomb your wish will com true. Also, people put offerings, like a coke bottle! Because we all know that’s exactly what a 200 year old voodoo priestess would like!
I even found my name! Not creepy at all…
The infamous Bourbon Street, ya we didn’t spend too much time there!
On our last night, we went to this super cute jazz bar called The Little Gem, which was amazing! I mean look at that hair?! I knew he was going to be awesome even before he sang! ;)
So all in all we had an amazing time! You will see a little more throughout the week within my outfit posts! I hope everyone has a wonderful Monday! ;)