A few weeks ago I had the immense pleasure of going to New Orleans to be a part of my best friends wedding!
This was my first trip to New Orleans and it won’t be my last…might be last time in August…the humidity is real.
We stayed at the Hotel Provincial which had a great location for heading out to the French Quarter. Friendly staff, quaint courtyard and one of the most haunted places. I fortunately did not encounter any ghosts while we were there. The bar on site was really fun and had one of the best Bloody Mary’s I have ever had.
One of my favorite things about New Orleans is the beautiful buildings and plants.
My friends wedding took place at Muriel’s, right here on the Balcony outside. The day of the wedding was perfect. By far my favorite part of the day was the Second Line Parade. I loved the experience of celebrating their commitment with a parade around Jackson Square and down Bourbon Street.
No trip to NOLA would be a trip without hitting Cafe Du Monde. We came here daily and I miss their strong chicory coffee and sweet sweet beignets.
Jax Brewhouse is a fun place to stop and grab some go cups for the road.
Bourbon Street was pretty quite at this time of day/year and I can’t imagine being here on Mardi Gras or Halloween!
A must visit is the Carousel Bar & Lounge – fun experience and great cocktails.
We went to Domenica for their Rehearsal Lunch and the food was really amazing – fresh local flavors were paired with delicious wines.
Not photographed was our time spent on Frenchmen Street, I had so much fun dancing on the street to amazing musicians. It was such a cool experience to hear such great music at every corner. The Frenchmen Art Market is a must hit – unique, one of a kinda art, photos and craft.
I absolutely loved New Orleans and would love to go back and explore more.