New Orleans 2/3

Oh what I wouldn’t give to be sitting down in New Orleans sipping on Cafe Au Laits and eating beignets with my favorite people. I know it’s been awhile since I said I would share my next post but here it is: full of sunshine, the Garden District, French 75’s, and Streetcar’s named Desire. You can see more of the French Quarter, here, but below you’ll find Mansions and little glimpse into our day on the St. Charles Streetcar, pictures of our Airbnb, and pictures from the night where we all matched at Arnaud’s (which I highly recommend!)Β Ooh-la-la!

In the South Land there’s a city
Way down on the river
Where the women are very pretty
And all the men deliver
They got music
It’s always playin’
Start in the day time, go all through the night
When you hear that music playin’
Hear what I’m saying, it make you feel alright
Grab somebody, come on down
Bring your paintbrush, we’re paintin’ the town
Honey, there’s some sweetness goin’ ’round
Catch it down in New Orleans
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Dr. John

New Orleans 1/3

I can’t believe it’s already been a month since we were storming around New Orleans! This month has been crazy but it was nice to prepare for it with my best of friends and all the good food. As with all my travel posts, this is the first of 3 posts about this beautiful, gritty, unique city. We went to the quarter, had muffaletta down by the river, rode the streetcars, listened to jazz, ate Jambalaya at Mother’s (well they did but I had the best sandwich of my LIFE) Β ate all the beignets, drank the French 75, and still ended up sloshed on Bourbon Street with a grenade. This is only just a glimpse but there was something beautiful and different going on here. New Orleans is unlike any place I’ve ever been.Β 

Aaron Burr, Sir

Yeah so these pictures are just a few weeks old…

They are before our trip to New Orleans (pics coming soon). they are before I cut 4 inches off my hair. Before I lost 15 pounds (EEKKK!!!) But ya know… blogging is tough when you’re busy. I wish I could dedicate more time to it but it’s not all just posting… Taking and editing pictures, writing something worth reading, and organizing it in a pretty way takes a while.

Anyway, this is my awesome Hamilton shirt that Big A and I got (yes we got matching ones because #besties) when we went to see the show for the first time on his birthday. The show is basically phenomenal as I’m sure anyone who has seen it will tell you. Lucky for us, we’re going to see it again (twice!) in August with both of our families. Yay!