March 7, 2012

Easy Living

The perfect summary of all the wonderful things New Orleans has to offer

As I mentioned in my last post, myself and 14 friends went to New Orleans for a long weekend.  While the official reason for our visit was to participate in the Rock and Roll Half Marathon Race, we certainly wanted to experience the southern hospitality that New Orleans has to offer.  The race was a success for everyone and we were not shy on celebrating afterwards.  While we were only there for 3 short days, we were able to hit all of the hot spots on our list.  This included a night out on Bourbon street (and drinking Hurricanes at Pat O'Briens), walking Royal street, roaming the French Quarter/French Market, shopping on Magazine street, eating as much jambalaya, gumbo and beignets as possible and of course finding some great local jazz bars.  The trip was truly incredible and made me realize how much I enjoy the southern paced lifestyle.  I snapped quite a few pics throughout my time in New Orleans but here are a few of my favorites.  xx

Rock Paper Scissor (an amazing stationary shop) on Magazine street

Gorgeous shades of sea green blue were seen throughout the city

Dainty stackable rings at a boutique on Magazine street

Sign in front of a shoe repair shop

Vintage shop on Magazine street

Beignets at Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter

Street cars are much lovelier than buses

Bloody mary with pickled spicy beans at Stanley

New Orleans version of road signs

Authentic New Orleans ingredients at the French Market

Brightly colored Maracas 

Mint Vespa near Bourbon street

Eggs Benedict with Fried Oysters

Classic southern home
Favorite bar on Bourbon Street
Mission accomplished.


  1. Looks like an awesome trip. Great pics. Oh man, Cafe du Monde. Brings back memories :) We used to have a location here in Atlanta, but they closed it. :(

    Quiet Luxury

  2. really love pics like these!:)

    come to visit my blog, ill be waiting for you!

  3. I've been wanted to visit New Orleans - these pictures are making me want to go even more! x

  4. Yes trip to New Orleans now on the list
    -new reader, really like your style

  5. The beignets at Cafe du Monde are the beeeest!!