Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Fat Tuesday

In honor of Fat Tuesday, I wanted to share my experience in New Orleans with you all. My fiance and I weren't there during Mardi Gras, but the spirits of fun, mystery, and indulgence still abounded.



New Orleans is a city like no other. It has an old-school charm in parts, while areas like Bourbon Street are just party central. From music to voodoo to seafood and more, New Orleans has something everyone will love.

Here are some of my favorite memories from the trip:



The Jazz Preservation Hall is a building with a lot of history. It has been a private residence, an inn, a tavern, and an art gallery. In 1961 it became the Preservation Hall - a place to honor and protect New Orleans jazz and its history.


If you ever go to New Orleans, you have to go to Cafe Du Monde for their beignets. If you like powdered sugar and delicious coffee, you will love this place. There is a wait, but it's sooo worth it.


Another place you have to go in New Orleans is Bourbon Street! Even if you aren't a big drinking person, you should just walk down the street for the experience. I took this picture at night and I think the blurriness is kind of symbolic of a trip down Bourbon Street ;)


One other thing I like about New Orleans is the architecture. You can see the lacy design at the top of the columns on this house. The city is full of beautiful elements like this, where you can tell someone really put time into it. These things are part of what gives New Orleans its charm.

Have you ever been to New Orleans? Do you want to go now? Do you know of any other cities that remind you of New Orleans?

16 comments:

  1. We always vaca in Disney.. I am hoping one day we will venture out and vaca somewhere different. I love the spirit of New Orleans.

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  2. I love New Orleans. The food and the culture is the best. Need to visit again soon.

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  3. Yay! Thanks for this post. My husband and I are going to New Orleans for the first time in April!

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    1. Awesome! I hope you got a couple tips :)

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  4. Wandering down Beale Street in Memphis can be a blur if you do it right lol--alcohol vendors everywhere. New Orleans seems like a wonderful place to visit, unfortunately I haven't made my way down there yet--but I'd love to go, especially since I love trying out new foods!

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    1. Memphis sounds fun! That's another place on my list of places to go!

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  5. What a fun post! I have always wanted to go there! I heard it is even better since the hurricane. That they are rebuilt everything :) Thank you for sharing!

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    1. You definitely have to go sometime! :) It's pretty cool.

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  6. Rachel, I have been to New Orleans, but I definitely enjoyed going again with you! You got some great pictures. Thanks for the recommendations for the next time I go. Thank you for sharing your trip at Treasure Box Tuesday!

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    1. Thank you! Glad you found the post useful :)

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  7. i went this past summer by myself during a solo road trip. it was a little nerve-racking at nighttime. but i did enjoy the atmosphere and the food. i also visited cemetery one. surprisingly interesting.

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    1. There are definitely lots of interesting sights to see in New Orleans! I'd imagine it would be unnerving at night on your own though!

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  8. I definitely want to go to new orleans! Mostly because of the food & atmosphere. .& the history! Looks like you two had a great time! That coffee and powdered donut looks delish!

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    1. It definitely was delicious! There is a lot of amazing stuff to experience there!

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