Showing posts with label New Orleans. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Orleans. Show all posts

Monday, June 2, 2014

New Orleans Part 2

Sorry it has been so long. I haven't had as much inspiration to blog lately but I feel it coming back to me. I hope that this brightens your day or inspires you even if it's just to give you a little break in your day!

Here is my New Orleans Part 2 post...
We headed out into the New Orleans streets in search of food and drink.

We happened upon this fish spot that has ridiculous servings as you can see...

But it was the best fried fish I have ever tasted. Deanie's Seafood.

There was a good bit of a wait so we hopped over a couple streets and had some cocktails at the carousel bar. Sorry I didn't get a good picture but it was lovely and the jazz band was perfect.

Then we wandered back to our hotel changed and went down for a little caberette show it was my first time to see one and I loved it.

New Orleans really knows how to do cocktails and music and I miss it already!

We danced and stayed out until things got foggy then went up to bed.

The next morning we went in search of begniets another first for me.

The whole walk over was filled with secret gardens and beautiful architecture.  

Then we made it

I was pretty much in heaven simple and so perfect. I thought they were goog to be overrated...I was wrong they were amazing!!

We finished up and took a walk

And took the city in

This was my favorite little street 


We ended up in the garden district 

Toured the cemetery

Then we were ready for refreshments

Well hello lovers

Found a snack a ran across the best patio for sitting and watching the world go by.

A front porch of the Columns hotel, yes please we will sit and stay awhile

This whole box and 3 or 4 (who's counting) cocktails later we headed back to get ready for dinner. 

It's such a lovely place to stroll...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

New Orleans Part 1

We escaped to NOLA for my birthday. I had never been and now I am in love and can't wait to go back. We drove and anyone who knows me knows this is not my thing but it was a beautiful drive with the promise of 200 old trees to visit along the way.

We dropped the dogs at my moms and I threw on my sporty spice travel clothes and hit the road. Loved my new kicks ;)

You can find them here

First stop Nottaway Plantation on river road. As you can see you are immediately transferred back in time. Read more about it here 

The grounds were stunning and we would even like to stay here next time I think. They turned it into a lovely resort and the weather could not have been better.

We contined to drive a long river road.

The Mississippi is so much larger than you think and I can't help but picture it 200 years ago and imagine how people tried to cross it. 

Then we came to one of the most beautiful sites I have seen this close to home.

Oak Alley it is majestic I have no better word. A truely amazing site. (read more about it here)

Look at those trees to think of all they have seen and survived. I really wanted to get my blanket out of the car and nap under them for hours and one day I think I will ;)

As you stood there the river behind you facing the house the trees did just as intended... You felt a wonderfully cool breeze off the river heading to the house. 

It is such a beatifiul place you almost forget that it was the site and cause of so much horrible American history and reminds me that beauty is most often deceiving. I love and appreciate history and I think it makes us better people to understand and acknowledge the past good and bad. It also makes me very greatful for who I am and all my blessings I have today.

Anyway sorry for the rant ;) this ended up a reflective vacation maybe because it was my birthday and I am getting older...

So we pressed on to NO

Arrived at our hotel. It was lovely.

There was a birthday gift to greet favorite kind.

The bed was huge and the view  was perfect.

We laid around the room sipping champagne, looking over the courtyard and listening to the bustle of the city. So far it was looking like NOLA and I were going to be best of friends...

Part 2 coming later this week.