Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Ladies Take New Orleans

A couple months back at our weekly coffee date, my friends and I decided we wanted to take a trip to New Orleans. This was one of the best decisions we have made this far in our friendship.

This past weekend was our trip and it was a freaking blast! The fact that you can walk the streets with a drink in your hand still amazes me. And I am NOT complaining. We arrived Thursday night and hit the ground running. We stopped at Big Easy's Daiquiris for the walk to Apres Lounge; a bar with great drinks and music. We ended up loving that bar so much we went back Saturday night.

 {brick in our hotel room. how cute}

 {night one- victoria, morgan, megan and me}

 {Big Easy Daiquiri}

{girls on the town (Apres)}

We spent our first full day walking around the French Quarter and eating delicious food. The food was basically the only thing we had planned out for the whole trip and then based everything else off that. It worked out really well and we ate like Queens.

 {Jackson Square}

 {St. Louis Cathedral}

{Mango Daiquiri in the French Market}

{the street musicians are incredible}

{selfie game check}

{I saw him and knew I had seen him before. Met Greg Louganis}

{creepy place}

{Channing Tatum's bar}

Friday night we signed up for a Haunted Ghost tour, which kinda freaked me out a little. I don't know where I stand on the ghost front, but just the thought of possibly seeing an orb in one of my pictures was a bit "haunting". Our tour guide was hilarious and 100% captivating. I caught myself entranced by her stories and actually visualizing the tragedies.

{touch down Jesus}

^^ this lady was a crazy one. Google the house and her and you will know see what I mean^^

Of course we had to stop at Cafe du Monde, so we decided to calm our ghostly nerves with their beignets. 

{cafe du monde...}


Saturday morning started off with probably the best recommendation of the weekend. Our friend said to eat at the Old Coffee Pot and we would not regret it. And we didn't. It was in a quiant court yard and the food was amazing and unique to New Orleans. Megan and I split the Jonathan Eggs which were basically eggs benedict with a side of grits. I noticed they have grits at almost every restaurant and I got them with every time:)

{a must stop}

{Jonathan Eggs}

After brunch we made out way to a streetcar stop to hitch a ride to the Garden District. We were so excited at the thought of sitting down and taking in view. When we got on it was packed full and I was basically sitting in a woman's lap. The ride home was far better and met our expectations.

{one of my favorite pictures (walking to street car)}

{we became pro selfie takers}

{a wall of vines in the Garden District}

Our first stop was the Lafayette Cemetery 1. Right as we walked in a tour was starting, so we were able to join them for more detailed information. I never once thought about the bodies that were all around us. The tombs were beautiful and it was incredible to hear how they bury their dead. Depending on the family, there can be multiple people in one tomb.



From there, we stopped at two restaurants and went to the famous homes in the Garden District. The homes were stunning!

{benjamin button house}

{fueling}

{pit stop at District Donuts}

{guys... these were so good}

{buckner mansion-american horror story... I spy three little birds}

{the manning house}

We wanted to go out with a bang Saturday night, so we put on our finest and headed to the Roosevelt Hotel. The whole time I wanted to make sure I tried a French 75 and had seen that this hotel was the place to get it. And boy was it. That drink was probably one of the best things I have ever had. I will attempt all my life to recreate it. Fun fact, Bryan Cranston ate at the same restaurant. It might have been the night before, but still...

{the roosevelt}

{liquid gold}

{fancy dinner for fancy ladies at Dominica}

{doesn't everyone do this?}

On our long drive home we were already planning our next trip. I feel like it is really hard to find people you can travel with let alone work with every day and still hang out together all weekend. I loved how laid back we all were but still managed to see and eat everything we wanted to. New Orleans was a huge success and a highly recommended place to visit! #followyourNOLA

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