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Spotlight: New Orleans (Girls Trip!)

April 29, 2014

beignets nola lr

Fun city plus great friends plus good food & alcohol minus kids is a recipe for a really good mood. In fact, the baby refusing to nap right now isn’t even phasing me.

We picked New Orleans for Jazz Fest…an excellent decision. Weather was great (only mildly sticky on some days) & New Orleans surprised us with all its cute neighborhoods. We actually only made an obligatory stop on Bourbon Street before meandering our way to Frenchmen Street…a hot spot for listening to jazz music. (Bourbon Street gets all the press, but Frenchmen Street is much more worthy of the visit.)

jazz fest stage

We went to Jazz Fest for a day: we wandered around the festival listening to music, sipping some Summer Shandies and snacking on some traditional NOLA fare.

We easily filled the other days, too.  We had awesome breakfasts at the Trolley Stop Cafe & Ruby Slipper (chocolate chip pancakes, yes, please).

ruby slipper new orleans lr

Appetizers at various must-see spots, including some oysters at Felix’s.

new orleans oysters lr

Ah-amazing dinner at Brigsten’s. Please order the Butternut Shrimp Bisque & the Pecan Pie.

brigstens nola

We spent an afternoon on Magazine Street for some light shopping and wandered around the Garden District.  Got in a little history with the above-ground graveyards.

graveyard nola

Too many of these, I’m sure…

bubbly nola lr

The festival & music was fun, the city scenes even better & the childless nights made me relax.  But it was the conversations with these ladies which made the trip.


til next time, ladies…


3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 29, 2014 2:40 pm


  2. April 29, 2014 9:29 pm

    This trip looks so fun. I’m so glad you got to have such a great time and rejuvenate a little bit.

    I’m loving you in that hat too!

  3. April 30, 2014 11:08 pm

    I love this! Dinner night based from NOLA foods upon your return? Mmmmm

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