When I look back on my trip to New Orleans, three things stand out clearest in my mind: beads, food (so much food), and jazz. I went with a group of five guys for Mardi Gras and what's not featured in this post are the hurricane and fish bowl cocktails we consumed on Bourbon street. We rented an Airbnb close to Tulane University, walking distance to St. Charles and all the parades. Everything about New Orleans was lively. The people, music, and night life were on a different level than anything I've experienced in San Francisco. And although, coming home to avocados and delicious produce, was just one reason I appreciate California, No Laws NOLA is a city I plan to visit again soon.
Here are some of my favorite pictures from the weekend; all taken with my iPhone using the editing tools on VSCO.
The houses and architecture in the French Quarter were so dreamy and romantic.
Bloody Marys usually trump mimosas when I'm choosing a beverage for brunch. And this one from Antoine's (the oldest family-owned restaurant in the states) was heavenly. It had just the right amount of kick I like.
I went on a pretty awesome swamp tour just about a half hour outside of the city. I saw (and held!) crocodiles, turtles, and snakes . . . then proceeded to have gator bisque later that night. Sorry gator friend.
The parades during Mardi Gras might have been my favorite part of the week. Each float had such wild colors, decorations, and costumes making me feel like I was in scene from Across the Universe.