I enjoyed my short two day trip to
New Orleans. I came with two of my
closest friends Jerica & Chad. New
Orleans has a special place in my
heart,spent half of my childhood in
Algiers (which is like New Orleans
step child) & fluent in French. It’s
in my roots and I love that part of
We stayed in a cute 19th century
French style house. The place were
just 2 blocks down from the
streetcars which heads to the
Walking down St.Charles at night
heading to magazine was a great
adventure. We saw gorgeous homes
and awesome bars. The first stop
was parasols bar and restaurant.
Charming old bar that been around
for decades. They known for
po’boys and the gravy fries. I
ordered the smoked pulled pork
Po’Boy and my friends ordered
spicy shrimp Po’Boy with gravy
fries with tender beef.
On French bread. FRENCH BREAD!!
The bar is really cool with dim
lights and an attractive bartender.
We talked to locals outside on the
patio (no smoking inside any bars).
Yes you can walk out the bar with
your drink and roam around the
streets of NOLA. I notice every bar
had a $10 minimum if you use cards
which is weird. I just want ONE at
Walking back to the street cars on
St.Charles heading to the French
Quarter. I saw the “American
Horror Story”school of witchcraft.
It’s a beautiful charming house. It’s
a school yes a real school.
I’m not gonna tell you!
I have reached the French Quarter
and now walking towards Bourbon
Bar hop! BAR HOP! bar hop!
Ye Dungeon,The Abbey etc……
It rained all day Saturday! ALL
DAMN DAY! We still venture out
around the magical city. I had to
brighten up my day somehow so I
slapped on my flamingo swing
dress with my flamingo flats. I had
too! the palm tree said so and I like
breaking fashion rules.
I saw her!
She was parked on the crossroads.
She called my name
“Amy come here and take me with you!”
She was already taken. She’s old
and very beautiful. MINT CREAM
classic beauty on wheels.
After our Grand Slam breakfast at
Trolley Stop Market. We hopped on
the FQ street car.
Walked on canal st. Heading to the
The cemetery is my favorite staple
in Nola just so freaking beautiful.
The energy were so thick and smells
like sulfur. That’s the smell of
death resting in the stoned crypts
and the wall of coffins. I stroll
though the yard and saw alters
setup inside abandoned ruin crypts.
CREEPY! I like CREEPY!
Bar Hop! Bar HOP!
On Bourbon. Day drinking in the
rain which made the city look more
charming. A wedding at the St.Louis
Cathedral on Jackson square was
going on. I stood and watch as the
bride & groom walk out the
cathedral, the clock struck 2pm,the
bells ringing and they marched on
with the band (second line). I
definitely want to get married in
NOLA that would be freaking
Cafe du monde,beignets & cafe au
We end the night on St. Charles at a
couple of bars. Last one was Igor I
swear all the odd balls came out
that night. Laughter,drinking &
friendships being made. Just say I
met some great people that I’ll keep
in contact with.
Last day we just walked and
shopped on magazine. Awesome
locals shops and restaurants.
Delicious bagel sandwiches at The
Avenue Cafe & oysters at Tracy’s.
Now it’s time to hit the road back
home to my daughter. Mommy
can’t stay away to long from her
chicks. Hey on the way let’s get one
more taste of Louisiana. Let’s stop
at your mom place in Hammond,LA.
The town had retro signage &
midcentury buildings. Cute
charming small town.
Deux á jour Orléans!
Short & Sweet.