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Do You Know What it Means, to Miss New Orleans

St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans

One week spent in New Orleans, and we were beginning to feel quite at home. We had come to know its varied neighborhoods, from the rowdy streets of the French Quarter to the quiet rows of picturesque homes in the Garden District and the funky, reemerging structures in the Ninth Ward. We came for the jazz and the famous food—and stayed for it—but also came to appreciate the spirit of the city; its people exhibiting a loud, loyal love for every inch of it. People from all walks of life came together to celebrate the music of Louis Armstrong at the Satchmo Summerfest, a celebration of the beloved jazz musician’s birthday. Strands of beads hung from trees along the streets of the Garden District, remnants of Mardi Gras’ past. Neighborhood joints and posh restaurants alike served incredible food with the Southern hospitality we knew to expect. This is the New Orleans we had fallen in love with from afar, and our jaunt there for a sweltering hot week in August sealed the deal. Here are some highlights from the trip.

French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

Mint Julep green juice and a chocolate croissant from Petite Amelie, New Orleans, LaMint Julep green juice and a chocolate croissant from Petite Amelie
Treme Brass Band, New Orleans, LA
The Treme Brass Band leads a second line at Satchmo Summerfest
nectar cream snowball, new orleans, La
A nectar cream snowball with condensed milk to keep cool during Satchmo Summerfest
Warm bread and chilled wine at Borgne, New Orleans, LaWarm bread and chilled wine at Borgne
Half a dozen beignets and cafe au lait from Cafe Du Monde, New Orleans, LaHalf a dozen beignets and cafe au lait from Café Du Monde
French Quarter architecture, New Orleans, LA
Preservation Hall, New Orleans, LA
Bourbon Street, New Orleans, La
A daylight stroll through Bourbon Street

Chicken and waffles from Cafe Amelie, New OrleansChicken and waffles from Cafe Amelie

Preservation Hall, New Orleans, LaUp close with the Preservation Hall All Stars
Commander's Palace, New Orleans, LA
Indulging in a few 25 cent martinis at the incomparable Commander’s Palace
Mardi Gras World, New Orleans, LAOutside of the Mardi Gras World warehouse
Carousel Bar, Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, LaReflections of the Carousel Bar in Hotel Monteleone
Mr. B's shrimp, New Orleans, La
Deliciously messy shrimp at Mr. B’s
The Spotted Cat, Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, La
Live jazz at the Spotted Cat on Frenchmen Street
Artists Market Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, La
Frenchmen Street

Rain in New Orleans

Central Gorcery Muffuletta, New Orleans, LA The original (huge!) muffuletta from Central Grocery
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, LASt. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans, La
Louis Armstrong Park
Cochon Butcher, New Orleans, La
The Le Pig Mac from Cochon Butcher
District Donuts, New Orleans, La
Sweets from District Donuts
Lafayette Cemetery, New Orleans, La
Lafayette Cemetery
Garden District, New Orleans, La
Pretty in pink in the Garden District
Sazerac Bar, New Orleans, La
Namesake sips from the Sazerac Bar
International House hotel, New Orleans, La
Our home for the week, International House hotel
Parkway Bakery, New Orleans, La
Parkway Bakery, home of the best po’ boys in NOLA
The sculpture garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art
The sculpture garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art
Bacchanal Wine, New Orleans, La
The scene at Bacchanal Wine
Peche, New Orleans, La
The spread at Peche

Until next time, NOLA!


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