February 6, 2010

Big Time Lovin for the Big Easy

 

Today is day number six in the love fest! Woo hoo! Thank you so much for your response to yesterday's beauty post. I'm glad to hear that you all are addicted to Burt's and that you are going to try some of my products! You won't be disappointed!

 
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Today I would like to show some love to one of my favorite US cities- New Orleans, Louisiana! And it's a perfect time given that the Saints are playing (read winning) in the Super Bowl this weekend! 

I went to NOLA last year for a psychology conference (which also happened to be during Mardi Gras) and I absolutely fell in love! It has so much personality and character! Not to mention the food is out of this world!  If you have never traveled south to New Orleans you must! I'm trying to talk my parents into taking a little trip there this year.

While I was there I did lots of touristy things, of course! Here are some pictures from my trip...

 
  
  
  
  
  
  
 

The last picture was one that I took of a house all decked out for Mardi Gras. I couldn't believe how people decorate their homes for Mardi Gras like most of us decorate for Christmas! It was so cool!

And as you can seen from the two pictures above, the Mardi Gras floats are amazing! We also took this really neat ghost tour of the French Quarter. You can see from the pic that I was very excited about it! The other pictures are some that I took while walking around the city, landmarks and anything else that I thought was cool :)

Have you all been to NOLA? What did you think? Would you like to travel there?

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Happy Saturday, everyone!

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12 comments

meredith said...

i love the great NOLA!!
cute pics!!

Kelsey Claire said...

I just wanted to tell you I went out this morning and bought some of that mascara. I will let you know how I like it. NOLA is a place that I want to go and see this year! I am jealous you were there during Mardi Gras. How fun!

carolinagirl said...

love it! we went last april and stayed at Loews! Gorgeous! I also bought one of those oil paintings for Emma's room. Had a ball!

~KS said...

I was there once, a long time ago... but I want to go back so badly. And during Mardi Gras for sure!!! How fun!
Happy weekend to you!!

emily said...

i went to NOLA for the BCS game that ohio state was in a few years ago...BEST ROAD TRIP EVER!!!! the food, drinks, atmosphere, everything about it was incredible!!!!! love the pics! :)

Erin said...

I grew up in Baton Rouge, and my dad's giant Italian family is all in New Orleans, so I consider NOLA as much of my home as Baton Rouge. There is nothing I love more than that city, the people who live there, and everything that goes with it.

Needless to say, living in Alabama for the past five years, I have become the "girl who makes red beans and rice, jambalaya, and gumbo," and wouldn't have it any other way.

Geaux Saints!

Lace said...

Eeep! If you make your way down here you must get in touch with me and we can do it up big! FUN FUN FUN!

I love all the lovin' my city is getting recently! :)

Rasha said...

Loving the pics!

Laura said...

Thanks, Julie, for featuring our beloved New Orleans! I certainly don't want to burst anybody's bubble, but I don't care if I evah go back. Maybe one day I'll share my story, but I'll give you a heads up that it involves rats.

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

I've never been to New Orleans, but your pictures make me want to go ASAP! I especially love the picture of you by the ghost tour sign. I LOVE ghost tours!! I bet the New Orleans one is something else!

Thanks for the wonderful pics, I feel like I was on vacation!

Joan

brooke said...

i've never been there, but i've always wanted to experience it...it seems like it would almost be am out of this country cultural experience...and yeah i've head the food is a definite when you visit!

and love all your photos!!! i want to go on that haunted tour!

Blondie said...

I loved New Orleans for the history, but hate the food and it was really dirty, which surprised me. I had never visited the south, so it was a big culture shock for me. I would love to go back though! Kori xoxo

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