March 8, 2011

Happy Mardi Gras, Loves!















(Images via 1, 2, 3)

You're gonna find heaven right here on earth
With all them beautiful queens
Way down yonder in New Orleans. . .

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Happy Mardi Gras, friends!

Sending you all kinds of happy wishes and big smiles today- especially to all my loves down in New Orleans! Over the past week friends gathered on the parade route, the floats rolled, parties were had, and beads were caught. Unfortunately, a weekend full of classes stood in my way of the Mardi Gras celebration this year, but I'm already planning and can't wait to share in the party next year with some of my favorite ladies!

Now if I could just figure out what I'm giving up for Lent starting tomorrow. . .

Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler, sweets!

XoXo


Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong: "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans"

20 comments:

Football and Fried Rice said...

Yes!! What a fabulous way to kick Mardi Gras off!

What to give up for lent?!?! Eyyeee-i-eyeeeeee!!

CMae said...

I am starting my Mardi Gras lesson with my first graders today :) Mask making it is!

pittsburghprepster said...

I used to collect masks as a little girl! Still in love with them...the pictures are just perfect! Have a lovely Mardi Gras!

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

I've never made it to Mardi Gras - but it's on THAT list :) Love the song today, Julie - x

...just another preppy shopaholic said...

I haven't been to New Orleans over Mardi Gras, someday! My last visit was just before Hurrican Katrina. Guess I am due for another trip to New Orleans!

Heather said...

We thought about going to New Orleans this year to celebrate, but it just didn't work out.

Those glittery shoes are amazing.

Summer {athena in the middle} said...

eeek! this weekend!

The Sweet Life Studio said...

Happy Fat Tuesday! Loving those glitter heels, and Katy Perry looks gorgeous in these photos!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Would love to see MG sometime-so fun!!! Gorgeous photos sweetie!

LSU Melanie said...

this party is just going to continue on over to next weekend!!! See ya real soon!!!! Happy MArdi Gras to ya!!!

Pink Champagne said...

Happy Mardi Gras, my love! I want to slip into those Loubs, wear a glittery mask, and hop on that plane with you! I know you will have a fabulous time... you will be there before you know it. X's and O's!

Kori said...

Happy Mardi Gras Julie honey!!!! I love this post! I'm not a fan of Katy Perry but she looks amazing in that first photo! I'm having a giveaway you might like, check it out! Kori xoxo

Liv Kit @ Simply Sunshine and Daisys said...

Happy Mardi Gras! I will be spending next year in NO for this special time and can not wait! :) All of the photos look so fun!

I'maNolaGirl said...

Hi!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see you next weekend! You'll get to celebrate St. Pat's with us. Woohoo! Get ready to catch a cabbage! Looking forward to seeing you!

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Debby said...

I just love Katy Perry.. she's so pretty. I love the masks. Mardi gras seems like so much fun! xo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Love New Orleans! I've always wanted to go to Mardi gras too but have never done so yet but it's a definite plan for sometime! Thanks for the great images of mardi gras joy, Julie ... loved it! xo

thepreppyprincess said...

Oh my goodness, lush, lovely and loads of fun Miss Belle, I love it all! The sparklies might be my fave though, just like Mardi Gras candy for the eyes.
tp

MARGARITA BLOOM said...

Totally love the Masquerade masks!!

Alex Quinn 82 said...

Masquerade ball themed proms are getting very popular everywhere and demand for masquerade prom masks are high when promenade season arrives. You need to make sure you have the right masquerade masks and accessories that will make you feel part of the party!