March 16, 2011

Hey, Good Lookin': Nola Recap!

(Photos via 1 & 2)


Hello, everyone!

I guess you could say I'm officially back in business here on the blog after an incredible weekend down in the Big Easy with Trish and Matt and some very wonderful blog ladies! My words truly don't do this weekend justice- it was one of those 'pinch me, this can't be real' moments! I feel so lucky to know these beautiful people!

Enjoy, sweet friends!


Day 1: Arrival in Nola, welcome gifts, dinner at Jacques-Imo's. . .

(Throws from Muses that Trishy put together for me, and a monogrammed koozie)

(Cheers to blog friends turned real- life besties!)

(Sweetest couple ever)


Day 2: Beignets and bubbly, lunch at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen, strolling the Quarter, cupcake making. . .

(Sweet sugar and champagne- best way to start the day)

(Melanie and me at LA Pizza Kitchen)

(Trishy and me having a photo-op)

(Jambalaya, Hawaiian and Margherita pizza)

(Daphne, Melanie, Lacey, me & Trishy)


 (Meeting up with Summer at El Gato Negro)

(My sweet Sum Sum and me finally getting to hug each other!)

(A little 'stache action!)

(When the sun goes down in the Quarter. . .)


(Rainbow cupcakes for the St. Patty's party!)


Day 3: St. Patty's Day party, parade, dinner at The Rivershack Tavern. . .

(Rainbow cupcakes complete with toppers from Sparkles)

(My Nola girls- Melanie, Jen and Trish)


(Melanie and me on the parade route!)

(Gettin' some beads!)

(Sweet fella walking in the parade handed over this cute lil umbrella to me :) )

(Throw me somethin' mister!!)

(There's something about this photo that makes me want to squeal!)


(Had some yummy margaritas and fried pickles at this joint my last night in Nola)


Day 4: Leaving Nola. . .

(Loving on little Jolie)

(Jolie is a true Nola girl)

(So much loot it had to be shipped back!)

(All photos belong to me. Taken March 11-14, 2011)


Pictures do this trip so much more justice than my words ever could! If anyone out there in blog land is as blessed as me to make connections like the ones I have, please hold on to those people and never let them go! I can't tell you how much these ladies mean to me.

I hope to someday be able to see them and love them more often in person. Until that day, I will treasure these photos and this weekend with all my heart!


Rebirth Brass Band: "Do Whatcha Wanna"


Mama Pea said...

Looks like fun! :)

carrie1 said...

Looks like you had a blast!!! Do you ever take a bad photo?? All your pictures are so pretty.

Jordan Cole said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time!!!! That wine is my absolute favorite wine in the entire world partially because its made out of rose petals!

Preppy Girl Meets World said...

Looks like such an incredible and fun trip. Glad you enjoyed yourself so much. And I agree with carrie1- you look absolutely gorgeous in all of your pictures.

Beth said...

looks like a really fun time! i want to go to new orleans so bad! one of these days i 'll get out there myself.

Natasha said...

this trip looks like a blast my friend...such a great experience and meeting all sorts of new friends! i am dying to visit NOLA one day soon

Mrs. Potts said...

What a wonderful trip! I adore the Rivershack - best fried pickles ever & the bar stools kill me!

I'm glad you had such a marvelous time & was able to spend it with Trishy!


Aly @ Analyze This said...

Looks like you had a BLAST!!! So jealous!!! And your shirt you wore to the parade - I love it!! Where is it from?

Unknown said...

Looks like you had a blast and got to eat a lot of yummy foods. I'm jealous :)

The White House said...

Awww, you look like you had a blast!! I'm a new follower hopping form Daphne's blog! We were actually in Nola this weekend too! We took our little girl to the zoo for our anniversary! Love that city! Daph sent me a text, but we already had plans.. boo! Anywho, glad you had a great time!

mrs.mfc said...

Ohh my goodness this looks like such an amazing trip!! The pictures are gorgeous!

Buckhead Belle said...

What a sweet post! Looks like y'all had a great time!

Brown Girl said...

Looks like y'all had a wonderful time :)) Great pics...thank you so much for sharing!

xo BG

Anonymous said...

So great to see your face. Looks like so much fun!

Calamity Lace said...

Looks like you had a blast. I really need to take a trip down there sometime.

Kori said...

Wonderful photos Julie honey! You look adorable and it looks like you all had an amazing time. I haven't been to NOLA in about 10 years and think it's time to go back. Thanks for sharing! Kori xoxo

Carroll said...

What a fabulous time!! So glad you had so much fun! :)

Unknown said...

I am so jeally, it looks like you just had the best time! And you look beautiful in all the photos! Makes me want to hop a plane to New Orleans asap!

xo Mary Jo

Summer Athena said...

oh honey! they sure did show you a good time!

Dee Stephens said...

Looks fun! I'm just now finding you too!
I'm a Louisiana girl too! Love Trish, Summer, Melanie and Jen ;)

*D* said...

what a wonderful trip! thanks for sharing!!

Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

fun pics! looks like a great time!

Holly said...

serious serious FUN! what an awesome trip.

meghan said...

I love that you gave us a window into your real world. It's so wonderful that you've made such great connections. :)

LoneStarPrep said...

Looks like a fabulous time! Love your photos!

All Things Cherish said...

Great pics, Julie! It looks like you had a fabulous time!!

.:Chelsey:. said...

Looks like you had an absolutely fabulous time Julie! You looked gorgeous too!

Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie said...

how freaking fabulous!!! I love that they are blog friends too, amazingness!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos! So glad you had so much fun w/ these lovely ladies! Welcome home! xo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

I ALMOST feel as if I has been there with you --- fabulous capture of all of the fun you had there, Julie! So happy for you that you had the time to get away with blogger buds!

Steph @ Professors_Wife said...

Your lipstick is always so perfect!!!! I love these photos... what a fantastic time! And you met miss Flip Flops, Daphne!!! I'm so jealous! Every single sentence I just typed ended with an exclamation point! :)

Happy St. Patty's day, pretty girl. I've been scarce around blogland lately, but things are finally getting smoothed out for the move to NY so now I can breathe again... and blog!

Pink Champagne said...

Oh, I have already told you how much I love all of these photos and I just loved looking at them again! (And again... I just loved chatting and hearing your voice - I can picture you and Trishy on the other end of the line at that adorable little bar!) Big hugs to you!

Glitterista said...

It looks like you had such a phenomenal trip! That picture of you with the bow and sunnies must be made into a profile picture and framed asap! Love it. Glad you had so much fun, and thanks for sharing it with us. :)

Ruth said...

Looks like a fun weekend

Tara said...

I love all the photos of you and the girls! It looks like you had a fabulous time! xoxo