nola you stole a piece of my heart

nola you stole a piece of my heart

something about new orleans—not sure if it's the food, the music, the overall laid back attitude with a ton of grit all at the same time—has made me visit 3 times within a 2 year span. while i equally loved all trips because i fell more and more in love with the city each time, my 2c on the time of year:

  • our first trip to nola in the month of august was equally the best and worst time to go: great for city exploring because everything was so dead so we felt like we had everything to ourselves, but physically hard because of the heat. omg the heat.
  • october for my bachelorette was the best.
  • may was also great weather-wise, but everything was soooooooo so so so crowded, which i hated.

some of my favorite shots from the city, a list of french quarter/fidi favorites, + future agenda below.

food + drink

to deuxs

  • music + dancing on frenchmen street
  • antique shopping on magazine street
  • swamp tour: not the fast boat kind. you want the slow boats that let you go way deep into the swamp canals for a fully immersive experience.
  • oak alley plantation tour

future agenda

  • less french quarter (no hate, only because i've done it 3 times!) more tremé + garden district wandering
  • meals from the heart cafe for brunch
  • surrey's cafe for brunch
  • cochon
  • commander's palace
  • antoine's
  • brennan's for brunch
  • lily's cafe for vietnamese
  • drago's
  • herbsaint
  • freret street po'boy + donut shop
  • angelo brocato
  • spitfire espresso bar
  • district donut sliders brew
  • domilise's po'boys
  • the columns bar
  • bacchanal for wine + music
  • sazerac bar in the roosevelt