Y’all. It’s taken me a straight up week to recover from the whirlwind that is Mardi Gras.
I have been going to Mardi Gras ever since I was at Ole Miss, but this year was a little different as I joined the Krewe of Nyx and RODE in Mardi Gras.
Here I am in all my blue-haired glory!
The weather was absolutely awful due to freezing rain (hence the clear poncho over my costume). At one point I even used koozies as gloves. Even with all the weather issues, I still had a good time with my gal pals, Alex and Jordan. We laughed through our pain and said we’d never make it on Survivor (dramatic, we know). It also helped when we got to see members of our families (Frickspicks snapped this pic for me) on the parade route! This was a once in a lifetime experience and how cool will this story (and pics) be for the grandkids one day?
The rest of our short trip was spent in recovery mode. We stayed at Hotel Indigo on St. Charles and were really close to everything, including the Red Dog Diner and Sucre, the cutest sweet shop. On Friday, we went down to the French Quarter and grabbed some lunch at Palace Cafe and walked down to the H&M, where I found the cutest dress!
Shop this look: Top (here), Sunnies (here), Earrings (here), Bracelets (here and here), Bag (here)
One of the things I love the most about NOLA is the architecture. From the shotgun houses to French Provincial, it all feels very Old World. The city is alive and going all day, every day, and each time I visit, I feel like I get more and more excited to come back again.
We were also in New Orleans a few weeks ago for a Mardi Gras Ball, and stayed in the French Quarter. This go-round we stayed in the Garden District. These houses are off of St. Charles around Prytania and Harmony. How amaze are these homes?
From the food, to the sights, to all the action, I absolutely love this city and can’t wait to plan my next trip back.
To all the adventures to come – Liza