Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My New Orleans Trip

Hello all! I've been completely out of it lately or else I would have updated about Monday's trip sooner. Paige, Kat, and I all went to New Orleans to pick up Kat's passport since she's leaving for Italy this Friday and while we were down there took in a few sights.

Usually whenever I head that way, we hang out in the French Quarter but that day we went to the Garden District/ Magazine Street. I loved to see all the Mardi Gras decorations! We at lunch at La Madeliene which wasn't half bad (I had the Chicken Parisien which is a sandwich of marinated chicken breast, bacon, melted cheddar, mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato on a sourdough roll and a lemon mini tart from their bakery) but I've definietly had better.

After lunch we headed over to Magazine Street (because I've never been) which is just a bunch of cute little boutiques and shops. I finally got to try gelato at Sucre which was super yummy! I like it SO much better than ice cream (the difference between the two is gelato has less buttercream and sugar). We also looked around all the little clothing shops and stuff (boy is that stuff expensive!) and then headed over to Whole Foods. I seriously wish that there was one closer to home and that I was rich enough to afford shopping there all the time since that was just neat!

After we left Whole Foods it was getting kind of late so we headed home and though I had a blister or two from those flip-flops, I did have fun! So, if you've been to New Orleans, what are your favorite stores and resturaunts? I'm a big dessert fan so I'm especially eager to hear recommendations in that quarter as well.

NOTE: My camera has grown legs and walked off again so no pics for now :(


  1. It's been so long since I've been to New Orleans, I can't remember the stores or restaurants we went to except Commander's Palace and Takee Outee. Glad you had fun!

  2. I've never been but I'd love to go walk the streets of the French Quarter or just take in the sights =) Sucks about your camera =( but its nice to hear you had a good time!

  3. New Orleans sounds so beautiful. I wish it was nearer.

  4. Bummer! But thanks for the breakdown :) Sounds like fun. I need to go back soon. But secretly I hope I bump into Harry Connick Jr. the next time I'm there ;)

  5. One of these days I'll get down to New Orleans.
    I love Whole Foods (or whole paycheck or "the hippie store" as my husband calls it). I do grocery shopping there every other week and refuse to get my produce anywhere else..except local farmers that is.

  6. Sounds like a lovely trip. I'm sure the Mardi Gras decorations are great.
    I like Whole Foods but I like Trader Joes better. Luckily, I have both nearby.

  7. Favorite restaurant - Cochon. Favorite store - Aquatic Gardins on Esplanade (but I am a gardiner.)

  8. Unfortunately New Orleans is in the other part of the world, hundreds of miles away from where I am. I heard a lot about it, though. Glad you had a good trip.


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