spring break, new orleans, 2014
big blessings poppin!
beads were EVERYWHERE on people houses, fences, trees, throughout the whole city
super awesome first photo of the trip ;) croissant was good though!!
our first po' boy. Owen got shrimp and catfish, I just got roast beef :)
we went on a swamp tour the next morning, it was where "beasts of the southern wild" was filmed! definitely a whole different world
i spy a heron?
spooky moonshine tree
these turtles were so cute, they would climb up the logs and then just slide and plop! back into the water. so adorable.
hey der, gader
freaking out, both my hair and my mind
slap ya mama is the BESSSSST. came home with three of these.
muffaletta face. SO good.
of course we had to get beignets! the lines at cafe du monde were insannnnne
the chapel had these awesome prayer benches that fold out and were comfy for your knees!
pharmacy museum! it was so cute. more photos later.
interesting way to sell chairs...
ogden southern museum of art
commander's palace for dinner. WOW. probably the best meal i have ever had. SO worth it.
beautiful restaurant, beautiful service, beautiful night
next day, KILLER doughnuts! i slightly cry thinking of how i can't eat these anymore
DEFINITELY a spot to remember!
museum of art in city park
going all miley on the statues at besthoff sculpture museum
they realllllly want you stop at this corner
dooky chase, where both prez obama and gw bush have frequented
omg best fried chicken of ALL TIME. not joking. it was so amazing!!!!!!!!
indian costumes from mardi gras past
all of the beadwork is hand-sewn, and they make new costumes every year! it is so insane!
then we saw some people wearing them on the streets! the costumes must be SOOO heavy!
slap ya mama headquarters! so cool!
such an amazing (and hipster) restaurant!
owen's so hipster, he knew all of the music the place played
my hipster face, getting ready for da food
owen finally acknowledging his orange soda addiction
wafting in the rabbit & dumplings aromas
unimpressed face, though in reality, i was really impressed by the food. it was soooo good!
literally the best mac & cheese I've EVER had. WOWWWW.
smoked bbq ribs with picked watermelon relish. omg. yumz.
evidence we went on bourbon street. yeah, never need to go there again haha.
home of more than 50 years of the preservation and perpetuation of traditional New Orleans jazz.
45 minutes of pure magic.
interesting decor at our hotel's breakfast area
behind the scenes at cafe du monde. busy!!
yeah we went there twice. don't be mad.
back at the pharmacy museum -- wanna get a shot from THAT needle? yikes!
yeah, we don't dispense that anymore
behind the pharmacist's work station
wonderful courtyard at the pharmacy museum. perfect party spot?
a bespectacled man admiring historical spectacles
the st. patricks day parade that took over the garden district
stellar sandwich, that was actually open during the parade! rejoice!
yep, i finally got some beads.
sucré, my love. open one in provo please??!
white chocolate raspberry wonderful
oh, and they had macarons. obvs not pictured because they were too delicious
though i was mostly creeped, we had to go to the very unique cemeteries of New Orleans
reminded me of the Fenner Brothers from the princess and the frog movie!
incredible historic homes in garden district
napoleon house restaurant, where they prepared a home for napoleon after he was exiled. sadly he died before ever coming here, but it's still a cool history spot!
national wwii museum
huge cool planes, but a very, very sad place
our final meal in new orleans, butcher. wow. the food here did NOT disappoint!!