What a trip! I brought my best gals with me for a few days of sun and play in the jazz city of New Orleans. For starters, our weekend was nothing short of amazing, but if I had to choose a few underlying themes our weekend captured, it would definitely be artistry and music.
The art scene in NOLA is an eclectic wonder, filled with colorful murals, individual expression, and color. So much color, seriously.
We arrived at an Airbnb in Marigny or Faubourg Marigny, and our host was an artist, specifically sculpture and ceramics, although had several amazing paintings as well.
The house itself was a double shotgun and you could access both sides by using the back porch. The side I stayed on had a jaw-dropping back wall complete with hundreds of gold spray painted suitcases and a giant purple glass-looking sculpture.
Upstairs and on the other side, the art continued with several “self portraits” seen below, so cool but so creepy, too!
We headed to the French Quarter for a must-have Muffaletta from Central Grocer before making our way to Bourbon St., land of alcoholic slushies and no bedtime.
We had a tourist-typical dinner at Jacques Imo followed by dancing at the Maple Leaf Cafe and then we were quickly onto Frenchmen Street.
The street art in NOLA is truly one-of-a-kind, naturally I had to nab a few shots, even if my hair was ginormous from all the humidity!
We walked to this incredible vintage store called Blue Dream right off Frenchmen Street, the walls were lit up in neon pink and had the most amazing tchotchkes ever!
I’ll be honest, the hours start bleeding together after so many mango slushies and amazing food, but Saturday we crawled, visited Lafittes Blacksmith Bar–oldest one in America, what’s up–and slurped frozen Irish coffee’s down, shout out to Courtney for making us get those!
Our last day included more street wanderings, slushies, and smiles. We even saw a wedding go by in Jackson Square.
The only sour note during the trip was that Amy’s flight was mysteriously cancelled Sunday evening and flights home to San Francisco were out of control. I must say, I wasn’t too mad about rearranging my flight and spending another day in NOLA.
We made the most of the night with dinner at Cane and Table and more cocktails. 🙂
Shop all my outfits from the trip below!