Can’t believe that March just about over. It’s been a heck of a month. I’ve been sooooo busy and I need to set aside time to blog on a regular basis. Between work, my husband, our dogs and all my extracurriculars, I’m BEAT. However, this month was nonstop fun from start to (almost) end.
I was able to spend a long weekend in New Orleans visiting family. I spent some much needed time with my nieces, Eden(3) and Sydney(1) and my 4 legged nephew, Bunkie!
I was able to see some so many friends including those from my UNO days and a best friend of 20+ years!
Shopping is always fun when I’m in town. I always make a point to check out Fleurty Girl . On my most recent visit, I bought this new “NOLA” necklace which I adore!
If there’s one thing New Orleans is known for, it’s the cuisine! There’s nothing like it. I have to dedicate a good portion of this post to the FOOD! I had some great meals while I was visiting which I have to share :
1) Beignets and café au’ lait at Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter is a MUST. It’s great for peoplewatching and there’s always a trio or quartet nearby entertaining the crowds. Make sure to have cash on hand since they do not take credit cards.
2) My sister introduced me to High Hat Cafe on up and coming Freret Street. This place is sooo down to earth and affordable. And you will leave feeling happily full! I had the daily special that day which was the shrimp creole over rice. It knocked my socks off. It was THAT good. But that side dish was what I will be coming back for the next time I’m in town. The pimiento mac and cheese….it’s just as good as it sounds . And their servings are huge. It’s melt in your mouth deliciousness. We ended the meal with a slice of warm butterscotch pecan pie with Jack Daniels infused ice cream. Don’t be jealous.
3) Parkway Bakery & Tavern – I am ashamed to admit that this was my first time visiting ever even after being a resident for 10+ years! It’s 100% NOLA from all the memorabilia on the wall to the bread they use for the shrimp po’boys! This is another MUST if you want something off the beaten path. Plus they were also featured in a po’ boy battle on the Travel Channel !
Southwest Airlines had a great sale on flights recently so I was able to snag a ticket for a trip home in the fall. I cannot wait to see family and explore the city for new found shops and eats! Stay tuned and Happy (almost) April!