June 17, 2009

New Orleans Recap

If you’ve never been to New Orleans and want to know what we did last weekend. here is a short recap. Keep in mind, this was a casual girls trip… we didn’t hit any fancy restaurants etc…

Friday After 5pm
French Quarter: Napoleon House – drinking Pimm’s and having nibbles…, Tujagues – drinking vodka, cranberry, lemonades…delicious! Dinner at Bon Ton Cafe, friends of a friend are the owners and it’s a great, old school, kinda place to go! My grandfather used to have many a highball-filled lunches there when he was a lawyer & judge working in New Orleans….

Napoleon House

Bon Ton Cafe

Saturday All Day

Beignets & Cafe au Lait’s to go in our hotel room, from Cafe Du Monde. Worth the wait. Worth the calories. Highly recommended. (I wont’ disclose where we stayed the first night because it was a mistake and we had to move hotels!! Wups. If budget is no problem, stay at Hotel Monteleone, everyone stayed there for my wedding, it was fabulous). Then on to The Bank, amazing, see info here. Then we high-tailed it up to uptown. Started out having lunch at St. James Cheese Company. So cute. I felt like I was in Europe. They even have a little blog. Then shopping all afternoon along Magazine. Scriptura & Leontine Linens were two favorites…honestly, it’s all good. We tried to pop into Julie Neill but she had just closed a few minutes before..shucks. Oh, and the antiques stores….too many to write about! Around 5 pm, had a glass of wine with the ever-so-darling, ever-so-gracious Melissa Rufty of MMR Interiors. Her home is too gorgeous for words! She’s on the road to the big times, that is for sure, you’re going to be seeing a lot more of her soon! Later huge margaritas at Superior Grill to watch LSU in Omaha! Geaux Tigers! Finally dinner at Jacques-Imo’s Cafe. One of my faves. So much fun. Earliest reservations you can get are like 10:30, just pretend you’re in Paris.

Cafe Du Monde
The Bank
St. James Cheese Company

Leontine Linens
Julie Neill
Superior Grill

Of course there are a million other great things to do in New Orleans. We only really had one day, and didn’t cram too much in our schedule. Sunday was spent driving on I-10 back to Houston. Not that much fun with a 2 day hangover. In hindsight we made a fatal mistake by not grabbing a Bloody Mary for the road! Oh, wait, here’s Kate Marie, (nick name pronouced, Mah-ree) my beautiful sister having one!

Love you NOLA!



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