a long weekend in new orleans, louisiana


I don't even know where to start about New Orleans! Joe and I attended a wedding there last weekend, and made a 4 day weekend out of it with some of our other friends. It has to be the most unique city in the states - it was like no other city I've been to. I felt like I wasn't even in the US, as it has such a heavy French and Spanish influence on culture, architecture and history.

Our cute airbnb loft

The city is crazy... in a fun and wild type of way... and the architecture is so charming. The bright colors and French inspired architecture were exactly what I pictured the South to be like. Walking around in the Garden District, I just admired the historic mansions! In the French Quarters, the creole style architecture was so unique too, and my favorite part was that there were plants and flowers on every balcony! 💕

The nightlife is beyond explaining. The city has so much tradition, and one of my favorites of their traditions was the live jazz! Frenchman Street is one-of-a-kind. It's a slightly toned down (although I was shocked that was the 'toned down' street) and less smelly alternative to going out on Bourbon Street. Frenchman Street is lined with bars - all with these amazing live jazz bands performing! Magazine Street was also a cool area, located in the Garden District and filled with lots of restaurants, bars and stores. If I had to related it to something here, I would say it's the NOLA version of San Francisco's Marina. Finally, Bourbon Street. The craziness that you've all heard of is true. We ventured there to go out for drinks with the entire crew after the wedding reception we were at, and had a fun night filled with Hurricanes and jazz!