Monday, March 25, 2013

Weekend Update: New Orleans Edition

My case of the Monday's is a bit worse than usual today, but fortunately it couldn't be more worth it after a fantastic (if quick) trip to New Orleans for my lifelong friend Honor's bachelorette party.  Just to be clear, her name was Honor even before Jessica Alba had a baby. 

What an amazing weekend we had!  Luckily, we had a local, Honor's friend Erica, with us to show us the ropes and help us steer clear of the tourist traps. 

Friday night Erica's grandmother (who she calls "Peach" buy the way, so cute) brought us dinner.  Delicious seafood pasta!  The rest of Friday I'm going to keep to myself, but just to give you an idea, this happened:
I've always thought glow sticks add a little something special to any get together..
Saturday we had the MOST amazing day.  Erica put together a gorgeous brunch before we headed out in the city.  A little rain wasn't going to stop us! 

The beautiful bride! 
I discovered the local beer - Abita Light, is quite tasty.  The fried Calamari didn't hurt either.  If you decide to stop in a bar, just be sure to observe the signs on the wall before ordering (especially if it says "We have no Miller Light or anything like it").  The bartender was less than impressed with my request for a Michelob Ultra.  Abita Light it is! 

Snug Harbor, in the French Quarter
That evening, Erica took us to this amazing bar in the bayou.  It's a wine store and you can buy a bottle, then take it to your table and order from a variety of tapas plates.  

Gotta love the ice bucket! 
Perfect Scallops

Jazz of course.
Champagne Cocktails for everyone - it's a celebration after all! 
Honor & Me!
Sunday morning was a little less exciting when I had to get up at 6 am for a flight.  Fortunately my day turned around in ATL when I ran into a few castmembers from Duck Dynasty at the airport!  I'm super bummed I didn't ask for a pic, but they looked like they were in a hurry. 

Happy Monday!  Here's to a quick recovery!

1 comment:

  1. Your pics are gorg! Looks like you had a fun, fabulous time! xoxo