All Things New Orleans
If you’ve been following along on instagram stories, you saw we played a little game last week: “Where are we?” We posted hints throughout the week and had followers guess where we were. We had a variety of guesses but by the end, we had some correct ones: NEW ORLEANS. Below I’ve posted 3 of our favorite things from our trip, plus a reveal of our newest New Orleans themed print.
Let’s start with FOOD! I am a foodie. Eating is one of my few talents & favorite things. While in New Orleans we decided to go on a hunt for the best pralines (“praw-leens” or “pray-leens” how do you say it?) and the best beignets. Loretta’s was our favorite for the pralines. They also have incredible praline stuffed beignets but nothing compared to the classic beignets from Cafe Du Monde. Favorite meals included gumbo from Coop’s Place and Shrimp and Grits from BB King’s.
Jazz. If you want an authentic jazz experience in New Orleans, there is no better place than Preservation Hall. You can buy tickets ahead of time online to guarantee a seat or stand in line for half the price but you may have to stand for the hour long concert. No smooth elevator boring jazz here. The jazz is classic, upbeat, bring a smile to your face jazz. The building is incredibly old with history of being an art gallery in the 1940’s and turned into a jazz hall in the 1960’s. It’s old, dark, musky, and insanely perfect for feeling like you are stepping back in time.
3. Plantation Tour. On a previous trip to New Orleans we visited the famed Oak Alley Plantation. This trip we decided to visit Whitney Plantation and I have to tell you, I enjoyed my experienced there way more than at Oak Alley. Whitney Plantation has now been turned into a slave memorial and the atmosphere there is humbling. You must go with a Whitney Plantation guide through the property, which is so informative. The plantation also has the most beautiful statues made by Woodrow Nash that represent former slave children.
And now, a new print reveal. We wanted to capture the charm of New Orleans and so we added this new City Love print below featuring St Louis Cathedral, French Quarter, a charming riverboat, St Louis Cemetery, the CBD, Jackson Square and New Orleans Street Car.
This is actually our second New Orleans themed print. We also have a little New Orleans themed house print we made few years ago.
You can shop our newest print HERE. Make sure to share with your New Orleans loving friends or better yet, surprise them with the New Orleans print as a gift!
More New Orleans themed gift ideas below: