Last weekend my husband and I took a little trip to New Orleans. It was my first visit there, and I must confess that I was very impressed! We only ventured out into the French Quarter, but it reminded me so much of Europe that I was in heaven!
We stayed at the Hotel Monteleone, a very cute place:
It's just a block or two off of Bourbon Street, which I tired of relatively quickly!
So after that we stuck to the side streets of the French Quarter, where I found lots of pretty and interesting things…
Cool old hitching posts . . .
. . . for these guys! There were horse-drawn carriages everywhere!
I loved this mannequin in a shop window:
And this window was full of pots and pans–funny!
On Sunday morning we got coffee and beignets at the famous Cafe du Monde:
And then we explored Jackson Square. This is the St. Louis Cathedral:
All in all, we had a really good time. So despite all the bad press, I highly recommend visiting the French Quarter if you get the chance!