21 Photos That Perfectly Describe a Weekend in New Orleans... Without Mardi Gras!

I've learned the driving factors for my abundant travel include the search for color, sites, and community. I live to stimulate my eyes with opulent hues, let my heart beat parallel to rhythmic vibrations, and bask in the warmth of others. 

New York City is a place so vast that even with over eight million people walking the streets, I sometimes still find myself feeling alone. A city filled with souls from around the world, yet a city that can still bring me days when I feel cold and dark. We are so jaded by the population count that we assume we'll have an infinite amount of opportunities to interact with each other "later". 

Gladly, by traveling, I've broken my metropolis curse and find myself more aware of my surroundings, and in turn, yearn for more experiences. 

As the holidays near, Alex and I are planning to return to New Orleans for New Years Eve and I am beyond stoked to get my color-fix. Here are 21 photos from last year's visit that'll make you want to book a hotel and meet me there. And yes, you can do that... you have my email.

You can't start the trip without a NOLA beer.

You can't start the trip without a NOLA beer.

Artsy Art.

Artsy Art.

Voodoo Art.

Voodoo Art.

Slay Art.

Slay Art.

Ladies, NOLA ain't that big. You can walk.

Ladies, NOLA ain't that big. You can walk.

Just stare at colorful architecture for a while.

Just stare at colorful architecture for a while.

I don't know about these souvenirs, though. Perfectly questionable?

I don't know about these souvenirs, though. Perfectly questionable?

Street food black magic.

Street food black magic.

Meet up with friends for gumbo Black Magic.

Meet up with friends for gumbo Black Magic.

Afternoon Po-boy snack.

Afternoon Po-boy snack.

Eating a Jacques-Imo's is a MUST.

Eating a Jacques-Imo's is a MUST.

Read my review of Acme Oyster House.

Read my review of Acme Oyster House.

The only type of hand grenade that should exist.

The only type of hand grenade that should exist.

The evening sets the tone.

The evening sets the tone.

Live Music EVERYWHERE.

Live Music EVERYWHERE.

It ain't NOLA if it doesn't have neon signs.

It ain't NOLA if it doesn't have neon signs.

See you for NYE, NOLA!

xx
Olivia

 

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