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New Orleans Mar 8

I didn’t quite know what to expect when I agreed six months ago to go to New Orleans with my friend, Jess, and two of her friends, Amanda and Nikki. I had never considered going. It just hadn’t crossed my mind. As it turns out, New Orleans is an amazing city—filled with unbelievable music, food, architecture and culture—and I was in terrific company when I arrived last Wednesday.

New Orleans coffee and beignets by Allie Siarto, Lansing Wedding Photographer

We ordered beignets and coffee at Cafe Du Monde. We thought we were ordering four beignets total, but we ended up ordering four orders due to a slight miscommunication, so we received a total of 12 desserts (a happy accident).

New Orleans breakfast by Allie Siarto, Lansing Wedding Photographer

We had platefuls of powdered sugar after we were done (along with sugar on the table, our bags, clothes, the floor and everything else close by when the wind picked up). It was worth it.

Powdered sugar, by Allie Siarto, Lansing Wedding Photographer

Beignet mix from cafe du monde by Allie Siarto, Lansing Wedding Photographer

Rue Bourbon by Allie Siarto, Lansing Wedding Photographer

New Orleans streets by Allie Siarto, Lansing Wedding Photographer

Nikki, Amanda and Jess—my lovely roommates during the trip.

House of the rising sun, By Allie Siarto, Lansing Wedding Photographer

We came across the most amazing live jazz band in the street. As it turned out, Nikki went to high school with the trombone player—such a small world!

New Orleans jazz band by Allie Siarto, Lansing Wedding Photographer

New Orleans Jazz band by Allie Siarto, Lansing Wedding Photographer

New Orleans streets, by Allie Siarto, Lansing Wedding Photographer

New Orleans street art by Allie Siarto, Lansing Wedding Photographer

having fun in new orleans by Allie Siarto, Lansing Wedding Photographer

New Orleans mask by Allie Siarto, Lansing Wedding Photographer

Ketchup joke by Allie Siarto, Lansing Wedding Photographer

Amanda and Nikki tried on a few masks at a local shop.

Mask in New Orleans by Allie Siarto, Lansing Wedding Photographer

New Orleans River Walk by Allie Siarto, Lansing Wedding Photographer

You can’t leave New Orleans without stopping at Mother’s Restaurant. I had the grits with cheese.

Grits at Mothers in New Orleans by Allie Siarto, Lansing Wedding Photographer

We caught three parades while we were there. The most amazing was the Muses parade. The parade is all females, and they throw beads and shoes. Yes, shoes.

Muse Beans, by Allie Siarto, Lansing Wedding Photographer

Southwest Airlines by Allie Siarto, Lansing Wedding Photographer

4 responses

  1. tankboy says:

    After seeing these photos and being reminded how much I love NOLA I am THIS close to buying a ticket to get back down there!

    Did you eat at Mother’s?

    And Cafe Du Monde … mmmmmmmmm.

  2. tankboy says:

    Duh, missed the Mother’s grits picture. Obviously I was so dizzy with jealousy I missed a close read…

  3. allie says:

    :) We were told not to miss Mother’s, and we went immediately from Mother’s to Cafe Du Monde.

    That city honestly had some of the best food I’ve ever eaten.

  4. Amanda says:

    GREAT pictures!! I’ll have to work on posting mine tonight, but I think yours do NOLA the real justice it deserves! It was so great to meet you! Hope to see you again soon :)

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