New Orleans- It's Mardi Gras 2017 in New Orleans! I love the vibe and soul of this city so much. Here are I am with my husband taking a photo through the window of Arnaulds and Remoulade two of our favorite restaurants in Nola⚜ (they are really one place divided in two spaces). It's heavenly (if difficult) to get a table here or a coveted spot at the bar and brunch on fresh oysters and champagne (the New Orleans famous Hurracaine has never been my thing). New Orleans offers easy access to small detours. One morning we started walking because my husband wanted to eat at an open patio with live jazz, and after 10 minutes we found the perfect one, with eggs benedict included. NOLA is also one of my favorite spots to buy great vintage jewelery. There are three main shopping areas for the antique lover: Royal Street and Chartres Street, both located in the historic French Quarter, and Magazine Street, which begins in the Garden District and continues uptown. If you get the chance, leave the perpetual party buzz in the French Quarter and explore the other side of the city. Amazingly enough, remnants of Katrina's devastation still can be seen and many establishments have a mark in their walls, pointing out to the level of the water during the devastation here. It's not for tourists, but it sure is for travelers.
Happy Small Detour!