NOLA Day 2, part 2

According to my heath app on my phone, we walked over 5 miles this day. It probably would have been more, but we took that two hour bus tour that you saw in the previous post.Here are some sites from around our French Quarter walk.

IMG_0412 IMG_0413 I am not quite sure what is going on with these two signs, but apparently this is a marketing ply by the local real estate agent. These are the same sign, just different sides.

 Lots of shops had cats, and this one was outside an art gallery.

IMG_0410 Tiny used bookshop on Chartes.

We were wandering around Chartes St. . and came across Hove Parfumeur, We spent forever sniffing all of these lovely scents that I haven’t smelled anywhere else. Mom was very sweet and insisted on purchasing scents for each of us. I ended up with Diverti, which is a woodsy scent, something totally different that what I normally wear. This is how the shop describes it.

DIVERTI-   Light and refreshing, this blend of sandalwood, cedar and a mixture of floral notes creates a divertissement of it own. I love it, I’ve never smelled this anywhere else and every time I wear it, it reminds me of this trip.  Amy and Mom both got their own scents. I know that I will be repurchasing this when it runs out as it’s really nice having a scent that I don’t smell every day.


A trip to New Orleans isn’t complete without me finding a yarn stop and coming home with some yarn.

I went into The Quarter Stitch  and was met with a riot of color and textures. I was so distracted that this is the only photo that I took!



Mom in front of the French Quarter location of Fleurty Girl




After shopping til we dropped, we had the best meal of our trip at The Old Coffee Pot.  I’m pretty sure that Joel and I had breakfast here fifteen years ago when we visited, but let me tell you, this place was so good. It has been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on The Food Network. 



Chandelier in the dining room.


I managed to snap some quick (but slightly blurry) photos before we all dug in.

I had Jambalaya with fried catfish. The jambalaya was divine and the fish ws lightly fried. The flavors were amazing and my mouth waters just remembering it.


Mom had the Triple D, a sampling of the dishes served on the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.


This was jambalaya, Fleur de Lis chicken on a bed of green bean cassarole.

Amy had BBQ Shrimp and Grits


Everything was so yummy. I’m pretty sure we cleaned our plates. If you go to New Orleans, you MUST MUST MUST eat here.

For the road, I decided to go full-on tourst and have a Hurricane in a g0-cup.  Best hurricane I have ever had. All homemade and not from that sickeningly sweet mix that lots of restaurants used.

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Seriously, delicious. All of it.

Part 3 to follow!



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