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As Seen In My Life: New Orleans

You know, I’ve always wanted to revisit New Orleans.  I’ve been there once, overnight for one night of the Essence Festival.  The July before I got married. The July before Katrina.

I always wondered if I would ever get to go back and experience the New Orleans that I’d always wanted to experience. I still didn’t get to in a day, but at least this time, I scratched the surface. If I had my way, I would go back again and again and again until I’ve soaked up all the essence that is New Orleans. And not just the French Quarter.

So, of course, since I only got to go one day, a mere 6 hours, I am plotting my way back again. It’s something about that city that just draws me in……
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Some decorations from Mardi Gras were still up….

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I had to get his photo…

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A street scene that needed to be in black and white

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I love all the balcony’s with flowers and iron rails. I just want to sit on one with a drink…

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Us…taken by the guy who drove the carriage, so forgive the dark photo!

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    adrienne
    February 29, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Great pics! I love NOLA. I was craving Chinese Kitchen last night so I KNOW when I go back in August that will be the FIRST place I go lol.
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      rosesdaughter
      March 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      You’re going is August? My Gawd it will be hot!!

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    Tazzee
    February 29, 2012 at 9:30 am

    I love New Orleans. I usually go twice a year; for Essence and when the Falcons play the Saints. I hope you get to go back to really spend some time there.

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      rosesdaughter
      March 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      I hope I do too! I’m already plotting…

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    kita
    February 29, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I love the food and music down there. NO is a great place to visit love the pics
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      rosesdaughter
      March 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      The food….is why I feel like I gained 10 pounds in one weekend!!

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    Jessica
    February 29, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Great pictures! I especially love that black and white shot and the one of you and your family at the end! I have only been to New Orleans once. I was 14 then. I don’t remember much, other than the essence, the feeling of that city. Not every city has a distinct feeling, but New Orleans certainly does.
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      rosesdaughter
      March 2, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      It does!!! I feel like I need to go again and again and again…

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    Cam - Bibs and Baubles
    February 29, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Great pictures. I’ve wanted to go to New Orleans for a while now. I really wish I’d had the opportunity before Katrina. I still want to go anyway.

    I love the black and white picture. It just made it look instantly vintage.
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      rosesdaughter
      March 2, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      Thank you! I love black and white!

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    Krissy
    March 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I love the pics. I’ve only been to NO once in 1998 when I was deciding if i was going to go to my grandparents college Xavior or not ( i choose NOT! lol) I’d love to visit again in the near future.

    You husband looks JUST like his mom
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      rosesdaughter
      March 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm

      Yes! They are like twins. You should see the rest of his aunts and uncles. They couldn’t deny him if they tried!

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    ayana
    March 5, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    I love new Orleans too! Unfortunately I went when I was 8 months pregnant (during the summer!)
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