As most of you who follow me on Instagram know, I was in New Orleans Wednesday through Sunday. I apologize for not posting while I was away! I wanted to do a little recap of our NOLA trip through Instagram. For those of you who follow me, this photos will be familiar, but you will get a little more information on what we did … Started off the trip by checking into Soniat House, and immediately strolling around the French Quarter, finding ourselves at Hotel Monteleone’s famous Carousel Bar. We headed to dinner at Sylvain for a Champagne Cocktail, Southern Antipasti Plate, Seasonal Market Salad, and Gulf Shrimp Pirlou. The Southern Antipasto Plate had a black eyed pea hummus that was to die for. The next morning, we had breakfast at Stanley on Jackson Square, and while WWB did some work I took a tour of the Old Ursuline Convent. I felt as though I had stumbled into a piece of 18th century France in Louisiana … it is no surprise since the building was commissioned by Louis XV of France. The views of the French Quarter from the interior of the Ursuline Convent garden were magical.
Later, we headed out to the garden district. We had lunch at Lilette, which was by far the absolute best meal we had during the trip. We started out lunch with 1/2 dozen oysters and a salad of Shaved Hawaiian Hearts of Palm. It sounds simple, but I could eat that salad with parmesan and olive oil every day. We followed up with some Alaskan King Crab Claws with passion fruit butter … yes passion fruit butter … and some mussels in a curry sauce with eggplant bruschetta. This was all along with the most amazing cocktail made called the Lillete Rouge, which tasted like a sparkling sangria. Then it was straight to Leontine Linens, where we met the amazing Jane Scott Hodges … look for more on that tomorrow. Dinner was at La Petite Grocery, where I had Turtle Bolognese! How does one not order that? Dinner was followed by drinks at Bouligny Tavern, which was the chicest midcentury bar (note the light fixture in the window), where I had an Aperol Fizz. Yummm.Friday it poured with rain almost all day. We took refuge at the Beauregard Keyes House, made famous by the 18 months that Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard lived there. The palmetto frond wallpaper in the hallway was a favorite part of that visit. We followed that step back in time with a lunch at Galatoire’s, and dinner at Commander’s Palace. Even in the pouring rain we managed to hit some of the best places in old New Orleans. Saturday morning, after a coffee and a buttermilk drop at Petite Amelie, we did more strolling around the French Quarter, looking out for buildings for me to fall in love with, such as this one. Then it was on to the wedding at Immaculate Conception Church, a traditional Second Line parade around the French Quarter, and a reception at the Opera Guild Home. A big congratulations to Liz and Colin who tied the knot this weekend! It was a wonderful trip, and I’m so glad I can finally say I have been to New Orleans. Until next time NOLA …
you two are prettiest much the prettiest couple. ever.
I’m so jealous of your trip! I’ve never been to New Orleans and I’m dying to go! Esp after your gorgeous instagrams and the adorable French Quarter. I’m ready to move now!
Thank you Natalie! I’m glad you enjoyed all the instagrams! It is a city that photographs really well for sure. If you love the pictures of New Orleans, you definitely have to check out Charleston! Thanks for stopping by! xo Olivia
You guys look so fab! I’ve never been to New Orleans but you are certainly making me want to go. All that food and especially the drinks sound to die for! Going to have to look up a “Lillete Rouge” – great name for a cocktail : )
Thanks Deirdre! The food was amazing. Lillete was amazing. Great name for a cocktail, delicious cocktail. xo