GRAND ADVENTURE

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We want to start this post by thanking everyone who has visited our site and enjoyed our posts.

We’re sorry we have been absent for a couple of weeks, our lives have taken us on a grand adventure. We originally started this site as a way to encapsulate all that we love about our native city within a year, because as we grew the city around us changed and little bits of its culture has been pushed by the way side. Progress is a wonderful thing but it should never sacrifice your identity.

Our hopes are to return to the site and continue our posts, but in the meantime we will keep everyone up to date on our new adventures so check back often to see our progress.

Best Regards,

Jared and Kristy

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE IN NOLA

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New Year’s Eve a time to celebrate all that has happened in our lives this past year and look to the future. In New Orleans like so many other city’s a symbolic figure is slowly dropped to countdown the New Years arrival, for NOLA we drop a fleur de lis from atop the historic Jax brewery along the river in the french quarter.

WINTER WONDERLAND

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The winter solstice marks the longest night of the year. What better way for us to celebrate than sharing a picture of a winter wonderland. The carousel garden and amusement park are part of “Celebration in the Oaks” at city park and they have been transformed into a magical display.

MAISON BLANCHE

MAISON BLANCHE

Since 1908, this grand beaux arts building has stood as an icon of Canal Street. For 90 years this building was home to Maison Blanche, the upscale department store, which flourished in New Orleans for decades until its closure in 1998. Now home to the Ritz Carlton hotel, it has not lost its timeless luxury and grace.

FAIR SEASON

FALL FAIRSWith fall comes fair season, a time when most local schools, churches, and parishes host their annual fair. Some fairs are themed which range from oyster, to blues and BBQ, to crawfish, and gumbo. This weekend was the “Couchon de Lait” at St. Edward the Confessor in Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans. Each year St. Edward’s host a large open air pig roast on the Saturday night of the fair weekend. Growing up in NOLA, this time of the year always reminds us of being a kid. When we would have a blast riding the rides, playing the fair games, and eating the special fair food.