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.
The evening’s fading light cast beautiful glow over the peaceful Greenwood Cemetery one of the largest in NOLA. The shadowed silhouette of the bronze elk adorns a tomb erected in 1912 for the Elks Lodge in New Orleans.
Popp’s Bandstand in New Orleans city park is a wonderful display of classic architecture. By night the bandstand transforms, glowing brighter than its neighbors, the light seems to accentuate each detail.
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.
Past the bright lights of the Carousel Garden, Celebration in the Oaks takes a turn for the romantic. While wandering through the manicured hedge rows of the glittering Botanical Gardens you can lose yourself in hundreds of twinkling starry lights and grand chandeliers of this wintery world.
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.
While many think coffee and doughnuts for breakfast, us in NOLA reach for a beignet from our favorite shop. But for many it is not just to start the day but one of the best ways to end a fun night. With everyone enjoying the festive lights in City Park their night may end at Morning Call.
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.
New Orleans is a city that embraces ghosts, pirates, VooDoo, the eerie, and the strange. Tonight the French Quarter fills with both locals and tourists dressed in their best costumes surrounded by scenes such as this one we captured earlier this evening. Happy Hauntings!
With 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.