where i went: new orleans

where i stayed 

  • the roosevelt hotel
  • air bnb

fun things i’ve done in NOLA 

  • mardi gras (!)
  • walked along the MS river and through the french quarter
  • went on a carriage ride ghost tour through the french quarter
  • went for a long and leisurely walk through audobon park

where i eat & drink

  • josephine estelle: i had dinner here with two of my girlfriends. we shared a bunch of phenomenal southern-inspired italian dishes. my favorite was the canestri pasta (cacio e pepe).
  • peche: this is a beautiful spot for a seafood dinner. really relaxing but sophisticated atmosphere.
  • effervescence: come here to lounge and enjoy champagne and snacks (what more could one want?)
  • meauxbar: fun and chic spot for french-inspired brunch.
  • arnaud’s: classic french quarter new orleans with jazz music and an upscale vibe.
  • pat o’brien’s: relax and enjoy a hurricane. or don’t, if you’d rather not wake up with a pounding headache and regret.
  • brennan’s: i came here for happy hour and enjoyed the indoor/outdoor seating options. lively feel and a new orleans classic.
  • tableau: here, i got a po boy bigger than me, ate a loaf of french bread, and sipped on ginger ale while my boyfriend laughed at me for always letting new orleans get the best of me. i regret nothing.
  • humble bagel: being from new jersey, i am constantly on the lookout for a good bagel situation. these do not disappoint.
  • the bulldog: a solid option for beer and snacks.
  • juan’s flying burrito: chips! margs!

where i shop

  • hemline
  • krewe
  • nola couture

where i buy books

  • crescent city books
  • dauphine street books