The time: 2:30am
The Mood at our hotel: Quiet
The Mood one block away on Bourbon Street: Very Loud, Much singing and dancing.
I must say that it has been a long day – after getting up at 5:30 for our flight to New Orleans this morning. However, I feel rewarded to be here for this wedding! New Orleans has struck me as a city full of rich history, a focus on freedom and creativity, and overall populated by very friendly people.
We were able to hang out with our awesome couple today – Marianne and Kieran who hosted a poolside party this afternoon at the historic Monteleone Hotel (more photos of the monteleone to come…).
Afterward, we headed to a place called Lola’s (recommended by our friend Eric) and he was spot on. The seafood paella was great and the atmosphere felt very local, very artistic, very…granola.
I was surprised although I shouldn’t have been to see the cemetaries here – they reminded me of the ones that are spread throughout Paris and I’ve not seen many like them in the states – here is one at night!
I was also a little surprised to find on e of the guests wearing essentially the same thing I was..what a fashion faux pas!