Splendiferous N’awlins (March 24 – April 6)

In New Orleans we stayed at an Airbnb property in the Muses Apartments only a couple of blocks away from the St. Charles streetcar line, which we could take right to the French Quarter (or get there on foot in about a half hour). The one downside to where we were staying was that there was no wi-fi service but thankfully there was Krewe du Brew, a new-ish cafe right on St. Charles Avenue where Nick spent his weekdays for work. Co-owners John and Eugene provides attentive service and friendly conversation. Stop in and say hi if you’re in the neighborhood. I enjoyed their chocolate chip banana bread and drank a lot of raspberry ice tea.

Fleur-de-lis mosaic at Palmer Park

Nick and I both adored New Orleans and would love to return for another visit. It also helped that Nick didn’t suffer allergies the entire time we were there.

A few highlights:

    • Visiting the art galleries of the Warehouse/Art District
Chihuly glass (white)

Chihuly’s white glass series is gorgeous

Michael Pajon, my new favorite artist

Michael Pajon’s collages rock! If I was rich I’d collect his work.

    • Unexpectedly finding this beautiful street art
    • Talking to artists at the Arts Market (held monthly on the last Saturday)

At the market I ran into Yuka Petz, who’s a local book artist I’ve been wanting to meet. I like her play on words and text in her work. I also spoke briefly with printmaker Pippin Frisbie-Calder from whom I got to learn about cypress trees and their knees.

Jimmy Descant
Tao Seeger

Tao Seeger is a great storyteller; I enjoyed hearing about the history of his instruments. One of the stories was about his hundred-year-old banjo!

    • Spending a beautiful day with Nick eating our way through the French Quarter
Cajun Cafe Market
Yummm ... Cafe du Monde's beignets

All the locals who I’ve spoken with says that Cafe du Monde beignets (pronounced “ben-yays”) are the best. We concur!

 

Additional photos:

New Orleans, LA

 

 

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Splendiferous N’awlins (March 24 – April 6)

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