After a day of work – it was a business trip after all – again the target was the French Quarter for the evening. There is so so much to see there, and we also didn’t want to wander too much since work had tired us out. My plan was to take the last few days off and really explore the French Quarter and the rest of the city. But for now, these little tastes would have to do.

This was during the week, so the Mardi Gras parades and parties weren’t yet kicked off – that was Friday. For now, the French Quarter was dark – relatively – and quiet – relatively. Most shops and artisan galleries were closed for the evening, all of the kitzy tourist places were of course open, most cafes and restaurants, and some fun shops that appeal to everyone….including a hat store that was awesome.

The main square, usually packed with street artists, was host to just a few people showcasing their wares. But it just feels like everything is extra here. Like everyone goes that little step overboard on decor and color. And, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, I love that. I love that so much, and this city felt magical.


Top – Spell Designs copy
Dress – Spell Designs via Turquoise Lane