A Day In New Orleans

A Day In New Orleans


August 1, 2017

New Orleans, where jazz was born, is a city filled with rhythm and soul like no other I’ve been to. The hustle and bustle of the French Quarter is intoxicating (and not just from the flowing alcohol!). Around every corner there is a new artist blessing us with their talents. Kids tap dance in the street with flattened soda cans under their boots to create the sound we’re all accustomed to. I could walk the streets for hours (even in the high heat and humidity)! Although I’d been to New Orleans plenty of times before, I still felt the urge to play the role of a typical tourist. My mum met me in New Orleans (her from Florida, me coming in from Los Angeles) for the day.

(For anyone interested in watching the video from my trip, you can watch it here!)

Landing late in the evening meant grabbing a yummy meal at Peche on Magazine Street before our adventures started fresh the next day.

Peche restaurant New Orleans

Peche restaurant New Orleans

Peche restaurant New Orleans

We ordered some delicious cocktails to start (of course). By far my favourite dish from the meal was the brussel sprouts with chili vinegar!

Peche restaurant New Orleans

The city is filled with the most gorgeous colours! We couldn’t help but stop at these vibrant blue doors.

Peche restaurant New Orleans
Peche restaurant New Orleans

Handbag (not online, similar here)

Shoes

Watch

I wasn’t accustomed to the heat and humidity so my hair was on the verge of being thrown up into a bun!

After dinner, we made our way to my favourite jazz club, Irvin Mayfield’s (also called The Jazz Playhouse). The atmosphere in here takes me back to my college days when I used to visit all the local jazz joints. Each time I visit, I’m lucky enough to get different artists entertaining us. This singer was particularly drawn to singing Ray Charles songs, however, in my previous visits, I used to hear “On the Sunny Side of the Street” type of jazz which I absolutely loved too! In fact, you can hear this song (and many others) on my August Monthly Playlist post here.

Irving Mayfields New Orleans

Irving Mayfields New Orleans

Irving Mayfields New Orleans

The next morning we headed to La Boulangerie on Magazine street for a good cup of coffee (I needed help with jet lag!) and croissants.

La Boulangerie New Orleans

La Boulangerie New Orleans

La Boulangerie New Orleans

Did I mention how wonderful the colours are in New Orleans?! We could’ve stopped our car at least a hundred more times!

New Orleans

New Orleans

Patagonia shirt

Outfit details:

Patagonia dress worn as top (similar)

Sunglasses

Earrings

Vegan leather bag (similar)

Vintage Levis shorts (similar)

Soludos sandals (similar)

Patagonia shirt

Patagonia shirt

Patagonia shirt

Patagonia shirt

Patagonia shirt

French Quarter New Orleans

Happy to get some shade by the river!

French Quarter New Orleans

Whilst it was a scorcher on this Saturday, it was very overcast. We were still able to get a good view of Jackson Square though!

Jackson Square New Orleans

We HAD to stop at Cafe du Monde for some beignets!

Cafe du Monde New Orleans

After our mid-afternoon snack, we meandered around the French Quarter some more, soaking in the street music, colourful buildings, and all the wonders New Orleans has to offer.

French Quarter New Orleans

French Quarter New Orleans

What did I tell you about those colourful walls?!

Patagonia Shirt
Patagonia shirt
New Orleans

I was so grateful to have my mum with me to explore New Orleans. We’ll definitely be back to enjoy the incredible jazz music, stop at every pretty wall we see, and indulge in some more beignets!

Love,

Saffy

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