Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Orleans before Christmas

Just before Christmas I decided I had to go somewhere. I was missing my son and knew he wouldn't be home until mid January. I asked my husband to pick one: New York, Washington DC or New Orleans. He picked New Orleans. We have always loved New Orleans. After booking our trip on Travelocity including staying at the Royal Sonesta, we were off. Our plan was to stay in the French Quarter because we wouldn't need a car; plus my husband was wearing a boot because he had strained his Achilles Tendon and was having trouble getting around.

When we got to the hotel and walked into the lobby, we were greeted with this great hall of decorated Christmas trees.. They all had stuffed bears on it. The afternoon we got there they had a tea with Santa for young children. I'm sure the kids had a great time. The little boys had on suits and the little girls, fancy party dresses. They were darling.


The hall just glistened. The walls were mirrored so the lights just bounced around.

Well the Oyster Bar was wonderful for seafood; but it was also great for Breakfast - Biscuits and Gravy were absolutely wonderful. Yum!!!










What's a trip to New Orleans without coffee at Cafe Du Monde.












Look at all that sugar. I was covered in it - but oh so great.





I love the antiques shops. We browsed through lots of them, but I am always searching for ideas for my miniatures so I really liked this antique shop. Think it will be cornerstone for a new project I am just now formulating.












Isn't it a great window. What great curtains to frame all the great items.









You can't do New Orleans without listening to Jazz. A great group and we totally enjoyed ourselves.



This has been a bit of a different post for me, but we had a great time. If you haven't been there, you should go.









1 comment:

Lady Jane said...

Loved your trip to New Orleans. The antique shop is bursting with ideas and man I just love those table scapes. I wish I had more dishes to do some with.