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Colourful New Orleans

We’ve just spent the weekend with friends in New Orleans. A whistle stop tour led by the lovely Sarah included a Zephyrs baseball game, a colourful parade along Bourbon Street, jazz at Preservation Hall (thank you Neil), Hurricane cocktails, gumbo, jambalaya, shopping in the French Market, vintage thrifting, upcycled furniture on Magazine Street, fantastic architecture and a boat trip on the bayou.



There was a free jazz festival in full swing so the place was heaving with people partying, very colourful characters and lots of cocktails. New Orleans has an open policy allowing drinks on the streets, unusual for the US. It means that everyone is free to roam around and soak up the atmosphere, listen to the music in various venues and all in all have a good time. It also means everyone is very merry 24 hours a day!


I can’t believe I didn’t take any pics of the partying…… but don’t ferns go well with ironwork!

The boat ride along the bayou was a quiet interlude to the craziness.

TurtlesMandy Munroe


And look what I bought home as a momento of our trip! (…………no not the alligator)


Snowflake garland blue Pyrex….found in the French Quarter………. I know how to have a good time πŸ™‚


17 comments on “Colourful New Orleans

  1. I.J. Bull
    April 15, 2014

    Hi Mandy, your travelogue brought back so many happy memories of exotic new Orleans. So lively, so colourful. X

    • mandymunroe
      April 15, 2014

      Wow Ilse, you have been everywhere, I’m playing catch up! We did have fun πŸ™‚

  2. craftysorcha
    April 15, 2014

    I’d love to visit New Orleans, it looks great!

    • mandymunroe
      April 15, 2014

      It is party city, my shots aren’t typical. Body painting, colourful costumes, musicians, bikers……..not just for Mardi Gras. It was on our “to do” list, I’d recommend it, there’s so much to see.

      • craftysorcha
        April 16, 2014

        It’s on my (long) list of places to visit! πŸ™‚

  3. pippinrunwild
    April 15, 2014

    New Orleans looks and sounds like a lot of fun! (apart from the alligator – eek!) πŸ™‚

  4. treadlemusic
    April 15, 2014

    I would much rather have photos of the bayou than revelers any day!!! And your “find” is a treasured memory of the fun you had. Gumbo, etc, is such a fantastic cuisine and one that is not always well duplicated in other parts of the country. Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

  5. nickirocky
    April 15, 2014

    I too would love to visit New Orleans. I cant help thinking of that architectural fat quarter you shared a while back and how it reminded me of New Orleans. I’m glad you had a great time.

  6. pomegranateandchintz
    April 16, 2014

    What a fabulous trip – looks like great fun! Love the Pyrex dish.

    • mandymunroe
      April 16, 2014

      Haha, thought you might. What’s a girl to buy when she can’t get fabric!

  7. roma1912
    April 16, 2014

    Moi jealous? NO .. I’m always this shade of green…..brilliant photos πŸ™‚

  8. rags4bags
    April 16, 2014

    You certainly packed it in! Looks great. Very envious-not just the bowl!

  9. mandymunroe
    April 16, 2014

    The boys would have loved Preservation Hall. A really old building providing the stage for well established trad jazz musicians to pass on their skills. With three shows a night the queue was right round the block. Lucky we had some insider info to stand in line early! Hands off my bowl! – I’ve been seeing a lot of the avocado Pyrex recently πŸ™‚

  10. Pearl
    April 16, 2014

    How wonderful! I was fortunate to live in New Orleans for 12 years…enjoyed every minute (though it probably took 10 years off my life πŸ˜‰

    • mandymunroe
      April 16, 2014

      Wow, sounds like it had to be done!

      • Pearl
        April 18, 2014

        Indeed;) I am a better woman for it!

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