summer friday snapshots: new orleans

this week we fly south for a weekend in the big easy
August 03, 2012  |   column: DELIBERATE POLISH

in the latest installment of our summer friday series, where we tag along with staffers on their half-day fridays (and luxuriously longer weekends), we hopped a flight to the big easy for some louisiana jazz, powdered beignets and oysters the size of our hand…

who: heather rosenthal

job: graphic designer

where: new orleans,  louisiana

why: for a friend’s weekend bachelorette party

1. tickle the ivories:  “we rocked the casbah at pat o’brien’s piano bar on bourbon street, sipping hurricane drinks until our tongues turned red and dancing to our favorite tunes played on piano.”

2.  pretty praline: “i have a sweet tooth and was excited to try new orleans’ famous authentic praline cookies. we went to aunt sally’s, where you can watch them make it!”

3.  all that jazz: “although new orleans may be known for bourbon street, we wanted to venture out to where the locals go. we found our way to frenchman street, hopping bars and listening to jazz music.”

4. world is your oyster: “oysters are my favorite, and i couldn’t believe how big they were—they were the size of my hand! we topped them off with spicy tabasco, which i learned is made in louisiana.”

5. a sweet treat: “everyone told me i had to try café du monde for their famous beignets, so i went to see what all the hype was about. i’d compare it to funnel cake, but much doughier. it’s no wonder cafe du monde is so famous, their beignets were delicious!”

6.  pardon my french: “we stayed in the french quarter, which was great because it’s really easy to walk around and it’s so close to everywhere we needed to go. all the beautiful houses in bright colors with wrought iron detailing caught my eye.”

7.  later gator: “we were supposed to go on a high speed swamp tour but unfortunately, we got rained out. next time i visit, i’m definitely doing this!”

8.  magazine street: “we did some shopping along magazine street to work off all the delicious food we ate over the weekend. i just love the name of this street.”

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