This week was so crazy. I had a presentation, a paper, events to attend, an article to write, tons of reading to finish, desserts to make for a friend, six loads of laundry to wash and put away, a messy home to clean, kids to babysit, phone calls to make. Ugh. I'm so happy it's Friday, and school gets out next week!
Tonight is date night with my love. And I'm really excited. That is all.
Yesterday, I flew down to New Orleans to be with my boyfriend who's been working here for a few weeks. I kind of have a love-hate relationship with New Orleans. Most of the people here are friendly, the history is so rich, and there is nothing in this world that can compare to the French Quarter. But the humidity keeps my hair inexplicably frizzy and the sheets on our hotel bed feeling clammy, and I'm not a fan of the rotten smell of the stagnant water in the French Quarter. I can absolutely get over that, though; I'm so excited to spend this weekend eating great food, exploring my favorite historic places, and finally being with my love again!
Here are some of my favorite photos from my last visit to New Orleans:
Charbroiled oysters with shrimp and mushroom fondue at Drago's.
St. Louis Cathedral - my favorite.
Eerie St. Louis Cemetery #1.
Beignets and iced cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde.
The sweetest home in the French Quarter!
Bee Sweet Cupcakes. This was the first cupcake shop I'd ever been to, and it started a long, unhealthy obsession with red velvet cupcakes for me.