Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Orleans Weekend

Dave flew us to New Orleans on Friday afternoon in his plane for an amazing weekend getaway. We had a very nice, smooth and relaxing flight on the way over and had a chance to catch up with one another and wind down during the 40 minutes it took us to get to the city.  We spent the weekend at the beautiful Marriot Hotel on Canal Street, the same place we stayed on our honeymoon over 28 years ago. We had a relaxing evening on Friday, ate supper at the Bourbon House …

bourbon-house  … then we went to the Famous Door and danced the night away.

Famous Door The band playing there was playing good old 70s music and we enjoyed ourselves until the wee hours of the morning, stopping off at Alibi before turning in for a delicious snack. They really have the best late night, early morning food in New Orleans.

new-orleans-alibi-89 On Saturday we walked around the French Market and Jackson Square enjoying watching the artists painting and the street performers entertaining the crowd. There was one young man who designed a Transformer Costume and he entertained the crowd!

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Here are a few photos of the artists painting in Jackson Square.  DSC09559-025DSC09563-029

This first guy painted what I thought was very self reflective in a way because the colors in his painting were the exact same colors as his clothing. I loved his painting of St. Louis Cathedral through the park.DSC09555-021

This woman’s work was very vibrant and very much a reflection of herself. You can check out more of her work here: http://www.ivakinaart.com/ She’s got a beautiful body of work and a unique style.DSC09543-010 DSC09544-011

This artist really captured the city in a wonderful way and was my absolute favorite! Dave bought one of his water colors for our home, which is a very similar street scene like the one he’s working on in the photo above, in it he used colors that will compliment the colors in our home. I’m going to take a photo of it and share once its hanging in my kitchen. His name is Lee Tucker, you can view some of his work at his web site here:  http://www.leetuckerart.com/

Strolling down the streets of NOLA in the French Quarter is a treat on a Saturday, we heard so many wonderful street artists playing music and it was such a treat, there’s so much talent in NOLA that you have to stop and enjoy it as you visit the city. DSC09657-109

We enjoyed one of the most delicious lunches I have ever had in NOLA at Frank’s Restaurant, it features Italian Cuisine and it is very, very good.  Its located on Decatur Street near the French Market and so worth finding!  DSC09602-068DSC09583-049

My slice of French bread was definitely heart shaped. :)DSC09587-053 DSC09621-083

The shrimp fettuccini was absolutely delicious and their baked French bread topped with a little cheese was scrumptious, so light and crispy, we will definitely be going back when we visit the city! Dave took the photo of me below at Frank’s while we were waiting for our meal to come to the table.

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Here’s one last image from our trip to NOLA, my sweet honey of a husband in front of St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square.

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5 comments:

Janie's World said...

Katy, it looks like you have a very fun and romantic weekend. Dancing the night away - only in my dreams. I have been always been a little afraid of NOLA because the images I see is of drunken party goers, con men and girls gone wild. Thank you for showing me a softer side.

jmac said...

Love seeing pics of ya'll doing fun things together!! and did you die when you landed at that lil airport where the runway literally ENDS in the water???!!!!! hahahahahahaha...that one really got me. Was glad I was margarita'd up that time!!!!

Katy said...

It really wasn't too bad, its a LONG runway and we didn't need much of it get come to a full stop. Thankfully both times it was nice and smooth!

Katy said...

IF you ever come to the Big Easy Janie, please do let me know, I'll give you information about our favorite spots to visit, eat and be entertained! I'd also drive over to visit with you for a bit too if you've got time for that!

Shabby Miss Jenn said...

My boys loved your artist pictures! What a fun weekend you had!