Springtime in New Orleans

Last week we spent spring break in New Orleans with my brother, his super cool wife and their two great kids. We went last minute, and wanted to take the Pugs, so we drove. I love a good car trip. Our three year old loved it too, thanks to a basket full of new games to play on the way. What a beautiful part of the country.
This is my idea of the perfect city, beautiful houses, great music and unbelievable food.

Remnants from Mardis Gras

Oyster Po Boys from Franky & Johnny's for our Picnik  in Audubon Park
Mr Okra cruises through uptown with a loud speaker to advertise his fresh fruits and vegetables

 Sunday supper at Galatoires- a MUST.
Bourbon street boogie
There is actually a person in there.

There is no reason to leave uptown with all the eye candy!
Ann Rice once lived in this house.
Such a nice cool front walk. Look at the ferns and moss growing from the bricks.

Oh the colors!

Look at this bloom hanging from a banana tree!

From the front garden...

To the table

A well used cook book passed down from one generation to the next

Enid's perfect pot of Etuffe

Sublime. What a perfect supper to cap off our trip.

Pooped Pug on the ride home...

Laissez les bon temps rouler!!