Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New Orleans: Bourbon Street

In honour of the recent Mardi Gras celebration I thought I would share the rest of my photos from our trip to New Orleans in January. The city really has such a beautiful and big energy, I can only imagine how crazy it must be during Mardi Gras.

My bro, Steven and his girlfriend, Brittany. Poor brother severely broke his wrist in a hockey game just a week before we came to see him play. Poor guy. (In case you were wondering what that strange lump was growing out of his stomach).


I learned a lot about Mardi Gras while down south and I even got to try my first King Cake, a Mardi Gras season tradition. And yes, Mike found the plastic baby. They put a plastic baby in the cake and whoever finds it has to buy the next cake or host the next party. Here's a shot of the baby from the cake, can you say creepy??

Have you ever been to New Orleans during Mardi Gras, is it as crazy as I imagine?


  1. wow, great photos! did you go to stella! restaurant? it's one of my faves

  2. Ooh yeah that baby is creepy - but your photos are so brilliant!! Love them! xo

  3. Amazing pics Christine (as always). What cam do you use? You're a really fab at photography. Thanks again for your sweet comments on my blog today. I'm always tickled pink when you stop in for a quick "chat". Always a bright spot in my day. Cheers!


  4. What wonderful photos-the bar full of bras is particularly memorable! I've only been to one Mardi Gras as a kid, but it in was Rio and I remember being COMPLETELY overwhelmed!

  5. I have never been! I don't think I would make it out alive! We did, however, celebrete Mardi Gras last night with some Gumbo and King's Cake!

  6. I don't think I could handle the crowds during Mardi Gras, but I'm dying to visit New Orleans. Maybe a trip for next year.

  7. great photos love. I like that baby tradition. weird, but I like it!

  8. oh these photos are so great~ the masks are pretty fabulous, and i love your coat girly.

  9. Yay yay yay!! I am so glad you shared more of your pictures!! These are great! I am so glad you had a good time. I love New Orleans so much!!

    And is CRAZY during Mardi Gras...but it is a fun kind of crazy. :) A once (or more! ha ha) in a lifetime experience, for sure!

  10. jacin - no we didn't hit up stella, but I will mark it down for next time. Thanks for the tip!

    amy - Thank you, I use a Canon T1i and I love it!

    la petite coquine - I could imagine it was overwhelming, but Rio would be amazing!

    haha, Jess, that's what I was thinking!

    Alena - you definitely should go, it's an amazing place!

    justine - I'll have to make you a welcome home cake when you get back and there might just be a little surprise in there for you ;) hehe.

    Sharstin - thank you! Such a sweet compliment coming from you :)

    Suzie - I loved seeing your mardi gras pics on you blog. I can tell you just love that place! You're going to be my go-to girl for tips.

  11. how fun! new orleans is definitely on my list of places to visit!

  12. These pics are great! Thanks for sharing and i'm yet to visit New Orleans-it's on my list of places to visit, especially during Mardi Gras.

  13. awesome photos of NOLA! makes me want to book a trip out there, stat! what a colorful city :)

  14. Your pictures are gorgeous! You've really captured the mood down there!

  15. great pics.
    my hubby is going there in June for a stag...ummmm...not sure how I feel about that!

  16. your photos are gorgeous!!! they make mine look ho-hum...I posted some from our trip in February this week on my blog. I couldn't stop laughing at the bras-on-the-ceiling picture...we ended up in that bar too ;) so happy to have discovered your blog! xoxo {av}

  17. i want to go to new orleans so bad! it looks awesome. my boy and i have been talking about going on a trip there for a while now. it looks like you all had a fun time!

  18. Great photos! I can't wait to get to New Orleans someday. This year, I threw a Mardi Gras dessert party with some friends. I looked everywhere for a baby Jesus to put in the king cake but had no luck.

    You've got a really fantastic blog here!!


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