In my humble opinion, New Orleans is a “must visit” location for all walks of life. It’s not only reserved for intoxicated frat boys looking to consume as many hurricanes as they can whilst stumbling down Bourbon Street. Oh, no…It’s so much more. My time in New Orleans, over Memorial Day weekend, was eye-opening to say the least. I was blown away by the diverse demographic of people both visiting and living there. Young, old, black, white, men, women, children, etc. It’s a delicious jambalaya melting pot of cultural goodness.
People are exceeding kind there, not to mention extremely laid back. I could not have thought up a better slogan for the city then the one they already have: “The Big Easy”. Absolutely spot on! And what about the live performers on just about every other street corner? Incredible. The music-filled air in the French Quarter placed me into a state of enchantment. Especially for those truly gifted musicians. As I walked down Royal Street, I recall being mezmorized by a petite Asian women who was playing the violin in such a way that I don’t think I’ll ever forget. It was sublime, and felt like it was being played just for me. Architecture you ask? Well, I adore the Creole townhouses that line the Quarter. They’re notable for their large courtyards and intricate iron balconies. Stunning. continue reading »