a spontaneous trip... - sugar and cloth

A spontaneous trip…

a spontaneous trip

I have a tendency to be an over thinker when it comes to just about everything. It’s not one of my better attributes most of the time considering it normally is just a nice way of saying I worry too much. I’m trying to break out of that bad habit and replace it with a little more spontaneity, even if that means taking a mid-week break to a new city like New Orleans!

Have you ever been? I’ve always wanted to go and seeing as how I only live 5 hours away now, there’s really no excuse. I think I’m most excited to see the historical architecture than anything else, but I’d really love to hear your suggestions on places to see! We’ll just be there for a quick 24 hour stint and making good use of my Hotel Tonight addiction, but anything I can squeeze in I will. Be sure to follow along on Instagram!

photo source via Carla Teneyck

a spontaneous trip... - sugar and cloth

A spontaneous trip…

a spontaneous trip

I have a tendency to be an over thinker when it comes to just about everything. It’s not one of my better attributes most of the time considering it normally is just a nice way of saying I worry too much. I’m trying to break out of that bad habit and replace it with a little more spontaneity, even if that means taking a mid-week break to a new city like New Orleans!

Have you ever been? I’ve always wanted to go and seeing as how I only live 5 hours away now, there’s really no excuse. I think I’m most excited to see the historical architecture than anything else, but I’d really love to hear your suggestions on places to see! We’ll just be there for a quick 24 hour stint and making good use of my Hotel Tonight addiction, but anything I can squeeze in I will. Be sure to follow along on Instagram!

photo source via Carla Teneyck

Comments

  • Lucy Jane Cakes

    04.14.14

    My favorite place to eat is Susan Spicer’s Bayona for the Cashew butter, Pepper jelly & Duck sandwich. I dream of that sandwich!

    • Ashley said:

      mmm, love cashew butter! thanks lucy :)

  • Katsi Oh

    04.14.14

    Southern Candy Makers for pecan pralines and Sucre for pastries!

    • Ashley said:

      yes, definitely want to hit up Sucre!

  • I love love love New Orleans. Great choice to GO! have so much fun! Don’t forget to grab beignets in the French Quarter at Cafe du Monde (duh!), get awesome sandwiches at Butcher and make it for late night to Fauberg Marigny – had lots of fun dancing in the streets there! Can’t wait to see and hear more!

    • Ashley said:

      ah, great recs! thanks anne!

  • toniegirl

    04.14.14

    The food is amazing! I was there two months ago. Definitely grab beignets at Cafe du Monde and wander the French Quarter.
    Tonie
    http://www.toniegirl.com

    • Ashley said:

      that seems to be everyone’s number one recommendation! I may just have to stop there first, haha ;) xo

  • Laura

    04.15.14

    When my husband and I first started dating he had to go to NOLA for work. I went to visit him there and we loved it so much we got married there two years later (keep in mind we live in pittsburgh). The photo you posted reminds me why we made that decision, our photos were fantastic and fun. Re: food. Cafe du monde is amazing but can be very crowded. There is a small park, Musical Legends Park, in the middle of Bourbon street that has beignets (and live music). We had our reception at Galatoire’s. And the fried green tomato at K Paul’s Kitchen is to die for. The art and antiques on Royal Street are fantastic. Have a great time!

    • Ashley said:

      That’s so awesome! I went by K Paul’s after I read your comment, but I didn’t realize they were only open for dinner and we were about to start driving home. Next time though for sure!