the big easy.

About two weeks ago, I enlisted your help on the destination for our annual girls weekend...and if the title of this post didn't give it away, we're going to:
 NEW ORLEANS!

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A BIG thank you goes out to Jillian, Lena, Bethani, and Marian, four of my fabulous followers, who helped to steer our girls weekend toward New Orleans! Though this isn't my first trip, this is my first adventure where I can really enjoy it as an adult. I visited in 1994 with my parents, in 2001 with my youth group, and in 2008 for a work conference. I couldn't be more thrilled to get to share a weekend in NOLA with my girls--and really soak up all the city has to offer!

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With the decision about where we're going under our belts, I {desperately!} need your help on where to stay, what to do, and what we cannot miss during our weekend there. 

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Five of the six of us have booked flights for President's Day weekend in New Orleans. {We're holding out hope our smartypants friend in med school will be able to join us!} We will arrive on Friday afternoon and leave on Monday at noon or so. 

The biggest {and most pressing} concern is where to stay. We'd optimally find a hotel room with two doubles where we can add a cot--or a perfect little apartment rental where we can all fit.

I can't thank you all enough for your input on our destination--you all offered a lot of great options, which I'm sure we'll use in the future. I cannot wait to see the ideas you throw our way for our NOLA adventure! I know we cannot wait to "laissez les bon temps rouler" in New Orleans :)

Hope you've all had a cozy and happy Monday, wherever you may be! xoxo {av}

11 comments:

  1. How exciting! Never been to NOLA - you'll definitely have to let us know how it is! Please email me (ashleykrieger@gmail.com) if you need reccommendations on your trip to HHI! :)

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  2. YAH!!! im going to email you my itinerary and a link to our photos so you'll know what to expect. you girls are going to have a GREAT time! xoxo jcd

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  3. You absolutely cannot miss Cafe du Monde! YUM YUM YUM!! I think ya'll made a wonderful choice!! YAY for Louisiana! : )

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  4. Happy monday pretty lady!! Great pick, I hope you have the best time ever in New Orleans. I have never been there but I know you will have a good time. I am so looking forward to hearing about your trip :]

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  5. What an adorable blog you've got!! So glad you stopped by today!! :) By the way- FABULOUS choice! Nola is one of the most charming, stylish and FUN cities in the south!! :)

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  6. Aww yay, I'm so glad I was able to help you choose your pick for Girl's Weekend.

    I totally recommend staying somewhere with a French influence if you have room in your budget. Also you must must must have beignets at Cafe Du Monde. Like the trip won't be complete without it. But if you get hooked - I'm not taking responsibility. :)

    I will think of some "fun" things to do and let you know.

    New Orleans is such an amazing city with such rich history that can offer anyone a great time!

    xoxo

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  7. oo i go to nola all the time = i am biggest saints fan :) ok you MUST stay at hotel monteleone - it is original new orleans historic hotel. if not, definitely do The W in the french quarter. on bourbon street you must hit the cat's meow - most amazing karaoke bar. also the red eye is a great locals bar uptown. the bourbon house is an amazing restaurant! have fun!!!! :) and just randomly scream WHO DAT out and you will gain a HUGE following!

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  8. you all are going to have a fabulous time! sadly i have never been so i am of no help in this particular department. i can't wait to see your adventure with your lovely ladies! i know you will have a wonderful time!!

    xoxo

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  9. i've never gone but it's on my top list of places to visit! you're going to have such a lovely time! keep an eye out for brad pitt while you're there:)

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  10. what a great pick! i've never been but hubby says it's awesome. you girls will have so much fun!

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  11. Just started following your blog... And with every new blog I start I like to read them from start to present day. In doing so I've come across this little post about your up coming girls weekend... I spend half my year in this LOVELY city and have for the past 10 years. Any advice you need for where to go I'd be more then happy to supply you with. Ironically I'm from the cape... hehe the world gets smaller and smaller as we grow older. Please feel free with all and any questions!! If you trip is perfectly planned alreay, make sure you at least stop by my store to do a little shopping... Its called Jackies right on Jackson sq, down the block from Cafe du Monde.

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Many thanks for visiting {long distance loving}! I'd love to hear what you think :) xoxo {av}