Travel – 48 hours in New Orleans

 Travel – 48 hours in New Orleans, LA

This month we headed to New Orleans, Louisiana for the annual E-Scrap Conference held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (a highly unusual scene for me, learned a lot). We arrived at our airbnb at about 2am and to the conference that same morning around 10am. It was non stop from then on.

Where we stayed:
The Jewel in OC Haley – This was a quaint, well decorated and clean home.
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lovely common area.
The only thing we didn’t like about this home were the doors (noisy and not user-friendly with the narrow hallways) and the water pressure in the restrooms were abnormally weak. However, we would definitely stay here again based on the price, location and comfort.  Book The Jewel in OC Haley 


What we ate:
Of course our first stop was Cafe Du Monde for the famous Beignets. (Skip the coffee here)


Next, we took a break from the conference and grabbed a quick bite to eat at Willa Jean – I would definitely come back here again- highly recommend trying their cornbread! They change their menu every month so always something new and different to try


For dinner, we didn’t get to try out our first choice of Acme Oyster Bar due to being closed for a private event. However, we tried Olde NOLA for some decent seafood. I don’t recommend trying this place if you’re in a hurry to eat (they were very slow for not being terribly busy).
0E48072F-423B-4083-8204-A9D2BD8BDD7ATo make up for our sub par dinner, we decided to hunt down some dessert. It was a bit of a challenge as it was approaching 9:30pm. We were lucky to spot a place called Sucre. I was drawn to the cute boutique style bakery design of the store. Once inside, I was enamored with all the lovely macaroons. They were close to closing and the lady was kind enough to give me a few macaroons for free just to taste (so sweet)! We all got two scoops of ice cream and it totally made up for a not-so-great dinner


Our last day in NOLA flew by! We had to be at the conference most of the morning but we managed to squeeze in an amazing breakfast. We tried District Donuts – It absolutely did not disappoint! The biscuit breakfast sandwiches are out of this world delish! The donuts were creative in flavors, fluffy and HUGE!


Our last stop before getting on the road to drive back to Dallas was a place called Kilwin’s. Take a stroll down Decatur street and Bourbon with a candy apple from this place. It was the perfect way to say goodbye to New Orleans.


My favorite part of this quick trip was walking around the city admiring the architecture and vibrant colors of all the souvenir shops.
The city is so rich in culture and history- there is plenty to do and see that we simply didn’t have time for but its a great city for bachelor/bachelorette parties and weekend getaways!

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