Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Day in NOLA

Last weekend my BFF, who was the MOH in our wedding, was in New Orleans for one of her friend's weddings. We weren't sure how the timing would work out, with myself working during the week and her having wedding related events to attend, but we did wind up being able to spend at least one day together. I drove down Saturday morning meeting up at her hotel, and we walked over the Cafe du Monde for beignets and cafe au laits for breakfast.
Now I've had beignets many a times since living in Louisiana, but this was my first time visiting Cafe du Monde since I moved here. I believe the only other time I've been was with my parents when we were in Louisiana looking for my first apartment back when I started grad school. And while all beignets are delicious, I'd forgotten just how good theirs were.
After breakfast we walked around the French Quarter and also down to the Mississippi (which is where the picture above was taken). After shopping, we later had lunch at The Bourbon House, another restaurant I'd previously only been to with my parents. And after lunch we went and got manicures (or at least she got a manicure while I watched). We later went back to her hotel to hang out and catch up before my drive back up to Baton Rouge.
In NOLA with My BFF
With us living on opposite ends of the country it is difficult for us to spend time together, but it worked out that she was so close for a wedding. I definitely wish we were closer so we could spend more time together, but I definitely have a great time whenever we do have a chance to spend time together!

How far (or close) do you live to your closest friends? And how often would you estimate you're able to spend time together.

For me, I'm in Baton Rouge and she's in San Francisco. I'd say we normally see each other once or twice a year, but with my wedding last September, this was the 4th time we've been together in the past year.


  1. Aw, that's great that y'all got to hang out! Most of my close friends live here, but i do have 1 in Pennsylvania, several in NY & one in Cali. Crazy! I don't get to see them once a year... maybe once every other year. Which is sad but life!

    LOVE cafe du monde. LOVE beignets! :)

  2. We actually stayed in the hotel that the Bourbon House is in. It was very convenient to the bars, haha.