Monday, January 4

{Christmas in New Orleans}

We had a wonderful visit to New Orleans, and spent the entire week visiting with family and friends. We were freezing cold the entire time we were there, but then again anything below 70 degrees is freezing to us!

Lil Petunia had her first taste of Beignets!

Aaaaand she LOVED them!

I don't know if New Orleans is the only city where people are slightly obsessed with cemeteries. We made our usual visit, this time visiting the cemetery where my Dad's Mother & Father are buried along with many of their relatives. Then we visited Hope Mausoleum where my Mom's Mother & Father are. Then, and this is where it might sound a little creepy, we visited the Mausoleum where my Mom and Dad have reserved their spot. Then...we went to lunch. ;)

We visited "Miracle on Fulton Street"...

...where Little Petunia was less than impressed with the "snowfall".

There was a lot of beautiful mulitcolored foliage which we don't get to see much in Florida.
I had to take this shot of the old Dixie Beer brewery which was severely damaged in Hurricane Katrina and left in ruins. It's hard to believe that at one time we used to go to parties here.

26 comments:

Pink Julep said...

Looks like you had a lovely Christmas!

short southern momma said...

love the pictures! Glad you had a great Christmas! xoxo

PoshMomma said...

I have always wanted to visit. Looks like an enchanting place.

Sweet Tea in Seattle said...

glad you had a great Christmas with family :) thanks for sharing the pics!

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Looks like lots of fun!!

Pamela said...

What cool pictures. Thanks for sharing. What family history you have there. wow. that's really neat.

Puttin' On The GRITS said...

I LOVE old buildings that are falling apart. Can't wait for OUR OWN tour of Nola! ;-)

Bethany said...

Your pictures are lovely! I love beignets and have never seen ones that look that delicious!

Jo said...

Nothing beats spending the holidays with family.

It's so sad that they are still recovering after all this time.

Jo

Preppy 101 said...

So sad to see history destroyed. Looks like y'all had a fab Christmas. Lil P is growing up. She's beautiful!!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

AH..yes...we people of the South Carolina Lowcountry have a "thing" about cemeteries also.

QueenBeeSwain said...

loved your trip home and little p's jacket is too too adorable! ps- not creepy about where they will rest- my southern nan was big on checking out where she'd be placed too and us needing to check it out.

xoox

kHm

Beth Dunn said...

I think it is just freezing everywhere but it looks like a lot of fun! xoxo

SC

Cas said...

Looks like a great trip!

You can be my guide there any time. I too love a cemetery tour or two.

xo Cas

Kimba said...

Lovely recap! I just am loving the uggs and coat and "snow"! Makes me a proud!

midnight macaroons said...

Great photos! Yum, I would give anything to have a Cafe Du Monde beignet right now.

We sure do love cemetaries, don't we? We use to take our out of town guests to the St. Louis cemetary. I think it's beautiful. We love cemetaries so much we visited a really old one in Paris and Rome. I saw Jim Morrison's grave in Paris. Europeans have really cool cemetaries (so much history). And we couldn't resist the one in Savannah. Of course being big fans of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" how could we pass up the opportunity. Do y'all celebrate All Saints Day?

So sad to see Dixie brewery looking so shab. My husband's friend, Kevin, was the "Brew Master" at Dixie. That was long ago (in the 90's).

Maybe we'll meet up during Jazzfest. Glad to see y'all had a great time.

Love,
GiGi

martha - caknitter said...

Looks like you had a great getaway.
Maybe one day Brad Pitt will take pity and renovate the brewery building, since he really loves to design and build. It's such a beautiful building with so much potential.

k e r r y said...

I'd like a Beignet right about now -- it would be a perfect lunch for me today! She's adorable!

Bama Girl said...

Great pics, Petunia! What a wonderful city to celebrate the holidays! I am dreaming of beignets and shrimp creole from The Gumbo Shoppe as I type! :-)
Your newest follower, Lori

Jill said...

I haven't been to NOLA in almost a year. Your post is making me want to go back. Sounds like y'all had a great time. The beignets look amazing!

Miss Janice said...

Stopping in to catch up with you and see that you had a fabulous Christmas in New Orleans...you lucky girl. Oh those biegnets! I can hardly stand it:) Little Petunia looks very cute in her little coat...very chic! All the best to you in the New Year! P.S. I think all Southerners have a thing about graveyards!

Madeline said...

I have photos of the kids (Christmas), Liuzza's, and Fulton St. on my blog.

Parties at Dixie? DId you know that Tommy worked there for a short time right after college?! He never told me about any parties! ROFL!

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Jaina said...

Looks and sounds lovely! Happy New Year!

A Bigger Closet said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures. :) Happy New Year!

thepreppyprincess said...

Oh goodness, the photo of the beignets has us remembering how many times we enjoyed them there, somehow managing to get sugar all over every single time.

Thank you for sharing the trip with us through your photos, they are excellent!
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