Tasty, eccentric, wild, beautiful; New Orleans is true Bohemia.
Discovering the charm of the French Quarter, grabbing a drink at the local dives, live music everywhere, and then there's the food... po-boys, etoufee, jambalaya, beignets; need I say more?
An early-morning, quintessential New Orleans breakfast at Elizabeth's is a must; and an afternoon will be well spent at Bacchanal Wine, the ultimate backyard-party. The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery was my home-away-from-home for the long weekend, and the boutique hotel really had me feeling inspired day-in and day-out. My getaway concluded with a quaint tour of the Garden District and a pit-stop at District Donuts. Oh, and a lot of oysters.