Markus and I are going on vacation in a few weeks! It's especially awesome because we had decided to forego a vacation fund this year to save for future family endeavors, but an extremely generous (and trusting) family friend offered an anonymous beach home for a week and we are able to drive out and carpe diem! I've decided this must be the hidden benefit of my overworked face and dark circles - people are concerned for me to the point of throwing their vacation homes my way free of charge.
On the way out we are going to stop in New Orleans for the night to see some friends and break up the drive. We went to New Orleans once when we were in college, and since we will only be there for a few hours I am throwing it out to see if anyone knows what the best of the best is out there?
We are staying in the French Quarter, so hopefully we can do some walking around there and get a "best of" that area by foot. I am sick to my stomach (no pun intended) over no beignets this trip, thanks to le lifestyle du gluten-free. I do still want to stop by Cafe du Monde for some of their strong coffee!
I definitely want to visit City Park since it is free and looks breath taking. I've never met a carosuel horse that I didn't like and their wooden one looks amazing. We're also planning on dinner at Besh Steak so I think that is taken care of!
Anything else we should definitely do that has a cultural feel to it? I've never done a plantation tour before, is it worth it and/or will my European husband completely freak out on me? He won't let me watch Honey Boo Boo when he is at home and prefers not to eat anywhere that has a person's first name or family title in the name i.e. Fred's Cafe or Mama's Place.
Any outfit ideas? One would be for dinner out and one would be for walking around the next morning. You know I am no blatant fashionista, but ever since these amazing blog friends dressed up my dress I am very tempted to shop and dress solely by committee. Seersucker and yellow anorack comes to mind?
Thank you in advance!