Thursday, March 10, 2011

Pardi Gras Mambo

Wow! What another Carnival Season down for the books! 'Tis the time to break out all the purple, gold and green paraphernalia. People dancing in the streets to the blaring brass bands. The abundance of costumes, glitter and feathers to question one's self whether it's Halloween or not, again. An indescribable hodge- podge of sights, sounds and visuals you will not get anywhere else in the world. Only to make it unforgettable, guaranteed to keep you coming back every year. And as it goes without saying, the bigger, the better.

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

After Christmas it's tradition to keep the tree out and adorn it with the festive purple + gold + green.

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Balcony view of the debauchery.

In a place where our passion runs deep for all things that celebrate our heritage and culture, New Orleanians do it with pride. Some refer to us as "slow". Some may even call us "alcoholics". Most tend to call us "crazy". We  refer to it as "individuality".

(Wedge platform booties + Chain cross body bag + sunnies: Aldo, cardigan: F21, leather shorts: Topshop, rose gold timepiece: Dolce & Gabbana, v- neck tee: Defend New Orleans)

Non- traditional king cake shape but it sure is tasty. Rated as #1 in the city. Hi Do is legit.

Nothing like a spicy Bloody Mary for breakfast, lunch and dinner on those crisp Carnival days.

Yes. This is what it looks like.

fancy & festive

Sustenance. Sad they were out of the cotton candy flavor but the red velvet is always a classic.
Cupcakes & Co. is a a gourmet cupcake mobile truck that offer delightful treats on the go. Make sure to follow them on Twitter for their location.

"Go insane..go insane..throw some glitter, make it rain.."


It's been real, Pawdi Gras '11, catch you next year.
Now on to the Irish festivities this upcoming weekend!

Like what you see here and still can't get enough? Make sure you check out the other leading ladies of NOLA's blogosphere to experience Fat Tuesday through their eyes. Links provided below:

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for participating! Looks like you had a great Mardi Gras.