Day 2 Recap: Alison’s amazing hallway, PINK cruisers, and the French Quarter.

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Friday, 5.4.12

As promised, a picture of Alison’s runway-esque hallway! I was totally fascinated by it. Her entire place is very cool, one of those long, yet narrow houses with high ceilings, wood floors, giant bathroom with spa-like shower, cute courtyard, and overall loads of character. In other words, nothing like my place. I wanted it.

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While the others went into work (eh, sorry y’all!), Laney, Shelby, and I headed to Magazine Street to eat breakfast and shop.

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Basic breakfast at Cafe Luna. They had perfect breakfast potatoes: thin, crispy, and well-seasoned.

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Later in the afternoon, Laney and I headed to Cochon for a light lunch and a cocktail. We went to Cochon solely because I read that Joy the Baker was in town as well on Twitter and wanted to go there. Ha! We ordered the boudin balls, which are like spicy, fried sausage/rice balls. Laney called them “heaven” in the video.

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Then we headed to the French Quarter, where we saw some people in a tiny cruiser car zipping around the streets. Laney was like, “Let’s do THAT!” So we tracked down the place and scooted around the city in a PINK CRUISER for part of the afternoon. It was HILARIOUS.

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Weeeeeeee! I felt like I was like riding around in a Barbie car.

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Which one of us lives in Vermont, eh? Crap! I look like Casper the Friendly Ghost in Birkenstocks.

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We visited Alison at work and she snapped a picture of the two of us.

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Some drunk guy on Bourbon Street sat on our hood and his friend tried to hop a ride on the back. That was funny.

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Also, I know I was raving about Alison’s hallway – but her mom and dad’s place is just out of this world! They invited us for a drink on the “gallery” that evening, which is a second-story wrap-around porch in the heart of the French Quarter. I joked that I could just sleep out here.

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Shelby showing me her juice.

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Miss Claudine made me a very ย tall, very strong Cyrstal Light and vodka. TGIF Bliss! Maybe I will sleep out here.

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Here’s their pup Chloe. (I want Chloe’s life.)

The rest of the house is just as magical. It is right off Bourbon Street and used to be a gay bar. It’s also supposedly haunted by a vampire. DO YOU LOVE IT?

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Um, then I made Judson stand next to doors and rooms in the house so you could see the height of everything. Judson is just shy of 6 feet. CRAZY.

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It’s just stunning inside and outside. Gah! I was starry-eyed from being there.

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For dinner, we went down the street to Sylvain’s and sat at this rustic little table outside, near the kitchen.

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laney and judson

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Laney, Alison, and I all started off with a shaved Brussels sprouts salad with apples, hazelnuts, and parmesan. It was tangy and light. I need to try to recreate it at home, seeing as Brussels sprouts are a favorite vegetable of mine and I’ve never fixed them as a raw salad.

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After dinner – buttermilk fried chicken for me! – we walked back and saw a guy playing water glasses in Jackson Square. I love the randomness of New Orleans.

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I also enjoyed all the horse-drawn carriages. It made me feel like I went back in time, especially when I could hear the horses coming down the street from a distance.

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And to cap it off, the moon was spectacular. What a fabulous Friday!

Up next: Back to Jazzfest!

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10 Responses to Day 2 Recap: Alison’s amazing hallway, PINK cruisers, and the French Quarter.

  1. Lauren says:

    That house looks unreal!!
    I am loving your New Orleans posts! A few of my Texas friends always go to Jazzfest and your posts make me think maybe I should try to go some year.

    • Sarah says:

      I know, right?! The house is unbelievable. I’ve never been in a house like it before.

      Also, Jazzfest….do come sometime. IT’S SO FUN!

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  4. woodandrope says:

    Fab photos! :-)

  5. umanbn says:

    nice photos…lovvvve the cruisers….oh to be a kid again!!

  6. Kinza Ahmed says:

    What a nice post! I love the house, couldnt agree more with you on that! And the pup is adorable. I want me-self a Barbie car to drive around the village!

  7. i love the ” barbie car”

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