Many of you know we were married in New Orleans and that we return to the Big Easy whenever possible to experience life in a way you can experience it in no other place.

Following our Foundation Workshop this past year (more on that soon), we traveled back to New Orleans for a few days’ R&R. Despite the insanely cold (for New Orleans) weather, we donned our coats and gloves and braved the chilly wind. So some of the images we shot over our trip aren’t what we intended to shoot, but what was more available to us. Still, we love the little flavor we got from the little adventures we had.

Enjoy Mardi Gras today, celebrating with a hurricane or perhaps a sazerac, and maybe we’ll see you there next time!

We started our first morning back with breakfast at a joint new to us, Elizabeth’s. Two words: Praline Bacon Thanks, Andrea, for the recommendation!

After breakfast, we headed down toward Magazine Street, spending the bulk of our day wandering around, watching people, and petting bulldogs.

This cool purple chair was just placed right outside this Magazine St. shop. So of course we had to try it out. Too bad it didn’t fit in the back of the truck or it might’ve ended up in our basement.

This one’s for Jamie.

We ended up at Audubon Park, across the street from Tulane University, to watch the sun set.

The next day, we were thinking of where we might like to go to watch the Super Bowl, and happened upon a great bar in the Irish Channel neighborhood.

Tracy’s has been one of the most long-standing neighborhood bars, and was the perfect place to watch the game. Loved it!

This oyster shucker had been shucking for hours without break. We were lucky enough to get one of his last available dozen. Yum!

The game begins…

Go Pack Go!

The game ends…we love the variety of expressions here!

Breakfast the next morning, again, thanks for the excellent recommendations for big-as-your-head omelets at The Camellia Grill, from Andrea! Yes, that’s chili and jalapenos on top. Anne chose a more normal ham and cheese, which is easily the best ham and cheese omelet we’ve ever tasted. Holy cow it was so good we went back again the next day!

Bundled up and headed over to Jackson Square to watch the action. There wasn’t a whole lot, but we really liked this gentleman’s reaction to the contents of his bottle.

Back to Royal St., where this troupe braved the wind to perform for the sparsely passing crowds. They were really good! We bought a CD.

The horn section was nearly frozen, but they still belted it out.

Sweet ride. If you’re 8. And a girl.

A trip to New Orleans isn’t a trip without a break at Cafe Du Monde for chicory coffee and beignets.

The Charles Street streetcar is a great way to explore parts of the city outside of the tourist-laden French Quarter.

Back to Audubon Park for a few.

We saw this building and sign combination along Poydras in the Central Business District. Seemed ironic.

Wrapped up our last afternoon in the city with happy-hour cocktails at the revolving bar at Hotel Monteleone. Self-portrait below.

And lastly, several iPhone images. Why not, right?

We already can’t wait to go back! Having done Mardi Gras a few years ago, Jazz Fest is now calling our name!