new orleans is in pretty close proximity to the town i graduated high school from. which is great, because it's easy for my friends to come visit, and there really is no excuse for me to not visit home (which i never do... oops). and even when people come visit and we can't meet up, everyone always wants to know where is a good place to eat? what are some locals-only spots? where can i go where there will be no tourists? and i'm always happy to help, but there's so much to see i often forget to mention everything, so i thought i'd start a new running segment on where and what to do during your stay in the crescent city (i've never heard a local call it the "the big easy" fyi).
i took the opportunity to explore downtown outside of the french quarter during the blissful weekend before classes started, and stumbled upon every health-consious millennials dream: a coffee shop and juice bar under one roof. and it was everything you'd expect it to be: a cardigan and skinny jean clad crowd, headphones in and MacBooks charging. cute baristas with that confusingly attractive kinda dirty look. the inevitable mother in head to toe lululemon picking up lattes and fresh croissants on sunday morning. it was something out of my dreams.
everything was amazing. the bright windows and interior gave off a fresh and unintimidating vibe that some places like this can have. friendly staff. delicious pastries and quiches. and all moderately priced. if you're looking for a bit of LA in the state of LA, this is your spot.
so what else would you like to see in new orleans? more restaurant reviews? recommended museums? where to get the best soy latte in the city? sound off in the comments below.
documenting the fun years.