Bourbon St, Shops and Weddings – New Orleans Blog Series #8

What a blast we had walking around Bourbon St, drinking our hurricanes from Pat O’Briens. You never know what you are going to see or hear. Weddings, bands on the street and people laughing and enjoying themselves.iphone pics Nov 2014 2494Of course my sweet husband held the door for the ladies !


This lighting shop was the bomb. Such a delight to walk around in. Super expensive. Outrageous LUX. I couldn’t help but think of the people that have a home in this area and how their historic homes must be decorated inside.iphone pics Nov 2014 2488iphone pics Nov 2014 2490iphone pics Nov 2014 2482iphone pics Nov 2014 2489

The salesman was also a delight. He lives a couple streets over and is a great cook. I had a great time talking food and New Orleans life with him.


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The Second Line Parade

One of the most popular traditions during New Orleans weddings is the famous Second Line.  At a wedding if signifies the start of a new beginning of life for the bride and groom.  The Second Line Band leads the bridal party and the guests from the church to the reception venue or it may take place at the reception itself.  A Second Line has two parts.  The first line is usually a brass band and the ones being honored, the bride and groom.  The newly married couple leads the Second Line holding uniquely decorated umbrellas or parasols.  All of there guest who want to join in the celebration make up the Second Line.  They form a line behind the band and the newly married couple, dancing and strutting to the lively music with handkerchiefs or cocktail napkins!

iphone pics Nov 2014 2469I love Pat O’Briens. It’s a truly beautiful New Orleans place. Here’s some info and some links to learn more about this historic place. Wiki

Pat O’Brien’s Bar is a bar located in New Orleans, Louisiana that began operation as a legal liquor establishment on December 3, 1933, at the intersection of Royal and St. Peter streets in the French Quarter. Before that, during Prohibition the bar was known as Mr. O’Brien’s Club Tipperary; a password was required to gain entrance to the establishment. In 1942 it moved to its present location at 718 St. Peter, into a historic building dating from 1791.[1] The location features several bars as well as a large outdoor courtyard in the rear with iron tables and white and green clad cocktail servers. The bar is home to the original Flaming fountain (located in the courtyard) and Pat O’s Hurricane cocktail.


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 If you would like your own hurricane glass, you can order them from Pat O’Briens website.

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