Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New Orleans Garden District and Uptown

Our visit to New Orleans last month was so fun. New Orleans never disappoints. We hope to get there regularly now that we are in living in the South. The most humble cottages are as beautiful as the elegant mansions.  Residential architecture in New Orleans is unparalleled. Just so pretty. Great restaurants, artistic people, excellent music venues, it is a special American city.

We rented a flat on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District. Good location for moving around. I would not want to stay in the busy loud French Quarter. The apartment was stylish and very comfortable.  Loved this tv wall, skirted table and Asian teak lamp in the second floor master.

There was a desk upstairs for work in the master bedroom with a comfortable king bed, nice linens and a bathroom with large soaking tub which I used every night.

Some Garden District and Uptown beauties......

Lafayette Cemetery No.1 on Washington St....

Audubon Park cypress roots.

 A huge colony of Whistling ducks is living in the park these days.

This was a familiar site all over the Garden District and Uptown... it was one week after the conclusion of Mardi Gras so stuck beads were hanging in trees on St. Charles and Magazine streets.

Camellias were in bloom.

Of course the St. Charles streetcars were moving back and forth all day and night.

I love these small elegant cottages.

We ate at Commander's Palace,

La Petite Grocery and Emeril's Delmonico in the Garden District and a few other restaurants in other parts of the city, including Galatoire's in the French Quarter.

Each was a special experience.

Will post more New Orleans next time....

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Hi Cindy - Lots to catch up! Too much to do so here. One day I'll make it to New Orleans. I have a list of places, shops and sights to visit there. Hope it is warming up for you all. Still cold here in DC. And my camellias will not be blooming this year due to the frigid winter. xo

  2. Looks lovely, Cindy. I have never been to New Orleans. Many years ago, before Hurricane Katrina, we were going to make a trip there, but then didn't. I'm sorry we changed our plans. I like the architecture, and the place you rented looks very nice. Thanks for the tour!

  3. Hi Cindy,
    I love your travel posts. You found such a cute apartment in New Orleans. And your photos of the local architecture bring back so many memories. Our oldest daughter went to Loyola, and we always enjoyed wandering around the garden district. New Orleans is almost like a different country, it's so very much its own unique place! Happy spring!

  4. I've never been to New Orleans but am always curious about it. On the one hand it seems it might be/is SO touristy and tacky…but your images certainly dispel that idea. Oh, how utterly charming. Very Charleston, no? And I guess the winter is the time to go..before the humidity really sets in. And now I see the camellia, and poor Loi's comment that his won't be blooming at all this year. What a shame. Look forward to seeing more!

  5. The New Orleans apartment looks fabulous! I think I might be headed down there soon. If the trip materializes, I may ask for specifics on this place. I need a kitchen when I travel!


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