Sunday, June 10, 2012

# life # travel

Road Trippin: New Orleans

After having fun with the gators and lower gas prices ($3.10 in some places!) in Alabama, we headed off for the 3 hour trek to New Orleans, LA.

I have always wanted to visit New Orleans, and my visit was very exciting!  I found this awesome little hotel on TripAdvisor that's right off Bourbon St in the French Quarter.  It was very reasonably priced for a place in the heart of everything and I was really impressed by the photos online.  

The Hotel Le Marais is a super cute boutique hotel with fun modern decor.  I really loved the mix of old and new with this place.  The outside was typical French Quarter and kind of plain.  You'd miss it if you weren't looking for it.  But inside is a complete contrast that was really well done.

Our room would basically be decorated similarly as my dream New York apartment.  I love the windows and the shutters, and there was black tile in the bathroom shower that I loved too.  

Upon check in you receive a complementary drink from the bar, which is in this area.  It's a quiet area to chat while enjoying your drinks (Mmm Green Apple Martini) comfortably from these awesome armchairs.  Again, this could be my apartment.

You could also enjoy your drinks in this area outside.  The patio furniture is awesome...I love those little round chairs with the umbrellas.  And there's a pool.  It's very small, but still enough to enjoy after a long day of wandering New Orleans.  Unfortunately, we didn't get to enjoy the outside for too long.  The rain kept following us, but luckily held off until we were already on our way back to the hotel for the night.

So I still got to see Bourbon Street and all it's interesting things.

And shop a few cute little shops for goodies.  This window is from a store called Razzle Dazzle that I thought was a lot of fun.  There were so many colorful and eye catching things all over the store that I could have looked around forever.

Sadly though, I didn't have forever, and had to hit the road the next morning for another adventure on America's Highway...

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