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a person standing next to a bench in a park.

po'boy pilgrimage

a person in a white dress standing next to a bench in a park.

beacon's online director, carly, reunites with her cajun roots down by the bayou, in this edition of road vogue. 

new orleans, la

purpose of journey: escape the new york winter and shift pace from the “big apple” to the “big easy."

never travel without: a film camera and tabasco

favorite outfit you packed: a comme des garcons dress with a leather harness

how many pairs of shoes: i brought my ann demeulemeester boots and robert clergerie oxfords

what are you listening to: all new orleans music...ernie k-doe, irma thomas and james booker. oh and the true detective, season 1 soundtrack while driving through the swamps. lol

favorite meal: shrimp po’boys and fried pickles at parkway tavern; beignets and cafe au lait at the morning call in city park. if you go to new orleans don’t bother researching where to get the best po’boy, just go to parkway tavern! it’s the locals favorite and has been around since 1911.

highlight of the trip: seeing one of my favorite cities continuing to rebuild and progress since hurricane katrina. my husband used to live in new orleans and it was our first time to experience the city together and with our daughter.
the whole trip was a highlight in the sense that the many places my husband and his friends took me to were the real deal. not something you’d read in a tourist guide...I had the insider's tour.

mardi gras beads on a fence in a city.

post mardi gras remnants sprinkled throughout the city

an ornate building with plants on the balcony.

the french quarter

a house is reflected in a puddle of water.

this city is haunted by water

roman chewing candy cart.


this old wagon has been rolling around new orleans selling candy since 1915

mardi gras beads on a tree.

beads in every tree along the parade route

a person in a black and white checkered dress sitting on a streetcar.

streetcar ride to circle bar

a person playing a guitar while another person plays drums.

ran into my old bandmate, trala la, at circle bar and saw her current band the planchettes

a group of people in a restaurant.

domilise’s po-boys, a local institution known for their anthony bourdain off-the-menu special

two chairs and a table in front of a building.

local hangout, mayfair lounge

a bar with a lot of decorations hanging from the ceiling.

view from the bar at mayfair lounge

a large spanish moss covered tree in a park.

spanish moss in city park

instax of a house with garden.


instax of a house with a tree in the front.

 something about the way oak trees frame the homes here is so beautiful and spooky

a person sitting on the steps of a blue house.

stoopin’ on royal st.



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