Beignets and Cafe Au Lait from Cafe du Monde

The one overwhelming advice I got pre-trip to New Orleans was to get beignets from Cafe du Monde. At first, I didn’t even know what a beignet was. The french pastry is similar to a New York Zeppole or English fritter – a deep fried pastry dough served high and fresh with loads of powdered sugar […]


ValerieJune 20, 2014 - 2:08 pm

This looks deliciously naughty! xx

SherJuly 1, 2014 - 6:18 pm

mhm I wish they sold beignets everywhere – they are so so good!

[…] Because I couldn’t get enough of the dessert while in New Orleans, I went to Cafe Beignet for breakfast to get a morning cup of coffee and test out this shop’s version of beignets. The million dollar question: how did it compare compared to Cafe du Monde? […]

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

The Hyatt Regency New Orleans is a futuristic, modern hotel in New Orleans’ Central Business District. While it’s a bit far from the French Quarter via walking, it’s located RIGHT next to the superdome and seems to be more popular for conventions and weddings. I had a great view of the superdome from my hotel […]


Commander's Palace, New OrleansJune 29, 2018 - 3:31 pm

[…] our hotel at the Hyatt Regency, we took the no. 12 St. Charles trolley towards the Garden District and got off about a 7 minute […]

An Afternoon in New Orleans – Visiting Oak Alley Plantation

 Oak Alley Plantation Out of my entire trip to New Orleans, I enjoyed visiting Oak Alley plantation the best. I mean, have you seen these photos of that plantation? It was a dream wandering the extensive grounds and seeing the long driveway lined with oaks. Oak Alley Visit Information The historic plantation is located on […]


Oak Alley Foundation staffJune 18, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Thanks for visiting with us! Your story here is interesting, and your photos are amazing!

SherJuly 1, 2014 - 6:17 pm

I had a great time in LA, thanks for stopping by my blog Oak Alley!

SergeoSeptember 22, 2014 - 7:57 pm

Very stately, beautiful grounds.

The oaks along that “path” are from 18th century, long before the present house was built.

SherMarch 25, 2016 - 10:25 am

Hey Sergeo – yes I know, I mentioned that in my post if you read it! :)

[…] New Orleans we opted for a day trip to explore some of Louisiana’s famous plantations. We visited Oak Alley, which was used as the set location for many Hollywood movies, including Interview with the Vampire […]

Scenes from the French Quarter

The French Quarter New Orleans was founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville and the city first developed around the French Quarter (also known as the Vieux Carré, as it is the oldest neighborhood in the city). While the city was obviously settled by French immigrants, after the Louisiana purchase Americans immigrated to the […]


Katie@From Shores to SkylinesJune 16, 2014 - 9:52 am

Great shots – I really liked the french quarter of New Orleans. I agree that the air of neglect isn’t a negative – it definitely adds charm!

SherJuly 1, 2014 - 6:16 pm

thanks Katie!

JoyceAugust 29, 2014 - 12:13 pm

I didn’t even take my DSLR to New Orleans when I went around Mardi Gras this year. Oh well–but I’m glad that I have your gorgeous photos to remember what everything looked like!

SherAugust 30, 2014 - 8:46 pm

ooh you went for Mardi Gras? Must have been crazy!

[…] during the New Deal agency. New Orleans City Park is an easy 20 min trolley ride outside of the French Quarter on the No. 12 […]

[…] to explore the Garden district. We hopped on the old fashioned no. 12 St Charles streetcar from the French Quarter to get […]