After a rather lazy morning and breakfast in bed we spent the afternoon wandering around the beautiful French Quarter, dipping in and out of shops and taking endless photos Being a lover of all things chilli, I couldn’t resist popping in here. There are lovely antique shops dotted around and I totally fell in love with these, they’re ship decanters, designed to hold the bottles in place on the high seas. Not that I spend much time at sea but I think I’m going to have to get my paws on a set all the same. I was also quite a fan of this table and chairs but decided it would be fairly tricky to fit inside my suitcase. Ah well, maybe one day when I have that French château to furnish…. My shoes are from here: http://www.russellandbromley.co.uk/dress-flats/charming/invt/122567
Clutch was a birthday pressie from here: http://www.whistles.com/women/accessories/bags/medium-shiny-croc-clutch.html?dwvar_medium-shiny-croc-clutch_color=White#start=1
Dress from next but I can’t seem to find it online anymore so here’s an alternative: http://www.asos.com/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3825168
I love the mix of people here, everyone is totally free to be themselves, check out this dapper gent.
One of the things I adored as we ambled around were the seemingly endless balconies overflowing with flowers, it’s my absolute dream to have one like this one day. Imagine spending your mornings curled up in the sun with a cup of tea, surrounded by tumbling flowers. Absolute heaven. I have a bit of a thing for architecture, I can spend days wandering around cities dreaming what it would be like to live in each place and of the people that already do. I love history and always get drawn to old buildings, intrigued by the stories they could tell.
On our walk back to the hotel we came across these guys playing in a square. They were such great musicians and the atmosphere was amazing, so entirely New Orleans and the perfect end to the afternoon.