City Mouse Blog

The personal blog of Miranda Erokan.

New Orleans for Halloween!

our trip to New Orleans was so much fun! and silly. I really loved it there and thought it was a perfect way to spend Halloween. it was such a stark contrast to life in New York... most notably the weather and general vibe of the people. it really made me want to explore the rest of the country that I haven't seen yet... especially some more cities in the South, like Nashville and Austin. if you make it to NOLA, I would definitely recommend you have coffee and beignets at Cafe Du Monde, take a free tour of the French Quarter with our new friend Dave The NOLA Tour Guy (seriously do it! he's great and knows so much about the area), see some free jazz in Louis Armstrong Park, have brunch or a late night snack (oops, we did both!) at The Camellia Grill, and try not to spend too much time drinking Hurricanes on Bourbon Street. :) I picked some of my favorite pictures from the trip to share with you... hope you enjoy!

Nate painted these lil skulls on my nails! his new talent is a very exciting  discovery for me...!

We went to a cool antique weapons and coins shop in the French Quarter. They had SWORDS!

Nate was very concerned that I stepped out into traffic to take this picture.

Nothing is cuter to me than this boy in cat ears.

Beautiful New Orleans sky

Jazz in Louis Armstrong Park

Leaders of an amazing brass band in Armstrong Park. The guy in the middle made me cry a little when he paid his respects to the Louis Armstrong statue!

Waldo in the French Quarter

Halloween preparations!

The ducks in NOLA have PINK BEAKS! Could that be cuter?

Frank the Bunny & Donnie Darko

Juliana & Todd in their amazing face paint.

Exploring Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

Lafayette Cemetery

I found a horse on Bourbon Street!

Adam, Juliana, Todd, and Erik in their Halloween costumes.

Hurricanes from Pat O'Brien's are a dangerous indulgence...

Our amazing tour guide Dave!! We loved him.

French Quarter tour by Dave, the Nola Tour Guy.

Beignets are a perfect food and I would like to eat one every single day.

We went to a butterfly sanctuary and they were all obsessed with Nate!!

New butterfly friend!

New gator friend!

The French Quarter is perfect.

xo, miranda