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Weekend in NOLA

Last weekend we took a quick trip to New Orleans. By quick, I mean that I was there for less than 24 hours and even managed to acquire a speeding ticket on the way there (oy!). Rich had to be in New Orleans for a conference, and fortunately it overlapped on a weekend, so I was able to join him on Saturday night.

Here’s how to spend a night in NOLA when it downpours and you have to get on the road the next morning:

1. Head to dinner and live jazz at the Davenport Lounge in the Ritz-Carlton.


2. Sip after dinner cocktails at The Sazerac Bar inside The Roosevelt Hotel.

The Southern Gentleman Bourbon Cocktail

The Southern Gentleman Bourbon Cocktail



3. Brunch the next morning at Atchafalaya, my new favorite place, complete with live jazz music.



4. Drive home at a ridiculously slow speed for fear of accruing a second speeding ticket in one weekend.


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