Monday, July 2, 2012

To NOLA, with love.

I apologize for the downtime on the blog; between our trip to New Orleans and the subsequent crazy work days that followed, I didn't have time to update. The girls (Helena, Lindsey, Kim, Christine) and I went down to NOLA for a little birthday celebration (note: this was NOT a sponsored trip). It's hard to believe that our little trip is over, and I don't think I'm alone in saying that I want to go back! We had the best time. I'm working on Makeup Monday right now, but for the moment, here are some instagram (follow me @keikolynn) snaps from our getaway in New Orleans.

Left to right, top to bottom:
1) A day in the French Quarter. Everyone kept saying it was 107 degrees and I don't doubt it. We found Christine's favorite daiquiri shop and cooled down for awhile.
2) New Orleans sign
3) Our friend Andi's hat and Lauren's drink; a day at Bacchanal after our rooftop pool party at Nick's
4) We stayed in a suite at The Hotel Modern. I highly recommend it!
5) It was Kim's first time in New Orleans; a stop at Café Du Monde was absolutely necessary!
6) Gulf fish dish at Commander's Palace.
7) Christine and Andi at Jacques-Imo's.
8) Lindsey, in Micah's hat, at dba. Kim is creeping on the side.
9) Kim, looking sassy at a gay bar whose name I can't remember.
10) Lauren and Helena (also at Jacques-Imo's). Afterward, we went next door to the Maple Leaf to see the Rebirth Brass Band. That was one of my favorite experiences.
11) Scarlet, The Hotel Modern's mascot. She wasn't feeling well on our last day there and they took her to the vet. I hope she is feeling better!
12) The living room of another suite in The Hotel Modern. They let us in to check it out, but we liked our room more. I took a few pictures because our room was a mess and I wanted it to look like we were organized.
13) Nick and Lauren
14) Dinner at Domenica. We had a couple of family style dinners that were so much fun. Christine's birthday was celebrated at Nonna Mia. We stuffed ourselves silly!
15) On Christine's birthday, we went to Paris Parker for a relaxing day of manicures, facials, and blowouts. Thank you, Andi!
16) Headscarf, cheap sunglasses, Ruffian Red MAC lipstick, Oana Mirela necklace.
17) I drank a lot of virgin cocktails.
18) The Roosevelt, where we stayed on our first trip.


  1. I have wanted to go there forever and this only solidifies my need. Looks like you ladies had an amazing time!!!

  2. I don't have an instagram but i was watching you through your tag bayoubirthday on the online version of instagram :) You guys must have had the BEST time! :)
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  3. I went to NOLA for the first time earlier this year, and I DEFINITELY want to go back! Just the food (uhm...beignets!) makes NOLA a place of dreams. :)

  4. Very beautiful photos, lots of interesting details

  5. O my god. I'm a transplanted New Orleanian, and these photos gave me yearnings to go back. Looks like y'all had a great time. Great photos and beautiful ladies! You must have been the toast of the town!

  6. Looks like you ladies had a fun time!!!

    Xx, alexia in the meantime

  7. Going to New Orleans for the first time myself with some friends in August. Do you have any favorite places (other than what you mentioned) I should hit?

  8. Glad you had fun- even in the heat! NOLA looks like a blast.

  9. oh gosh..nola is one of my dream vaca spots, wanted to go this fall! looks like so much fun!

  10. Looks like you had a great time in NOLA! I've been following your pics on instagram, it makes me want to visit there so badly!

  11. Wonderful photos! Is that squid ink spaghetti? Fascinating :)

    Rose Eva

  12. looks like such a fun trip! I was there about a month ago and had the best time ever - such nice people, fabulous food and great culture!


  13. oh, these instas are so good! lovely post.

  14. I love your blog..

  15. okay, all of these photos really make me want to new orleans. your life always just looks like a dream. can't wait to see what all you've been up to lately ;)
    xo TJ

  16. I think its great that you girls had some downtime and got to hang out and have fun!

  17. That trip looks like a blast... so jealous!

  18. I love Instagram photo diaries - especially ones that include food! It looks like you had a wonderful time!

  19. n'awlins is such a wonderful place! i absolutely love it there it is a party every night indeed and the food is beyond incredible!


  20. New Orleans has the best food. I understand how hard it is keeping up with a blog in the summer. Time is going by too fast.