Fresh off a plane from New York City and I've already decided to hop on another one to NOLA with Philip. I have never unloaded a luggage and re-packed so quickly. Usually that suitcase sits there up to a week. Pathetic, I know. I have to admit I am slowly getting better at packing. Sometimes I will regret not bringing an item or two, but it's nice not hauling around two suitcases, a carry on, and two personal bags. Haha, clearly I had issues!
A quick flight later, we were in a taxi to Booty's down on Louisa St. Our taxi driver, oddly, did not know the difference between a red light or green light. He breezed through a red light and a stop sign while deliberately slowing down when the light was green. WTF. He almost hit a cyclist on the way too. We decided to walk the mile and a half back for our own safety.
Booty's is such a chic coffeeshop/bar. The interior with the metal ceiling, mis-matched lightbulbs, thin wood paneled walls, and a bathroom with weekly art installations yielded to such a desirable atmosphere. Why doesn't Houston have more of these?!?
Our brunch was amazing. Their menu seemed like South America meets Asia with a twist of southern comfort. I couldn't decide between something sweet or savory so I ended up ordering belgian waffles with fruit AND pork belly. Errrrrghhh the waffles were light and fluffy. Perfection. Philip had the areas, which he deemed mind blowing. Will definitely come back to try the ramen and thai coconut pancakes.
After brunch, we walked back towards our hotel. We witnessed a lot of cool graffiti and street art. I also love the architecture around the French quarter. Philip quickly helped me take a few snapshots of my outfit before the sun went down. Thanks man! :)
I was wearing a Prabal Gurung x Target "First Date" sweatshirt, R13 sweatpants, Celine white pumps, and Balenciaga bag.
Stay tuned for more from NOLA! Hopefully, the weather cooperates!