last weekend in new orleans

new-orleans-by-myseastory-1as i mentioned on a previous post, we’re ready to soak on all the activities that new orleans has to offer, it was one of the main reasons we left turks and caicos, we were all in for busier weekends. last weekend was surprisingly cold (10C/50F!!) we were totally unprepared for  this! but we still managed to leave the house for a target-less weekend, this is what we were up to – Continue reading

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5 things i am loving about new orleans

5-reasons-to-love-new-orleans-by-myseastoryit’s been a month since we moved here, we checked out of our airbnb, found a nice little new orleans house that we’ll be calling home, bought a car, and have all the essentials we need to start living like a local. our moving phase is almost done, and we’re ready to start enjoying our weekends – no more packing, yay!

that being said, here’s the 5 top reasons why we’re in love with this city (so far) – Continue reading

our airbnb in new orleans

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for our first month in new orleans, we rented a house through airbnb. this way we could take our time finding our bearings and exploring the different neighborhoods before choosing a definite place to live.

our airbnb was a typical small new orleans charming house, had the perfect location, and lot’s of light. we specially liked that it was a block from magazine street and so close to whole foods and district coffee, that we would stroll there every day! the neighbours were really friendly and luckily we were still there for halloween, which was lot’s of fun too. needless to say, julia loved hanging out in the porch, watching the dogs walking by or checking out the pumpkins across the street.

we loved our first little new orleans home and would recommend it in a heartbeat to anyone visiting or moving here. if you’d like to see a few more pictures of the house or other info, click here.

about our first weeks in new orleans

new-orleans-by-myseastory-13our first few weeks in new orleans went by sooo fast! we arrived on a sunday evening (3 days later due to tropical storm joaquin), we were exhausted from the delay in our plans and from the trip. james went straight to work the next morning, and julia and i ventured into exploring the neighborhood.

new-orleans-by-myseastory-1we rented a place on airbnb for our first month, so we could explorethe different neighborhoods before choosing a long term rental. i searched for our temporary home like crazy – i knew i wanted a place close to whole foods, coffee shops and restaurants – until i finally found the perfect little nola house close to magazine street and a few block away from kindred studios, where i could go exercise with julia. score!

new-orleans-by-myseastory-4 new-orleans-by-myseastory-3 new-orleans-by-myseastory-2we’ve been taking it easy, trying to keep julia on her schedule and finding a balance between doing her favorite things, driving around to explore the city, house hunting, and also trying out a few new restaurants and spots.

julia and i have been strolling around a lot, and we never get tired (or better, i never get tired) of walking around and looking at all the beautiful houses, most of them with rocking chairs in their porch – exactly like i had imagined it, but better.

these are some of the places we’ve been to and liked – Continue reading

5 things i look forward to in new orleans

we finally made it to new orleans after being stranded in provo due to tropical storm joaquin. we’re sad to leave our friends in turks and caicos, but really looking forward to our new life in nola.

bare with me as we settle down and take it easy the first few days, i’ll be posting some snaps on instagram. in the meantime, these are a few of the things i’m excited to experience during our first weeks in the city.kindred-studios

kindred studios –  a gym where i can exercise with julia, i’m specially excited to try their spinning classes.blanc-beauty-barblanc beauty bar – the coolest beauty salon i’ve seen, after the move, i’m in need of some pampering.

cafe-du-mondecafe du monde (pic via dabito‘s instagram) – a classic, coffee and beignet the new orleans way.

st-roch-marketst roch market – a high end food court located downtown, looking forward to start exploring southern food.

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mosquitos supper club – will be signing up for a cajun supper club dinner, shrimp, oysters and crabs, all sound great to me.

are there any other great spots i shouldn’t miss in new orleans, please share, i would love to hear! xx

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