What Happens in New Orleans...

Last week I went to New Orleans for my day job. There was an educational furniture expo and we went to get the scoop. It was VERY interesting.

And then when the workday ended... let me tell you that I am an old-lady-lame-o at home. I might go to a bar once every month or two. If it's cold and/or rainy, I go even less often. You can't do that in New Orleans. And you can't do that when you have a very fun boss. Here's what went down...

The architecture was my favorite part.

The architecture was my favorite part.

This bar had a spinning carousel! And it was named... Carousel.

This bar had a spinning carousel! And it was named... Carousel.

Incredible ceiling detail in one of the hotels.

Incredible ceiling detail in one of the hotels.

Hotel details.

Hotel details.

Window shopping at night. Can you even? I went back the next day and let's just say if I had accidentally broken something and had to purchase it, my credit card wouldn't cover it. Expensive. Holy expensive.

Window shopping at night. Can you even? I went back the next day and let's just say if I had accidentally broken something and had to purchase it, my credit card wouldn't cover it. Expensive. Holy expensive.

More nighttime window shopping.

More nighttime window shopping.

SUGAR! And spice. This shop was wildly appealing to me, from a design perspective.

SUGAR! And spice. This shop was wildly appealing to me, from a design perspective.

Marilyn.

Marilyn.

A House of Voodoo is not my normal hang out, but in the back is a tiny closet of a room. And in that closet...

I got my palm read.

If you'd like to tell me this is Satanic and not of the Lord and I'm slipping in my ways and you want to pray over me, thanks. God made my hands. It's cool. This is just for entertainment... supposedly. What the man told me is downright incredible. I'm so stressed, why am I so stressed? My relationship line is incredibly strong. I had a life-altering experience at 5 1/2. And so much more. I was shocked.

This town does Halloween, y'all. We were there the week before... old buildings are spooky enough. Add some decorations and POOF! Hollywood.

Beautiful vintage details were everywhere, even in this bar cup.

Add in a rickshaw race through the streets...

And a traveling testimony (the woman driving this wagon had on a rainbow dress and a blue wig, and hip hop jams blared from her speakers)...

And you have a lovely trip. If only every day at work could be so fun! Don't worry, I promise I found some gems to bring to schools. New chairs are on order!