Postcards from New Orleans

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Postcards from New Orleans

Back in New York and online after six very hot days in New Orleans and its environs: Louisiana has been a dream destination for many a year, and I have finally made it there last week! I still cannot decide what to make of the whole experience… Stay tuned for a long post!!!

On a different note, I found out something really interesting at the Voodoo museum: the truth about zombies, so to speak…

“The practice of turning people into zombies was documented in Haiti, although it is not a frequent occurrence. After the person was chosen by the Mamaloi or Hougan, a special portion was prepared using specific plants and poisons, including that extracted from the blowfish. These potions caused the person to be totally paralysed yet remain alive, alert and awake. The person was then buried alive during a ritual. After several hours, the person was unburied and revived with an antidote and was considered to have communicated with the dead during their ordeal. The individual’s spirit was certainly shattered by the experience and the result was to render them docile and easily dominated. The zombie ritual is sometimes referred to as Life After Death Ritual. It is sometimes recreated in Louisiana in a milder form in which the participants dance with small coffins until exhaustion, in order to channel the spirits of their ancestors.”

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How to decorate your barbed wire…

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My terrace at Hotel Maison de Ville

Katy Perry (second left)

Katy Perry (second left)

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At the Voodoo Museum

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Shopping for antique chandeliers

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Weekend getaway to the bayou

Weekend getaway to the bayou

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Afternoon jazz session at the Spotted Cat on Frenchmen St

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My bedroom at Cornstalk Hotel

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At the cemetery

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Courtyard at Hotel Maison de Ville

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I would like to decorate my balcony just like this…

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Awesome art at an art gallery

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Cafe Beignet, also known as my favourite beignet spot in the city!

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5 responses to “Postcards from New Orleans”

  1. Tea says:

    Lovely photos. I want to go to New Orleans really really badly … and I want Katy’s skirt.

  2. Simona says:

    New orleans is such a moody town, you can imagine so many tales just looking at your pictures, great shots!
    Simona
    Lake&Moon Fall capsule wardrobe

  3. Candice says:

    Oh wow , everything looks amazing… What a beautiful city

    Please let me know if you would be interested in following eachother on GFC.Would love to stay in contact.

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
    xoxo

  4. CharloJiho says:

    Great blog ! I love these photos <3 !

  5. Wilbur says:

    I went in 2001 on a business trip, but managed to collar a free weekend whilst there.

    Loved the mardi gras and jazz museums, amazed by the decorative wrought iron balconies, wowed by Bourbon Street, blown away by Big Al Carson playing at the Funky Pirate.

    Do you know if he was still playing? A unique talent.

    Wilbur

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