Happy Monday Friends! This weekend really flew by and I’m not really sure what I did besides run a few errands.
We did however go to a new-to-downtown Chicago grocery store called H Mart, which just opened a couple weeks ago. Growing up in the Atlanta suburbs, there were a lot of H Marts. It’s an Asian (specifically Korean) market, but carries some other international foods as well, and has a large produce section. Chris and I are not officially on a plant-based diet, but we’re going to try to eat more plants. I was able to stock up on lots of sprouts, greens, and tofu! And Chris found the best macaron he’s ever had in his life there!
Anyways, I wanted to share a few photos from a few weeks ago when I went to New Orleans for my friend Michaela’s bachelorette party. I have been to New Orleans probably 20 or so times in my life to help my parents on their business trips (they have a wholesale linen business) but I’ve never really explored. Each time we’ve gone, we’ve been on our feet in a convention center for 10+ hours speaking with clients and have been too exhausted to do anything.
We arrived on Friday and checked-in to a rental house. The first night, we did some grocery shopping, decorated the house, played some games, and went to a couple of bars. At the airport, we heard there was a citywide boil water mandate due to some pipes freezing over and bursting. At one of the bars, the bartender told us it was not a big deal and tap water was fine…well I don’t know what happened, but I drank some and felt super sick! Yikes…listen to the warnings!
The next day, we headed to brunch and shopping on Magazine Street. I saw some of my parents’ merchandise in the boutique stores which was cool! Here are some of their wine bottle bags.
At night, we walked to Bourbon Street…it was insane! If I learned one thing from this trip, it’s that I’m definitely not in my early 20s anymore, haha.
On Sunday, we went in search for beignets. I can’t believe I had never had one before!
After dark, we went on a New Orleans ghost tour was which fun…it was mostly a history of the city but with stops at bars.
Check out some of the pretty houses we saw below!
Have a great Monday y’all!