Monday, November 21, 2011

oak street po-boy festival

 fresh off the coattails of our lawmakers' decision to promote childhood obesity, the city of new orleans (being the picture of health, after all) hosted probably the most highly-anticipated food festival of the year: the oak street po-boy festival. in an attempt to beat the crowds - because, you know, god forbid we have to wait in line to buy a 3rd, 4th or 5th po-boy - we skipped breakfast and hit the fest at 11. by 11:15 i was satiated and by 11:30 i had commenced self-loathing. thankfully oak street is long, parking was limited and the temperature hit 80 degrees by noon, so by the time we reached the car, i had sweated out at least one of the po-boys and an entire beer (which, in my mind, means i broke even by having one normal-sized meal. go me). 
ya. i don't know.
the bread had more security than herman cain.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

new orleans food co-op grand opening

 over the weekend marty and i stopped by the new orleans food co-op grand opening party. the co-op is in the new orleans healing center, which is an amazing community center that houses a gym, yoga studio, used book shop, credit union, a cafe (that doubles as a theatre), and lots of other businesses geared toward wellness and learning. the co-op is is basically a porn shop for a foodie, with the organic fare and rarities like pink himalayan salt. upon entering i busied myself with the free samples and walked away with some locally-made habanero pepper and mango jelly from pepperland farms, which i've since been slathering on anything edible.

Monday, November 14, 2011

shelby & charley

 disclaimer: what started out as a "preview post" of the engagement photos i took yesterday of my friends has turned into a 35-photo tome. woops. in comparison with how many i took, this is actually quite neatly edited. for their photos, shelby & char wanted to marry (pun intended) their favorite parts of new orleans: the beautiful old live oaks with the gritty urban landscape - a some good old new orleans charm sprinkled in for good measure. i hope y'all enjoy! 

ps: shelby's girls-only engagement brunch