It’s been a while since I’ve been somewhere for the first time and until my most recent trip, I didn’t realize how much I miss that feeling. Earlier in the month, my cousins and I decided to take a trip to New Orleans. I’m not even sure why we decided on New Orleans as our destination but I’m really glad that we did.
To be honest, I didn’t know much about the city other than, it was hit really badly by the hurricane a few years ago and that they’re known for having amazing food and great artist, oh and Mardi Gras!
I was open to just taking in as much of the culture and its unique beauty during the time that I was there.
I really don’t know how to explain New Orleans other than it’s like no other place that I’ve visited. At moments it made me feel like I was in Miami because of the palm trees, Paris because of the patio set ups outside of the restaurants, Portland because of the architecture in the Warehouse district and the Caribbean islands because of the colour palettes – it’s truly magical!
Mother’s Restaurant (the food was amazing here!)
A huge thing that made my experience in NOLA so exceptional was, the people! I’m not going to lie, I feel like the people in New Orleans restored my faith in humanity (seriously). Everyone was so friendly and so accommodating, it was like nothing I’ve ever seen before. To know and hear about all of the things that some of these people have endured with hurricane Katrina and to see how positive they are, it was so beautiful and refreshing!
I feel like the universe wanted me to see this city for many reasons and I’m so glad that I was able to. I’m not sure if I shared this on the blog before but I’m really into connecting with higher spirits and I’ve always had a fascination with psychics and their practices since I’ve been a kid (it’s not for everyone). I ended up doing some research on a boutique before arriving in the city, that provides psychic readings, spiritual guidance and sells crystals, called Earth Odyssey.
One afternoon while exploring the city, I ended up right in front of the store and decided to check it out! Luckily for me, they had an opening for a reading with their psychic and without hesitation I did it! It was honestly one of the most amazing experiences I have had and the reading was very accurate. If you’re into that stuff and happen to be visiting NOLA, I’d recommend stopping by.
As always, I took my camera and iPhone X around with me for you guys to get a glimpse into my trip! Feel free to scroll down and see some of my personal highlights.
Until my next adventure,
Wearing the latest (top + bottoms) from H&M Studio collection – shop here!
Wearing the latest from COS Spring/Summer 18A night out on Bourbon street with my cousins!