nola’s garden district.
by victoria comment


new orleans cemetery. / sfgirlbybay

i know we just took a brief visit to new orleans recently with guest writer bon traveler, but as you may have seen from my instagram overload (sorry, i couldn’t help myself — i was surrounded by too much beauty!) i was in new orleans for bri & justin’s beautiful wedding this weekend. i’d only been to NOLA once and it was for business so i didn’t have a chance to get to know it well. but this visit we had a few days to wander and get to know this truly unique city and i honestly don’t think there’s anywhere else like it. there’s bourbon street, of course, and we went there one night because, well, it was a party after all, but what really captured my heart was uptown and the garden district. each home in this neighborhood is more charming than the next and i was mesmerized by its unique beauty. from Classic Revival mansions to colorful creole row houses, it had me at hello.

bold pastel blue row house exterior in nola. / sfgirlbybay

beautiful, brightly colored homes mingle with pastel beauties with magnificent mossy oak trees and magnolias, and jasmine overtakes your senses. we ate breakfast in the neighborhood two days in a row at surrey’s cafe & juice bar because it’s just that good — think shrimp & grits and biscuits and gravy (yeah, I’m detoxing this week, but it was worth it!). we attempted to walk it off by wandering the streets in awe of all these homes and visiting magazine street’s local boutiques. a few i must recommend are sunday shop for swoon-worthy home goods, century girl vintage for the most beautifully curated vintage designer clothing i’ve ever seen, and saint claude social club for a fabulous mix of unique clothing, jewelry, and homewares. and don’t forget to visit the beautiful Lafayette cemetery no. 1 for a memorable and historic piece of new orleans. i can’t wait to go back to this incredible city!

pink and emerald green house in new oreleans. / sfgirlbybay

bright jewel tone shutters on nola homes in the garden district. / sfgirlbybay

vintage dress shop in nola. / sfgirlbybay

kimonos and magnolia flower in nola. / sfgirlbybay

nola cemetery. / sfgirlbybay

ornate vintage chandelier. / sfgirlbybay

cemetery and vintage store in nola. / sfgirlbybay

pale pink and gray home exterior in new orleans. / sfgirlbybay

vintage dress shop in new orleans with pink button tufted sette. / sfgirlbybay

pastel home exteriors in nola's garden district. / sfgirlbybay

pastel pink row house in nola's garden district. / sfgirlbybay

the garden district in new orleans. / sfgirlbybay

pastel row houses in nola garden district. / sfgirlbybay

colorful store exteriors in new orleans. / sfgirlbybay

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