Ask any tourist, and they will tell you, that there’s no other place like Louisiana. It is a vast green landscape consisting of water and sun; the capital of Jazz, and a vessel for the mighty Mississippi River. Louisiana is home to a continual stream of celebrations, many of which take place in New Orleans.
It would be nearly impossible for me to imagine Louisiana without the people and spirit of New Orleans. This city is a melting pot of vibrant cultures, unforgettable flavors and soul-tapping music.
When you are immersed in a world of historical, cultural, and culinary character, you’re bound to see something remarkable.
Here are some of the things I, along with BlueKitty, have seen recently on our travels.
Mardi Gras is a celebration in Louisiana known through out the world. Parades, music, food, and spirits all converge, creating one of the most anticipated holidays on the globe.
Tourist from all over the world appear in droves to partake in the “greatest free show on earth”.
This beautiful celebration owes much of its grandeur to an explosive use of color. The traditional colors are purple, green, and gold; purple signifies justice, gold; power, and green represents strength.
The dazzling spectrum of colors used during Mardi Gras plays a vital role in this carnival. It overwhelms your senses in a way that is equally as powerful as the food, music, and wine.
Color can alter your thinking, mood, and oftentimes, sway your reactions. It’s the decisive factor in how we choose everything from an automobile, to a banana.
In summary, Mardi Gras celebrates many things, but above all else, it celebrates…color.
Happy Mardi Gras!
King Bacchus Will Ferrell
You’ve got to have a dream, if you don’t have a dream…how you gonna’ have a dream come true? -Happy Talk
World Famous Jazz Trumpeter Kermit Ruffins
Howlin' Wolfe (The Den) Located at 828 S. Peters St. in New Orleans, LA
These ladies sure know how to mix things up.
Kermit Ruffins is one of Louisiana’s most beloved musicians. His extraordinary talent is only matched by his infectious charm.
The weather outside was frightful, but the girls in here were delightful!
“The pursuit of happiness is a journey given to each of us.” -Kermit Ruffins
The stage was graced by two impeccable female vocalist who sang so sweetly, it took our breath away.
Their flawless sense of sophisticated rhythm wooed the crowd.
BlueKitty concluded her spectacular night with Kermit Ruffins latest CD, entitled "Happy Talk" and purred all the way home.
It's a cold winter night turned warm and tingly after a glass of sweetly spiced mulled wine.
BlueKittyCool comes in from the cold and is greeted with a steaming glass of mulled Pasternak Wine from Chris Hannah at French 75 in New Orleans.
Lindsey Johnson (above) with Living The Lush Life offers a cheerful greeting, and a night filled with fun.
Here are the coolest people and places BlueKitty encountered at the Cave de Lugny Event!
The Nola Maven, Social Media Manager with a splash of awesome.
Andrew Marin, connoisseur of cuisine and cocktails.
Finding Flavors photographer, Matthew Noel
Chickie Wah Wah in New Orleans, Louisiana
Festive spirits make it an event to remember
The Incredible Joi B, Community Manager at Yelp!
This was a night filled with fun and excitement....and lots of cocktails! Should an invite ever come your way, don't miss out! Definitely a must do!