Party Like A Hurricane

May 17, 2009

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While everyone else slept this afternoon, Matt and I went out exploring, looking for art and soaking up a NOLA Saturday afternoon.

We found a rainbow!

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I dressed in purple, green + gold to celebrate Mardi Gras :)

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We walked for about an hour and a half – my feet are tired! We found a few pieces of art, but we don’t want to spend more than $20-30 so our options are limited!

But we did find a brewpub!

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Complete with live jazz!

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I was still stuffed from linner and this beer filled me right up again. We did a tasting of their selections and I had about 2 sips of each. None of them were noteworthy though.

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We moved on to another bar – Pat O’Brien’s (pretty famous, I hear). It was huuuuge and very crowded. My newest trick is to have Matt get drinks and give me a sip while I stick to water/soda. Then I get to taste them without the negative alcohol effects. I’ve really gotten to the point where I don’t need alcohol at all to have a good time. So long as I have some kind of drink in my hand to sip, I’m happy.

Here’s our famous hurricane + my soda

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We spent some rockin’ times at the piano bar and enjoyed a Mint Julip and another soda with an orange slice

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We met our family and friends at a very cool Greek restaurant called Attiti. It was the perfect laid back atmosphere!

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Matt and I weren’t hungry, but we felt a bit empty, so we decided to get a bite. We settled on this stellar platter of grape leaves, falafel, hummus, baba ghanoush,tomatoes and GREEK YOGURT!!! Plus pitas –

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I made a little plate. Everything was fantastic!! Best Greek food I’ve ever had.

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But that wasn’t all – I had more yogurt and some more pita + hummus. Taste > willpower.

But the night got better! Gena came to meet me! She’s here for her friend’s MBA graduation and we made plans to finally meet in person. She is totally awesome, and so incredibly cool. I’m very excited about a potential NYC trip to visit and explore another city!!

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OK, Gena is still here and we need to talk more so I am not being rude and blogging in front of her! I had such a great night tonight listening to music, spending a little alone time with Matt and partying in this insanely wild yet cool city :)

Tomorrow:

  • Run
  • Blog meet-up with Casey + Renee
  • Shopping
  • Lunch with Andrew
  • Fly home late afternoon

Goodnight guys!

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1 Annie May 17, 2009 at 12:36 am

nice blogger meetup! sounds like mucho fun:D

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2 Nicole May 17, 2009 at 12:49 am

I like your outfit!! Too cute. Have a great Sunday!

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3 Sarah (lovINmytummy) May 17, 2009 at 1:14 am

Who knew you could get such awesome Greek food in Nawlins!

Oh, I’m so glad you met Gena. I just love her and am so jealous!

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4 j3nn.net May 17, 2009 at 3:23 am

Ooooh, the Greek food looks fab! I do the same thing with my husband; he orders a drink, I have a sip and then neither of us finish it lol. I generally don’t like any sort of alcohol mixed with food… not even wine :shock:

Jenn

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5 j3nn.net May 17, 2009 at 3:26 am

PS. Definitely try to make it to NYC! We live about 85 miles from the city in Sullivan county NY but we got married in Manhattan and try to go there as often as possible, time permitting, of course. Christmastime is one of the best times to be there. :)

Jenn

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6 Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now May 17, 2009 at 4:43 am

How fun that you got to meet up with Gena!! And another blog meet up coming on Sunday? Lucky girl!!

Love your boozin’ trick. I do the same thing with Steve!

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7 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) May 17, 2009 at 6:37 am

Aww what a fun time you guys are having!!! And so awesome you got to me Gena! She seems like she would be so sweet!

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8 Susan May 17, 2009 at 6:44 am

Ha, taking sips from my boyfriend’s drinks is my strategy too! Besides a few eye rolls from him, it’s a great technique! :P

That Greek food looks amazing!

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9 Marisa (trim the fat) May 17, 2009 at 6:56 am

What a fun time! Love that platter of Greek yumminess :)

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10 Emily May 17, 2009 at 7:01 am

I also went to Pat O’ Brien’s and the piano bar when I was in NOLA! :-)

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11 Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday May 17, 2009 at 7:02 am

What a great time. I love your colorful outfit!

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12 melissa May 17, 2009 at 7:14 am

Way to dress for the occasion, I love to do that! It gets you in the mood. So glad you got to meet Gena! I have never been to NOLA, sounds like fun!

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13 Elizabeth May 17, 2009 at 7:58 am

Falafel is my favorite! :)

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14 RK May 17, 2009 at 8:02 am

I am glad you had a chance to spend some alone time with Matt. Sounds like you are having a fabulous time in NOLA! That Greek food looks delicious :)

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15 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) May 17, 2009 at 8:11 am

I think you’re doing an excellent job balancing exercise, food, family time, husband time, blogging, etc. – you are an inspiration :-) And I love greek food – I could eat spanikopita, greek yogurt, and olives every day!

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16 K May 17, 2009 at 8:22 am

Glad you’re having a blast in NOLA!! I want to book my flight right now, it looks like a great city!

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17 Joanne May 17, 2009 at 8:28 am

It looks like you’re having such a good time! I’m going on a cruise in a few days, so I might just have to steal some of your vacationing tips. The most important thing I think I need to remember is just because it’s there, doesn’t mean I have to eat it.

And what is THIS I here about a trip to NY. Definitely send me an email WHEN you decide to come, I would love to meet up.

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18 Lisa May 17, 2009 at 8:30 am

I’m not a beer drinker, but I’ll steal sips of my boyfriend’s. It’s a great strategy.

And holy moly, look at that Greek food!

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19 Heather May 17, 2009 at 8:31 am

Another adorable outfit Kath! Glad to hear that you’re getting out and enjoying the city! That greek foods looks so good. It’s so fun to try new foods when you’re on vacation! :)

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20 Michelle Hisae May 17, 2009 at 8:42 am

It’s so crazy seeing 2 bloggers together – you’re real! Haha. Looks like you had a great time. I’ll check our Choosing Raw for her recap, too. :)

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21 Julie May 17, 2009 at 8:49 am

Love that purple top! Where is it from?

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22 zestycook May 17, 2009 at 8:57 am

Cool that you got to meet up with Gena. She seems really nice! Looks like you had a great evening Kath!

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23 brandi May 17, 2009 at 8:58 am

glad you guys are having a good time – that greek plate does look good

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24 Olga May 17, 2009 at 9:08 am

Ah, I remember hanging out by the river where you found that rainbow! Make sure to get some pralines ;)

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25 LK- Healthy Delcious May 17, 2009 at 9:27 am

so awesome that you met up with gina!
and wow thats some beer tasting- were they full size??

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26 Natalie May 17, 2009 at 9:38 am

The food looks great! Cool beer tasting too…I’ll have to check them out when I go to NOLA in June.

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27 Sharon May 17, 2009 at 10:08 am

Oh wow, what a fun time! And so cool with the meetup, have fun!

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28 Christina May 17, 2009 at 10:09 am

The first brewpub looks so much fun with live jazz! I’m not a big beer drinker either, although my Dad started brewing his own and makes me try it every time – and I feel too bad to turn him down! I’m acquiring a taste for it now.

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29 Lisa D May 17, 2009 at 10:25 am

i love greek food! and NOLA looks like so much fun

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30 Help Meghan Run May 17, 2009 at 11:07 am

Looks like such a fun day! Glad you have enjoyed the vacay so much, you definitely deserve it.

www. HelpMeghanRun .com

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31 JENNA May 17, 2009 at 11:20 am

what an awesome night!!! :) your Greek food looks amazing!!!! My favorite.

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32 katie May 17, 2009 at 11:24 am

Haha! How fun!! YAY Greek food! Looks amaaaaazing!

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33 Stacey May 17, 2009 at 11:32 am

That Greek food looks so delicious!

Cute purple top!

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34 Nicole May 17, 2009 at 11:40 am

Wow. It definitely looks like that was a great evening! Yum.

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35 amber May 17, 2009 at 11:41 am

Fun!! So cool you met Gena!

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36 Danielle May 17, 2009 at 1:08 pm

What a fun time!

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37 Angie May 17, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Looks like a great day! The greek platter looks fabulous! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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38 Lisa I. May 17, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Just discovered your blog the other day and I love it!
Great purple top here, by the way. Very cute on you!

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39 Hangry Pants May 17, 2009 at 10:02 pm

Pretty pretty shirt!

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40 Marianne May 18, 2009 at 9:29 pm

That is one great looking Greek platter. Totally makes me want to put one together myself, now that I’ve scoped out all the treats at my local Mediterranean deli :D

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