Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New Orleans during Christmas

I love New Orleans this time of year.  Frankly, I think I love it any time of year except when it is a scorching, humid 100 degree day in August.  But still, with a cold cocktail on the veranda, all is forgiven.

New Orleans is so nostalgic and whimsical during the Christmas holidays that I wanted to share some images with you.  Enjoy the visit.

A reveillon dinner at Oak Alley Plantation. In France and some other French speaking places, réveillon is a long dinner, and possibly a party, held on the evenings preceding Christmas Day and New Year's day. It is still a very popular tradition in New Orleans.

An interior.

In the French Quarter.

Even Brad and Angelina can relax in their home in New Orleans and be like any other family in the world.

Preservation Hall where Jazz is celebrated and honored.

An ordinary (or perhaps extraordinary) view in Uptown New Orleans.

Sandra Bullock has not yet put up her Christmas decorations in her home on 4th and Coliseum in the Garden District.

Galatoires' Restaurant.  One of my favorite places in the world (their crabmeat Maison and souffled potatoes  dipped in powder sugar and bernaise sauce are to die for).

Reveillon dinner at Antoine's Restaurant.

St. Louis Cathedral.

Love those streetcars!

Shopping on Magazine Street.

The Roosevelt Hotel (formerly the Fairmont Hotel) becomes a Winter Wonderland.

The Omni Royal Orleans Hotel.

A home in the Garden District.

Uptown New Orleans.

On St. Charles Avenue in Uptown New Orleans.

My home this morning.

My prized Rosemary bushes -- the last of the season's blooms.

Hope you enjoyed your visit to New Orleans.



  1. Happy holidays, my dear...love the tweets @ the kids and the house is so decorated this year!!!

    It's going OK here...I have hope.



  2. I don't know how many photos I've already copied to my laptop from your blog. I find so many inspirations here, even in this post! Thank you so much for that, Karina! And thank you for this New Orlean's tour!
    And I absolutely LOVE the ribbons in your windows! Fantastic idea!

  3. Dear Old Maid, you are so very kind! Thank you for your comments and feel free to download as much of New Orleans as you want!

    And my dear Sandy, Merry Christmas to you!

  4. Please enter your Oak Alley photos into our contest! See our web page for details!

  5. This time of year we miss our home State. The tradition of driving the children through Celebration in the Oaks, the walking tour, driving through Uptown to view the historic homes decorated to the nines in Christmas splendor. Hot chocolate and beignets at Morning Call on the way back home across the lake. The Christmas and New Years parties that only Louisiana folks know how to throw!! This Christmas tour brought back many fond memories for this Louisiana girl. Thank you, Karina. A very Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family! D-

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