Exploring New Orleans with Blogtour NOLA

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New Orleans architecture - pink two story home, green shutters, gray iron work. | The Decorating Diva, LLC Architectural delights in the French Quarter swathed in colors rich in history and beauty.

Architecture and design tour of New Orleans: Buildings on Rue de Chartres in Jackson Square. | The Decorating Diva, LLC Buildings adorned with lace-like iron work balconies dressed with spring flowers on Rue de Chartres in Jackson Square.

Street psychics divining futures in Jackson Square New Orleans. | The Decorating Diva, LLC Fortune-tellers divining futures.

New Orleans Jazz Band serenading the crowds of tourists in Jackson Square. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Jazz band preparing to entertain the crowds.

Majestic beauty of St. Louis Cathedral on a cloudy, overcast day. | The Decorating Diva, LLC Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France, also called St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square.

Architectural allure in the heart of the French Quarter - Napolean House restaurant. | The Decorating Diva, LLC Courtyard lunch at Napoleon House.

Delicious confections from Baton Rouge based interior designer Stacy Naquin. | The Decorating Diva, LLC Delicious confections from interior designer Stacy Naquin.

Dainty notes from couture stationary company, Write Robinson | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Dainty notes from couture stationary company, Write Robinson.

Lovely toile de jouy gift from Antiques Diva, Toma Haines. | The Decorating Diva, LLC Admiring my BlogTour NOLA swag bag (contents of which will be shared in next post!) and gorgeous custom tote from the effervescent Toma Haines of Antiques Diva.

Verdi Gris, patina menu at SoBou: A Spirited Restaurant in New Orleans. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

BlogTour NOLA opening night dinner at the exquisite SoBou.

Chic cocktails at South Bourbon restaurant | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Toasting the end to a fabulous and fun-filled day with friends and beautiful sights in the enchanting city of New Orleans.

Rooftop evening view at Marriott Renaissance Nw Arts hotel in arts/warehouse district New Orleans | The Decorating Diva, LLC Perfect end to a perfect day –  relaxing retreat to the roof-top pool and spa for an after dinner chat with friends old and new.

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