“All the way from Bourbon Street to Esplanade, they sashay by, they sashay by.” Anyone know that song by Louisiana’s LeRoux? I love it. It’s an awesome song and I was there in the Crescent City with two girl friends on October 22. Cynthia Eden has a book set there that releases pretty soon if it hasn’t already and I have my series set partially in The Big Easy as well (Book One will be out in April, 2012). Our other friend, Katie Reus is still plotting and planning her novel to be set there. We took a day trip to make pictures for Cynthia’s website, my book trailers and for Katie to use for inspiration.
We hung out in the French Quarter, visited St. Louis Cemetery and the Garden District. We found Anne Rice’s house as well as Archie Manning’s house (Remember him? He was a famous Saints’ quarterback before he had the famous sons, Eli and Payton). We also had beignets at Cafe DuMonde and a po-boy in a Quarter restaurant. It was a grand day. Cynthia and I even had our palms read (for research- and man, was that chick odd- she’s gonna make a great character in a story).
So, I’m gonna show you some of the pics I took. This video I’ve chosen also has some great shots of the different areas of the city. New Orleans is like four or five cities in one. Very eclectic and our most European city in the United States. I love the place.