Guess jeans, H&M shirt, GAP sweater, ROMWE jacket and shoes, gifted tribal necklace

Last week, we took a lovely vacation in New Orleans. It was my first time in NOLA, and it was the perfect place to relax, eat and drink during the holiday season.

I refused to let my nagging scratchy throat get in the way of the first vacation we had since 2010. With generous helpings of soup, Nyquil and Earl Grey, I managed to enjoy the Big Easy without any downtime. But as soon as we were back in LA in time for New Year’s Eve, it was as if my sinuses knew that it was party time. I started 2012 wrapped up in blankets at home, nursing a nasty sore throat-cold-fever combination.

Guess jeans, H&M turtleneck, Urban Outfitters top, ROMWE shoes

Here are a few photos from our trip for you while I recover. Looking back, I wish I had photographed all the delicious gumbo, pecan-crusted catfish, po-boys, bread puddings, beignets and café au lait I consumed.

Guess jeans, H&M turtleneck and coat, ROMWE shoes

I’m looking forward to more eating, drinking and more vacations in the new year!