Mardi Gras is a great time for you and your family. With a little advanced planning it is easy to do with kids. These are my must haves.
Mardi Gras is fun for any and all. These are some helpful tips and tricks to enjoying the season with the entire family.
We are in the thick of Mardi Gras Ball season in New Orleans. Mardi Gras Krewe celebrations range from formal, black tie balls to themed, costumed events to extravaganzas. And everything in between. Each invitation to a ball will come with a dress code. More formal events will of course require a lady to wear… Continue reading Mardi Gras Ball Style
I’ve got my mind on king cake and king cake on my mind. If you have heard of New Orleans you probably know about our beloved dessert of the Carnival season, King Cake. While some bakers may offer king cake year round if you are from here you have been told no king cake before… Continue reading Twelfth Night
In the spring last year my friend Emily asked if I wanted to join her promenade group, the Prima Donnas, for this years Mardi Gras. She nominated me and in June I received my letter saying that I had been accepted. I was excited and anticipating our hat party in August where we get to… Continue reading The Making of a Prima Donna
We have always tried to include our kids in the things that we do. Both Justin and I were really social people before we had kids and loved attending events and festivals and anything in between. All of them have been attending events like French Quarter Festival since they were 6 months or so old. … Continue reading Kids Mardi Gras Outfit Ideas
This is the first time I have participated in a Mardi Gras Krewe. I have been able to ride in a few parades over the years but always as a chaperone and I wasn’t an actual member of the Krewe. When I was asked by my friend, Emily, if I wanted her to nominate me… Continue reading Prima Donnas Ball
If you have never attended a Mardi Gras Ball you really are missing out. They are exciting and fun and a true experience to see. We have been to several over the years and they never disappoint from the entertainment to the fashion. Mardi Gras balls are a different type of event to dress for. … Continue reading Mardi Gras Ball Fashion
We are officially moving on from Christmas and on to Mardi Gras in the King House. We kept our tree up like good New Orleanians until King’s Day but they rest came down shortly after Christmas Day. We are now officially in Mardi Gras mode… We had a wonderful Christmas. I would say one of… Continue reading All Things Mardi Gras
A few months back I did a post about how Lilly Pulitzer had so many incredible options for fall. They have been pigeon holed as a spring/summer/resort wear line and the truth is they are so much more. I had a fitting with the ladies at Palm Village Mandeville – A Lilly Pulitzer Store on… Continue reading Lilly Pulitzer with Tights and Booties