Mardi Gras in New Orleans!!

If you’ve ever been to Mardi Gras (this is my first!), there’s no way to capture all of the splendor, wonder and chaos of the celebration down here in New Orleans, but I’ll give you a little taste of this morning’s festivities.  Live from the REX parade….

the beginning of this morning's Rex parade

here comes the King...

Rex's King 2012!

The Citadel's marching band

one of the many vibrant floats

"Why the Owl has Big Eyes"

the Texas A&M marching band

one of the parade lieutenants

LSU's marching band

some of the wonderful high school performers

more Rex lieutenants

the band plays on...

As everyone says down here, “Happy Mardi Gras“!!

À bientôt,


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  1. Tea & Sympathy on February 21, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Hey love the pics! looks like you had a great time. we love everything to do with cake and afternoon tea. so you can imagine how much we love mardi gra/fat tuesday. you might be interested in our post on F.T the British way.

    • katherine on February 22, 2012 at 9:04 am

      Thanks for the comment! I used to live in NYC and went to Tea & Sympathy dozens of times – I love it!!!

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