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Oscar of New Orleans

If you’re looking for a beautiful, one of a kind hand made souvenir from New Orleans that won’t break the bank you should check out Oscar of New Orleans. Oscar’s been selling his handmade art for over 25 years and not only are his pieces colorful and unique, they’re also very affordable. His earrings and pins start at $10 each. For reals! Last time I was in NOLA I couldn’t resist and ended up buying 2 pairs of Dia de los Muertos calavera earrings. They’re totes adorbs. I love them <3

And I REALLY love his slogan ‘Life is short. Love somebody.’

Great advice. 🙂

Las Calaveras Earrings

You can find Oscar directly across from N’awlins Cafe and Spice Emporium in the French Market.

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Elizabeth’s Restaurant

My goal on this trip to NOLA was to get out of the Quarter and find some local spots to eat, drink and be merry.

I set out on the first day on a bike borrowed from my guest house, The Lions Inn, with a mission. I was determined to find some great food that wouldn’t break the bank. The last two times I was in NOLA I never did find a meal that lived up to the hype.  But then again I never did leave the Quarter :/

As I cruised down river on Chartres, past the New Orleans Creative Arts Center, past a huge wall of street art, I came upon Elizabeth’s Restaurant. I stopped my bike and watched a few people go in and out. Looked like locals. Maybe a few tourists, but not too many. I yelped it and  decided to ride by later for lunch.

Holy shit am I glad I did. I had the redneck eggs ($14) and a Bloody Mary. Both were out of this world. Seriously. One of the best Bloody Marys I’ve EVER had and the redneck eggs. Well….I came back twice 🙂

Definitely stop by here for breakfast or brunch when you’re in town. They’re also open for dinner.


The food here is fucking amazing.
The food here is fucking amazing.

Elizabeth’s is located at 601 Gallier (at Chartres) in the Bywater.

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