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Hi there! Welcome to the KLP Blog, a journal about all the things that I love about life. Stay a while and say hello!

Hi, I'm kayla.

As you read this, I am making my way south towards The Big Easy! I am about to “laissez les bon temps rouler” (“let the good times roll!”) while learning lots of new marketing magic from the ladies of Funnel Gorgeous. New Orleans is a vibrant and historic city with a rich culture, and there are many things to be excited about when visiting. Here are five things to be excited about in New Orleans:


New Orleans is known for its delicious Creole and Cajun cuisine. I am so excited to try dishes such as gumbo, jambalaya, and po’boys while I’m there. I am most looking forward to sweets (big shock, I know), and I cannot wait to try the fried little dough pillows called beignets. After doing some research, it seems like Cafe du Monde has the best of best beignets, so it is on my to do list.


New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and is known for its vibrant music scene. Anyone can find live music in many bars and clubs throughout the city. While I have no specific places to hit up on my trip, my goal is to find at least one place where I can sit, sip, and let my ears have a little vacation.


New Orleans is rich in history, and there are many historical sites to visit, such as the French Quarter, the Garden District, and the National World War II Museum. The French Quarter is for sure on my list (which should be easy, as I am staying in that area), but I also want to take a New Orleans cemetery tour, which I hear is amazing.


New Orleans is home to many famous festivals, such as Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, and the French Quarter Festival, which offer a unique blend of music, food, and culture. I will be missing Mardi Gras by about a week (which is fine with me), but I understand that the good times of that season happen year round, so I should be able to catch a second line band at some point.


The city is known for its vibrant atmosphere, from the colorful buildings to the friendly locals. Walking around the French Quarter and experiencing the unique architecture, lively atmosphere and friendly locals is an exciting experience on its own. You know me–I like to blend in a be a part of the scene, so this is one thing I cannot wait. I look forward to just seeing what this new-to-me-city has to offer.

As great as these five things to do in New Orleans are, I have just scratched the surface of what this city, I am sure. Be sure to follow along on Instagram and Facebook to see what else I find!

Kayla Lee is a Minnesota-based wedding and elopement photographer (and handcrafter and designer on the side). She serves elegant, authentic, sentimental couples who not only choose their own adventures, but also live them to the fullestSee more about the KLP Wedding Experience!


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