How Do You Celebrate Carnival? The Best Mardi Gras Decorations in New Orleans!

Mardi Gras time in New Orleans is unlike anywhere else in the world. Every city in America decorates for Halloween, Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving, but in New Orleans we have a holiday all to ourselves. And it is the best time of year!

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It's Carnival time! #nola

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Carnival Szn 📿💜💛💚⚜️

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New Orleans is filled with stories and smells, feeling and sounds and magic that can’t be easily shown in pictures. A frail elderly homeless lady begged me for food and was ashamed of begging, and receiving a hug from her was probably one of the best and saddest feelings. I met a Vietnam veteran who has severe PTSD excited about the plantains in his yard and came to help with disaster relief when a war buddy asked him to help after Katrina, and said he wasn’t political but leaving our people in Puerto Rico and Guam is wrong. I met a Hare Krishna monk who knew I practiced yoga, a kind and hip female business owner, an older man who unabashedly spoke out against our president and how it was a joke at first but now it’s terrible and terrifying and time to get it together. 🌫 The smells hang thick in the air, in this thick humid air a lady said is like soup you have to swim through, the smells made thicker and more pungent of inescapable excrement and thick cigarette smoke, and also the fresh floral gardenias and magnolia and holly flowers and the sweetness of crepes. The sparkle of dew on tulips is more subtle than the glittering plastic beads on broken glass in the street or the gold placards of history on old abandoned monasteries. The brass sounds of big jazz bands penetrate the air along with strings and cussing shouting voices, birdsong and white ibis and gulls and the faint squeak of a cat with eyes wide. . . . . #mardigras #stories #neworleans #travel #architecture #travellover #travelallover #springtime #flowers #blossoms #prose #poetry #traveler #louisiana #southerncharm #travelwithme #letsgoeverywhere #exploretheglobe #beautifuldestinations #discovering #journey #exploringtheglobe #welivetoexplore #travelmore #lovetotravel

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There are a number of experiences that I think every American should have at least once in her life — one of those being Mardi Gras. . . It's a celebration unlike anything else I've ever experienced. The already vibrant city of New Orleans becomes even more magical with a constant stream of upbeat Zydeco and jazz music drifting through the air, the extra sparkle from the thousands of strands of colorful beads hanging from every surface imaginable, and the indescribable excitement and positivity that's  infectious and puts everyone in a good mood. I call it Mardi Gras Magic. . . It's something that sticks with you well after you leave. . . If you're planning a trip or thinking about it, I’ve put together some tips on how to do Mardi Gras according to New Orleans locals. (Link in bio) . . #mardigras #mardigras2019 #neworleans #bigeasy #thebigeasy #carnival #carnival2019 #nola #instanola #sltravels #budgettravel #theeverygirl #theeverygirltravels #frenchquarter #bucketlost ##mardigrasparty #slhomes #bourbonstreet #usatodaytravel #showmeyournola #itsyournola #nola300 #onlylouisiana #iheartnola #onetimeinnola #experience

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