NOLA: weekend before Mardi Gras
So far I’ve been incredibly fortunate with my Airbnb hosts as I travel. Sending up big gratitude today!
I have no idea how I’m gonna eat all this cake. But I’m damn sure gonna try!
I learned this from a friend and former NOLA resident, Lisa Perk:
You have until midnight on Mardi Gras Day. If you pace yourself and your pancreas you can do it!You’re heading into Lent (whether you believe or not )I will say that they have tried to create a king cake thing for any holiday, but purists only eat them between King’s Day (1/6) and the eve of Ash Wednesday.If you are staying in NO for Lent, you are in for a treat. There’s a lot to miss about living there but one of the things I miss the most are the Lenten Friday menus.And Lent gives you time to recover for Jazz Fest (which admittedly may not be happening this year)And I also assume the St Patrick’s Day parades will also be canceled this year…but usually you can go to parade route and catch a few cabbages.Yep. Cabbages.
If you’re an aspiring freelancer who’s working up the courage to leave the day job… good news! I’m sharing all the things I WISH I’d known before making the leap so that hopefully your journey goes a little more smoothly than mine.