Last weekend, we traveled to New Orleans to get some inspiration for our blog! In a city full of culture and great food, we definitely found it! Besides just hanging out on Bourbon Street and eating pizza at the daiquiri place on every corner, we took a city tour and ate really amazing food. A couple of things that we plan on making for Tasty Tuesday include Pickled Green Beans and Fried Green Tomatoes! We also had an Irish Coffee (coffee/creamer with Jameson whiskey) and now we’re obsessed.
Last Saturday was the annual Red Dress Run in New Orleans. Usually it’s a girls only weekend, but this year, we decided to invite our husbands.
We like to look like a group whenever we go by all having something in common, so we decided to make / wear red tutus this year! Below is the DIY.
DIY No-Sew Tutu
– 12 yards of tulle
– something to wrap the ribbon around (I used a chair with pillows)
1. Cut the tulle into strips.
2. Measure the ribbon around your waste (with a little extra room to make a bow.)
3. Start tying the tulle around the ribbon until you’ve made it all around.
Red Dress Run is one of my favorite events EVER. Everything in New Orleans is pretty chillax, but there are two rules that you must follow in order to participate in this event: 1) you have to wear a red dress – the more outlandish, the better and 2) have fun!
RDR takes place the second Saturday in August and is basically a huge party. For $40, if you buy your ticket the first day it goes on sale like we do, you get all the beer you can drink, a BBQ lunch, and some sort of RDR memorabilia/swag! Even with all of that cool stuff…the main reason why this event is so awesome is because ALL of the proceeds goes to local charities in NOLA!
This year, RDR celebrated its 20th anniversary, and Christine and me celebrated our 5th anniversary of participating in the event!! Each year has been truly amazing and has been a completely difference experience depending on who we go with! I’m so happy we’ve made RDR our annual girls weekend trip and already can’t wait for next year.
PS – You can read about the RDR history here.