Last week, myself and over 100 other amazing entrepreneurs and small business owners gathered at the Portchartrain Hotel in New Orleans for the annual Rising Tide Society Leaders Retreat. The retreat was both inspirational and motivating. It was an incredible feeling to be in a room with hundreds of go-getters and talented people. During the retreat down-time, fellow leaders Lauren, Lara and I tried to see as much as New Orleans as we could in just a few hours.
Exploring New Orleans
Best place for beignets
You can't visit NOLA without eating a million beignets and tasting the infamous chicory coffee at Cafe du Monde. Since both Lauren and Lara are photographers, I couldn't resist posing for a few photos in front of some of the traditional New Orleans houses. Some of these houses were getting ready for Mardi Gras which starts this week!
Although we only spent about 48 hours in beautiful New Orleans, we got to see some of the key parts of this city. I'm really looking forward to going back checking out the local wedding venues like, Race & Religious which I have been DYING to visit! What else should we see on our next visit there?
Photographer Lauren Renee
Published by: Gabrielle Pinkerton in Lifestyle
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