The Hotel Mazarin is beautiful. An old building right in the French Quarter with lovely architecture.
I came in early so I checked my luggage and went for a walk. I stopped by Cafe Du Monde for a Beignet. Everyone said to come here. Stood in line for about ten minutes so not too bad. I also decided to try the Chicory Coffee which is also a New Orleans staple. Have to say I was not impressed, sorry everyone!!
Stopped into this lovely stationary store and bought a new wax seal and some metallic sealing wax
New Orleans has such beautiful buildings and the history/stories behind them are very interesting..
In the evening we had our first meal with my fellow artists and the folks from Golden. They gave us a goodie bag filled with fun New Orleans souvenirs as we shared cocktails and got to meet each other. I had my first oyster (tasted like dirt) but, the rest of the food was lovely.