I got some sightseeing in today. I met up with Felicia (@thegeekyblogger) for breakfast (I would not recommend their eggs and grits since they needed seasoning but the bacon was tasty) at Cafe Beignet before heading over to the Jackson Square area.
|St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square|
We stopped by Cafe du Monde and had some beignets. I now can say I prefer Cafe Beignet's beignets because they're fluffier; although the crispy Cafe du Monde ones were good too.
|Powdered, sugary goodness|
I spent the rest of the afternoon in panels and various events.
|Jeaniene Frost and me!|
|Awesome outfits at the Steampunk Tea.|
Then it was time for cocktail hour and dinner. Here are some photos with some of my Twitter friends.
|Here I am with international visitors Marcela (@BookaholicCat) and Julie (@JulieYMandKAC)|
|Me with Tori (@smexys_sidekick) and Pamela (@SpazP)|
|Mandi (@Smexybooks) and me |
(Doesn't Mandi look like she just came from the beach with her pretty, tropical-looking dress & fruity drink?)
|Jen (@RedHotBooks) and me|
|Felicia (@thegeekyblogger) and me (ignore my askew frames!)|
Then, being the old fuddy-duddy that I am, I went back to my hotel room and took a 2 hour nap (skipping the masquerade/dance after dinner) so I could go to the small burlesque midnight show at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse -- burlesque dancers backed by a jazz band.
I've got an early start tomorrow, so I better get to bed now.