January 27, 2010

California and Louisiana (and Vegas, baby!)

Here it is Wednesday already, which usually means some delicious French cheese tasting for la Fête du Fromage. Not this week, however.
Tomorrow morning my annual trek back to the States begins bright and early, so the cheese has been put on hold until I return to la belle France in a few weeks.

First I'm heading to my sister's house in California to see my nieces, nephews, brother in law and this wonderful object. I've missed it so much. Yes, I've also missed my family, but if you knew this coffee maker you would know why I'm so smitten.
I'm hoping the weather will be as gorgeous as it was the last time I was there.

And we'll be taking a little side trip to Vegas, baby!

Then on to New Orleans for some good times with great friends. Not to mention a fried shrimp po' boy or two, some red beans and rice, bacon pralines, crayfish anything and lots of decadence for Mardi Gras.
All that AND the New Orleans Saints are playing in the Superbowl this year. It is going to be crazy!

Look for many stories and photos from the road.

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Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Have a fabulous trip, sounds super! I hope the warm weather is there for you too! Bring some back and send it to the UK :-)

Look forward to seeing it all.

Nadege said...

Have a wonderful time!
The weather should be great (depending where you be in Ca).
Go see cirque d'O. I love the Bellagio. (The Wynn and Encore are not bad either).

veronica said...

Have a great trip! Hope to meet up again when you get back :)

spacedlaw said...

I suppose that means no International Fete du Fromage this month?

Anonymous said...

New Orleans is absolutely nuts right now, and it will continue thru Mardi Gras. Sean Payton will be in the Orpheus parade, and if they win the Super Bowl that parade will be insane.

Qu'est-ce qui se passe dans Nawlins séjours en Nawlins!

maria said...

i am familiar with the magnifica - it is a dandy of a machine (i work at williams-sonoma and we carry it)anyway....i am going to vegas too! i will be there this weekend - are you in so. cal? if you find yourself with any....any...any time at all (which i doubt you will) maybe we can have some coffee? have a wonderful vacation.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Have a wonderful time, Loulou! We're actually going to be in California soon also but you'll probably be on your way to Vegas or New Orleans by then. Enjoy your family and your vacances!

meredith said...

ve fun Loulou...that sandwich is to die for!

katiez said...

Have a wonderful trip - and enjoy the warm weather... for me, too!

Chow and Chatter said...

love your blog just found it as I plan to make the Pork Colombo today have fun in the states, adore the South of France and just went to Saint Martin lol Rebecca

Loulou said...

Thank you! So far I'm having a wonderful time and we're flying to Las Vegas tomorrow. It should be a blast!
Hope your weather has improved by now.

I'm near Santa Cruz and other than some rain last night it has been beautiful!
We're staying at Aria, a new hotel.

Merci! See you soon

no, I've put it off until March. But that doesn't mean you should stop eating cheese until then! :)

Loulou said...

New Orleans is going to be CRAZY! I'm so excited!

We're arriving Sunday afternoon, so I'll probably just miss you. Maybe next time! :) Let me know if you're still there...
Isn't that coffee maker the best?

Thanks! I hope you have a great trip as well.

I can't wait to get a hold of one!

Loulou said...

Thanks! I'll enjoy the warm weather for both of us.

chow and chatter
That is a great recipe! Hope you love it as much as I do. Thanks for commenting...I look forward to reading your blog!