By all logic, New Orleans should be my least favorite place on earth. It’s disgustingly hot and humid, it’s filthy, I hate seafood of all kinds, my tolerance for zydeco music is extremely limited, and the degrading squalor passing for “fun” that is Bourbon Street is depressing in every possible facet. Really, I should have suffered (and made the Mr. suffer) during every second of that first visit. Against all odds, however, New Orleans felt like home the minute I arrived, and became dearer and dearer to me on each subsequent trip. We messed up our travel plans and didn’t get to take our trip in 2005; had we been better organized, we would have been there during Katrina. Although I’m very grateful that we missed being part of a disaster, I still feel pointlessly guilty for not being there to offer my useless “support.”

The Fauborg Marigny is the neighborhood to the immediate east of the French Quarter and is composed of shotgun shacks, light industry, and a steady increase in hipster residents and all the coffeeshops, bars and restaurants that go along with them. It’s probably my favorite neighborhood in the city, and it is amazing to me that so many people travel in droves to New Orleans and never go beyond the puke-filled gutters of Bourbon Street.

As for Marigny: If you speak any French, place names in New Orleans will give you a lot of trouble: under no circumstances should you pronounce any French word on a street sign or map with anything resembling a French accent. (This is not the case with French words on menus, which must be spoken through one’s nose with as much Frainchness as one can muster). Actually, Fauborg Marigny in localese is semi-French, but since a true NOLA accent sounds a lot like Brooklyn, Marigny comes out a lot like “marinate” without the final T.

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8 Comments on “marigny”

  1. #1 PetitChat
    on Aug 6th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Just lovely! I adore all of your recolors and sets

    (in fact, I think I have all of them >_> )

  2. #2 Anatoliah
    on Aug 9th, 2008 at 11:07 pm


  3. #3 morriganrane
    on Aug 18th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Bah, I love the Quarter but the touristy areas slightly annoy me and I perfer to walk on any street but bourbon, especially the streets that are just a little less traveled. If you are ever down there for Halloween or mardi gras you should take a (rather long walk) down the quarter until you get to Frenchmen. Frenchman is where the locals have their Mardi gras. My boyfriend and I always go to the hookah cafe on frenchman and decantur. Expensive, but quite a nice bar, the boyfriend and his friend smokes their flavored tobacco and I sit with a book, a drink and I people watch, it is one of the best places to watch the costumes walk by.
    OH! And the best Italian place around for pizza(Or their huge salads, that’s what I always get) Is Mona Lisa’s. Its more of a local spot and you can walk by without noticing, but it’s really good food for a decent price, unlike that slop they feed the tourists.
    1212 Royal St. (bet. Barracks & Governor Nicholls Sts.)
    I think that you are doing an awesome job on the Orleans feel on the items you’ve been doing.

  4. #4 lola
    on Sep 15th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    I love it! it’s amazing and a bit victorian :), really fits the wall color, w/c reminds me is the wall included too? i really want that furniture to match up with the wall u used ^^

  5. #5 joybee88
    on Oct 3rd, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Sooooooooo cool!
    Love ur stuff! Shame on me for not discovering this place earlier

  6. #6 Slyx
    on Oct 19th, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    It’s just breathtaking. Thank you so much for your beautiful, beautiful recolors and for the easy link to the meshes.

  7. #7 jilly2
    on Oct 28th, 2008 at 10:14 am

    I love this set!

  8. #8 Kristin
    on Sep 12th, 2009 at 10:43 am

    I absolutely adore this set! I recently lost all of my downloads and I’m working on getting them all back. I can’t get to the meshes, though. The site won’t load… Any ideas? I HAVE to have this set back…lol

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