I foam at the mouth at any mention of markets. Farmer’s markets, flea markets, I love it all. Cheap flea markets are my happy place, so of course I had to find one during my last trip to New York City.
After doing some research I decided that I had to check out the Fort Greene Flea Market in Brooklyn, which houses over 150 vendors every Saturday.
In light of recent events, I wanted to take a break from posts about places far and wide and focus on the place I grew up and have lived practically all my life – Lafayette, Louisiana.
Now, Lafayette is an amazing place, often overshadowed by tourists and news by New Orleans. Last year, Lafayette gained a lot of national news coverage when a study showed that it was the “Happiest City in the United States.” We Lafayette natives were proud that our city, our little city, was finally getting the attention it deserved.
However, more recently, Lafayette gained national again – but this time for a reason no one saw coming, and a reason no one was happy about. There was a shooting in a local movie theater, a movie theater that I went to all the time back when I was in Lafayette, a movie theater that many of my friends live near. Two girls were killed, and about nine others injured.
Summer is upon us people, which means it’s music festival season!
How appropriate that my last weekend in the US before my big move was spent at my favorite event in my hometown – Festival International de Louisiane. I’ve been dying to share with ya’ll about this festival because it really is my favorite thing about where I live!
It was a weekend filled with family, friends, music, food, and so much happiness before I really cracked down on finishing up packing and cleaning before my big move tomorrow!
I know its THURSDAY and I have yet to post this week, and for that I am oh, so sorry. BUT! I have a great reason! I was in full-fledged Mardi Gras mode. It has been absolute madness here in my neck of the woods since Friday with all of the celebrations and parties and balls going on. For Mardi Gras is the most magical, most wonderful, most insane, most fun, most wonderful time of the year here in Louisiana (or maybe the world in general).
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m obsessed with travel. I mean, obviously, I have a blog dedicated to it. I specifically love traveling around Europe – there’s just something about the culture, the cities, and the lifestyle that I just absolutely adore. Although I’ve been on my fair share of trips through Europe, I also think I’ve visited my fair share of great destinations here in the good ol’ US of A. I have a never-ending list of “places I must go to before I die” (don’t we all) around the world, but my list of cities here in the states keeps growing as well!