Jazz and Louisiana specialties from Creole gumbo and jambalaya to spicy Cajun style blacken catfish will be flowing in full force for the swarms of visitors anticipated in the coming weeks. This unique cuisine is just a few of the highlights served up in New Orleans during its annual celebration of Mardi Gras.

There a three color scheme  in the ‘Big Easy’ that is represented during this event.  Purple signifies Justice, green indicates Faith and Gold implies Power. The tradition is established In its parades with beads being thrown down to the passerby's in these colors. Music will be blasting from every  club and restaurant in the Quarter but there is a side of Mardi Gras that is not typically the first thing that comes to mind.  

Mardi Gras Balls are an extremely extravagant by invitation only for the Krewe. Debutantes are introduced at the Ball Tableau when the identity of the King and Queen of the festival is revealed.

New Orleans is certainly one of the best travel destinations to hit on the horizon in the first quarter of the year. It is certainly an experience one will never forget. Floats, masks, beads, food and music can be had all in one place right now until ‘Fat Tuesday’, February 12th.

One designer bag that proves less is more for true day comfort, especially when just needing the necessities is an authentic Louis Vuitton Twin Pochette GM.

Swing those arms and remain hands free to dance in the French Quarter. Monica Cruz and Hilary Duff own this one which will never weighs a girl down.

This pre-owned pochette is so versatile it can be carried and look sharp whether wearing sneakers and a sports watch or heels and dripping in diamonds.

Crafted as a petite flap bag in the signature Louis Vuitton monogram coated canvas and natural cowhide trim, it opens and closes with ease via a snap magnetic closure.

The pre-owned Louis Vuitton is small enough and will never get in the way during any activity. The shoulder strap of the Louis Vuitton Pochette can be worn a multitude of ways. Its strap is not only adjustable but can be removed completely to become a stylish clutch.

The interior is lined with neutral colored Alcantara material with enough space for necessary essentials.  

The authentic Louis Vuitton Twin Pochette GM is light and convenient and perfect for a walk down Bourbon Street  to a few jazz clubs.