In the past week I have accomplished three separate things: I've finished with client work over at Cocoa L. Photography for 2015 (bittersweet!), wrapped up my second to last semester of undergrad at Montevallo (again, bittersweet... but mostly sweet), and I ran away to New Orleans for 24 hours the weekend before finals. The latter of those things was the least productive, but definitely the most fun. This time, 24 hours in New Orleans involved the following: discovering my favorite high school band band was in town as well and seeing them play The House of Blues, hopping around jazz clubs on Frenchmen St and visiting the art market, crashing at my favorite little hostel, coffee at Morning Call in City Park the next day, wandering around as much of the city as I could reasonably cover with only a few hours to spare and the streetcars for transportation, eating fancy cheese (shoutout to the desk girl at my hostel for recommending St James Cheese Company for lunch), exploring weird vintage shops on Magazine St, seeing families decorate their houses for Christmas, only getting really lost once (it's a Christmas miracle!), and- of course- a whole lot of people watching. Colorful, lively New Orleans is the best city for people watching.