An Anniversary Celebration, New Orleans Style

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Crescent City Living LLC Licensed LA RE Commission

Many, many years ago (28 to be exact), my wonderful husband and I were married right here on the West Bank, at Algiers United Methodist Church.  I remember the sun streaming through the stained glass windows on that hot June afternoon in 1980, long before we ever dreamed we would have 4 children, 2 dogs, a cat, a mortgage, car notes and all of the other grown up responsibilities that come with being...well, grown up (which is completely overrated, by the way)

 

                                      Algiers United Methodist

 

In typical New Orleans fashion, we still live in Algiers, just a stone's throw from the houses we were both raised in only 4 blocks from each other.  While lots of couples choose to travel to celebrate their wedding anniversaries, we chose to stay local.  With dinner reservations at that New Orleans original, Ruth's Chris Steak House, we headed out to spend an evening downtown enjoying our fabulous city.

 

 Fulton Street in New Orleans Ruth's Chris NOLA

 View of Fulton Street from outside Ruth's Chris                       The interior of Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

 

Dinner at Ruth's Chris NOLA creme brulee

   I highly recommend the steak and shrimp                          Yummy creme brulee...

            (and the sinful creamed spinach)

 

wine 2 fulton street 3

                        A little wine....                                                        A little music.....

 

What better way to celebrate not just our wedding anniversary, but the rebirth of our city as well.

 

Happy Anniversary, honey...

 

 


 

When buying or selling a home on the West Bank of New Orleans or relocating to the New Orleans West Bank, you deserve local expertise and advice. Lisa Heindel provides full time, professional real estate services to buyers, sellers and military transferees in Algiers, Algiers Point, Belle Chasse, Gretna, Terrytown, Harvey, Marrero, Westwego and more.

              

 

Here's the disclaimer part:  The opinions expressed here are strictly those of the author, but you are free to share yours in the comments.  All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Copyright 2008.  Lisa Heindel, All rights reserved.

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Amanda Evans
DFW Living - Fort Worth, TX
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Lisa, Happy Anniversary! I think it is so incredibly sweet that you and your hubby share such a great love for NOLA and Algiers. 

Jun 29, 2008 12:17 PM #1
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Elaine Hanson
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Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!  I know you had a great time and I'm so happy for you.  You have a beautiful family together.  A toast to you both -- To many more happy years together, may they be filled with many new adventures together! 

Jun 29, 2008 12:24 PM #2
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Laura Cerrano
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Lisa, I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful anniversary....the city looks just beautiful and Ruth Chris is wonderful, we have one here not far from me.

Jun 29, 2008 12:28 PM #3
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Brian Block
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Lisa, Happy Anniversary!  Not many dinners are better than one at Ruth's Chris -- one of my favorite steakhouses.  I'm getting hungry just thinking about it.  I'm almost a quarter of way there to your 28 years and will be celebrating 7 in September.

Jun 29, 2008 12:41 PM #4
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Crystal Ledbetter
Texas Home Group - Montgomery, TX

Happy Anniversary, sounds like a great way to celebrate! The food looks yummy, maybe its time to plan a trip to New Orleans! We honeymooned at the Monteleone way back when, ah it will be 26 years this Sept!

Jun 29, 2008 12:53 PM #5
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Mana Tulberg
805 County Real Estate - Camarillo, CA
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Lisa, Happy Anniversary. Those pictures all look so beautiful and romantic. Ours was June 26th and we both spent it in bed sick (now how romantic is that?!!!)

Jun 29, 2008 12:55 PM #6
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Lisa Heindel
Crescent City Living LLC - New Orleans, LA
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Amanda, I DO love my city :)

Elaine, thank you...I think we toasted enough last night!

Carole, have you been there?  The original location here in NOLA was lost during Katrina, so I'm very happy to see the new location right in the heart of the city.

Brian, I am such a creature of habit, that I don't even look at the menu...I always order the same thing.  This time I got crazy and added the shrimp :)

Crystal, a NOLA honeymoon?  How wonderful!  I hope you get back down here again - it's still a beautiful city.

Jun 29, 2008 12:59 PM #7
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Lisa Heindel
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Mana, well a belated Happy Anniversary/Get Well to you both!  I'm sure you can make up for it next weekend, right?  Right?  :)

Jun 29, 2008 01:00 PM #8
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Judi Morgan
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Lisa, Happy Anniversary! 

Jun 29, 2008 03:41 PM #9
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Lisa Heindel
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Judi, thank you and cheers!

Jun 29, 2008 04:03 PM #10
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Kim Wood
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Happy Anniversary! And I'd love to sample the shrimp & spinach any day!!! Ok... wine too :)

Jun 30, 2008 01:57 AM #11
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Crystal Ledbetter
Texas Home Group - Montgomery, TX

Well, we were moving from Tx, to Georgia right after the wedding for my husband to start his new job, it was not my first choice destination but my husband made it very romantic, I still remember the roof top pool with lunch and the musician that he hired to serenade me, we had the whole roof all to our self, he and the hotel made it a very special time   

the next year he took me to Bermuda,

 

Jun 30, 2008 02:33 AM #12
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Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
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Lisa - Thanks for sharing.....your dinner looked fabulous. And 28 years and 4 children..that is terrific.

Jun 30, 2008 11:18 AM #13
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Lisa Heindel
Crescent City Living LLC - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Real Estate Broker

Kim, the wine can be deadly - watch out! :)

Crystal, it sounds like you've got a great hubby!!  Serenaded on a roof top?  I thought that only happened in the movies!!

Terrie, thanks for stopping by.  I'm just a little proud that we've made it this far :)

Jun 30, 2008 12:49 PM #14
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