Birthday Beignets

Everyone should eat beignets on their birthday! Last year, for my 34th, I celebrated at Cafe du Monde….


…since I’m in New Orleans again, we continued the tradition…


…except this location is in a mall. How perfect for a Jersey Girl like myself!


Although the original French Market cafe is a must-experience for any tourist, I greatly appreciated the warmth/calmness of the food court…


…the river view…


…and being able to watch the beignets being born!





C’mere, ya hot beautiful babies!!!


No coffee for me this year, I ate 3 straight up…



…dipped in whatever extra sugar I could find



Afterwards, we wiped ourselves off and boarded a trolley. It’s cold today so this was a perfect morning activity!



Now it’s time for what may become another birthday tradition – DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE!!!

Happy X-mas Eve!!!

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  • vanillasugarblog

    happy birthday sweetie
    you done celebrated it right–just like I would.
    i wonder how much powdered sugar they go through a year?

  • Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    Happy Birthday!!! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with beignets:-)

  • Jolene (

    Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!!!

  • Becki @ Bites ‘n Brews

    Happy birthday, Lynn! So glad you’re not sick like last year and can fully enjoy your trip!

    • actorsdiet

      Yes! NOLA is a LOT more fun when you’re not sick!!!

  • Dorothy

    happy birthday and christmas eve!!! <3

  • emily (a nutritionist eats)

    Happy Birthday Lynn! What a wonderful start to your birthday! :)

  • Vegyogini

    Happy birthday, Lynn! A traditional New Orleans adventure seems like the perfect way to celebrate!

  • Nichole

    Happy birthday!

  • walkinge

    Happy birthday, Lynn! Looking forward to another great year of your blog posts and acting!

  • Ada

    Sorry I’m a day late but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Glad you are having a fun time in New Orleans:)

  • Lindsay

    So funny to stumble onto this post today~ that mall and riverwalk you snapped pics of I used to walk through every 4-5 days for 9 months when I worked for Carnival Cruise Lines! It brought back a smile and some found memories for me, and I adore beignets~ just scrumptious! If you get a chance when you are there, Stanley’s breakfast place in Jackson Square is phenomenal…corn encrusted oysters over poached eggs…I’d walk BLOCKS just to get there for an off-board treat!

  • Emily

    Happy (belated) Birthday! What a beautiful way to celebrate!
    I’m glad you enjoyed yourself. :)

  • Susy

    Health, peace, happiness and love in his heart. Happy birthday! =)