Headed to New Orleans and ESSENCEFest for the First Time!
I am sitting here procrastinating on packing as I am wont to do. I just really hate this part of traveling. It’s so painful! GAAHHHH!
Anywho, I’m GEEKED because tomorrow, I’m going to New Orleans for the first time ever, and it’s for ESSENCEFest! ESSENCE Magazine’s annual weekend with music, influencers, activations and a bunch of other dopeness. Slated to be performing: Missy Elliott, Kendrick Lamar, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Charlie Wilson, and more.
I will be there as a social ambassador for McDonald’s 365Black. As always, I’ll be taking you along on my adventures in Nawlins. I’ll be taking over the @365Black Twitter account July 3-5, reporting from the Convention Center, Skate Jam, and anywhere else I end up at the Fest. So follow me there and you’ll see my tweets tagged with my name.
I am especially excited because New Orleans is the delicious food capital of the world (of carbs and seafood-loving people). I plan on eating ALL the rice, ALL the crawfish and ALL the beignets. If I don’t come back 5 pounds heavier, I have failed at my mission. Please drop recommendations of restaurants I NEED to check out and things I need to do.
Everyone keeps telling me I’m going to love New Orleans and I don’t doubt it. Any city that prioritizes rice as a main dish is one I will love dearly. But yes. EEEEEEE!!! NAWLINS! I’m gonna be in you!
Let me know if you’re gonna be there. We can do a mini hug-by at the convention center or something.