The Krewe of Red Beans paraded through the Marigny on Lundi Gras in New Orleans, La. Monday, March 4, 2019. Photo by Matthew Hinton

Everything still hurts and we’re dying 😩

Thursday-Tuesday is a blur, and everything around us is moving slow. Extra long Carnival = extra long recovery, right?

by Mary Staes | March 7, 2019

So we’re two days removed from Mardi Gras Madness, but we still haven’t recovered fully. Thursday-Tuesday is a blur, and everything around us is moving slow. Extra long Carnival = extra long recovery, right?

How to get over Mardi Gras withdrawals

Tuesday was a blast. An artic blast, but we still made it out to have some fun. How do you recover from your Mardi Gras Blues? We’ve got a few ways, including a host of epic eggs sandwiches – because let’s face it, we’re still waking up late this week.

Behind the scenes of Carnival couture

Surely while you were at the parades you oooh’ed and ahhh’ed at the fabulous mantles and headpieces of krewe royalty. One shop in Gentilly outfits almost 30 stunning designs, which take weeks to complete.

The Tweeting of the Courts

In standard New Orleans fashion, if you can’t beat ’em, make fun of ’em. 🤷NOLA Twitter took off Tuesday night, closing out Mardi Gras with a laugh as #RexComus poked fun at high society from the outside. 

What to do this weekend…

Friday

Lenten Crawfish Boil at The Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal – 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Gilmore Girl Trivia Pub Crawl – 6 – 8 p.m.

Saturday

Cookie Dough Bliss Grand Opening – Noon – 10 p.m.
Weiner Dog Races at the Fair Grounds – 12:30 p.m.

Sunday

Soul Fest at the Audubon Zoo – 10:45 a.m. until close

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Mary Staes

Mary Staes

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.

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