Our first Mardi Gras has officially come and gone, and it was even better than I thought it could be! We made it to most of the parades, had a lot of great times with friends, and saw the real Mardi Gras scene... which is very different than I think most people imagine.
Just a warning- this post is preeeeetty picture heavy. (I've even got too many pictures for one post, so those from Fat Tuesday itself will come later.)
The season kicked off with Krewe du Vieux, a satirical parade that's known for poking fun at politicians, celebrities, and the media. On the way to watch in the Marigny, Will's vintage New Orleans Jazz t-shirt got him an interview with a couple of Madrid-based reporters.
I only took my camera to a couple of the parades, but here's a smattering of iPhone pictures from the days leading up to Mardi Gras. If you follow on Instagram, you may have seen a few of them already.
Wigs and false eyelashes infiltrated my wardrobe this week.
How did everyone else spend their Mardi Gras?! I've heard that other cities have mini-parades and celebrations, which is pretty awesome!