13 Party Essentials for Your New Orleans Bachelorette Weekend
With your intimate and artsy New Orleans wedding right around the corner, you're probably counting down the days until your bach celebration with your besties. But before you can let loose and go a little crazy on Bourbon Street, you want to make sure you're stocked with the right bachelorette essentials for a truly epic Big Easy shindig. Scroll on for 14 New Orleans-inspired picks you need to get the party started.
Kodak PRINTOMATIC Instant Digital Camera ($70): There's no doubt that capturing every second of your bachelorette weekend is a must. We love that this pink camera gives you the best of both digital + instant film worlds.
SymbolicLife Personal Tarot Deck ($36): You'll definitely need this travel-friendly tarot deck to dive right into the mystic culture. Bonus points if you and your girls also get your palms read by a local at the famous Bottom of the Cup Tea Room.
Greats The Royale in Ultra Violet ($180): From exploring the French Market to holding hands through spooky cemeteries and shopping with your besties in the Garden District, you'll be doing a whole lotta walking. Go ahead and treat yourself to these luxe, high-end sneakers fit for any NOLA bride-to-be.
J.Crew Bon Temps T-shirt ($40): Let the good times roll with your squad in these matching tops featuring New Orleans' storied Vieux Carré neighborhood. It's an instant souvenir that your crew can wear over and over again.
Mark & Graham Gemstone Initial Necklace ($89): Skip some of the wild Bourbon Street shenanigans and opt for a classy beaded necklace instead. They're gorgeous and totally regret-free!
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!