Essence Festival New Orleans, It’s Lit luv!

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 Essence Festival 2018

I’m a first timer this year at Essence Festival. I’ve always wanted to come down for Essence, but just never got everything together to make it, and then the next thing I knew it was happening, and I was seeing the pics and posts from everyone else. That’s generally how it works though, right?

Well, this year I packed my bags and gathered my girls for the ultimate black girl magic festival of the year. We jumped on a flight a few hours ago, and now here we are jamming to the sounds of NOLA nights and hanging out in the streets looking for beads. Gotta watch my Insta stories to see all the FUN we're having at Essence Festival! It’s lit, Luv!

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THINGS I LOVE ABOUT ESSENCE FESTIVAL

1. I’m loving the culture. Everyone loving and connecting in one space is just life! Connect, enjoy, & empower! Yesssssss!

2. I’m really getting to enjoy myself! I’m not here as an influencer this year, so I’m having fun just being free with my girls.

3. 4th of July + Essence Festival = AMAZING! The holiday and fest are so close together, I could see H and I spending next year here making this a whole celebration. Issavibe!

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4. My hotel is banging. I’m staying at the Ritz Carlton New Orleans, and I’m not disappointed. So much FUN, and their mirrors are Amaze-balls! Pics everywhere!

If you haven’t been to Essence Festival, well what are you waiting on, boo? Mark your calendar for next year, book ya flight, and do it! It’s soooo worth it!

I'm wrapping up my stay in NOLA and let me tell y'all what-----the Ritz Carlton New Orleans is theeeee hotel I'd recommend if you plan to take a trip down to New Orleans and get first class amenities. I mean everything was on point, and I loved this place.

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Y'all, listen to this: GUMBO! They outdid themselves with the fresh gumbo station in the lobby. It was delicious and just the right touch of Nawlins at my fingertips! BTW, the shrimp and grits are to die for! Listen, baby---don't miss out on this goodness the next time you're in New Orleans.

Okay, another thing----I really have a thing for nice, fresh linens. I mean tucked tight, clean and white----is how I like to roll when I'm staying somewhere. The Ritz did not let me down. Those linens were pristine and fresh every day! I really love that about this hotel.

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With the beautiful courtyards and close proximity to the French Quarters, Ritz Carlton is hands down the best place to stay while visiting the most culturally exciting city in the South. Add on the never-ending gumbo + shrimp & grits, Ritz-Carlton WINS!!!

Thank you for creating the best memories ritz Carlton
@ritzcarltonneworleans #ritzcarltonneworleans 

xoxoxox, 
Destiney