Essence Music Festival


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It has been on our bucket list to :

 1. Travel to New Orleans

2. Attend the Essence Music Festival

     To accomplish both on 4th of July Weekend was the icing on the cake.

On Friday Night the city was live.We made our way to the bars, and lounges. As recommended by one of our ig followers, we tried the famous “Hurricane” drink, and  it was so good. We even earned some beads… and we didn’t even have to go topless to get it  lol.

         After a long night of exploring the nightlife, we decided to begin our day with  brunch. During the day, we spent our time exploring the different booths at the Convention Center.  We were randomly chosen to walk the “Essence Street Style” fashion show in our designs, which was a wonderful experience. From there we headed over to the Verizon booth, where we created an awesome video. Our fans, made our day even better. We met, greeted and took many pictures with a lot of DPiperTwins supporters, who follow us on social media, purchase from our collection etc. We love you all! xoxo

        After doing a bit of site seeing,  We attended the Saturday evening  show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and lets say we were blown away! We enjoyed every performance from Erykah Badu, Missy Elliot and OMG Usher!  They definitely had us and our friends on our feet, singing to the top of our lungs. A highlight of the evening was announcing Erykah Badu as the cover model  of the first Global issue for Essence magazine. On large screens displayed images of the shoot in Africa which was quite moving.

         The next day we had din din at mother’s restaurant, where we filled our bellies with crawfish Étouffée, Jerry jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, Potato Salad, and red beans and rice. We then made our way to the streets of New Orleans and  danced the night away to the sounds of the live street performers.

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street performers    On our last day, we visited the WWII museum. We recommend everyone to visit the museum. Learning is fundamental.

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Thank you New Orleans ! Back in the Big Apple we are. Stay tuned to our next destination announcement…mmm where in the world  will DPiperTwins travel to next?

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