Monthly Archives: April 2014

Paris, Part Two

April 29, 2014

travel

The Louvre

One of the reasons I wanted to go to Paris in the first place was The Louvre. I once read that it would take two years to see every single work of art in the museum. I found it incredibly bittersweet. Seeing as how I had no immediate intention of moving to Paris, I put a lot of pressure on myself to see as much as possible. We arrived at opening and stayed for seven hours (and still didn’t see everything!) It literally felt like walking through time and it was an incredible experience. Here are just a few of highlights from our day at the Louvre.

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A Mint Moment

April 28, 2014

style

                a mint moment

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Not to geek out on you too hard, but I’m dying right now for mint and leopard print. It’s such a fresh combination and a great way to brighten up a bold pattern. Mint keeps it relevant to the spring season while black trim and stud details give each item a luxe vibe.

welcome to the weekend

April 25, 2014

weekend

Yay for the weekend! I’m excited for my mom to come visit. We may hit up the crawfish boil downtown and enjoy a cocktail or two outdoors (aka my favorite pastime). Hope you have a wonderfully FUN weekend! Here’s this week’s roundup…

Constantly asking myself, “What would Leslie Knope do?”

And also, Which Parks and Recreation Character Are You?

How America speaks

The Great Debate: Ladurée vs. Pierre Hermé 

Hey, remember when I became obsessed with cleanses? I’m not the only one.

Now that we know we’re not alone in binge watching our favorite shows, how do you feel about re-watching your favorites? Can’t stop watching Weeds… again.

Almost-fell-out-of-my-chair in love with these sandals … these too.

Seriously considering flying to NYC just for one day to see this. SERIOUSLY.

The History of Pizza

 

sopchoppy worm gruntin’ festival

April 23, 2014

food / travel / weekend

I’ve lived in the Florida Panhandle for quite some time, and I’m still shocked by the local culture on a regular basis. A friend of mine recently told me about the Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival to which I replied, “WHAT.” and then immediately burst into laughter. As a Sopchoppy native, he seemed unfazed and went on to explain how the whole town turns out every year for food, music, art and of course, worms.

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spring in a jar

April 22, 2014

style

I don’t know about you, but finding the perfect scent for the season is like, the best. I generally have a rule not to purchase any candles, perfumes or scented items that I haven’t smelled before online (makes sense, right?). But I’ve always wanted a Diptyque candle, and this one was on sale, so I took a leap of faith. This candle is so fragrant and floral, it feels like spring is blooming in my house. It’s Mexican Orange Blossom but it smells more floral than fruity. If you’re looking for a light and cheerful floral scent this spring, I highly recommend Choisya.

spring shoe trends

April 21, 2014

style

pattern

J.crew sandals / Rebecca Minkoff espadrilles flat / Rebecca Minkoff espadrilles flat / J.Crew j crew shoes / Rain boots / J Crew loafer / J.Crew pumps / J Crew flat / Madewell flat shoes / J.Crew j crew shoes / J Crew white flat

There are so many amazing shoes I am coveting this season. From patterned pumps to d’orsay flats, my shopping list continues to grow. Here are my favorite examples of Spring’s most popular trends for dressing up, dressing down, and everything in between.

 

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oatmeal four ways

food

Oatmeal Four Ways

For the past two years, I have eaten oatmeal for breakfast almost every workday morning. The craziest part about it is that I haven’t deviated from my usual agave nectar and fruit. Some mornings I’ll add banana, and for a while I was in a serious blueberry phase, but for the most part, I stick to the same. So, in an effort to explore my options, I’ve tried a few new and unexpected combinations to spice up my breakfasts.

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Have a Nice Weekend.

April 18, 2014

weekend

We’ve made it to the weekend! I’m looking forward to sleeping in and sipping coffee on the couch tomorrow morning. How about you? Any big Easter Sunday plans? I haven’t planned a celebration, although I have been wanting to bake my own ham, so I may give it a whirl on Sunday. Here are some exciting things that happened this week….

My prayers have been answered. Mrs. Doubtfire sequel in the works

This season’s Shiny Ponies

This soufflé casserole would be perfect for Easter brunch.

Congrats Chelsea Clinton!

What to do with all of those hard boiled eggs

My Spring Wishlist (dresses, and totes and sunnies, oh my!)

Remember taking your photo with the Easter Bunny as a child?

An on-the-go beauty look I’m crazy about

One of my favorite actresses interviewed by one of my favorite directors. Remember their (Easter egg-colored) collabo?

Hope you have a wonderful Easter Weekend!