TRIDE + TRUE



These sandals have been + are my tried + true spring + summer shoes. They literally go with everything + are extremely comfortable + form to your foot. Birkenstocks have been around for a good bit + I've had a pair every year since I was 14 years old. I adore them. This particular pair has traveled Europe with me, been to multiple beaches, gone on hiking + camping, powered through Mardi Gras + Jazz Fest {I could go on + on}. These are the Kairo Woven Flat Sandal, I'm thinking about getting a pair of Gizeh Sandals for the summer as well {we will see}. TGIF + Happy Good Friday + have a wonderful Easter!

All photographs are taken with an iphone 5s + VSCOcam app.

SHORTS + SHORTS + SHORTS


Although, it does not feel like it {this weather is depressing} it is shorts season! Nothing like a good pair of shorts. Weekend, running, festivals, camping, beach, vacation {I could go on + on}, you always need a good pair of shorts. Can not wait for this weather to lift + let my legs breath + catch some sun {Lord knows they need it, my mother sometimes refers to me as ghost, yikes}. Some of my favorites are below. Happy Hump Day! Don't forget about Wednesday at the Square in Lafayette Square starts at 5pm.

THE QUARTER



This weekend was another whirlwind {isn't it always}. Friday, friends of mine + I went to French Quarter Festival + then in grand tourist style went + had oysters at Bourbon House on Iberville + ended late wandering in the Quarter. The night was wonderful. The French Quarter is always fun {sometimes you get lost in it} + I always go somewhere I have never been. Next big push is Easter! Happy Monday.

All photographs are taken with an iphone 5s + VSCOcam app.

LOVELY JUST LOVELY



Today is just singing. These are the clouds outside my office window + they are lovely, just lovely. They are slowly drifting through the sky following the river. Clouds are a wondrous magical thing {they sometimes speak to you, or maybe I'm just a little crazy, either way}. It is Friday {thank the Lord} + this weekend is French Quarter Fest in New Orleans. Every year it has gotten bigger + better. Very much looking forward to enjoying the music + food + friends in town. TGIF + have a wonderful weekend.

All photographs are taken with an iphone 5s + VSCOcam app.

TEA TIME



Lately, I have been drinking a lot of green tea. One of the things I gave up for lent was coffee {11 days + counting} so tea it is for me. It really wakes me up + helps my stomach. My favorites right now are Pukka Cool Mint Green // Yogi Lemon Ginger // Twinings Jasmine Green . Happy Hump Day!

COLOR COMFORT ZONE


So here is a new painting I did for a friend + coworker. I love when people push me outside of my comfort zone + want more color than I typically do. It really challenges me to incorporate more composition + requires some keen editing {not too much but just enough}. I delivered this piece to my friend this weekend {for her beautiful white hallway} + she was very excited {which is humbling to me + how I view my work, so thankful it makes people happy}. I'll share more as it comes along + it's a busy month. Happy Monday!

SPRING


Finally, warm weather + sunlight {hallelujah}. I think the whole world is {or at least North America} singing this {this winter has been brutal}. You can definitely tell here, because everything is blooming. We bought some Azaleas + have a Jasmine {can't wait for it to bloom}. And yes, white clothes are back in the mix. Don't forget to visit Urban Roots uptown for spring plants + flowers. Bon Mardi!