Happy New Year! Hip Hip Hooray! Have fun + be safe!


It is one of those days {+ it's Friday}. You wake up + just try to throw something on, then just lace up the Converses + go with it. I heart my gray Converses, they literally go with everything + are comfy. These sneakers also have made it through decades of fashion + are still going strong {we call this being classic, right}. I have been eyeing these black leather ones as well {ere go my black obsession, of course}. TGIF + GSE for holidays!

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I don't do a ton of food posts, but when I do, it is usually about something that I absolutely love {so I just can't help myself + have to post}. I have been on a huge grapefruit kick lately. Something about the bitter, sweet, but tangy flavor just melts in your mouth. It also reminds me of my grandfather, who ate a half grapefruit every morning with his coffee. I remember him showing me how to get the juice out of each wedge space when the fruit was gone. He loved it, so of course I loved it. Now I usually do slices, because it is more time efficient + less work {but when I have the time I still will eat it that way I was taught}.

These grapefruits I got at the Hollygrove Farmer's Market. They are wonderful. I try to go + support the Hollygrove market whenever I can + I know I have the time to cook for the week. Some weeks are a little busy + the act of cooking + making my own meals just doesn't happen {I try, I really do}. BUT when I know I have the time I bee line it to Hollygrove + buy the box. Whatever is in the box I make work + look up recipes that use what I have bought. I usually feel really good the week I eat from the market {my stomach is all smiles}. The other thing I love about Hollygrove is they are open 7 days a week + open till 7pm on the weekdays {which is huge because I work till 5:30/6 so helpful}. They are also organic + local food. So go check it out {off Carrollton on Olive St.}. Happy Thursday {it's almost Friday, whoa where did the week go}.

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Everyone has a Christmas wish list with the various things they have been eyeing all year, but have not quite made the plunge to purchase. The past couple of years I have not even really put much thought into a Christmas wish list, there is not much I need {+ the things I want I usually buy myself}. This year after reading through some of my fav blogs, I decided to do some soul searching {+ online browsing} to find the things that would make it onto my dream Christmas list {don't worry Mom, these are hopes, wishes + dreams presents}. So here is my stab at a Design Twig Gift Guide.

Gold Bike via Public Bikes // Grey Heron with Crown via Etsy // Arcopal Opalescent Tea Cups via Etsy // Vintage French Flags via Fleaing France // Oak Shield Mirror via One Kings Lane // Bronze Figural Necklace via 1st Dibs // Embroidered Photograph via Jose Romussi


Just returned from the beach {it was fun + relaxing, just what I needed}. We were in Orange Beach, FL + our condo was perfect. Something about the beach is mesmerizing + puts you in a solemn {but tranquil} trance. I spent the majority of time in the water, {not the ocean, too cold} hot tub + steam room + sauna {a weekend in these is crazy relaxing}. Saturday morning was warm + a couple of us took a 2 hour walk down the beach {wonderful}. All in all, loved my time with my beautiful friends + met some new ones. I'm thankful to have these ladies in my life. Looking forward now to the holidays + fam time. Happy Tuesday!

P.S. I have updated my LOVES page {more blogs + more inspiration yay}. Check it out!

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This weekend I'm off to the beach to spend a lovely weekend with girlfriends + to celebrate one of my best friends {Kate} getting married! So excited for her + Matt. Also pumped to relax + hang out with some great girls that I never get to see {girl time is tres tres important}. Girlfriends really are the best {don't know what I would do without them in my life}. You uphold each other through almost everything {good, bad, funny}. I have to say some of these ladies I consider sister's + I would do anything for them no matter what {you know who you are + I love you}. Ok, enough with the sap + cheese, TGIF! Have a wonderful weekend!


Here is an update of my latest work. There is an evolution I see in myself + my work every time I create a new painting. Last time I talked about how a friend of mine pushed me to do color + now I like having a little extra color in my work. It gives the eye something exciting to look at while also being so fixated on the black spot. I always start with black + white on every painting. In this one I cut away at the black with white + gold. It reminded me at how as imperfect people we try to hide our faults + fears. We try to portray a composed, put together person towards others, yet still struggle with our inner black spot per say. I have to remind myself daily I AM NOT PERFECT {even though I would like to be + try to be + my mother says I am}. So whether your go to is religion or meditation – use it, be mindful of it + take a deep breath {it's all going to be OK}. 

Artwork that inspires me here. Of course, I will post more as the evolution of my work continues. It's almost Friday yay!


I am loving this new trend of eye fashion that collections like Kenzo // Comme des Garcons // Bengt have been rocking lately. The eye was my main go to doodle when I was younger {+ bored in class}. Something about it fascinated me, I still to this day have doodled eyes on my work notes + in sketch books etc. I have been seeing it pop up on t-shirts, sweatshirts + leggings this season {super inspiring}.

More eye fashion here Runway Bandits //  Di$count // Creatures of Comfort

Happy Hump Day!


Our deer Murray got into the plaid too! The Christmas Party was fun + we so enjoyed all of our friends who came. Now it's time to find presents for everyone {yaaaay}! Have a great Monday!

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So the French Hen + I once again spent the night running around doing errands, buying some liquid courage, grabbing a quick dinner, + then more decorating {yay}. I spent about an hour on a ladder {but it was totally worth it}. Our theme this year is plaid + I wanted to outdo myself from last year {+ I think I may have}. A friend of mine gave me some oyster shells + I drilled holes into them + made garland {it was actually pretty easy, thanks to my Dewalt Drill}. I have a plethora of plaid bunting flags + used red colored rope to string them. All of these are DIYs + are very easy. There will also be a debut of gold pine cones, red wool rope, silver tinsel, silver stars + chain garland {along with our beautiful tree}! We are super pumped {more pictures later, stay tuned}! TGIF people + WHO DAT!

More Holiday DIY Studio DIY // Design Love Fest // Hank & Hunt have fun!

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So the French Hen + I have continued to deck the halls! Last night I made a copious amount of garland {many varieties}. Hoping to share those tomorrow, as they will be more complete! Getting closer + closer to Christmas {exciting}!

If you are in need of some holiday inspiration check out these places Merry Merry // Bungalow 5 // The House That Lars Built // Modern Country

Yay for Thursday!


So the French Hen + I {roommate + me} commenced on the house Christmas decorating last night. I always come up with grand ideas that take lots of time {typical me}. Then somehow always get it all done even if it's 5 minutes before our big night. 

Our decor consists of our faux white tree with lots of vintage/retro ornaments + glass bead garland + birds.

I grew up having my family tree adorned with mercury glass ornaments + glass bead garland. The glass bead garland that my family has was from my father's side. They grew up in New Orleans + Mardi Gras beads used to be made of mercury glass beads, they would save all the beads + re string them into long Christmas garland strands {there is your history lesson for the day}. Sadly, Mardi Gras beads now are plastic {probably safer this way, but not as pretty}. I have always loved these + went on the prowl through Ebay + Etsy to find some of my own {success, I have 3 strands now}.

I also have a slight {or big} obsession with birds. Maybe it's from watching Hitchcock's The Birds at a young age, maybe it's from bird watching with my grandfather on Cross Lake, or from my love of feathers {who really knows}, BUT regardless I love birds. So there are lots of vintage + antique bird ornaments on our tree {+ some even get stuck in my hair}.

This year it's a plaid plaid world out there {more on this later}. Happy Hump Day!

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The break was wonderfully relaxing + fun {I so needed it}. I turned my brain off {with the exception of the Thanksgiving table}. This year I went tropical {with a side of Thanksgiving}. It was about to freeze + our beautiful banana plants were going to bite the dust. So I took advantage of the large luscious green leaves + fruit {et voila, a table centerpiece}. Loved how the color pops here. I picked the largest leaves for the table runner, then put the baby bananas around a vase with some pecan branches. I then glued small pieces of chinese tissue paper to the branches to make small flowers + add some color. It was a hit. I ate way too much food {but you are suppose to right?}, watched a ton of movies + football! Watched the tigers pull off a win in Tiger Stadium {Geaux Tigers!}. Couldn't have had a better weekend {now back to the real world}.

P.S. WHO DAT! Cross all fingers + toes for tonight's game!

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Who in your family gets to hold onto each side of this infamous bone? Usually it's my Dad and one of the 3 children. Of course it's all about superstition {but it's still fun}. Again, can't wait for Thanksgiving + LSU football {yay}. I'm disappearing for the next 2 days. Everyone have a wonderful holiday! Don't forget your fat pants!


Staring down into Lafayette Square today from my office. The weather is gross, it's cold, my nose is running {blah}. I went on a hiatus yesterday, the pre-holiday craziness is looming in the air like a rain cloud just waiting for the perfect time to open up + down pour. Thought this picture was appropriate to set the mood of the city today {murky, windy, quiet}. On a happy note, it is almost Thanksgiving {my second favorite holiday to Halloween}. I love love love {love} the Thanksgiving food my mother + family make. I look forward to it every year {Mom you are the best}. Oyster dressing anyone {enough said}. More on Thanksgiving later this week. Happy {or dreary} Tuesday!

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This weekend is the long awaited Po-Boy Fest {salivating}. Starts Sunday at 10am {you can have lunch + come back for dinner, ride your bike you'll work it off}. Go visit my boys at Blue Oak BBQ, they will have a Caribbean Pork Po-Boy. All in all it's a fun festival, Oak St. turns into a mass sea of  po-boy coma people full of beer, bread, + meat {who doesn't want to be in a po-boy coma trance}. You are guaranteed to run into about 10 people you know + will not leave disappointed. The Saints played last night + won {yay, Who Dat} so there is no excuse not to pay Oak St. a visit. TGIF people.


It goes without saying today {or maybe it does need to be said} WHO DAT! Tonight the Saints + the Falcons will head it off for the second time this season {say a Hail Mary}. Do I post enough about football {I don't think so}? Think it's safe to say I LOVE IT! WHO DAT? WHO DAT? WHO DAT SAY DEY GONNA BEAT DEM SAINTS?


The colors, the textures, the delicateness of this door + facade stopped me in my tracks {again, yes I know, this happens a lot to me, I get my breath taken away by these things + I just have to stop}. I was walking home on Pyrtania St. + noticed this house. It needed some love for sure, but there was something about the door that I would not change. It is perfect in my eyes. The surrounding exterior walls were white plank board + the right side of the house was a faded shade of dusty pink. It almost looked like a doll house with it's pastel colors, each side + story was painted a different color. It seemed abandoned, but who knows with these houses. New Orleans has a way of having a hard facade, but you walk into the house + low + behold it's amazing. Similar to an amethyst, you cannot see the beauty of it until you crack it open + reveal what lays inside. Anyway, I digress {the thought train continues}.

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So here is an update on the progress of my painting collection {yay}. A friend of mine commissioned me to paint her something for her new house {it's so cute}. The one thing she told me was "Logan, I like color + want lots of color." I slightly winced when she requested this, not because I thought it was a bad idea, but because I like to paint neutrals + have not really ventured into color. I told her I don't use a lot of color + she said she knew that, but oh well that was what she wanted. So I took on the challenge + pushed myself to venture into the wonderful world of color. We sat down + picked out a color scheme to stick to, I bought some new paint + went for it. Voila. 

I have been working pretty consistently on painting the past 6 months + will update my portfolio site soon {hopefully} with all my new work. 

Thank you Taylor for challenging me with color, I needed it.

Places I get art inspiration from are The Jealous Curator // My Art Board // Booooooom.


So how many times can you blog about Monday + how many times can you blog about the rain {I do lots}? BUT Monday + the rain together, double whammy right there. What a morning! Just watched a scary dark grey water spout cloud gallop up the river {the things you see from your office window, always entertaining}. Yay for Monday! On a happy note, the Saints won! WHO DAT! 


Son of a fish, it's Friday! Love these fish. They are always a convo starter when anyone new comes to the house {another example of my adoration for installation art}. Again, I like creating pieces that are thought provoking.

I found these plaster fish at a thrift store, they looked so lonely sitting in the corner {no one wanted them, sad}. BUT as soon as I saw them, it was love at first sight. I talked the dealer down on price + asked where they came from. He relayed their story to me + explained how they use to hang from the ceiling in an old fishing + hunting shop. Made sense, since they were painted like lures straight from the 80's, metallic blue airbrush paint + all. They were about 4 ft. long each + I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. I have to say their makeover came out better than I thought {a little spray paint, painter's tape, + newspaper}. With 14 ft. ceilings + lots of wall space, they fit perfectly in our kitchen above our dinning table {such a good statement piece}.

Anywho, never disregard the weird large object sitting in the corner at a vintage/thrift/antique shop. Things can always be restored + reinvented into something beautiful.

As for Interiors Blogs my current favs are Design Sponge // Lonny // Rue. Enjoy, TGIF!

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A salute to Americans + Pop Art + Barq's Root Beer {I love all 3}. My obsession with Pop Art began when I was a 14 year old nerdy art girl in high school {it was like Warhol hit me upside the head with a ton of bricks}. I was in love + even would have died to be one of Litchenstein's girls frozen in a picture crying my eyes out. Ever since then I have had a bi polarness to me, a torn personality per say. I love traditional art {painting} BUT then go crazy for the non traditional art {pop art + bizarre installation art}. 

I created this installation art piece in my house against a section of wall in my hallway. I had collected these bottles + wanted to create a simple but thought provoking piece that people would stop + look at while walking through the house. I found it quite humorous that there was only one lonely blue bottle. Instantly after making this observation, I knew I wanted to create an abstraction of the American flag {a salute to our country}. After installing it with the help of my dear friend Joan, I knew it was just right, 3 simple rows of 8 {perfect}. Think Warhol's Soup Cans had any influence over me? 

I hope to start slowly sharing the pieces of my home that I have carefully put together, stay tuned!

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I used to ask my Mother this question every morning before getting dressed for school in the winter. Pretty sure I drove her up the wall with that {+ led my Dad to teaching me how to navigate wunderground.com}. The answer is YES! So very excited, love love love the cold weather. I think it is because cold clothes/fashion is my favorite. I like layering with sweaters + boots + jackets + scarves {I could go on + on }. Most of the vintage clothes I own are for the cold, sweaters + coats never go out of style {in my opinion}. Im hoping to share some of my favorites later this week {stay tuned}.

The few things I have bought to update my winter closet so far this  year are here


I am always trying to think of fun things to put around my house, to modernize + personalize the feng shui. One of these items {that has become a favorite} sits on our bar behind the drink tray. It's a framed picture of my partner in crime + I's signatures with a kiss {in our fav lip shade of course}. This puts the phrase "sealed with a kiss" into literal form. I matted this piece in white then placed it in a thin square frame {it's a light natural wood color}. It's modern, personal, + a pop of color. Can't go wrong + takes about 10 minutes to make {super easy}. Yay for DIY!

A few other DIY sites I love are Swell Mayde // P.S. I made this // A Subtle Revelry enjoy!

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To color or not to color, that is the question. If you know me, you know, that I wear a lot of black {it's my fav, so classic}. BUT every once in awhile I will wear something bright + poppy {whoa}. I like to keep this surprise element going {keeps people guessing}. It also intrigues me to mix it up more. This goes for home decor as well, or anything really {gifts, art, etc….}.

So the question is, how do you know when to pop + what colors look good together? It is something that I'm constantly learning + always looking for. I try and take notice of things I see {like this blue house + pink gutter}, + keep them in the memory bank {or in my phone camera roll}. Also, trial + error is huge for me, I almost never go with my first choice, edit + revise is a must. There are also a few blogs + sites I look at to get color inspiration. Adobe has a site Kuler that has a color picker along with a gallery of color schemes you can scroll through {you'll get sucked in}. A blog I adore, pulls color schemes from photos + art, Color Collective {good stuff here}. Also, last but not least for more color excitement check out domino + I's collaborative Pinterest board POP OF COLOR. Happy Monday!

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It is almost here. The day that this southern encounter rears it's ugly head {it's a big deal}. Every year Tiger fans + Bama fans glue their eyes {+ whole being} to one game {it's intense}. I get a little competitive when it comes to football, I love my team with my whole heart + soul. I of course have my superstitions + rituals I do every game day {I wear all black on game day, yes it's strange but it's my thing}. So all I have to say is, say a Hail Mary {or 20}, do your ritual to the T {don't mess it up}, cross all fingers + toes, + for God's sake GEAUX TIGERS! {+ I'll withhold all ugly comments about the opposing team, because I'm a good sport…..maybe}.


I will never get used to Daylight Savings. The fact that it feels like 9PM when I am going home from work is super depressing {+ makes me tired earlier}. I know after a week or two my body + mind will adjust to it, BUT for now it's messing with my head. I am excited about the weather getting cooler {yay for winter}. It's almost Friday yay{Geaux Tigers, seriously everyone say a prayer, this is the big one}!


So very very excited to announce my newest collaboration with domino via Pinterest!

domino was {+ still is} my favorite magazine, + they are back in full swing + I'm beaming {+ jumping up + down like a little girl}. When they first started in 2005 I bought every issue + the stack is in my house to this day {+ I still read them}. They have such great taste, everything from interiors to art to entertaining {so much fun}. You can pick up their magazine {in New Orleans} at Barnes + Noble {go get it, you'll be drooling}. 

Together, domino + I have created a POP OF COLOR inspiration board on Pinterest, so check it out. It's a mix of domino + Design Twig + other inspiring blogs + photos that I love. Hope it's inspiring!

Happy hump day.

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Time to ship shape things up. This week for me is all about organizing {work, art, life, EVERYTHING}. I've got some really exciting things coming down the pipeline + need to just get things all in order. It's hard sometimes to try + do everything you want to do. I'm def a YES person, I say YES to most everything {not because I can't say no, but because I literally want to do it all}. So then after agreeing to many things at once, I usually have a whoa moment + I just have to hunker down + organize my time. Make lists + do each one on it {but make a realistic list, don't put 50 things on it for the day, go day by day}. My calendar + notes app on my phone {with alarm reminders} save me everyday from going coo coo {+ forgetting things}. Also, I try to take a little time each day just for me, watch TV for 15 minutes , go run, sit outside, etc. This is relaxing + gives you time to breathe. So yay for organization, have a joyous Tuesday.


Another whirlwind weekend {it was a blast, who needs sleep right?}. Costume party + engagement party {congrats Kate + Matt} + VooDoo Fest {I heart music festivals}. 

VooDoo really was so much fun {especially when you go on a whim}. We saw Kid Rock, The Cure, Moon Taxi, Beats Antique, Dr. John, + BassNectar. My favorite was BassNectar {I've come to love electronic music}. There is nothing like music festivals, I forget how much I enjoy them {I need to go to more}.

Anywho, back to the real world, happy Monday!

CocoRosie at Tipitina's tonight anyone {yes I'm serious}?

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It's Friday {yaaaay, you say in a somewhat enthusiastic but slightly tired voice, since last night was halloween}. This week has been a whirlwind {what week isn't?}. One thing I have made sure I did is walk home from work {gasp, what?}. It's really not bad, takes about 20/25 minutes + is actually very relaxing. I call friends {or my mother} + catch up or just walk silently + take in the street sounds. Everytime I have walked home this week I see something different that I did not see the day before {it is quite refreshing}. Yesterday {on my mad dash home to finish my costume}, I saw this small door on the tin facade of a house. The color combo was breath taking. The light pink with a bright shade of sherbet pink + the little blue mailbox cover {my favorite part} is perfect. I love that this house facade could very well look run down + super sketchy from the material choices, BUT someone took the time to meticulously choose color + paint it {makes a world of difference, the power of paint people}. Anywho, when you are walking around New Orleans {or your own city}, walk silently + take time to notice the street {look + listen}. TGIF + WHO DAT!

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Today I'm {all in one} Minnie Mouse // GaGa // DJ DeadMau5 // Anna Dello Russo. Yay for Halloween + have a scary day!

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It is the Eve of Halloween {so excited}. Yes, I have been a procrastinator + have not completed my costume {hopefully tonight}. I have tried to refrain from copious amounts of candy eating {but you know how that goes}. I also enjoy seeing what everyone else comes up with {people are just hilarious if you give them the right occasion to be}. Anywho, if you are like me {a procrastinator} + need some last minute costume ideas, check out my Pinterest costume board here {hopefully that helps}. Have fun tomorrow + this weekend {go crazy like a bat out of hell}.


Leopard print + fur {or faux} + leather {or vegan} have become a trend lately. I have a small obsession with all 3 {don't worry they don't trump my love of all black clothes}. So thought I'd share some fall + winter picks from some of my favorite shops. 

Faux Fur Long Coat, Zara // Leather Panel Pants, J. Crew Factory // Black Leather Ankle Boots, Free People // Faux Fur Fox Scarf, HotHats Etsy // Vintage Leopard Turtle Neck Sweater, MissMollyVintage Etsy

Yay for cold weather!


The weekend was so great {really fun}. Wedding festivities + college friends + Book of Mormon {amazing} + the Saenger Theater + the Joy Theater. All in all, bomb.

The Book of Mormon was sincerely funny, I'm not super into funny and don't even think most comedy is funny {gasp, I know}, BUT this show made me laugh. The Saenger looked beautiful, they did such a great job renovating it. Our seats were good, really good weekend event.

After, we got to hop across the street + check out the Joy Theater {which I didn't even know was open yet, BUT it is}. That space is legit too + sounds awesome. We were like 12 year olds in an empty gym. It's always fun to see those spaces with no people in them {gives you a whole different perspective}. So go check out the Joy Theater, they have good stuff going on.

Happy Monday!

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I've been inspired by the moon lately. Since it is getting dark earlier now, the moon comes out to play in the sky in the early evening {while I'm out running or doing errands}. It's always captures my attention {+ I gaze at it for about 2.8 seconds in awe}. Here is the moon calendar for October 2013 {no full moon on Halloween, boooo}{the next full moon to fall on Halloween night will be on a Saturday in 2020, 7 more years, I guess I'll wait}. 

This weekend will be full of celebratory events. Congrats ahead of time to Megan + David on their upcoming nuptials! Also, Book of Mormon is in full swing at the Saenger Theater this weekend. The LSU Tigers will have Homecoming and play Furman University, Geaux Tigers! The Saints will play the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Who Dat! TGIF, Happy Weekend!


Whenever you have a good morning, your day is wonderful {it makes a world of difference}. The ideas flow + everything just works {you glide through the day}. This week has been full of good mornings {hopefully I didn't just jinx myself}. Maybe it's more sleep, maybe it's running, maybe it's the fennel soup {who knows}, but whatever it is, it works. So good morning, have an excellent day.


I picked this up at Harry & David on the way home from the beach the other week. Two of my favorite things in one {skulls + coffee}. It also gives a little Halloween spirit to my work desk {love hearing the different comments about it, as I carry it around in the mornings}. It even made it into the conference room with me one afternoon. Halloween is almost a week away {yay}. Happy Hump Day!

{P.S. Harry & David have the best pears ever, try some if you are ever there, or order online}.

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Monday I took a breather {just to collect my thoughts}. This morning as I was sitting in Starbucks {yes, I'm addicted, + yes my bank account hates me for this} waiting for the bus, I looked down + saw this beautiful stream of sunlight stretched out on the floor. It peaked through the chair + table legs reaching to find an end, a stopping point. The way the cement floor absorbed the color was a perfect shade of umber {warm umber to be exact}. It was calming + reminded me that the cold is coming + gave me that feeling when the sun hits you on a cold day {it's the best feeling}. Happy Tuesday + thank you sunlight for this beautiful moment.

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All I have to say today is TGIF {thank the Lord}. I finally will have some time to let my brain relax {yay}. The agenda will consist of drinks with friends + painting + an engagement party {congrats Sarah + Andy} + last but not least the LSU game {geaux Tigers}! So TGIF, happy weekend!


Every once in awhile I catch myself running around like a bat out of hell, my mind racing, trying to do {+ think of} a million things at once {don't lie you know what I'm talking about}. I like to do everything I'm asked to do, to try + accommodate everyone {pretty sure I've inherited this from my mother, although she does this much more gracefully than I, a saint she is}. So back to catching myself, when I come to that whoa what am I doing moment, I usually stop, take a deep breath, + take one thing at a time {+ tell myself to just chill the **** out, no one wants to be around a crazy lady}. Once I get into a calmer state, I notice the little things more + the day becomes more simple. The simple things that are pretty + intriguing {like these rocks I found}. The combo of the stained wood with white rocks {to me} is breath taking {+ yes, simple}. 

So long story short {I'm bad at telling short stories, ask anyone} take time to stop being a crazy chicken + notice the simple things around you, they will most undoubtedly surprise you {+ maybe even lead you in a new direction}. That is the rant {or wisdom, however you see it} of the day. Ta ta.

TONIGHT, if you like films go to Prytania Theater for the last night of Nola Film Fest. I'm going to see the second viewing of Father-Like Son @ 9:30PM, some of my very talented friends directed + produced it. Do it!

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Yesterday was our last day in South Walton {shed a tear}. We went to Seagrove + had breakfast at Cowgirl Kitchen Market + Cafe {the breakfast sandwiches are the best}. We wandered through a few shops, I went through this rabbit hole of a path {that started on 30A} + when I came to the end voila this was the view {beautifully calm + whispering}. 

Next we drove a little further down 30A + stopped in Seaside {cutest area ever ever}. They have a great little town square area with an amphitheater, restaurants, + shops. After a quick walk around, we packed back into the van + headed back to NOLA {although it's sad to leave this dreamland, I'm always happy to go home}. Happy Hump Day {envision the camel saying this, then laugh}!

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This beach town is indescribable {but I'll try} it's perfect. Rosemary Beach {inside of South Walton} is about 40 miles east of Destin, FL. The architecture, shops, + beach front are amazing {really just perfect}. I stood on the beach + watched the sunset {duh, it's cheesy, but so necessary}. We visited CK's Feed & Supply store {great gifts, food, & wine}, had drinks at The Pearl, + ended the night with a dinner at Cowgirl Kitchen {best pizza + wine ever}. Thanks Rosemary, I'll def be back soon.

Today we will venture into Seagrove, a little further down 30A. Check back for more on the Seagrove day tomorrow. Ta ta.

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So this is another Halloween excitment rant. The 90th birthday party in Shreveport, LA was a total hit. It is always so great to hang out with friends + family. I got to decorate with some playful flowers + these beautiful little pumpkins {which reminded me again of Halloween}. Im so pumped. Again two of my favorite things {the color white + halloween}.

I am off to South Walton tomorrow for a little trip. Keep posted for a trip update. Happy Monday, hope it's a good one!

All photographs are taken with an iphone 4 + VSCOcam app.


I'm off to Shreveprt, LA this weekend to celebrate my wonderful Grandmother's {we call her Moo} 90th birthday! What an accomplishment so so proud of her and that she is the matriarch of our family. She really is an amazing woman + has lived a fruitful life {and still has more to come}. This is a little ode to her {+ her Bday card}. Happy Friday + Happy Weekend + Geaux Tigers {gators ew}.


So who is ready {me}? I love love {heart} love Halloween! Just the whole mysticism of it all, skulls/costumes/masks/weirdness {all my fav things in one day, how lucky am I?}. I always plan my costume way in advance + try to make the whole thing myself. For several years when I was little I was a Fairy every year {I think I secretly wanted to be a Fairy growing up}. My dad made me a light up wand with a gold star + everything, I had wings + glitter all over {it was magical, to me at least}. I went on to be a mermaid, Sally {from nightmare before Christmas}, Bat Woman, Indian, + Marie Antoinette. So I still like to play dress up {who doesn't, lets be real}. So GSE for Halloween, New Orleans is always fun with Frenchman or any number of parties that are thrown around the city. If you need a little inspiration you can check out my costume board on Pinterest here. Ta ta.


It's our final day in New York for CreateTech 2013 {it's been extremely insightful}. Thank you to the amazing Brooklyn Bowl for hosting us {best bowling alley I've ever been to, leather couches anyone?}. I bowled a pretty good game, then a terrible game {it's not my forte}.

We listened to some amazing people talk, topics ranged from client relations to swapping cookies {not the ones you eat} to futurism, the list of peeps is here.

To end the night we bowled, had some drinks, wandered down Bedford Ave. into a book store Spoonbill Books, had dinner at Teddys, then ended it at Union Pool. Brooklyn + Williamsburg are awesome {if you haven't been come}. So long New York.

All photographs are taken with an iphone 4 + VSCOcam app.


Yesterday was filled with traveling from New Orleans to New York. Once we landed, we jumped in a cab + headed to Williamsburg to check into the King & Grove hotel {it's cool}. Dropped our bags + immediately bee lined it to the L Train to go into Manhattan. First stop of course was MoMA {breathtaking}. We had an hour + ran around to see everything we possibly could {+ went to the museum shop, my fav}. This painting by Tom Wesselman was my favorite {it warms + intrigues you when standing in front of it}. We then wandered around downtown for a bit + stopped by Uniqlo for some quick shopping + then jumped back on the train to go back to Williamsburg for dinner + drinks with friends. First day was a success {woooo}. Off to the CreateTech conference for the day. Happy hump day!

All photographs are taken with an iphone 4 + VSCOcam app.


I am off to the Big Apple this week for the CreateTech Conference in Brooklyn put on by 4A's {very excited}. I'm looking forward to learning about the new technology that has come to light this year + meeting some new people {connections, connections}. I'll be sharing along the way {now off to pack, my fav}. Happy Monday!


This is the final big show PARIS Fashion Week {sad, shed a tear}. I've been watching as the collections pop up on Pinterest + Style.com, it's been intriguing. Again, I chose a fair amount of white looks as my favs {I just love how clean + beautiful white looks}. It was really exciting to see how looks + styles evolved from New York to London to Milan + now PARIS. I will say I think PARIS Fashion Week has my heart out of all of them {so many good collections} {+ it's still going on into the weekend, yay}. 

The ensembles of my liking {starting from top left} White Patterned Jacket + Dress Manish Arora // White Crop Top + Skirt Carven // White Strapless Swim Suit Chalayan // White Top, Shorts, + Coat Rochas.

Other shows I hearted were Isabel Marant // Balmain // Ann Demeulemeester. Check them out. 

More PARIS Fashion Week looks on my Pinterest Fashion board here. Happy Friday #TGIF!!