Happy weekend everyone, today I’m sharing a review of my recent staycation at the Ace Hotel in the New Orleans South Market District. As much as I love to travel away from my home in Louisiana, I still always enjoy a delicious staycation in NOLA. If you’re wondering what I mean by “delicious” staycation, just scroll through these photos and I think you’ll figure it out! They don’t call New Orleans the ‘Big Easy’ for nothing! In other words, the food is so good, you big real easy!
The rooftop at the Ace Hotel is definitely a must-see when visiting the South Market District.
Stop by The Company Burger for mouthwatering milkshakes, house made fries, fresh creole tomatoes and the most delicious double cheeseburgers. Oh and get this, you can add an egg to any burger plus a variety of their signature in-house mayos! Be sure to try the Fancy Mayo and Chipotle Mayo. Those two are my faves!
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(pictured above: Willa Jean’s crawfish and burrata toast, shrimp and grits, grilled banana bread, and frozen rosé)
Willa Jean, Oh Willa Jean— a name I would be better off without knowing. I say this because I constantly find myself day dreaming about their chocolate-chip cookies served with a side of raw cookie dough and sweet milk. Y’all! My mouth is watering right now as I write this. I can’t even begin to explain how delicious their brunch menu is so you’re just going to have to try it out for yourself, but be sure to make reservations ahead of time or you might never get a table! Also, you must order one of their famous frozés (aka frozen rosé) and/or one of their tasty Bloody Mary’s!
If you aren’t too full from chicken biscuits and chocolate chip cookies at Willa Jean, swing by Blaze Pizza for dinner to create your own custom pizza and have it made right it in front of you.
Happy Friday everyone, if you’ve been following along with Haute Off The Rack for the past few years, then you know that I have a whole closet full of olive vests and jackets. However, I always only wear them in the fall and don’t think I’ve ever worn one during the summer. So when I recently came across thisolive utility vest on ModCloth’s site I knew I had to have it, but didn’t want to wait all of the way until fall to wear it. I was determined to style it with a summer look, but I was going to wait for the right outfit. Finally, I decided to take it for a spin with a pair of black high waist shorts and astriped tank. I love the idea of wearing fitted, high waist shorts, but then once I’ve got them on I feel so exposed. In most cases, I would have just left my shirt untucked, but then it just really defeats the whole purpose of high waist shorts so the vest was the perfect solution. I get to show how cute the shorts are from the front, but then I don’t feel so exposed in the back.
Hi everyone, for my second post today I’m styling this adorable Jodi Flutter Sleeve Romper from Urban Outfitters. It’s the perfect breezy romper to finish out the summer in and when early fall rolls around, you can easily throw on a denim jacket or moto jacket and someankle boots and you’re good to go especially if you live down here in the south. I love wearing lightweight dresses and rompers pairs with boots and moto jackets to get me through at award transitional phase between summer and fall.
Good morning readers, today I’m sharing my bedroom design experience with Havenly. As you all know I love to travel, but nothing beats the feeling of coming home to my crisp, clean, white room and enormous, comfortable bed. Let me back up some though…my bed has always looked like a heavenly cloud of fluff that you want to dive into, but as for my the rest of my room, well that is whole other story. To make that long story short, we decided to work on all the visible parts of the house first and then our bedroom last since guests rarely ever come into our room.
However, we all know how long home decor projects can drag out when you keep putting them off. So after about a year of living in our ugly, unfinished, barely-even-started room, I decided to bite the bullet and partner with Havenly to custom design my dream bedroom. I wanted to wake up in my room every morning feeling refreshed, happy and inspired instead of messy, unfinished and lazy. I honestly think the design and color scheme of your room can affect your mood so I knew it was time to get work.
After submitting my online home decor style survey, Havenly matched me with the most amazing designer. Once they matched us together, I filled out an online page with my ideal budget, room size and inspiration. We immediately got to work knowing that room designs can take quite a while because even after you make a decision on a piece of furniture, you still have to wait on shipping and then you actually have to put it together. Thankfully, my designer helped speed up the entire process by scouring the internet until she found the perfect pieces to complete my room. Then she put together a design rendering so I could see exactly how everything would look.
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Scroll through this post to see how my online room design with Havenly turned out.
I told my designer that I wanted to go for an all white look because I can always swap out my throw pillows to add in some color. I also wanted glam furniture with mirrored or textured details. When my designer sent me this design rendering I instantly fell it love. She pretty much hit the nail on the head with this design. It included everything I wanted from the mirrored nightstands and croc-textured dressers to the crisp white headboard and fluffy duvet cover. I have to say that favorite part of my room might be the two mirrors hanging above the nightstands. I think it makes the room appear larger and they also tie in all of the gold accents.
How long did the entire process take? From start to finish including the Havenly online survey, shipping and assembling about three months.
Would you design another a room in your home with Havenly? Funny you ask! Now that I know how much easier the process is when working with Havenly, I don’t know if I’ll ever want to do it by myself again!
Did your boyfriend have any say in the design? He actually prefers not to be involved with any home decor decisions. As long as both our couch and mattress are comfortable, he doesn’t want know anything about the rest, which works for me because then I’m allowed to bring home pink chairs and pillows! lol