Good Morning everyone! It may be freezing in NYC, but we’ve already got warm weather on our minds as we launch the Gigi New York Stella Clutch in beautiful new pastel colors for spring! I’m obsessed with new azure color that Gigi New York recently introduced as well as the new shade of blush in pebble leather. Considering that Quartz and Serenity are the two pantone colors of 2016, Gigi is right on trend with these two new hues! My favorite part of the Stella clutch other than the new spring colors is the giant, chunky tassel detail on the zipper. On top of that, the clutch also comes with a removable cross body strap for your convenience, which I know is a deal breaker for most of you when it comes to carrying handbags while you’re out and about!
P.S. If you’re loving the jewels from today’s post and live in the New Orleans area, I would love if you stopped by my Galentine’s Day party at the Kendra Scott store on Magazine St. in NOLA next Thursday, February 18th anytime in between 5-8pm. Plus you’ll also enjoy champs along with some red velvet sweets and you’ll a free chance to win my top six favorite pieces including a couple of new pieces from the spring collection. See complete details on the ad below.
Happy Mardi Gras everyone! I’m so excited to takeover @liketoknow.it’s Instagram account today along with @Juleytl and @apinchoflovely to give you a little taste of New Orleans Mardi Gras 2016! Also, in honor of Fat Tuesday, I decided to update my NOLA recommendations for you! Check out the full takeover plus all of my favorites below:
First Stop: we’re checking into the International House Hotel, which is just a couple of blocks from the carnival partying streets of the French Quarter!💜💚💛
Le Meridien Hotel: seriously the most comfortable beds ever!!
Windsor Court Hotel
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Where to dine:
My Favorite NOLA Brunch Spots:
Court of Two Sisters
Antoine’s: Order the shrimp and grits and of course, their famous Oysters, Rock-a-feller and Baked Alaska! Don’t forget to ask for a tour at the end of brunch! The history behind that place is mind blowing!
Willa Jean: Order the milk and cookies for dessert! You won’t regret it!
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My Favorite Snack Spots In NOLA:
Aunt Sally’s Pralines
Café Beignet: My favorite hidden gem on Royal St.
Café Du Monde: Be prepared to wait in line while enjoying music from talented street performers and jazz bands!
Sucre & Salon by Sucre (see full review post here)
This chambray shirt is still hands down my favorite chambray shirt ever! I’m sure you’ve seen me style this brand on my blog more than enough times to know that I’m in love with Bella Dahl. In case you’re new to Haute Off The Rack, you can see how else I’ve styled these shirts below:
It’s the perfect shirt for a day of playing tourist in the New Orleans French Quarter especially during Mardi Gras. Speaking of Mardi Gras, it’s going to be a beautiful weekend for parades all the way until Fat Tuesday! If you’re heading out to Bacchus & Endymion this weekend, I recommend wearing the following essentials!
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Every Valentine’s Day, Blake and I always get all dressed up and go out for a fancy dinner, but this year we’re trying something new; a homemade dinner! Over the past couple of years, we’ve started cooking more and attempting to whip up new dishes especially Blake. He never fails to impress me with his cooking, which is one of the qualities I love most about him. He is such a natural in the kitchen unlike me who spills everything everywhere and overcooks the pasta! With that being said, this year we’re going to attempt to make pho and spring rolls for a special date night together. I wish I could take credit for the perfectly wrapped spring rolls and delicious looking pho in the photos below, but that food is actually from a local restaurant that I used for the photo shoot. I can only hope that our meal will turn out that good!
I’m so excited for our new Valentine’s Day date night tradition of cooking together. However, there is a slight huge chance that I will let Blake take care of all the cooking and I’ll stick to setting the table. Speaking of table settings, check out how I styled my home for Valentine’s Day with World Market below!