Tuesday, September 29, 2015

national coffee day < nola edition >

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Images clockwise from top right; District Donuts Vietnamese iced coffees, Copeland's Cappuccino, some fantastic creation from Willa Jean, that I can't quite recall the name of, and a latte from Tableau.

    Happy National Coffee Day, AKA every other day in the life of a normal functioning human. Coffee is an essential part of everyday life (for most people) and can even be considered an activity or destination- i.e a shop with incredible reviews and Instagram worthy beverages, to simply a coffee date with an old friend. 

    I grew up drinking coffee from the age of 7-8 and have since switched from decaf to iced double-shot caramel macchiatos. Although I usually brew it myself at home, I'll definitely be taking advantage of the excuse to let someone else make it for me today.

     If you live in the New Orleans area, I would highly recommend checking out this list of coffee shops from NOLA Eater entitled 'Where to Drink Coffee In New Orleans Right Now'. And trust me, you need to check these places out like, yesterday. I can happily vouch for Willa Jean, District Donuts, and Salon by Sucre.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

photo diary { tennessee }

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1-8) Scenery from the drive up. The weather was absolutely fantastic. 
9-11) Killer light fixtures at the Flying Saucer, 
a super cool pub just outside of the Frist Center. 
12) " Isabella " by Jaume Plesna, 2014.
13) One of the few gorgeous sunsets during my trip.
14) Another shot of the breathtaking sculpture. 
15) The Frist Center for the Visual Arts - where we toured this exhibit.
16) A snap of the incredible interior of the museum. Art-deco at it's finest.
17) Lunchtime at the Peg Leg Porker. A definite home run for Nashville-style BBQ. 
18) Me standing next to the I Believe in Nashville painting. 

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Thursday, September 17, 2015


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 Outfit Details - T Shirt, Forever21 (it's less than $10!) | Jeans, American Eagle | Sneakers, Converse

Photos; Eddie Exposito

A few days ago I tagged along on a road trip with my Dad and some friends to Hartsville Tennessee to attend a conference to hear my Dad speak ( *proud daughter moment* )

On the way back we made our way through Nashville and being the typical tourist that I am, I just had to get a picture next to the iconic #IBelieveinNashville painting. Upon recommendation of some local friends, we also explored the Frist Center for Visual Arts  and saw this exhibit. Nashville proved to be pretty freaking cool and I believe I'll definitely be back. 

A quick note about the t shirt I'm wearing in this post - it is probably one of, if not the best t shirts I've ever owned. It doesn't wrinkle that easily, keeps it's color, and unlike some varsity printed shirts it's very flattering. It also perfectly channels that "borrowed from the boys" feel. If you're in need of a go-to shirt, I highly suggest getting this one in every color. 


Monday, September 14, 2015

#MondayMoodBoard - roadtrippin'

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      If you've been following along on Instagram you'll notice I've been traveling a bit lately.   Today I'll be traveling a bit more- I'm tagging along on a roadtrip to a tiny little town in  Tennessee called Hartsville for a regional conference my Dad is speaking at. I've packed my simplest of clothes and a big old stack of my favorite books for the drive, even though I'll most likely be catching z's for most of it. If y'all have any recommendations, let me know in the comments!

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