black chic

Well hello there…

So guess what…? I got a new job! I finally made a big move and I have to say I’m one happy lady! I’m only three days into this new adventure and life is just the best. I can sleep in if I want, wake up early and go to the gym, read a book over breakfast on my couch, and to top it all off, I get home at a reasonable hour and in time to actually do things in the evenings! I feel like I’m living in a life of luxury. Oh happy day!!

So what does that mean exactly? It means I get more sleep. Better gym time. More complex recipes to cook. More blogging time. More reading time. More time with my man. More happy time.

This is the beginning of a beautiful thing. I can finally start to enjoy this beautiful city the way I always wanted. YAY!
Top: Old Navy // Jeans: AE // Flats: Dr. Scholls

New Orleans 2/3

Oh what I wouldn’t give to be sitting down in New Orleans sipping on Cafe Au Laits and eating beignets with my favorite people. I know it’s been awhile since I said I would share my next post but here it is: full of sunshine, the Garden District, French 75’s, and Streetcar’s named Desire. You can see more of the French Quarter, here, but below you’ll find Mansions and little glimpse into our day on the St. Charles Streetcar, pictures of our Airbnb, and pictures from the night where we all matched at Arnaud’s (which I highly recommend!)Β Ooh-la-la!

In the South Land there’s a city
Way down on the river
Where the women are very pretty
And all the men deliver
They got music
It’s always playin’
Start in the day time, go all through the night
When you hear that music playin’
Hear what I’m saying, it make you feel alright
Grab somebody, come on down
Bring your paintbrush, we’re paintin’ the town
Honey, there’s some sweetness goin’ ’round
Catch it down in New Orleans
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Dr. John

New Orleans 1/3

I can’t believe it’s already been a month since we were storming around New Orleans! This month has been crazy but it was nice to prepare for it with my best of friends and all the good food. As with all my travel posts, this is the first of 3 posts about this beautiful, gritty, unique city. We went to the quarter, had muffaletta down by the river, rode the streetcars, listened to jazz, ate Jambalaya at Mother’s (well they did but I had the best sandwich of my LIFE) Β ate all the beignets, drank the French 75, and still ended up sloshed on Bourbon Street with a grenade. This is only just a glimpse but there was something beautiful and different going on here. New Orleans is unlike any place I’ve ever been.Β