I’m back to Boston. I had a lovely long weekend in Maine. We explored Fort Popham, drank yummy hard cider, grilled up some hamburgers and hot dogs, ate A LOT, spent nights under the stars in our tent and just relaxed in the beautiful weather! How was your long weekend?
Well, it took me a little longer than expected to recover from my trip home to New Orleans, but I’m back with a little recap of the trip!
My BFFs wedding, second lines, pool side, best friends, daiquiris, relaxing by the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, the best weather I have ever felt for a New Orleans April, Jazz Fest, snowballs, po-boys, Rebirth Brass Band, family time, crawfish boils, casino… oh yea, and I broke my toe, so I was doing most of this while limping around! I was not going to let a fractured pinky toe get in my way of having fun in New Orleans! When I write it all out I can see why I am still so exhausted!
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I’m back in New Orleans for 13 days! My best friend is getting married and then I’ll be attending the first weekend of Jazz Fest (my favorite thing in the whole world, see why here and here). Sooo, that said, I have actually scheduled some posts (yay for planning ahead). If you don’t hear too much from me in the comments, it’s because I’m partying it up in NOLA, and I’ll respond when I return to Boston!
It was a long weekend for me since the Boston Marathon was yesterday. Zander, along with most of the city had off of work, so we totally look advantage! We had an amazing weekend of wandering the Charles River & Harvard Square, cooking & eating awesome meals, drinking beer & mojitos and sleeping late. How was your weekend?
It’s been a while, but the Boston Photo Tour is back! Today I’m giving you a peek into my hood! I feel that I’ve been able to capture such intimate details from my neighborhood, much more than other locations throughout my Boston Photo Tour. Sometimes you need time to explore and figure out what the area is all about. Sometimes you need to pass by a few times until the shot or light is right.
It has been three months since I wrote my 30 before 30 list of professional and personal goals. Let’s see how I am doing so far!
green = done yellow = in progress, there are lots of items that I will not mark as “done” until the end of the year orange = hope to do soon or need to wait for a certain time of year gray = probably not happening this year
01 create an inspiring studio space at home I would say that my space is getting there. It’s kind of a mess right now because I have everything spread out on the floor to organize and put back away. You can see a snapshot of my desk and I’ll be posting some more workspace photos this month!
02 website/blog makeover Some small updates have been made here and there. I’ll write a full blog post on the updates soon.
03 create a better home/work balance and learn to take real days off work I have been taking most weekends off of work but finding it difficult to know when to stop working in the evenings, there is always something more to do! Anyone have a suggestion for this?
04 travel to Austin or San Francisco I was home in New Orleans for almost all of January and am heading home again for a wedding. I think that may be all my travel budget allows this year, but you never know…
05 more tangible artwork Need to combine this with number 14, kinda the same right?
After working with Race and Religious (named after the intersecting streets) for over a year on their new identity and website, I finally got to visit the compound! I knew from all of the photos that it was a wonderful and unique place, but when I actually got to wander the halls I was blown away! There is art everywhere, exposed bricks, religious iconography, endless nooks and crannies and oriental rugs layered throughout the home. Race & Religious is a masterpiece of nostalgia, a love song to New Orleans, a whimsical European fairytale, a spectacle of design, and foremost, a family home steeped in history. I got to capture some of my favorite parts from the home but I probably need to visit a few more time to soak up all of the beautiful details!
My first time to Vermont! I didn’t do any skiing this time around but went on a short hike which was beautiful. The trail was iced over so we had to hold on to tree branches to keep from slipping… even though that didn’t stop me from falling on my butt! We were only about 10 feet from the road so I thought it was a pretty funny “nature walk” but really enjoyed the nice time outdoors.
My sister and I recently ate at Stanley Restaurant, a cute little place in Jackson Square, New Orleans. We decided to share the Bananas Foster French Toast and the Breaux Bridge Benedict. They split the dishes for us and they were both SO amazing! I’d like to visit Chef Scott Boswell’s fine-dining counterpart, Stella! next.