Sunday, November 14, 2010


We had friends over on Friday night and, thus, a very tidy house on Saturday morning so, Mom and Miss, this post is for you!
Before - Living Room
After - Living Room
Before - Dining Room
After - Dining Room
Before - Bathroom
After - Bathroom
Before - Guest Room

After - Guest Room
Come visit!
Before - Master
After - Master
Before - Kitchen
After - Kitchen

Saturday, November 13, 2010


In celebration of the fact that our kitchen is no longer the size of a shoe box, DC and I have been cooking fun meals nearly every night during the week.  Combine that with the giant basket of Italian goodies that my mom and dad sent us for my birthday and we had a perfect evening of reliving our nights in Milan!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


My brand took a trip to New Orleans for a summit with our agencies so David and I decided to tack on a few days and make a weekend of it.  A birthday and Halloween weekend, that is!  The city was pretty dead the first few days I was there but it began to liven up as all the Steelers fans and Halloween revelers took over. 
 Bourbon Street on a Wednesday night
 Andrea (ABM on Cascade) and I with our chef at a work team-building event.  He was an ex-football player for LSU and the Chargers.  Imagine that!
 Once DC got into town, we made sure to stop for a NOLA snack every few hours.  First on the list, beignets and coffee at Cafe du Monde.  
 Next, a Muffaletta from Central Grocery.  Those beignets put me in the mood for something savory!
Sitting by the Mississippi reading our newly-purchased travel book.  We tried to make do without one but that lasted about 30 whole minutes.
 Jackson Square
 Hurricanes at Pat O'Brians.  The weather was beautiful!
 We took to the Garden District to walk off some of our indulgences and stare open-mouthed at the gorgeous houses.
 Breakfast at Brennan's
 Saturday, the streets were pretty crowded as the French Quarter geared up for that evening's festivities.  I am not a huge fan of Halloween and felt safer sitting up high and watching from afar.  Luckily, DC was easily swayed to join me with some gumbo and red beans and rice!
Us on Bourbon Street
One friend foodie, the WSJ, and the NYT all raved about Lilette on Magazine Street.  We didn't think twice about getting a rezi and were more than glad we did.  
 Our final meal -- jazz brunch at the Court of Two Sisters
After brunch we relaxed in the Ritz lounge and watched the Cowboys fall apart in what felt like our own personal living room.  David felt so comfortable that he didn't temper his typical "yell at the tv" Sunday persona.  Writing that, perhaps there was a reason no one joined us in the lounge!