Last weekend was one that left me refreshed and rejuvenated with a clear mind and, as cheesy as it sounds, a full heart. After a chaotic week of traveling, I came home anxious to prepare for my friend Saskia's arrival from Boston. The first time we met was on our very first day of orientation for Teach for America. Her last name followed mine, and thus we were roommates. Roommates who were fresh faced and ready to save education. Ha! Fast forward four years, and she's one of three people I've kept in touch with. We were prepared to have a productive weekend to lay down ground work for a new project, but neither of us expected to feel more bonded as friends. Bottles of wine, good food, and a shared love for New Orleans certainly helped opened the gates for deep conversation. My philosophy with living, style, food, and most importantly, people has always been a combination of less is more + quality over quantitive + earn your f*** keeps. I've said this less than a handful of times but feel confident that this was just the beginning of a new exciting adventure and a blossoming friendship.
1. Had an incredible time hanging with branding extraordinaire Christian Watson of 1924us during his first visit to Montrose Shop | 2. A Provencal breakfast for three while planning a future trip to the South of France | 3. Magic in old New Orleanstown | 4. Always with a touch of leather. This Sons & Daughters clutch plays double duty as a laptop case. | 5. Lattes + business planning with Saskia at The Orange Couch | 5. The shelfie game at Defend New Orleans