Halloween Hangover

I love all Holidays and I am a little sad to see Halloween come and gone. This year was fun filled with trips to pumpkin patches, mulled wine, carving, pumpkin flavored treats, many Halloween movies and of course costumes!

Hocus Pocus is a classic and I can watch it every year and not grow tired of it!

Mulled wine! Delish …

Mario Kart with my team at work!

Meet Debbie, Eliza and Darwin from the Wild Thornberrys! 

Spooky Decor!

A Wedding Weekend in New Awlins

A few weeks ago I had the immense pleasure of going to New Orleans to be a part of my best friends wedding!

This was my first trip to New Orleans and it won’t be my last…might be last time in August…the humidity is real.

We stayed at the Hotel Provincial which had a great location for heading out to the French Quarter. Friendly staff, quaint courtyard and one of the most haunted places. I fortunately did not encounter any ghosts while we were there. The bar on site was really fun and had one of the best Bloody Mary’s I have ever had.

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One of my favorite things about New Orleans is the beautiful buildings and plants.img_9407img_9408

My friends wedding took place at Muriel’s, right here on the Balcony outside. The day of the wedding was perfect. By far my favorite part of the day was the Second Line Parade. I loved the experience of celebrating their commitment with a parade around Jackson Square and down Bourbon Street. img_9409

No trip to NOLA would be a trip without hitting Cafe Du Monde. We came here daily and I miss their strong chicory coffee and sweet sweet beignets.img_9410img_9411img_9414img_9416img_9417img_9418

Jax Brewhouse is a fun place to stop and grab some go cups for the road. img_9420img_9422img_9423img_9426

Bourbon Street was pretty quite at this time of day/year and I can’t imagine being here on Mardi Gras or Halloween! img_9427

A must visit is the Carousel Bar & Lounge – fun experience and great cocktails.img_9428img_9436img_9438img_9439img_9440

We went to Domenica for their Rehearsal Lunch and the food was really amazing – fresh local flavors were paired with delicious wines.img_9442img_9444img_9445img_9446img_9449img_9451img_9454img_9457img_9459img_9460

Not photographed was our time spent on Frenchmen Street, I had so much fun dancing on the street to amazing musicians. It was such a cool experience to hear such great music at every corner. The Frenchmen Art Market is a must hit – unique, one of a kinda art, photos and craft.

I absolutely loved New Orleans and would love to go back and explore more.

 

Street Art of San Juan

Street Art in San Juan Puerto Rico is a feast for the eyes. If you have a rental car I  highly recommend heading to a few different neighborhoods where street art is most prevalent. It is constantly changing and always eye catching. We were able to view a couple individuals working on their pieces and it was truly mesmerizing I could not believe that they were able to create such detail on such a large scale.  IMG_6089IMG_6090IMG_6092IMG_6093IMG_6095IMG_6097IMG_6098IMG_6099IMG_6102IMG_6104IMG_6106IMG_6107

Gettin’ Crafty…

Gettin’ craft with Embroidery. After work, where I am at a computer all day I enjoy a non-screen hobby. This fall I started playing around with Embroidery. Below are a couple of my first attempts. To get started I envisioned what colors and patterns I wanted to play with and then I would free hand imagery onto my fabric and work from there. I am excited to play around more with different shapes and detail. I enjoy this old timey hobby and because its so small it is an easy craft to travel with!IMG_4215IMG_4216IMG_4217IMG_4223IMG_4224IMG_4289IMG_4265IMG_4287IMG_4290IMG_4325IMG_4790IMG_4821IMG_4841IMG_4854