Thursday, December 8, 2016

Heaux. Heaux. Heaux. {The Parlor}

I invited you in, so grab a cocktail and come on in. Have a seat in our favorite room of the house, the parlor.

The parlor is the first room that you see when you enter the home, so I love to "do it up" in red, green, gold, and silver. 

I shared the mantle with you last week. You can see the mantle HERE. Thanks for your nice comments.

Dapper fox (Perch, Magazine Street)

The entrance table holds one of my favorite deer. This year, he is holding a tray of peppermints. Gotta have good breath, y'all!

On the bench is a large gold metal tray holding napkins and coasters for my cocktailing guests. My favorite linen napkins are from August|Morgan and state "Olive a Martini," and yes, I do!

Antler tray (Dunn & Sonnier, Magazine Street)

Napkins, August|Morgan (Hazelnut New Orleans)

The secretary is always a fun piece of furniture to decorate seasonally. I adore these dapper deer. A plaid frame and small tray complete the look. I found the book in the French Quarter.

Candle, Nest Holiday; Frame, Mark & Graham

The tree is decked in colors of red, green, gold, and silver. I always use my oyster ornaments on this tree to compliment a Southern Christmas.

The end table near the tree has two of my favorite Santas, one a vintage foil Santa and the other a glittery and fur Papa Noel.

I also love to add festive pillows to the look.

I hope you liked the parlor. Come back for more!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Uptown Acorn Travels {Ron & Jeff}

One thing I LOVE about NYC at this time of year is the colder temperatures as it was just a week ago that I was wearing shorts and sweating in south Louisiana. NYC gives me the opportunity to wear some of my favorite Fall/Winter clothes. I have so many sweaters that I've given away since moving back to NOLA, for it does not often get very cold here.

I thought I'd share some of the shots of J and I from our recent NYC vacay.

The Burberry jacket (my Christmas gift last year) is a favorite coat of mine. I did add a Burberry accessory to my wish list this year. Can you guess what it is?

To The Polo Bar, I donned my best Ralph Lauren duds plaids. It may have been overkill, but I am a sucker for plaid, #madforplaid. One of my facebook readers even mentioned that I looked like I had matched the seat cushions. I take that as a huge compliment.

J & I had a fabulous time in the Big Apple and cannot wait to return next year. Here's our view from the Top of the Rock.

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 2016 New York City trip:

Ron and Jeff, y'all!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Uptown Acorn Travels {NYC Eats}

Like New Orleans, NYC is a culinary mecca with restaurants and cafes on every block. It is so hard to narrow down the choices as we get so many recommendations from friends.

Upon checking into the Waldorf Astoria, we dined at Peacock Alley in the hotel. It is a perfect place to lunch and lots of great people watching.

Afternoon cocktails and a bar snack were enjoyable at the Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle. This is definitely a dark New York- style lounge.

For dinner on Friday evening, we dined again at a favorite of mine, The Polo Bar (and Restaurant). You all know I adore any and all things Ralph Lauren, so it is a treat for me to dine in such classic accommodations filled with rich woods and a variety of plaid fabrics --- #madforplaid . The food and drink are always delicious, and the attention to detail is signature Ralph.

My favorite coffee is also at Ralph's Coffee housed in The Polo Store on 5th Avenue. I love the signature mugs and saucers.

J & I were lucky to stumble upon the perfect lunch spot while out venturing on the Upper East Side, Amaranth.This is a charming New York Upper East Side eatery. I loved how the "regulars" who were obviously "loaded" had their regular tables. We were lucky enough to meet a couple darling NYC couples. Put this on your list if you would like an upscale lunch with lots of attention.

We shopped the afternoon away along Madison Avenue as we made our way to Ralph Lauren's Flagship shops. Shopping at Ralph Lauren Flagship was epic! As we walked through the doors, waiters dressed to the nines carried glasses of champagne. Doesn't champs make any shopping experience better? Ralph Lauren= CLASS! I could just sit down and observe every little detail.

Miracle on Madison was happening, so we stopped to enjoy this: 

Before the musical, Kinky Boots, J & I dined at Sardi's in the vicinity of the theatre. In the heart of New York's Theater District, Sardi's has been the toast of Broadway for 90 years. Located at 234 West 44th Street the restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Late supper is served from Tuesday through Saturday. The restaurant was packed and the crowd lively. Fun!

I'm totally FULL, but I cannot wait to go back to NYC next year.

NYC Eats, y'all!
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