Monday, October 24, 2016

The New Desk {After}

I showed you the "before" photos of our new antique desk a couple weeks ago, and this week I'll show you the "after" photos. Last week, I finally got around to styling the desk. J is using the desk in the Nest as his home office.

The rear wall of the top section is covered in a faux bois paper. It certainly cleans up the piece, and it adds a modern, yet classic feel.

Accessories fill the shelving unit. I love using vintage leather bound books and of course sea shells.

A trophy cup is used for pens and pencils, and an Alexa Pulitzer King Gator mousepad helps with functionality.

A ghost chair fits perfectly with its timeless feel.



The New Desk, y'all!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

A Spooktacular Halloween {Along my Uptown Walk}

Halloween is a big deal here in NOLA, and many decorate their homes in the signs and symbols of the Halloween season. Ghosts, goblins, mummies, witches, and pumpkins fill porches and front yards.

Along my morning walk with J, I snapped these pics. The first one is my most favorite decorated home in Uptown. It is located on State Street.

Another house I loved is on Nashville Avenue. The front porch is filled with cats and mice. So cute yet creepy!

Here are others:

And do not forget The PUNny Skeleton House on St. Charles Ave.

See more of 2016 A Spooktacular Halloween:

An Uptown Halloween, y'all!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Eating Nola {The Standard}

Today was finally a picture perfect Fall day in New Orleans, so J & I walked to brunch at The Standard

Located on Magazine Street, the facade features white branches wrapped in white lights and a flock of black crows for the Halloween season.

The website states:
There are plenty of places to get Cajun Food, Mexican Food, Seafood, but is there a place to get just a regular American Meal? New Orleans is all about 'being different' but how many of the restaurants you eat at, serve the same thing as the last one? The Standard is unlike any other restaurant in town, in the sense that is offers you regular food that you would find at any neighborhood restaurant-- except one in New Orleans.  Of course there is a cajun spice to it, but there is literally something for everyone at The Standard.

The interior is quaint and welcoming. J & I sat in one of the front windows. It is a great place for people watching, and you'll see all types walking Magazine Street.

J & I started with delicious Bloody Marys. 

For brunch, Jeff chose the buttermilk fried chicken,
pounded and marinated boneless chicken breast over smashed potatoes, with black pepper gravy.

I chose the shrimp & grits, sautéed shrimp with creamy jalapeño cheese sauce over grits.

J & I both left full and happy. We are adding The Standard to our brunch list of geaux tos. We recommend you visit this New Orleans staple when you are along Magazine Street. You will be glad you did.

Check out: The Standard

The Standard, y'all!
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