Wednesday, February 22, 2017

What Makes Me Happy {Muses Shoes}

Only in New Orleans would someone covet an old, glittered shoe, but I do. Welcome back to my weekly series, What Makes Me Happy. With such negativity in this world we live, I hope the little things that make me and my guests happy inspire you to be thankful for the little things in life. Think of what make you happy.









With parades in full force, I am coveting the addition of the glittered shoes to my growing collection. Made by krewe members, each one is in itself a work of art.

If you read my recent feature in ADORE magazine, you know that these specials shoes bring joy to my life. I display each and every one proudly on the table in my stair parlor. Guests often congregate here and pick their favorite one(s).





If you ride in the Muses parade, hit me up with a shoe. I'll be happy to feature it here on Uptown Acorn. How's that for begging?

Oh, I kinda like the Nyx purses too!




You can see my other What Makes Me Happy posts HERE.






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Muses Shoes = Happy, y'all!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mardi Gras {Sea Gem Studios}

In my recent feature in ADORE magazine, For the Love of Purple, Green, and Gold, one of the sources highlighted is the King Cake Baby platter from Sea Gem Studios. I love the platter and receive so many compliments from guests who grab a slice of the delicious treat.




You can start your own collections of coastal or Mardi Gras-inspired pieces by clicking HERE to find a retail location nearest you. You can order online HERE.






I cannot wait to add the Voodoo toothpick piece (or two) here to my collection. This is brilliant!





Please support local businesses. I do my best to do so too.


Monday, February 20, 2017

Mardi Gras {Parade Fun}

After a downpour on Friday night, the weather this weekend was parade perfect except for the heat. It could have been a little cooler. There was no rain, so that was fine by me.




This weekend began the hurried yet exciting rounds of parades. Living just two blocks off the Uptown parade route makes it extra special for J and I. It is always a joy to see and talk with friends and neighbors walking to and from the parades.











The construction on our end of Napoleon Avenue is finally over, so it was exciting to have our neutral ground back. With fresh sod, it made the return even more inviting. Ladders, tents, wagons filled the neutral grounds all weekend long. Now, I hope this string of good weather will last.





Laissez les bons temps rouler!







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