Monday, May 19, 2014

The Weekend That Was {May 17-18}


One more weekend and closer to summer vacation is what I am talking about.

I was so excited to see a package on the porch when I arrived home on Friday. It was my newest Apple 5S iPhone.

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We stayed in on Friday evening and had cocktails on the front porch. We love our visits from our neighbors.

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With a gift card from students, J and I made our way to to the CBD on Saturday evening. We enjoyed pre-dinner drinks at our fave, the Swizzle Stick Bar at The Loew’s Hotel.

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Using the gift card, we enjoyed a great dinner at Desi Vegas’ Steakhouse. The food, drinks, and atmosphere were all outstanding.

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desi vegas cocktails

Yesterday, we trekked to Lakeside Mall in Metairie as J was looking for a new suit. He found a great one at Macy’s, and I was able to do my own retail therapy at Macy’s, Dillard’s, and J. Crew.

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I found a great new leather iPhone case at J. Crew.

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Sunday evening ended with a cocktail in the parlor. Sundays are soon to get better as this is my last Monday of the school year.

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9 days to geaux!

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Don’t forget my on-going give aways:

Uptown Acorn koozies: click HERE

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Pelican Coast tie: click HERE


May 17-18, y’all!


  1. Looks like a nice, relaxing weekend! I love the Swizzle Stick bar at Lowe's. Going to have to add Desi Vega's Steakhouse to my restaurant list on Pinterest! Loving your countdown. Have a great day! xoxo

  2. Fab weekend as always. I am keeping track of all the fabulous places you mention.

  3. Ron, I think you have the best weekends ever! It's like you have a never-ending party! And shopping, too?! I need to hang out with you!

  4. Sounds like a fun weekend. Love cocktails on the porch!

  5. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. How nice to be able to sit on your front porch and have cocktails with your neighbors. I love sitting on the front porch, but in CA no one sits on the porch, even if they had one. Everyone is in their back yard, swimming, BBQ ing or watching their outdoor TV. But being from the south we always sat on the porch from Memorial Day until Labor Day. I know your glad that you soon will begin your summer vacation - have a wonderful summer.

  6. How well I remember the anticipation of the end of the school year! How great that you have one of those new fancy phones!

  7. My husband and I visited family in Metairie for the weekend. We spent a little time in the city on Saturday, took the St. Charles trolley through the garden district and I wondered which of the beautiful properties was home to The Uptown Acorn.

  8. Sounds like a fabulous week-end. Your students are so generous to give you a gift card. I know you are so looking forward to summer break. Kudos. We don't have a front porch and our neighbors are quite a distance apart. We enjoy our numerous patios though. xo

  9. Well Ron, sure sounds like you really had a fantastic weekend....
    And even snatched up a couple of goodies ;-)


  10. Glad you had a good weekend, but even happier that you are getting close to summer break! Remember those last few days are killer but so exciting too!

  11. Sounds like a wonderful weekend to me, Ron. Wow- you will soon be done for the school year! Cheers! xo Diana

  12. All our grands are so looking forward to the last days of school, too. Look out summer, here we come !!


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