If you know me, you know I adore dressing up whenever I can. From fancy dinners to Ren Faires, if you present me with an opportunity to play dress-up, I’ll do it. So when my friend Allison tagged me on Facebook last week to see if I was interested in attending the Annees Follies‘ 1920’s Picnic, I kind of jumped at the chance. (Well, realistically, I checked to see if I had a remotely 1920s-esque outfit, and when I did, THEN I jumped at the chance.)
This past Saturday, Mom and I spent the day at the New Orleans Museum of Art to see their latest exhibition, “A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s”. Not only that, but the museum played host to New Orleans first “Concorso d’ Eleganza”, in which Ferrari owners displayed their vehicles! I took a TON of pictures, too. What can I say, I love art AND cars! 🙂
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been really trying to take my camera with me everywhere and just get random shots of things that I like.
Lately, I’ve found that I really enjoy getting pictures of food. You might be wondering, “Where the heck do I get this food?” Don’t worry, I got you! Chicken shawarma from Albasha, Hammond Grilled cheese and tomato basil soup from The Big Cheezy, New Orleans Chocolate hazelnut yogurt with raspberries and blueberries from Pinkberry, New Orleans Cheesemongers mac-and-cheese with charcuterie plate from St. James Cheese Company, New Orleans Ice cream sampler from The Creole Creamery, New Orleans
Last weekend, Doug and I finally had a chance to visit the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. We’ve been meaning to go for a few years now, but never made the time. It was a really good – if somewhat emotional – experience and I managed to get some great pictures while I was there. We weren’t able to make it to all of the exhibits, but hopefully we can go back soon and see some of the things we missed.
On Good Friday, I spent most of my afternoon going around Mandeville, enjoying a day off, full of sunlight and blue skies. My first stop was at the dog park with Gizmo, where he had the chance to run and play – in the mud. It had been raining most of the week, so there were a few spots around the trees where there were puddles and mud. He avoided them at first, but after a few minutes of playing with the other dogs, all thoughts of getting wet and muddy were forgotten. After taking Gizmo home and giving him a well-needed bath, I headed back out to grab lunch and putter around old Mandeville to get some pictures. The first place I found was a small patch of swamp tucked away in a residential neighborhood. One of my favorite places in Old Mandeville is the Dew Drop Inn, the […]
A couple of weeks ago, I was feeling particularly uninspired and particularly “meh” about my photography. I was in a creative funk and just didn’t feel “good enough” to do anything. However, I’m lucky enough to work with a really great group of creative people, namely my coworker Tony, who’s an amazing graphic designer. While I was out to lunch with him and J.R. that week, we were talking about assorted things, and Tony dropped a major truth bomb on my head: The only way you’re going to improve in what you do – whether it’s your job or your hobby – is to keep doing it. The thought didn’t sink into my head right away, but that Saturday morning, as I was sitting around lamenting the fact that I didn’t have anything to do, they exploded back into my brain. (That’s the thing about truth bombs – sometimes they […]