All the (not so) single ladies!

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Dear friends, It’s time that we gently point out the glaringly obvious truth: some of y’all need to detach yourself from your significant other’s hip.  Yes, you.  If you even have to wonder for a second if this is about you, for God’s sake, it is.  Some of your behavior is pretty inexcusable: acting like you don’t receive messages (hello,…

Resolutions Review (A Frivolous Fall)

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thank you, crystal xx   Recently, a good friend went through a period where she questioned why she blogged, which made me think about my own reasons.  I found myself thinking that it helps to establish accountability – that when you post something online, you feel more obligated to follow through because you know you’ve shared it with others.  Basically,…

When Cali Came to Town

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Some of my best friends were in town this past weekend, and I had an incredible 5-day whirlwind spent catching up, eating way too much, and watching people experience Bourbon Street for the very first time … and second time … and then a third time, for good measure. Here are some pics, xo –   keepin it classy with…

Easter Weekend

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I spent the holiday weekend in Destin, Florida, and it was nothing less than perfect: amazing weather, beautiful sunsets, good food, and great company.  I actually finished close to four books this weekend, which is something I haven’t done in years.  I only just realized I barely took pictures of anything besides the ocean, which I suppose is appropriate since…

On Carnival, Choices, and Valentine’s Day

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Somehow, I always manage to forget just how much I enjoy going to parades until I attend my first one of the season.  The music!  The marching bands!  The dancers!  The smell of horse crap!  The drunken fools!  I won’t pretend to deny how much I love it all, good and bad – I’m enjoying myself thoroughly this year, and…

Scenes from the Weekend

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Last Friday evening, I ventured out to Frenchmen Street in search of a Valentine’s Day gift for my roommate’s boyfriend.  It was also a great excuse to visit my favorite cocktail spot in the Marigny neighborhood, Three Muses.  On Saturday I went to Krewe du Vieux, the first parade and perhaps the most free-spirited, tongue-in-cheek parade of the entire Carnival…