nola: a few favorites.

new orleans guide / sfgirlbybay

new orleans…i wish i had a few more days to spend with you. it was every bit as darling as i remember, but even more so thanks to the many suggestions you provided. so a big thank you! today i’m sharing some photos and a few favorites from my recent visit. i know there is plenty more to see and experience, so perhaps there will be another trip—and soon i... 
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nola’s new ace.

ace hotel new orleans / sfgirlbybay

The Ace Hotel in New Orleans…so gorgeous and green! It opened just two weeks ago. I stumbled on it as I was making my way from the city’s Garden District to the French Quarter. Located in the area known as the Warehouse District, the new hotel has taken over a 1920s Art Deco building, and similar to its other properties, it includes a lobby bar, a restaurant, a rooftop... 
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what did you do over easter break?

lovely indeed. i always remember that being a popular subject of classroom conversation as a kid: “what did you do over easter break?” when i was younger my parents would take up to the Tropics lodge or the Gene Autry melody ranch (which is now the Parker) in palm springs. we could usually bring a best friend and then we’d swim to our heart’s desire... 
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next stop: nola.

next stop: nola. / sfgirlbybay

almost makes perfect. taking a quick spring break escape to new orleans next week and would love any recommendations. it’s been ten years since my last visit and the purpose of my trip then was to assist with the relief efforts. this time it’ll be on a more happy note and i’ll have time to explore and discover some of the gems in the city: the french quarter, garden... 
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tuesday’s girl: spring into summer.

Hailey Clauson photographed by Paola Kudacki for Vogue Spain, May 2012. oh gosh, it’s coming. first spring, then we’re springing into summer. trying on bathing suits. ack. okay, let’s try and embrace it together, shall we? let’s imagine ourselves as sun goddesses, frolicking carefree in the salty sea. i’m not even gonna give a second thought to... 
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