Good morning loves! For all our friends and family in the Houston area I pray that you all are safe and flood free! Man, that rainstorm was no joke! I was happy to see it let up early yesterday evening and I really hope all of you stayed safe and ended the day with minimal to no property damage!
Thankful there is currently no rain this morning…yet. Hoping we can all get to the office or wherever we need to be without too much trouble!
Let’s take a look at some OOTD inspiration for a sunnier day!
For those of you who read my New Orleans recap (which I hope you did!) I mentioned an amazing tour that I got the opportunity to take while on my work trip.
Founded by Brad Pitt in 2007, The Make It Right Foundation has broken ground in a couple of states, but they started their amazing work in New Orleans, LA. The lower 9th ward was an area hit the hardest by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 so that’s when the good hearts of the foundation decided that’s where they wanted to start their work. As of my tour last Thursday, they have built 112 sustainable homes that are energy efficient, built to meet the highest standards in green building and designed by renowned architects from around the globe. Make It Right gives families the opportunity to work closely with these designers and builders to personalize their homes to make them their own. Not only do they help them financially get into these homes they ensure the homes are being built in the most efficient manner so that they do not become a burden for the families in the years to come. We had the honor to have dinner with the COO of the organization and he told us all of the many great things still to come. One things includes a community inspired “marketplace” for all of the neighborhood, locals and even tourists to enjoy. I am so happy I got to take this tour and I am excited to see how it grows.
Please check out the links below because they tell the story best! Also, be sure to add this to your list of things to do when in New Orleans!
Though eating beignets in New Orleans may sound like a lot more fun than being in the office today I am super excited it is a short work week and we will be flying home to California to celebrate my Dad’s 70th birthday!
Whether you are looking for the perfect top for work or for travel, Lily James Collection has got you covered!
Last Wednesday I flew out to New Orleans for work and though the days were jammed packed I was fortunate enough to attended some great meetings with my management team and let’s not forget the delicious meals!
While traveling for work, it’s very important to stay comfy while still being stylish so be sure and carry a tote like the one above to hold your back up shoes and make up in case you have to reapply during your long days!
Eateries You Must Try:
Antoine’s -when you go be sure to order the Baked Alaska and Café Brulot Diabolique after dinner! You may have seen this on my snapchat but I need you to experience it for yourself! It’s amazing and reason enough to go back to New Orleans 🙂
Café Du Monde
Where To Shop & Things To Do As A Tourist:
Shop Canal Street for all of your favorites such as Anthropologie, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, etc.
Shop Royal Steet if you are an antique and art lover
Visit Jackson Square for street vendors galore! Maybe even take a horse carriage ride, grab your lunch to go and sit outside to people watch!
Go to Pat O Brien’s, order a hurricane and start your walk on Bourbon street. So I actually convinced Brandon to do this. For those of you who know him, he’s not a big drinker, but I am so glad we got to experience it. We actually did it pretty early in the day because we wanted to catch an early dinner (we’re like 80 year olds LOL), but the people walking the streets were still as entertaining as ever!
Visit the Garden District
I also got the opportunity to take an amazing tour with the Make It Right team. This is definitely a must do guys! Have you heard of this before? I was so moved, it will definitely be a separate blog post.
Have you all been to New Orleans lately? What are your favorite things to do?! Mine was definitely enjoying all of the yummy restaurants!
Thank you so much for reading today! Enjoy your Monday!! 🙂
**Sponsored Post: This post is partially sponsored by The Lily James Collection. As always, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.