The Big Easy

I can’t remember what inspired our entire family to take Thanksgiving on the road this year, but all of us were thrilled to spend the holiday in New Orleans – a first for all of us. If you haven’t visited, I implore you to go. The radiant energy, the genuine hospitality, the bright and bold colors, the sounds of music playing on the streets during all hours of the day, and the amazing food make The Big Easy one of the most unique cities I’ve ever visited. My advice: stay in the French Quarter, stumble upon any live show on Frenchman Street, eat beignets, ride the St. Charles Avenue street car, go antique shopping on Magazine Street, walk as far as your feet will take you and above all else, bring a Canon DSLR camera. You’ll want to capture the vibrant sights. I don’t consider myself a skilled photographer but I’m so glad I was able to bring the new Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR camera on this trip. It’s small enough that it fits nicely in my bag and easy to use enough that I only used it on a single setting with Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens – perfect for walking and snapping. Plus, the new built-in Wi-Fi capabilities allowed me to wirelessly transfer my photos directly onto my phone to edit and share on social media. I won’t travel without it!

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N°21 Pre-Fall 2016

It’s all about an unbridled masculine elegance in Alessandro Dell’Acqua lastest collection for N°21. Sweet lace dresses, prim pleated skirts and feminine floral prints are styled so brilliantly with super slouchy silk trousers, oversized wool coats, and boyish button up shirts. A wearable collection of juxtapositions that we certainly will find ourselves emulating!

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Holiday Traditions

Every year on Christmas Eve, since the year he was born, my husband and his siblings open a single present  – each person receives a small box containing a special, significant ornament. It’s a family custom that has been passed down from multiple generations and Gap recently paid witness to our newly adapted tradition for their Styld.By holiday campaign. Quincy is now old enough to appreciate our ever growing collection of eclectic ornaments, which makes decorating the Christmas tree so exciting and memorable. We got him an adorable alligator ornament this year, which we hope will remind him of our trip to New Orleans this fall. Are there any holiday traditions that your family has carried on?

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