julia 04 / 52

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her introduction to donuts and first chocolate milk – she licked all the chocolate and left the donut for me. also, luckily the milk tasted like delicious creamy milk, with a hint of chocolate…we don’t want any more chocolate addicts in the house (like me)!

a weekly portrait of my daughter at age 2

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about mardi gras

mardi-gras-by-myseastory-3i’m no mardi gras expert, but was lucky to experience it for the first time this year, as a local, or sort of – and let me tell you a few things about it:

the energy in the city overall is amazing, everyone is happy and in good moods, locals, and tourists alike, are riding their bikes (yes, traffic gets hectic too and impossible to find a parking spot), the houses are all decorated with the mardi gras colours (purple, green and gold), everyone’s having parties and eating king cake, and there’s music all over.

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and some news

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we’re moving, friends, yes, again, and this time to north california – and berkeley it is! we’ve known for a couple of weeks now, but to be honest it’s been so hectic on this side of the hood, that i hadn’t made it a point to sit, plan and share.

if you haven’t heard about it, it’s where the university of berkeley is located – a city in the east shore of the san francisco bay, actually directly opposite to the golden gate!! they say the weather in the summer is similar to typically mediterranean, but with foggy nights and mornings. and if you know me, i’ve been doing my research around instagram and blogger’s tips, and there’s some really cool restaurants, coffee shops and more.

we’re sad to leave this amazing city, so lucky to have lived here for the past months and experience mardi gras as locals too. sometimes life surprises us, we’ve been really happy in new orleans, but we’re always excited for new adventures.

i still have a lot to share about our life here and our favorite spots, so bare with me and follow along here for live updates.

ps – i guess i’ll be putting these into practice again

julia 03 / 52

julia-0352sneaky! favorite activities right now – collecting branches, flowers, leaves and anything in between, baking, reading this book, eating these, but if you really want a place in her heart, put some music on, dance and sing – always makes her the happiest (not pictured, ha!)

a weekly portrait of my daughter at age 2

revelator coffee / new orleans

revelator-coffee-by-myseastory-1revelator coffee has been one of my favorite discoveries in new orleans. originally from birmingham, alabama, they recently opened a coffee shop in the central business district. i somehow found about it through instagram, and since it’s conveniently located close to the louisiana children’s museum, i make it a point to treat myself to the best coffee in the city, before bringing julia for playtime.

i love their aesthetic, their snacks from gracious bakery and their no frills coffee menu. julia loves to get a small to go cup with creamy milk, it’s such a nice detail that they do this for her, and it makes her feel included in the coffee plan too. i ain’t no coffee expert, but to me, this is the best coffee in the city – go see for yourself.

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ps – other cool new orleans spots here