colour love in new orleans

new-orleans-colours-by-myseastory-10in our neighbourhood, uptown new orleans, most houses have subtle colours like grey, beige and mauve (like this one). but as you drive east, towards the marigny and bywater area, you can see a lot of caribbean influences, the houses burst in colour (like these ones), and i’m totally obsessed with these combinations.

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ps – 5 things i’m loving about new orleans from our first month in the city, and other new orleans posts here.

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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

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

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

julia 49 / 52

julia-4952julia at 23 months –  argh! where does the time go…what do you mean she’s almost 2?!?! needless to say christmas was fun and has a whole new meaning, and entertaining, with julia around. i love that she is old enough to enjoy the expectation of opening gifts, but is still zero demanding, and grateful with anything she was gifted ♡

a weekly portrait of my daughter