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Fall Cocktails | Apple Cinnamon Old Fashioned

The colors, the sweet wind chill, and the sweet & spicy flavors of Fall are finally upon us! Fall is my absolute favorite season. Fall when I non-arbitrarily become obsessed with nature. I love showing my appreciation for the abundance of beauty by spending lots of time outside and around the whimsical array of color and animal activity that becomes evident when the weather begins to change. In turn, I believe, I’m gifted with my most creative ideas and inspiration....

My Trip to the African American Museum

My grandmother was a great storyteller when I was a child. I remember vividly the colorful stories she would tell me about the past. The hairstyles, the clothes, the drama. I remember her story about a Native American relative who would sit indian-style on the porch. I remember the stories of how my grandfather was a big jokester when he was in high school and how he used to play on a baseball team. I can clearly see my grandmother’s high...

Craft Cocktail #7 | The Mandarin Mule

The Moscow Mule is a very popular fall drink here in New Orleans; it’s got the right amount of sweet and sour balance that makes any drink great. Ginger-lovers will love this drink. It’s a great recommendation for vodka drinkers who want to try something new. This variation of the Moscow Mule, called the Mandarin Mule, is a nice alternative for those who aren’t necessarily the biggest fans of the former version, but are intrigued by the idea. The ginger and orange combo...

Natural w/ a CAUSE | “Your Child Is More Than A Test Score” – The Learning Laboratory New Orleans

“Performance scores matter more in New Orleans than in the rest of the state. All but six of the city's public schools are charters, which may be shut down if they don't meet the mark."

“Most of the class of 2014 graduating from the 100%-charter New Orleans Recovery School District scored so low on the national ACT test that they didn’t meet the minimum requirements for Louisiana’s colleges"

Is this the future you want for your child? Your child is NOT a test score.

If anyone is still looking for summer programs that will help their child learn to love learning and/or help their child prepare for college, let them know about The Learning Lab.

# O O T D | French Quarter Fest

French Quarter Fest – April 9-12, 2015 Bodysuit – Forever 21 Pants – H&M Necklace – H&M Watch – Michael Kors Purse – BagInc.com Shoes – Report footwear I didn’t want to go for the typical festival wear. I wanted an outfit that could easily transition to a night outfit to go to a bar/club afterwards. Also, I wanted to look a little more “grown up” because, well, I’m not 18 and booty shorts aren’t my thing anymore.. The double...

Craft Cocktail #4 | How to make a New Orleans-style Hurricane

Now you dont have to come all the way to New Orleans to try a hurricane… This recipe is not only easy but delicious! The hurricane is a succulently sweet drink that will get you right real quick. It’s combination of a rum trio and fruit juice is a recipe for a beautiful disaster, hence it’s name, and people love it! It's great for parties any time of the year.