Beyond the French Quarter- New Orleans, LA

When an old friend sent me an invite to their New Orleans wedding earlier this year, I wholeheartedly RSVPed yes (not that you need a reason to visit NOLA). Though my boyfriend and I were on a limited schedule, we embraced the chance to check out the vibrant city. 

Our Airbnb <3

Our Airbnb <3

Morning Call

Morning Call

Sisters in Christ

Sisters in Christ

A combo of my treasures from both New Orleans and our stop in Memphis.

A combo of my treasures from both New Orleans and our stop in Memphis.

Donut Monte Cristo

Donut Monte Cristo

District Donuts

District Donuts

Melba's

Melba's

Faulkner House Books

Faulkner House Books

Magazine Street

Magazine Street

French Quarter

French Quarter

French Quarter

French Quarter

Mojo Coffee House- New Orleans, Louisiana

Mojo Coffee House has several shops across the city but we stopped into the Magazine Street location after rummaging through a serious amount of vinyl, enamel pins, and prints. I ordered an espresso and tonic which is one of my favorite drinks anywhere. It was smooth, super refreshing, and garnished with lemon.

Missouri Botanical Gardens- St. Louis, MO

Whenever you get a random warm day in that strange time between winter and spring in the midwest, you make the most of it. I recently found out that St. Louis city residents are eligible for free admission before noon on Saturdays at the Missouri Botanical Garden. I obviously had to take advantage of this. The more free things I do at home, the more I can spend on trips!

Really into this ombre cactus 

Really into this ombre cactus 

Dreaming of the actual rainforest 

Dreaming of the actual rainforest 

"Stay Tuned" Mural- Nashville, TN

I went on a short walk (it was super windy) with a friend and snapped a couple photos in front of this Nashville mural titled "Stay Tuned." This and the iconic "I Believe in Nashville" murals are a project from Adrian of DCXV. Stop by his shop to get a better souvenir than a shirt with horse on it from downtown. 

For a full list of DCXV murals, check out the interactive map here.