A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to join the Olympus team down in New Orleans to test out their new TG-3 and the E-M10 cameras. Over the course of a couple days, we stayed at The W Hotel in the French Quarter, had dinner at some great old school places, such as the Bourbon House and Arnaud’s, took a ghost tour, and visited a plantation as well as a swamp, where we fed alligators marshmallows! You can see some of my photos from my time in the city here, but below are some of my favorites that I took during the second part of the excursion. (All photos were taken with Olympus cameras.)
These alligators blended in so well with the water. They would sneak/swim right up to the boat out of nowhere!
The guide fed them marshmallows, which they loved. ( The guide assured us that feeding them this treat is not actually bad for them – phew!)
I couldn’t stop taking pictures of the trees and Spanish moss that seemed to be everywhere. I didn’t grow up with vegetation like that so it was fascinating to me.
I spy a little turtle!
Overall it was a really great trip. It’s fair to say that I spend a lot of time down in New Orleans, but this time I was lucky enough to see Louisiana in a different light than before. I especially loved capturing different shots on the plantation and during the swamp tour since I had never really ventured outside the city limits, so I saw things with fresh eyes for sure. I also had such a fun time playing around with the different cameras and lenses, chatting with the Olympus team and meeting everyone that was a part of our group. Thanks for having me Olympus, I had a blast! xo
We drove back from Orange Beach, Alabama yesterday and spent the rest of the late afternoon walking around The Warehouse District where my friend Lauren lives (and generously let us stay while we were in town). The light was so beautiful, which of course led to an impromptu photo shoot. I feel like it’s finally summer, at least in New Orleans where it was 80 degrees today, so I went all out with mixing and matching bright colors and patterns.
Photos by: Casey
Sunglasses: Karen Walker “Super Duper Strength” / Scarf: H&M / Dress: Zara / Bag: Echo (old – gift) / Wedges: Zara (old but similar pair here) / Lipstick: Revlon in Hot Coral
P.S. I just checked the weather in New York and it’s supposed to be 75 degrees today! Woo hoo! xo
Spent this past weekend in New Orleans (more on that part of the trip later this week) and then headed out to Orange Beach in Alabama to be with friends for Hang Out Fest. It was an absolute blast. I’m about to hop in the car and head back to Louisiana so I’ll keep it short and let the pictures do the talking. Hope y’all had a great past few days! xo
I’ve been in New Orleans since Wednesday and have definitely been enjoying the warmer climate. One of the main reasons I flew down here was to host a fun styling workshop with a group of girls during fashion week. More to come on that next week, but in the meantime, here are some photos from the past few days!
Loved walking past this guy in the By Water. Just sitting on his porch, enjoying his Sunday and playing music.
Some of the brightest houses I’ve seen in America.
My good friends waiting for coffee outside Booty’s. If you’re ever in New Orleans, make sure to swing by their shop, which is a combination of his barber shop called Gaudet Bros and her vintage store called Hazel & Florange. Located on 2700 Chartres.
Crawfish and champagne in the park with friends.
Tavi, the Greyhound.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend! xo