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ME & MARISA DO DALLAS 2012 STYLE

Posted in Dallas, Fashion, Food, Life, photography, Shopping, Sightseeing, Weekend Recap with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2012 by Me & Marisa

At last! At last! Marisa and I reunited at LAST! It was nearly three years in the making – but it finally happened and while it was absolutely amazing to be reunited again – it was WAY too short (all and all it was only about 24 hours!) :(.

In true Me & Marisa fashion though, it was a weekend filled with awesome food, shopping and of course… picking up right where we left off with one of my favorite people in the world!

Enjoy the photos – hopefully they give some idea of just how much fun we had together!

P.S. Many, many trips have been planned as a result of this one, so it will certainly not be another 2 1/2 years before we are together again!

-Andrew J.

Marisa styling it up at the airport – as soon as I saw her turn the corner at baggage claim, I had the BIGGEST uncontrollable smile on my face I’ve had in ages!  She looks so east coast though, we need to get this girl back to the SOUTH!

We were both STARVING when I picked her up, so of course the very first order of business – Campisi’s on Mockingbird for some comida.

Right after lunch it was time to kick the shopping into high gear! Marisa is involved in a new vintage store that is launching in Virginia so we hit up Curiosities Antique & Vintage to see if we could find anything fun. We sort of struck out on any purchases, but we had fun checking out everything the store had to offer.

Mildly freaky…

Feeling a little bummed out that we spent our first hour and a half without purchasing anything other than food, we hit up the one place we knew we could find something… NORTHPARK!  Even then, shopping was sort of a struggle for us, things just weren’t popping out as “gotta have’s”. Never the less, I got a great shirt for dinner that night and Marisa purchased a beautiful dress (photos of that a little further down in the post).

After shopping for a couple hours – we figured it was time to check into the W Dallas where we would be calling home for the next 24 hours.  The W was awesome! Great room – though it was weird that the bathroom was completely open aside from a curtain that separated the “bathroom” space of the room from the rest of the room – and I would definitely go back and stay there again!

Our first “Reunited” picture!

I really want that rolling chair for my new office!

What’s that? A model included in with the room?! Oh – it’s Marisa. Guess she just looks very at home there :)

Check out the awesome curtain behind me… yep, that’s the room divider!

We booked a reservation for Tom Colicchio‘s restaurant CRAFT thinking it would be pretty close to our hotel – but come to find out, it was actually IN our hotel. So add on the fact that the only places we went after dinner were Ghost Bar (BIG mistake) and the W Bar in the hotel lobby/lounge – from 6:30 pm until noon the next morning, we never once left the W lol.

Awesome light bars in CRAFT

Warning: The portions at CRAFT are absolutely humongous but incredibly delicious – bring your appetite people, I highly recommend the restaurant though! Tom definitely knows what he is doing.

Enjoying a bevvie before dinner.

We clean up okay :)  – and yes, that’s Marisa’s new dress. Verrry pretty, picture doesn’t even do it justice.

I really really loved the Lobby Bar Chandeliers at the W!

Ready to turn in for the night – back to the room!

I know I said I wouldn’t post it – but it’s really just too friggin cute of you not to post, if you want I can take it down ;). Marisa got hungry in the middle of the night and tackled some of the leftovers from dinner and lunch before lights out.

The next morning we both realized we … had not consumed enough water the night before… and I woke up to random pieces of Campisi’s pizza crust and a muffin CRAFT gave us for the next morning like so…

The morning after.

After we got up and around – we checked out of the W and headed to Knox-Henderson for some brunch at Tolouse. Fantastic brunch by the way (also highly recommend)!

Bloody Marry’s, Bagels, Beignets (with cappuccino sauce), and Belgian waffles (we were on a B kick apparently) made for the perfect Brunch!

After brunch – to postpone our inevitable departure, we kicked it over to Restoration Hardware and picked out my new dream furniture for my house.

Alas though – all good things must come to an end (yes, like this epic blog post). I dropped Marisa north of Dallas at her friends house and began my trek back to Norman. A very sad day, but SO glad it happened! Already cannot wait to see her again!

See you soon my friend – love you and miss you!

TEXAS TENNIS OPEN & THE HEARTLINE FESTIVAL OF HOPE

Posted in Charity, Dallas, Food, Life, Weekend Recap with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2011 by Me & Marisa

This weekend was pretty packed to put it mildly!

Friday night, I got to don my tuxedo once again and go out to a fantastic annual charity event for Heartline: Festival of Hope. It was a gorgeous event, and honestly the food was absolutely delicious!  There was a silent auction, and I bid on a couple of items… however, unless I’ve missed their calls, I didn’t win lol. Which I’m really bummed about because there was a painting there I was pretty much in love with.



Saturday – bright and early, I got up to go to breakfast with a couple friends at a little local “hole-in-the-wall” restaurant – Ozzie’s – here in Norman… at 7 AM!!!  Because after that I had to hit the road and head to the first ever final for the Texas Tennis Open!

There were two finals – doubles and singles. The doubles involved: Alberta Brianti and Sorana Cirstea (Italy and Romania respectively) against Alize Cornet and Pauline Parmentier (from France… of course). It was a VERY entertaining match and lasted for quite a bit… but I have to say, the 106 degree weather without sunscreen made it a little less than pleasurable ha.

Sorana Cristea is really beautiful! Texas Tennis Open

After the doubles, I went in a mad dash in search of food before the singles final between Sabine Lisicki (about 20th in the world from Germany) and Aravane Rezai (from France… naturally). Ironically, both Frenchies lost lol. Sabine was absolutely AMAZING and totally blew her away. Rezai just ended up giving up towards the end.

The evening I was pretty much exhausted so called it an early night and woke up bright and early the next morning to go meet by better half (and new Dallas resident) Dominique for brunch at Breadwinners. I had banana bread french toast — my life is now complete.

All in all, a very good weekend! Hope yours was equally amazing!

It’s going to be a whirlwind next 6 weeks and I won’t be home ANY of the weekends – so I’ll try to do posts more regularly to keep you up to date!

Have a great night.

-Andrew

Oh and I ended the weekend with painting my bathroom a color (not done justice here) I now affectionately have dubbed “Expectant Baby Boy Blue”

DALLAS GIRLS | MY NEW TUX

Posted in Dallas, Fashion, Shopping, Weekend Recap with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2011 by Me & Marisa

Just a short post- last weekend I went to Dallas with Tyler, Dominique and her sister to go have one last hurrah and a little shopping before we watched Tyler leave us all for France, and also to get my tux for LA this weekend.  I didn’t have my camera- so I had to rely on point and shoots (please, hold your gasps of disapproval). Dominique and her sisters I must say are some of the best dressed girls- their style really is genetic too as they all always look great :).

Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! Enjoy the pics!
-Andrew J

My new Boss Black Tux from Nordstrom.

Dominique all set and ready to go to Northpark

But Dobbie was not to be shown up, rocking an awesome shoulder padded jacket from BCBG

Post shopping, getting ready to head out for a bit in Uptown (Ah, memories of my Dallas past.). Dominique rocking her version of the BCBG Jacket

And finally, Dobbie and her boyfriend (and a new dress she got that day from Armani Exchange).

There you have it, short but sweet :)

SATURN GRILL & SOME SHOPPING SPOILS

Posted in Dallas, Fashion, Food, Shopping with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2010 by Me & Marisa

Hello readers! Just a kinda quickie post on some food porn and some shopping pics that I’m finally getting up from Dallas. I wanted to actually put them on and model them like in the olden days, but I just haven’t had the time :(. I couldn’t find my favorite shirt that I bought from Nordstrom which had a big screened heart on it and says “Get in here”. I really like it! I’ll find it eventually (somewhere in my hamper) and snap a pic of it. In the mean time though, enjoy a couple shots from the delicious Saturn Cafe in Edmond and the fashion pics!
-Andrew J


Smoked Salmon and a Mozzarella tomato and basil salad. You have to taste it to believe it!


Love the Kate Moss Shirt




BDG Hoodie- Very beachy, going to love it when the first cold snap of fall hits… Oh well, a guy can dream right?

Armani Exchange shirt- I’m in love with it! Can’t wait to wear it to New York Fashion Week in September!



Finally from Express. I got a white one too that I like even better, but again… lost somewhere in my hamper ugh.

DALLAS FOOD PORN | WEEKEND RECAP

Posted in Dallas, Food, Life, Shopping, Weekend Recap with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2010 by Me & Marisa

Friday a group of friends and I headed down to Dallas for a quick pop-corn 24 hour trip for shopping, food and nightlife. For whatever reason… it seems the only one I really documented out of those three was the food. The trip was a lot of fun and I did do some definite shopping damage (those pics will follow within the next couple of days… when I take them). I love that Dallas is so close that a short trip like this is possible. The rest of the weekend was really mellow and slow filled with yardwork and laundry haha so for now, I’ll just focus on the Dallas trip ;). Enjoy the pics! Hope yours was a great weekend as well!
-Andrew J

Can’t go wrong with Campisi’s on Mockingbird. It has such an old mafia feel to it. Great place if you haven’t been there!

View from our hotel room at the Embassy Suites Dallas Love. I felt like I was in a park since we were just above the trees and all of the building were hidden.
This was something really cool and that we sort of stumbled on when we left Northpark for The Galleria. Apparently Red Bull sponsored an art exhibit called The Art of Can where all of these different designs and sculptures were made from Red Bull cans! I had no idea how big of a deal it was until I started seeing billboards for it around the city.


Those are little butterflies made from cans!

Okay I really like this leather jacket from Kenneth Cole. It’s hard to see in this crappy iPhone picture, but it’s kinda “blocky”.

Mmmmm after a night out, nothing quite like  a good breakfast… and one of my favorite things- “HOTEL BACON”!!!

And of course, what would a trip to Dallas be without Sprinkles Cupcakes?


Nothing compliments a Red Velvet Cupcake quite like a bottle of Coke!

For those of you who are familiar with QuickTrip, you will understand this… being in a part of the country right now where there are none it was essential to stop off for a QT Hotdog on the way back home. I don’t care what’s in it, it’s delicious!!!

ONE YEAR OF BLOGGING | WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE

Posted in Architecture, Art, Dallas, Fashion, Food, Life, photography, Shoes, Shopping, Street Style with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2010 by Me & Marisa

I completely missed a HUGE landmark for Me & Marisa back in June… Our 1-Year Anniversary of the blog!!! I can’t believe I missed it! I realized it a few days ago, but didn’t want to rush a post together. I wanted to take some time and go through the posts from a year ago and put together a post of some of my favorite photos and memories. This post is a huge homage to Dallas 2009, when Me and Marisa met working at The Richards Group as well as all of the people that made that summer. Such an amazing time and it will stay with me forever :). Looking back at these photos makes me miss Marisa sooooooo much! We’ll be having a rendezvous in September for Fashion Week, but it isn’t soon enough! Enjoy this walk down memory lane, kicking it off with the very first post Marisa and I ever did:

Hey guys what’s up? Welcome to the blog.

I’m Andrew Jones (the ‘Me’ in Me & Marisa). I’m a 21 year old ad student at The University of Oklahoma. About a year ago I started a fashion, lifestyle and culture magazine targeted at college students called Fashionably Late.
So that should give you some idea of what this blog will be about; a little fashion, a little bit on trends, food, culture, you get the idea.

Enjoy the blog!

Heyy  

I’m Marisa.

I’m not nearly as interesting as Andrew.

I live in Dallas and go to the University of Dallas.  

I have an obsession with blazers, sunglasses and vegan cuisine.

 I’m always up for an adventure, especially if it involves the Trifecta: touchable architecture, beautiful food, and intelligent company.  

I love the finer things in life and have been raised to enjoy them–and I’m a great sharer. 

I’m sarcastic to a fault– but it has yet to get me a black eye.

(marisa)

-Andrew & Marisa

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The Me & Marisa avatar pic at Bliss!
Marisa's Taco's
Our first food porn pics on the blog!
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Laura Lizzle’s birthday!
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My first introduction to Red Mango, and my first “self-swirl” at Red Mango HQ!
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Marisa’s ah-mazing Jeffrey Campbell shoes- Above, and below!
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21st birthday at Bellagio in Vegas!
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At midnight haha.
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Our black jack dealer… this was like 3 days after Michael Jackson died :/.  
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My favorite dish from Bangkok City!  
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Pics from one of my favorite posts ever; Inter-Office Fashion
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I think my favorite picture of Marisa and I… It was right after we had Assembly Dallas “Shut down” for us :)
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So cute :)!
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My old dog Windsor :(
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La Duni cupcakes at Northpark
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The day Marisa got her second tattoo… and it messed up haha! Sorry… SO not funny ;)

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Midnight showing of Harry Potter 5
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Art event at the W Dallas
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Goodbye intern dinner.
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I think maybe my favorite pic I’ve ever taken of Marisa.
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REALLY bad wine and Captain Crunch to try to improve the flavor… epic fail.
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We’ll be seein y’all soon ya-hear!

SHOPPING SPOILS

Posted in Dallas, Fashion, Shopping with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2010 by Me & Marisa

As promised, here are photos of some of the things I picked up from shopping in Dallas. Also, my friend Nicolas has moved to NYC! I’m very sad about it, but very happy for him. But right before he moved, I got his bookcase… since he was my fashion buddy in crime, I felt it only appropriate to fill it with my fashion magazines :). Enjoy the pics. Hope you’re having a good week!
-Andrew J

From the Spring 10 Zara collection Sean O’pry was the face of.
You know the one…



Excuse the wrinkles… I wore it the day I got it and it spent the rest of the time living in my hamper. But new Burberry polo!
A cool white and blue seersucker jacket I picked up thrifting for a steal!
Also, love this shirt, I dubbed it the Kite Runner.
A brand I’m not familiar with though; Sigur Ros
And a D&G “Rich & Famous” T-shirt (which I’m actually wearing as I’m writing this post… super comfy!)

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