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Snowpocalypse 2011

Posted in Food, Life, Oklahoma with tags , , , , , , , on February 5, 2011 by Me & Marisa

Snow, snow, snow- like so many people in the country over the past week- we have been eating, breathing, and hating SNOW!  Here in Oklahoma, we are enjoying our first day above freezing (and without SNOW in a solid week). I know that may not sound like much to those of you up north, but for down here in the South– well let’s just say, we shut down everything if there is any amount of frozen precipitation.

Over the course of this massive blizzard, I have gotten stuck three times; twice I managed to get myself out, but last night was really bad- first off, it was snowing big puffy flakes when I left the house (dumb). Secondly, it was dark when I left the house (really, really dumb). Thirdly I decided to take a back road to Walmart to “avoid traffic” (so dumb it isn’t even worth mentioning). About 45 seconds out of my driveway, I got stuck in snow tall enough to put my Challenger at a complete stand still– 1 jeep, 1 really big truck, and 30 minutes later I was free and hightailing it back to my house repeating all the way home “Stupid, stupid, stupid!”

I didn’t take a lot of pics, but here are just a few from this stint of the winter not-so-wonderland. Hope you’ve been keeping warm!

-Andrew J

First things first, this is a graph of Southerners Enjoyment of Snow Over Time.  We are on day 5…

My dog’s first big snow!A little Hideaway Pizza food porn was worth braving the snow for!


POST 300

Posted in Fashion, Food, Life, Oklahoma, photography, Random, Weekend Recap with tags , , , , , on January 18, 2011 by Me & Marisa

So this is it- Post 300! And what better idea for a post than an impromptu photoshoot with two of the best people I know- Dominique and Tyler. As I said, it happened all very spur of the moment- but Dominique, Tyler and I all got together over the weekend to play a little Wii, grab some dinner and end the night just hanging out together (okay maybe there was a game of Apples to Apples thrown in there as well).  When everyone was in one place, I couldn’t help but think we all looked great and thus a photoshoot was born :). Hope your weekend went well!
P.S. How about this! Two posts in less than a week haha. If you want to know where my time has been going it’s here-  I swear that site is never finished!
-Andrew J

Dominique and I didn’t even plan for our legs to go that way.
Great new Betsey Johnson pearl tie necklace that I think was probably one of Dom’s favorite Christmas presents… well that and DJ Hero 2.
She was channeling this whole french theme, fully equipped with eiffel tower earrings.
You lookin at me? You lookin at me!?  … dunno why I felt like saying that.
TO MY CREDIT! This photo was NOT my idea! Dom said she was in love with my ring and wanted to kiss it.
Norman did a great job that evening with the sunset.
A little food-porn to send us off.
Ah yes, and the lovely Marion stopped by at the end of the night to make it complete.


Posted in Life, Oklahoma, Random, Sightseeing, Weekend Recap with tags , , , , on December 15, 2010 by Me & Marisa

Over the weekend, myself and a posse of three headed south of Norman about an hour to Chickasha, Oklahoma to take in the famous (at least in the region) light display there. It was a long drive, but once there it was TOTALLY worth it! Everywhere you looked- you were completely immersed in Christmas lights. I kept saying “This is where lights who are good go when they die.” The pictures really do not do it justice, but take my word for it- if you are in the area around Christmas– you should definitely go!  Hope your week is going well!

P.S. I was late for my friends pick-up time so I had to rush home (they beat me there), let the dog out, and get in their car… in the meantime I forgot my camera… so this is all on iPhone.

-Andrew J

This tree had to be at least 3 1/2-4 stories tall. It was quite grande! Well just look at the people under to get some perspective.
Yes I was looking quite fashionable in my blanket which happened to be in the back of Tori’s car… because in my rush I, of course, forgot a jacket… yeah.


Posted in Fashion, New York, Oklahoma, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , on November 5, 2010 by Me & Marisa

Look what I found in my jacket pocket today: my Marc Jacobs leather strap bracelet!

Okay I’m going to be honest, I think the last time I wore this was when I went to OU/TX and was a little fuzzy in the judgement department and I was really sad because I thought I left it somewhere. So VERY glad that was not the case.

As a result of finding the bracelet- paired with the fact it’s finally cold enough to dress with style… and that I talked to one of my friends from NYC last night- I felt inspired to bring a little New York style to Oklahoma today. I’m heading off here in half an hour to go have lunch with Dominique because I haven’t seen her in FOREVER!

Wearing my Fashion’s Night Out 2010 shirt, Triple Five Soul canvas bomber jacket, Marc Jacobs leather strap bracelet, skinny Levi’s and my Diesel boots from New York.  That reminds me- I’m making a promise to myself to get the pictures up this weekend from Fashion’s Night Out- It was kinda epic!

Have a great Friday!
-Andrew J.

An Evening In Bricktown

Posted in Fashion,, Movies, Oklahoma, Weekend Recap with tags , , , , , , on October 27, 2010 by Me & Marisa

Hey all, yes I know, it’s been a while– again. Honestly I’m just almost losing my mind lately- My business is really going well and I’m working at least 12 hour days so blogging has kinda taken a back seat. I mean… I still have photos from NYC a month ago that I REALLY want to get up on the site. Anywho, all this is to say- I’ll try to blog more, but if I can’t do more than like once a week, pleeeease understand why :).

Here are some pics from Sunday when I spent the evening in Bricktown in downtown OKC. Great night, great dinner, wonderful weather, live music… and then I ended it with Paranormal Activity 2 which scared the crap out of me! Hope your weekend went really well! Enjoy
-Andrew J


Posted in Life, Oklahoma, photography, Sightseeing with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2010 by Me & Marisa

Hey all! I know, I know I keep apologizing for being such a bad blogger and not blogging much, but I’m reaaaaly going to try and fix that. It will help a lot that I have a TON of pictures to blog about now that I just got back from a week long trip to LA yesterday. Today I’m moving a little slow, I’m still on Pacific time (and for some reason was wide awake at 6 am…) but I’m rebounding.

So gonna post the pics as they happened; day 1- the drive to LA! Yes, it’s a lot of scenery, but enjoy it anyhow ha. Hope you have had a great week!
-Andrew J


Posted in Architecture, Art, Life, Oklahoma, photography, Sightseeing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2010 by Me & Marisa

First off, I’m doing this post while watching the Isner v Mahut Wimbledon match and can I just say… EPIC!  On to the post.
Sunday my Mom was driving to my house from Shawnee when she stumbled on a place she hasn’t been since she was a little girl. She called me and told me to be ready to walk out the door by the time she drove up. I knew from the sound of her voice it was going to be good. So, off we went to do a little local Oklahoma sightseeing! The location was a famous architectural landmark called The Bavinger House and needless to say, it was amazing! It was designed by Bruce Goff and built by two artists, a painter and a sculptor. The house is truly what an artist’s imagination come to life looks like and if you ever get the chance to visit, it will be the best $10 you’ve ever spent! Also, I love that it is maintained by the family. The grandson sells tickets and the son gives the tours. They still live on the property, though not in the house. Enjoy the pics!
-Andrew J

The house is supported by these cables and is built around a single pole in the center of the house.The grandson
Oh! Also, the grounds surrounding are filled with bamboo which was started from 4 different kinds in 1982 and it just really took off. I felt like I was in Asia it was so dense!
This is where I said they kept bad children haha. It was a door into a rock.
We dubbed this bridge the Bridge to Terabithia. And come to find out is part of what keeps the house standing.These statues in the bamboo forest are called The Carolers

The house is impossible to describe! But when you first enter… the living room is floating above the ground and the majority of the rooms in the house are suspendedin the air. It was incredible!
All constructed from rock mined on the site.
This is a view I want from my house.
The glass rock is placed throughout the house and when the sun comes through, they act like lamps.
Yup, that’s a pond in the middle of the house.
The circular structures are closets
Good place to take pictures. And the dining room table rotates like a Lazy Susan
There is the post the house is built around
She was the sculptor, and he the painter. Both of their work is everywhere in the house.

Gorgeous front door

This was their son/our tour guide.
Ending on possibly my best picture of my mother ever. No editing. It was just perfect. So Zen

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