SPRINGTIME IN PARIS | PHOTOS LONG OVERDUE

Posted in Architecture, Europe, Life, photography, Street Style with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2012 by Me & Marisa

While berating myself over the fact that I have not updated since before Christmas – I was going through some old blogs and had a VERY troubling revelation… I NEVER POSTED PHOTOS FROM EUROPE!!!

So here is the first installment, of the first location (if you followed the Youtube channel, it will be fun to put photos with the video!) – PARIS!

Enjoy the photos – the really is nothing like Paris in the Spring.

-Andrew J.


What is Paris without their tulips?

Lovers under the Eiffel TowerRecreating a VERY old picture from when I was like 16 in Paris with Angelique… do not judge my fashion sense… I was packing for speed not style.The three amigos of Paris!View of the Eiffel Tower from a fantastic grassy knoll where Tyler, Angelique and I enjoyed hotdogs made with french baguette and spicy mustard!The Sacre CoeurWho is that stylish French girl anyhow? Oh, I know – Angelique!
Finally, a very stylish French man – which if you cannot find one in the 16th arrondissement – they simply do not exist.

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CHRISTMAS HAS BEGUN

Posted in Fashion, Life, Random with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2011 by Me & Marisa

Tonight we had our “Family Christmas” at theJones household. LOTS of goodies are already here — I won’t spoil the post-Christmas post, but I had to share the following gift because I have been obsessed with it since I was in Chicago and first saw it.

An absolutely amazing dark green military trench from Topman! (paired with some great tan driving gloves I picked up not long ago)

Also in the picture – my sister’s new Brahmin purse that she cannot seem to put down lol.

Thought it was ironic I was wearing a Peace T-Shirt under the military jacket lol.

To think – this isn’t even the end!  feel so blessed, can’t even imagine what is next to come!

Merry Christmas – and as we said at the end of tonight “God Bless Us, Every One!”

-Andrew J.

THE DARKEST DAY OF THE YEAR

Posted in Fashion, Random with tags , , , , on December 21, 2011 by Me & Marisa

In case you haven’t heard – today is the darkest day of the year – December 21st. So I thought a quick post was in order to mark the occasion… and naturally, I thought all black was in order lol.

I just got back from LA last night after a FANTASTIC week trip. A lot happened, much of which wasn’t planned lol, but I cannot wait to go back in January 🙂

I’ll be posting pictures from the trip soon – though actually I only took a couple … bad blogger I know. Hope you have a VERY Merry Christmas!!!

-Andrew J

NEW BEDSTU BOOTS

Posted in Fashion, Shoes, Shopping with tags , , , , on November 20, 2011 by Me & Marisa

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done an actual FASHION post — so I figured it was about time (and yes, I know I still haven’t posted all of the clothes I got from Chicago, but I feel that ship may have sailed for now lol).

I just got these new Bed|Stu lace up boots and I’m completely loving them! Not only do they (in my humble opinion) look freaking awesome, they actually improve my posture too!!! Not kidding – from the instant I put them on, I stand up straighter. Haven’t worn them tucked into jeans yet to show off the boot-tongue (which honestly was the feature that talked me into buying them) but as the weather continues to get colder, I assume it is only a matter of time!

Pictures will come when it happens :). Hope you’re having a great weekend!

-Andrew J


THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Posted in Architecture, Art, Chicago, photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2011 by Me & Marisa

The Art Institute of Chicago was absolutely AMAZING! I’ve been to museums before, but perhaps it’s because I’m a little older now – whatever the reason, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of the works that I have only seen in pictures and on TV before and I have to say, contrary to when you meet a celebrity in person; I was not let down in the least!

Here are some photos of my favorite works at the museum.

Hope you had a great weekend!

-Andrew J

Claude Monet, Lily Pond
American GothicA Sunday on La Grande Jatte, George Seurat
I don’t know the name, but I liked it!And this guy was MASSIVE! This was taken from a very high second story – I got a photo with my mom standing next to him… she didn’t even come up to this knee.No idea who the designer of these furniture pieces – but I LOVED them! And this – again, no idea on the artist, but this was one of my favorite works in the whole museumVan Gogh Self-PortraitVan Gogh BedroomThe Picture of Dorian Gray, Ivan AlbrightThe Old Guitarist, Pablo PicassoSalvado Dali, Vision of EternitySalvador Dali, Inventions of MonstersAnd perhaps the painting I was the most looking forward to Nighthawks

CHICAGO

Posted in Chicago, Life, photography, Shopping, Sightseeing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2011 by Me & Marisa

Recently I embarked on a little trip to Chicago as the final leg of a big Bank of America speaking tour my mom has been doing this summer. She flew me in for a long weekend, and after a little bit of business – we enjoyed playing tourist for the remainder of the trip!

Including walking away from Michigan Avenue with 4 bags of clothes… but that’s another post for another time…

Here is the first part of the photos, the second involve a LOT of art from the Chicago Museum of Art.  Hope your week is going well!

-Andrew J

Arriving at Chicago O’Hare and already riding in style with mamma having a private car ready to pick us up!


For the first two nights we stayed at the Marriott Oakbrook – a very pretty hotel with gorgeous grounds!


Yeah, she’s kinda a big deal 🙂
Our second home – Cobbler Square! A really great apartment complex in Old Town Chicago SUCH a convenient location. I highly recommend it!

To me this picture epitomizes Old Town Chicago – you have your mix of the old with the brand new. Pretty cool I have to admit!


I felt almost a duty to have my picture taken at The Chicago Bean considering almost everyone I know has one here.

Chicago Public Library – Tiffany Ceiling


CARLOS SANTANA | BOK CENTER CONCERT

Posted in Concert, Fashion, Life, Music, Weekend Recap with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2011 by Me & Marisa

So okay I did a pretty bad job of updating during those extremely busy weeks lol. But HERE I AM!

I’ll start as close to the beginning as possible — I’m skipping my mom’s birthday weekend in Branson just because I really don’t have any pics from that trip that I took. My sister and mom have a lot, but the likelihood that I’ll ever see them is… well… slim.

So! That said, moving right along to what happened right after we came back from that trip – Back in May I bought tickets for my Dad’s birthday to go to Carlos Santana at the BOK Center in Tulsa. I had honestly all but forgotten about them until like a month before — probably why I never go to many concerts, I never have the foresight or knowledge about them before everyone is already talking about them coming to town, and all of the tickets are at that point gone.

So any who, we made it a family affair and all went and had a great night of music and a whole lot of… for lack of a better word… seat shimmying.

Michael Franti was his opening act and while I really enjoyed him, it wasn’t until his final song that I realized he was the guy who did the “Say Hey” song lol.

Santana himself was amazing! I got a few videos on my phone, which I will post… someday, and then took a ton of pics on my iPhone as well — only as for usual, all concert pictures come out looking exactly the same lol. In any case, some are posted below.  The concert ran just shy of 4 hours, and after a few “jam sessions” encroaching on 11:00 pm I was feeling my inner old-timer come out and was ready to jet. All in all though, great concert!

Up next: Chicago! and after that, NASHVILLE! So stay tuned and I’ll do my darndest to keep the blogs a little closer to each other — I saw our blog traffic dip below 100 hits/day for the first time since we started basically… not cool… gotta increase the postings :)!

-Andrew J



The Jones Kids trying to style up the concert going experience a little. Funny story though – notice the brown cords I’m wearing? Well I had planned to wear some new jeans to this concert… but of course I forgot to pack them. In fact I forgot to pack anything OTHER than shorts — luckily my Dad had just gone through his closet to give me some pants to see if I wanted them. Basically I’ve now ended up with probably 8-10 pairs of AWESOME vintage pants that happen to all reflect trends going on this year!
Michael Franti kept interacting with the audience a LOT – it was awesome, he even pulled a few people out of their chairs and had them come dance down on the floor with him. Great energy!

Okay so I’m a little proud of these two pics of Carlos Santana onstage… especially considering I was using my iPhone 3GS camera zoom lol.
This guy did the vocals for almost all of his songs, and he was REALLY, REALLY GOOD!


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