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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!

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DATE FOR REUNITE IS SET!

Posted in Life, Random with tags , , , , , on May 2, 2012 by Me & Marisa

After basically two years of separation – Marisa and I are set to reunite at long last this weekend!!!

I’ll be picking her up as she flies into Dallas on Saturday and for two days let D-Town be warned!

Amazing pics are to come, no doubt! And I’m sure there will be some fun pictures if you want to check them out on Instagram as they happen – my user name is aj546.

Have a great week!

-Andrew J.

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 🙂

Lookbook.nu – IT’S BEEN A WHILE

Posted in Lookbook.nu, Shoes with tags , , , , , , on October 5, 2010 by Me & Marisa

My first time posing on Lookbook.nu in a long time! Thought I’d share the quick little impromptu shoot on a great bridge near my house. Just got the wine cardigan this weekend in Dallas from Urban Outfitters– I saw wine as a major trend in NYC and figured I should incorporate it 🙂
I forget how much I love these shoes- so comfortable!
-Andrew J

IF YOU CAN MAKE IT HERE

Posted in Life, New York, photography, Sightseeing with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2010 by Me & Marisa

New York is a city that is beautiful in its own unique way. While I was there, several times I had to just stop and snap a photo of the scene before me. This post is the result of those pictures. Hope you’re having a great weekend! I’m quite under the weather right now and am taking a day at home and not going to a wedding that I really was looking forward to in Dallas :(.
-Andrew J

The old home of Fashion WeekBryant Park
Washington Square at NYU
The World Trade Center light beacons

RACHEL ZOE MADE ME DO IT | STYLING FOR NYFW

Posted in Fashion, New York, Shoes, Shopping with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2010 by Me & Marisa

Yesterday I had the massive compulsion to do a little last minute shopping before going to New York Fashion Week next week. I was kinda freaked out because I saw my time rapidly slipping away for an impromptu shopping trip as I’m leaving today to go on a camping trip to Natchez, MS with the family to celebrate my mom’s birthday. When I come back, I’ll be home for 2 days (one of which will be spent in Dallas placing an order for a David Yurman ring which I will post pics of), and the other will be me dashing madly around the house packing and attempting work in the meantime! So I figured yesterday was as good as any- headed to Blue Seven in Nichols Hills in search of new black shoes, and came away with 4 shirts and my new shoes :). When I got home, I decided to style some looks for NYFW. It sucks trying to use the same items in different looks to save packing space :/. These pictures are the result! Enjoy the long weekend!
P.S. Looks like Marisa has some posts in the works, yay!
-Andrew J

Where to begin… Items pulled from my closet to work with.
Shoes
Pants and tanks
T-shirtesque shirt
Button downs and jackets… Okay, let’s begin!






Yes, it’s sideways. Yes I’m too lazy to go back and fix it.

Loooooove this shirt! It photographs SO well! One of the new ones. It’s a burnout too so semi-transparent.
A different version of one of the earlier looks.

In case I find myself in The Village.

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