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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!

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- http://NewMediaFluent.com  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.

DOGGONE DELAYED CHRISTMAS

Posted in Fashion, Food, Life with tags , , , , , , on January 13, 2011 by Me & Marisa

This is a post of dog-fashion, lots of presents, and the sea of wrapping paper that followed the carnage of opening all those hours of wrapping.  I’d write more, but I’m rushing to get out of Houston 🙂 . Hope you are having a great week!
-Andrew J.

The candy-cane one is mine 🙂Alpaca hats, they’re all the rage in Peru

Aftermath carnage at Shawnee Christmas

Sweater and gloves by Marc Jacobs, sunglasses by YSL, jeans Diesel (of course).

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!
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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!

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