Sunday, April 22, 2018

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT [April 21st]



Welcome back to another edition of Sunday Snapshot. Sunday Snapshot is a weekly series on PrettyLittleFawn in which I share a little bit of everything in a 'slice of life' format. It's a mixed bag of what I'm up to, trips I'm planning, new purchases that I think you should know about (and direct links so you can shop too!), and just what is currently on my mind. Instead of a blog post about just one thing, it's a little bit of a hodge podge for you to read through while relaxing at home.




Last year, on location for St Agatha. I wish I had better photos to share, but legally I cannot just yet!



ST. AGATHA
This week, I'll admit, I considered skipping writing this post. Not because I had nothing to recap or discuss, but mostly because I just flew home early this morning from New Orleans. I was in the city to celebrate the first screening of my film, St. Agatha. For those of you who don't know, this is a project I shot last year on location in Georgia. It's a dark thriller, set in the 1950s, and just this Friday I was able to watch it with an audience in NOLA. I was anxious about how the film would be received, but all of the early reviews back are fantastic! This is just the start of how a film is released, so now St. Agatha will make its way to several other large festivals.



My look for the screening was this dress from Reformation. It arrived just in time and was so fun to shoot!

NEW ORLEANS
Having the first screening in New Orleans was so much fun - mostly because the majority of the cast as well as our director and producer were able to fly in to have a bit of a reunion. We all stayed through the weekend and got a little bit of time to explore the city. I've been a few times before, but I always treasure being able to come back. Since it was such a quick trip, and one without Eric, I won't have a full blog post on where I went and what I did. I realized on this trip how much I rely on Eric and I being able to work as a team to shoot photos and create content, so I have a renewed appreciation of our little husband and wife duo. Plus, I just missed him on this one! Traveling without him was something that was giving me serious anxiety, but since it was so quick, I ended up having a great time and was able to leave my nerves behind for the most part.




So since there won't be a full blog post, I'll tell you here about where I went, and a few quick recommendations. First up - where I stayed. I stayed at this AirBnb (click this link first if you've never used Airbnb, and you'll get $20 off your first visit anywhere) with another cast member and it was great! Definitely well outside the French Quarter, but I prefer it that way. Very comfortable and a really good deal given that there were 3 beds. For food, I would recommend Seaworthy (even though I just popped in for oysters and drinks), Bearcat for some great breakfast (with gf and vegan choices too), Josephine Estelle for literally any meal (we did brunch this time), and Commander's Palace for some fun 25cent martinis. Blue Dream is a great vintage shop just outside the quarter, and the St. Charles Streetcar was surprisingly fun. Other than that? It was all a blur!





ROO
I spent all of last week running around LA before my flight to New Orleans, but made time for a new spot in town called Roo Coffee on Sunset. It's a cheeky little coffee shop featuring some distinctly Australian dishes and drinks. I had fairy bread (my fav!) and a perfect little cappuccino with my friend Celeste of the True Spoon. If you're in LA, or even passing through, it's a definite must-visit. I realized recently that I always have suggestions for places to go when I'm not at home, but it's about time I start sharing more of my hometown favs!




DATE NIGHT
Just last Tuesday, Eric and I decided to have an impromptu date night after the gym (which by the way, I'm doing well with my plans to go more regularly - more on that soon!). We had driven the van with us to the gym, and instead of heading home to cook, we stopped and picked up a bottle of wine and some pizza, parked at Barnsdale Park, and watched the sunset while we ate and listened to songs from our wedding playlist. The best dates are sometimes the most casual, and this was one of my favorites. Any one else have some inexpensive date night suggestions? I always love hearing ideas.



YOUTUBE
A lot of you know that I am slowly, slowly delving into the world of Youtube. And while thus far I've produced videos with no dialogue that feel a little more commercial, I'm hoping to now sink into doing some YT videos in which - gasp - I speak a bit. Eric and I decided last week that we are going to dive right in and try to make 3 videos a month. My dilemma? What on earth do I talk about! What would you be interested in seeing from me? Let me know below! And in the meantime, please subscribe to my channel here!

200k GIVEAWAY
I know, I know, I've been teasing about this for weeks, and I am now well past the 200k mark. However! It's only taking time because I am gathering some seriously good prizes for the winner, as well as finalizing the list of charities I would like to donate to simultaneously. Because, while it's cool to be able to give one of you some great prizes, I also want to focus on giving back in a more meaningful way. I had asked via IG stories for charity suggestions, and boy did you guys deliver. I have a list of over 40 charities, and while it will be hard to narrow it down, I will definitely be saving the list for future donation. I cannot thank you all enough for opening my eyes to worthy causes I didn't even know were out there. I've said it before - but you guys are the best.




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  2. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity (a-ouai! Love it!)

    For a cheap date night, I love a good bookstore date! I especially like leaving post-it's for future readers, for books I really enjoy ��

    Instagram: @ReadingWithChampagne

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  4. I just love all your posts!! Instagram: @angeliquedv

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  5. I love NOLA! Congrats on St. Agatha! <3

    @tina_tai

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  6. St. Agatha looks spooky, I’m sure it was so fun to shoot. I have the Ouai rose oil sitting in my Sephora shopping cart, very interested to try.

    @sarahschoolhouse

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  7. I’d love to go to New Orleans!! The arcitecture is amazing.

    IG: @rachelleyounie

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  8. hoping to win the skincare products. my face has been breaking out so much lately since i moved from california to arizona. @thuythuong

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  9. Congrats on the reception of St. Agatha! Also, love your quick list of recs for New Orleans—I need to go there and that cute coffee store is definitely now on my list! Always a style inspiration of mine! Keep up the amazing work! ☺️��

    (IG: @madelineruid)

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  10. Every outfit in this post and the whole aesthetic is so lovely!! I really feel like your blog/instagram is so unique in its vibe and feel!

    Ig: @nataliebrekka

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  11. Yay! I love Ouai, so very excited for this giveaway. Insta: @whoaskedlauren

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  12. Cards night is always a favorite date night in! Congrats on the movie! @thegingerista

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  13. That house is so scary looking! That airbnb looks adorable! That film sounds amazing, I've never been to New Orleans. On bucket list. Im also in-love with your style...so Parisian!�� @pretty_lil_blondes

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  14. Thanks for sharing some highlights from your time in New Orleans! I hope to visit there some day. I can totally relate to the anxiety thing while traveling solo but I’m happy were able to get past it and have a wonderful time! As always I highly appreciate the suggestions for places to check out in LA. For casual/cheap dates, my go-tos are hiking somewhere with a beautiful view, finding free live music/art/festivals, pool/mini golf etc. ❤️ IG: sadie.alexandra

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  15. Absolutely obsessed with that Airbnb!! That fireplace is to die for and so is that pasta I'm drooling. I am an aspiring filmmaker and horror is my favorite genre- can't wait to watch St. Agatha when it get's released!

    IG: @kirbann

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  16. Is it too late to recommend a charity? My fav of all time is Muttville in SF, they focus on saving and finding homes for senior dogs who get passed over in traditional rescues all the time!! Have gotten both my dogs from there and volunteer there as well.

    Instagram: @seyoung

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  17. New Orleans is magic ✨ I adore this.

    @elizabeth_ee

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  18. I loved the a-Ouai pun in your story! And congratulations on St. Agatha! It’s surreal and can’t wait to see you in more movies.

    Love always,
    @dagannne

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  19. I appreciate the two LA recommendations. Doing a quick trip there next month and I added them to the list! @casualpantsuit

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  20. I lived in the LA area my whole life and never even knew about these places. While now I know where to eat at when I go down and visit. TY ✌🏼

    @mamabird_1227

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  21. I just recently discovered you on Instagram & I absolutely LOVE everything you post. All of your pics are gorgeous & I love your words. I get so much inspiration through everything you post!! @madison.pepper

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  22. I just recently discovered you on Instagram & I absolutely LOVE everything you post. All of your pics are gorgeous & I love your words. I get so much inspiration through everything you post!! @madison.pepper

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  23. That Air BnB is so nice !!!
    @hella.darling

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  24. One of my favorite parts of your blog is how you incorporate tid bits about your acting, can’t wait to see this movie! And serious NOLA inspiration! @heathersavannah

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  25. I've only been to NOLA once but have been dying to return. My favorite part is waking up early and eating beignets in Jackson square. IG: @anydelirium

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  26. Ahh I love New Orleans! Thank you for sharing!! I’m excited to see which charity you pick!
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    @autumnwilson

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  27. That Airbnb though! I love.
    Also excited to enter a chance to win some Ouai products :). @mermaidcat_

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  28. Love love love all of your outfits in this post!!! @allyymcnamara

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  29. New Orlean's is so charming, glad you enjoyed the trip! The airbnb looks fabulous! @Rachael_Sargent

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  30. I'm so here for that fairy bread! And St. Agatha sounds like an awesome opportunity! Thanks so much for sharing with us and not skipping this week's post �� @springavalon

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  31. Your luggage is so pretty! How do you travel so light?! I’m a serial over-packer ��

    @sarahanne67

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  32. Can't wait to see more photos from St. Agatha.
    I love the cheap date night idea (so sweet!) and I have so many questions about this magical fairy bread.
    Really enjoying the Sunday Snapshots. IG: @mklecker

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  33. Love the reformation dress. So cute!! @surfonsound

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  34. You look so beautiful in your dress! This blog post makes me want to travel to New Orleans now! And that air bnb is so adorable! IG emilydreww

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  35. I'm from Georgia! So many groups have been filming here the past few years, the state has so many beautiful places it's easy to see why. I've been trying, and failing, to get back to the gym recently so I'm looking forward to your next post about that! Maybe I'll get some motivation??

    Instagram: @hannahcoppola

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  36. You have such a lovely blog and you just seem like such a genuine person. I’m such a huge fan! @emmamosser

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  37. So happy to have stumbled upon your IG a few weeks back, absolutely loving all your style posts :)
    IG @hannah____vera
    XoXo

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  38. The energy in New Orleans is one of my favorite things about the city. Full of history and strange juju and incredible food. �� @rainamullen

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  39. I’ve been contemplating planning a NOLA trip with my husband for what seems like forever now, and this just sealed the deal. Thanks for sharing!!
    xx, @noellekulei

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  40. Congratulations on the first screening of your movie — I can’t wait until it comes out!

    I love New Orleans! I’ve been traveling there quite a bit this past year since the dude I’ve been seeing is stationed there. I’ll have to go check out these cute places you visited this upcoming weekend!

    -Roxanne (IG: goji_ro)

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  41. WOW that Airbnb is all kinds of charming! Love Seaworthy and Josephine Estelle, so so so good.

    Can’t wait to see your film!

    @stripezilla

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  42. You’ve inspired me! New Orleans just made my bucket list 🧡 @cancanrose

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  43. Such a beautiful New Orleans spot! Love the dress as well. Beautiful post ✨

    IG: @jamiebudai

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  44. I’d love to visit New Orleans one day! I’m so glad I found you on Instagram ♥️✨ @jen.felix_

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  45. All sounds/looks great! And omg that fairy bread 😍 @redrachnyc

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  46. I’m loving that spooky location �� and vintage room! I would love to travel there.

    @lo.reads

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  47. I love EVERYTHING about your blog/IG. I've followed you since before I moved to LA over a year ago and I've looked at your blog/IG for places to go/things to do since moving here. Thank you!!

    @metallicsunburst

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  48. Your posts are so inspiring and down to earth! I love that you keep it real ✌️ Keep doing great work!! :)
    @emmalinerose

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  49. Omg yes to all of your outfits!! ��❣️
    Seriously love your blog so much!

    @alexiadelgadoo

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  50. Congratulations on the movie release! So exciting!
    @ana_algui

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  51. Congrats! So excited to see the movie!!

    I always love reading your posts so thank you for all your hard work and the opportunities for some awesome giveaways. I've received a few OUAI products in my Birchbox the past couple of months and have fallen in love with their products!

    @alaine_mae

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  52. So happy to hear that your movie premiere in New Orleans was well received! Congratulations! Also, totally copied your cheap date idea - my boyfriend and I moved to Europe recently and have been so broke while looking for jobs and purchasing furniture that we haven’t done many couple things together - after your post we ended up buying 2 beers, some pizza and sat amongst the flowers near a public space while watching the sunset. ��

    @laurenjcollins

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  53. Congrats on the movie! How cool.
    I’m so inspired by your feed, and I think it’s great that you’re sharing your products with your followers! Thanks for being awesome!

    @alinaalcheyeva

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  55. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing all your talent with us! The dress you wore was gorgeous!
    When I’ve been to America I’ve only ever been to New Jersey and New York, so a bit about New Orleans is very interesting!

    @_bronwyngrace

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  56. Oh my goodness, New Orleans has been on my list of places to visit for forever, and now I want to go even more! Loving this post! 💕 @maddychurm

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  57. So glad that you’re giving back in a more meaningful way! @pattigoo

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  58. Such a dreamy place to visit, New Orleans <3
    And you look incredible as always <3
    @stormvild

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  59. So excited for your YouTube channel! Many things I'd love to see, off the top; your top beauty/skin products, fav places in la, fav new brands, fav styling tips, would love to see more of your relationship/married life, or more of your acting/blogging/travel life etc. Also a simple q & a is always great! @thebridalbird

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  60. Congrats!!! Can’t wait for your YouTube channel & loved reading ur blog about traveling! Really been eyeing the Ouai wave spray and rose oil for the hair! ✨insta: @yvnneflores

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  61. Congrats on St Agatha ! I know being an actress is your true passion from all your other awesome talents you have :)
    YouTube ideas: maybe...a day in your life,
    More about MOPS, Vlogs?, tutorials-cooking/makeup , Advice column, etc?

    IG: @yvonnexcarlile

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  62. Congratulations on St Agatha!!! Thank you for the giveaway! @fraeuleinruby

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  63. Congratulations on your premier!! Will it be viewable to the public soon? Also, I love your reformation dress! So dreamy! @tigermlk_

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  64. Congratulations on your movie release! I enjoy reading your blog and definitely can't wait to watch your Youtube videos!

    www.yzwears.com

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  65. I love your posts. Good luck in all your projects 🍀🍀🍀 @marguieanaya

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  66. For YouTube, I think a home tour video would be so cool. Also your favorite items each month/season– like skincare, makeup, and even clothes and shoes, candles and books. And maybe some Mops (definitely some Mops).

    @scottbayli

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  67. I just adore your style so for me anything styling related would be a great for YouTube. How you put together a look, closet tour, etc.

    (@meagsmac)

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  68. Absolutely love everything you post - been following for almost two years! I’ve never won a giveaway but never hurts to try :) @jenasawyer

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  69. I love your style! And New Orleans looks like a cool place. Great pics! Instagram: @marce_montemayor

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  70. I’ve never been to NOLA, the pictures are so beautiful and making me want to plan a trip there ASAP!! Love the dress and the super cute suitcase!!!

    Instagram: smaldona

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  71. That dress is so beautiful! @yane_yesterline

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  72. I love all the pictures you share! I love all the warm colors and the small details. I have always wanted to explore New Orleans but never have. I’m so inspired by you, I have been acting my whole life and it’s so cool to see big bloggers who love it as well.
    @kathryn_amelia

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  73. Love those pretty dresses ❣️

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  74. I really feel your sans-husband travel anxiety! It’s amazing how quickly you come to rely on each other, but I’m glad you had fun!

    And I’m of course excited about OUAI - been wondering lately if I should invest!

    @asustainablesort

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  75. Love your blog ❤❤❤❤

    @emily.theflowerqueen

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  76. Looks like you had a fun time even if the trip was short! Thanks for sharing!

    @alyssakompelien

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  77. OUAI?! Eeeeeee! May fav!! 😊💁🏻‍♀️

    Love what you’re doing girl. You’re a serious inspiration. Working on starting my own Instagram account!

    @weous
    @loganngabriael - personal

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  78. Love the statue in the garden
    @lynh_berry

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  79. Oh thank you for this giveaway! I've been dying to try ouai out for ages!!!

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  80. I’ve been wanting to visit !! This is so great �� @miiriamc

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  81. Definitely gonna check out that Airbnb when I’m in NOLA!!!! @hellonicole12

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  82. Omg!! Dying to go!!! Adding to my bucket list ASAP!! @sophie.deleuze

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  83. Love that wave spray! @nastywuhman

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  84. I’m from Georgia! I love to see movies and projects being made here because it’s so beautiful and has so much history! @k8lvr

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  85. I want to visit NOLA even more now that I know they have fairy bread there! Also, have been dying to try some Ouai products, as I’ve heard so many good things about them. Awesome blog post! IG: @s.jacq

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  86. Oui Ouai. I absolutely love your giveaways albeit I have never won the many I have entered. I shall prevail one day! I adore your posts my tiny fawn. Insta: _trixin

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  87. I can't wait to see St. Agatha! Oh and I love Ouai so much! For your youtube videos; you could vlog maybe? I would love to follow you on vlogs, not just on instagram stories :)

    My instagram: @jiska_larissa.

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  88. The New Orleans AirBnB looks gorgeous! And loved the little date night idea, so cute and simple! Sometimes those kind of dates are the best, who needs fancy restaurants? A box of pizza and the sunset are all you need.

    My Instagram: @sarahjaneasquith

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  89. i love this ‘sunday snapshot’ idea, even if just for journaling.
    what a good way to cap the week by reminding yourself of the good things to fortify you for monday morning!
    solid idea that i am definitely stealing.

    favourite date plans:
    - visiting local plant nurseries
    - going on a walk w/ some scissors to cut any wild flowers/greenery
    - brewery date where we head over to our local beer brewery + do tasting flights while eating delicious pub food

    lastly, i have to commend you for the charitable give back.
    that is very cool + way more influencers should consider doing it.
    keep being rad!
    xo

    @prettyprettypeculiar

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  90. The picture of you with the pink striped blouse and black jeans has to be my favorite to date. Styled perfectly... and your hair!!!! ����
    @uhlayknee

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  91. Another great post!
    That photoshoot for St. Agantha was reeeeally a good spent time, wasn't it? And of course, congratulations!
    Oh, how I love New Orleans. Hmm, and some suggestions for inexpensive date nights.. maybe you should try
    play board games. Yeah, it is not in a public place, but why can not be a "date night" at home? Do some favorite meal, drink wine and have fun :)
    Your big fan,
    ig: x__lostdays__x

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  92. I definitely need to plan a trip to NOLA soon! It looks incredible! Now I'm craving some of that amazing looking pasta!

    xx Ashley
    https://www.downinthecity.com

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  93. Congrats on St. Agatha! I remember how mysterious you were on your social media while shooting it haha

    IG: @bian_29

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