Taking Draper James to France on July 4th

Retro Inspired Independence Day Shoot

It’s truly incredible how much our young country has been through after 241 years in existence. Much has impacted our current trajectory, and while most of it is our own doing, we would not be who we are without the support and loyalty of our allies. Through all of our growing pains the people and country of France have been there for us, from acknowledging our sovereignty and becoming a military ally in our fight for British independence, to gifting us our beautiful Lady Liberty over 100 years later. We would not be who were are if it were not for France.  I wanted to do a little something different than most blogger’s annual July 4th inspired outfit post, so I hope you enjoy this little French-inspired look on America’s birthday!

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Saturday Brunch at LeSel Nashville

Review of LeSel Nashville

Brunching at LeSel is like sitting down to a thoughtfully prepared French breakfast with that one individual (we all know at least one person like this!) who is somehow perfect, while still being down to earth and the warmest, friendliest person you’ve ever met. They’re effortlessly chic and beautiful without looking like they try at all. You should feel unnerved by their je ne sais quoi, but somehow instead you feel as relaxed as you would be while engulfed in a hug from someone who thinks you can do no wrong.

The first time I had brunch at LeSel was with my darling friend, Christina. She’s the person version of LeSel. Poised, gracious and gorgeous. I enjoyed the combination of her company with LeSel so much so that it instantly became my favorite new breakfast spot in Nashville. I went online and immediately made a reservation for the following Saturday so that my Mum and I could go together!

My second time at LeSel I had to take some photos for you so that you will hopefully obtain a glimpse of what I’m poorly attempting to convey! Since a picture is worth a thousand words, hopefully these images can explain its charm better than I can!

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Blush x Gold

One of my favourite things about traveling is planning out my outfits and accessories. Sometimes putting these goodies together makes for the prettiest vignettes! I just had to take a few snapshots with these blush, gold and natural light tones to remember getting ready for a really special trip to Prague.
Koi Fish Clutch Dorothy Perkins | Perfume Chloe Rose | Eiffel Tower trinket dish | Milk glass and crystal necklace {vintage} similar HERE
What’s your favourite thing about planning outfits?

My Coffee Cart

Hello, Loves! I hope you had a fabulous Independence Day! I know I did with lots of BBQ and blueberry/cherry cheesecake {we had to have something red, white & blue of course!}.
On to the business at hand… a few days ago I posted an inspirational photo list of coffee cart ideas, and being the type of person that must act on idea once they have it, I decided I couldn’t wait any longer to have my own! See the result of my coffee cart styling below.

As I had mentioned before, I wanted a rack of some sorts for syrups so when I found this white cart with notched shelves I knew that would work perfectly.
The little drawers are perfect for keeping individually wrapped tea bags and a letter tray on the top helps organize and separate items. I’m planning on finding one more tray for the left side and hanging the art above the cart for more space.

Of course I had to have a little coffee related art on my cart! I made this print using a favorite font. The mat background is two pieces of pale pink card stock turned horizontally to fit the frame. The frame is a plain wood thrift store find that I spray painted with gold metallic paint.