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Gift Guide Pt. 2 — Boyfriends.

Gift Guide: for boyfriends

1. Nerf gun to stage epic living room battles (and because boys will never outgrow their toys), $11.

2. Friendly Foxes print, $20. With perfect colors and whimsical design this Print Mafia piece is a perfect representation of your partnership. Would look adorable hanging in your apartment.

3. Makers 46, $36, a great addition to all his holiday cocktails.

4. Annual passes to the aquarium. $45 for each pass. No doubt about it, he would love seeing the marine life all year round, and BONUS: fun day-trip dates for you!

5. Bill wallet, a place to keep all his valuables snapped-in and from one of his favorite companies. $90.

6. A subscription to Dollar Shave Club razors along with a canvas dopp kitt, so he can have blades delivered right to his door and store them in a fun bag. $6/month and $35, respectively.

7. And speaking of subscriptions, a box (or a few) of treats from Knoshy, crafted in small batches by independent food producers from around the USA. $30 per box.

8. 3-wick candle, $22, in eucalyptus spearmint to clear the mind and improve concentration while he works on his dissertation.

9.  Shave kit gift set, $38. For his pretty face!

10. Headphones, including a retro design and a great sound quality. (Plus, they come highly recommended!) $40.

11. The Staircase documentary series, because he’s crazy about the podcast Serial and this story is just as suspensefully true-crime satisfying. $19. (You would gladly curl up in a blanket and binge watch with him.)

12. Microfleece lounge pants, $15, for those cold winter nights of doing not a whole lot but that feel like just enough.

Cajun vacay: Lafayette and Breaux Bridge




As I mentioned before, I recently journeyed down South for a Cajun vacation with my boyfriend, Chet. Since he is back in school, he is currently living and working in Lafayette, LA. But his Fall break (and MY BIRTHDAY!!!) gave me a perfect excuse to fly down for some much needed adventuring with my favorite adventure-partner. I had the most amazing week and the best birthday a girl could ask for! Here are some photos, if you’d like to see…



As soon as I got into town it was time for my birthday present (even though my birthday fell at the END of the trip lol). This gorgeous camera is now MINE and I can hardly believe it!!! And getting it at the beginning meant I was able to document all our Cajun adventures. : ) Bonus, how adorable is that wrapping job? Admittedly, I am horrendous at wrapping presents so I was super impressed.



On our first afternoon we ventured over to a local farmer’s market to pick up supplies for dinner–one of my favorite ways to dine! How gorgeous is that local lettuce?! We had salads, plums (Chet’s first) and sandwiches stuffed with secret recipe sausage from Chet’s family store.


We, of course, strapped on our hiking shoes and hit a trail. The landscape was magical down in this forested wetland but…I probably was being bitten by 32 mosquitoes at the time this picture was taken. Not to mention 3-5 spiders were most likely taking up residence in my hair. Not for the faint of heart!






A true highlight was Vermilionville, a living history museum and folklife park that preserves and represents the cultural resources of the Acadian, Native American, and Creole cultures–from 1765 to 1890. The park sits on a 23-acre site on the banks of the Bayou Vermilion and features seven restored original homes as well as a quaint schoolhouse and a beautiful church. I fell head-over-heels for the Acadian-style homes and sun-soaked Spanish moss.


True urban explorers that we are, we also spent some time at a local cemetery. I know it sounds morbid but I love cemeteries (and the grounds of local churches in general) as a great, free way to spend some time. Especially if you have a brand new camera to play with!!! We opted for St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery and poked inside the church, too, as Chet’s parent’s were married there!


Between a show at local bar Blue Moon Saloon and Festivals Acadiens, we watched performances by some pretty rad Cajun bands. Including Feu Follet and Lost Bayou Ramblers.

festivals acadiens

folk art

festival signs


Festivals Acadiens was celebrating it’s 40th anniversary and along with lots of music, featured a jam tent, craft fair, fantastic people watching and a crawfish etoufee stuffed baked potato that I’m still dreaming about.

breaux bridge


On my actual birthday, we wandered around downtown Breaux Bridge and brunched at Cafe des Amis, where they will bring you a plate of hot out of the fryer beignets as an appetizer (AN APPETIZER!).

An amazing vacation and phenomenal birthday full of food, music, and this one right here? Perfection!

brees at festivals

Have y’all ever been to Lafayette? Do you live there? We certainly found some gems! Lafayette, (and Chet ; ) I miss you already! xoxo