Pop up!

On March 19th, Hearts and Hearts participated in the first Sunday Vintage Pop Up Market. The Sunday Vintage Pop Up will be a monthly pop up market held on the Fuel Cafe patio. There were vintage vendors, handmade sellers, and yummy brunch (and mimosas!) provided by Fuel Cafe. I had one of their breakfast quesadillas and I can tell you they are superb. Here are some photos from the event.

 

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It was a lot of fun. I met a lot of people, hung out with friends, did some networking and made some sales! All in all, a successful pop up. The next pop up is in April. Hope to see you there!

 

 

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Happy birthday to me!
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Well…it’s not technically my birthday, but I celebrate all month long. Yep. I’m one of those people. I celebrate by treating myself to my favorite things all of March.
Fresh tulips! Cupcakes and cookies for lunch. Baskin Robbins for dinner. Taking advantage of ModCloth sales (bought 5 dresses from the stylish surprise sale)! Lunch and brunch dates!! Using vacation days just to sleep in. Tickets to see Radiohead in New Orleans in less than a month! Little things that make my day brighter.
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Happy March!

April 

 

 


Saw smashing Pumpkins. Went on yummy dinner dates. Had brunch with a new friend. Had a really successful month in the shop. Got back on keto. Lost 10lbs. Made a habit of working out. Saw the Zelda Symphony. Started therapy again. Subsequently started anxiety meds again. Fell in love with Skinny Pop Popcorn. Got addicted to MiiTomo for a couple of days. Got new specs! Abandoned my sewing machine. Participated as a vendor in a vintage expo.

 

…and a lot of other stuff I didn’t mention. But those are the highlights.

Burn The Witch

If you know me, you know my love for Radiohead. I adore this band and have since I was a 13 year old weirdo (twenty years ago, OMG). No surprises (hehe…radiohead joke) that I’ve been in a super anxious state this week. They deleted their social media presence on Sunday-which freaked me out! New album?! WHEN?! I NEED IT NOW!

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Up until today I had been stalking r/radiohead and their social media sites for any change and then it happened! They released two cryptic video clips on Instagram and I knew, I KNEW-that something was coming today. And that something was a new single/video. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve already listened/watched the music video, but I can tell you that I love it and am so looking forward to hearing the rest of the album and seeing them in LA in a couple of months.

 

 

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New Orleans is magical!

I spent my birthday weekend  in Nola. I needed a fun, but quick getaway and at only a 6 hour drive away New Orleans seemed perfect. And it was.
I spent 4 days and 3 night in that magical town. Exploring the neighborhoods, eating so much amazing food, visiting museums, meeting new people, listening to live jazz and blues, shopping, drinking, and just relaxing and enjoying a new city.
I won’t bore you with every single detail of my trip, but I will give you my top 3!

Drinks at the Carousel bar!

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Carousel bar is a located in the lobby of Hotel Monteleone. The bar includes a piano bar in the back with comfy booths and a faux-starlit sky on the ceiling, but the main draw for me was the actual carousel bar where the bar gets its name from.  Yep! This bar has a working vintage carousel with a bar in the center. I was told that it was hard to get a seat at the actual carousel, but I was lucky and got one of those coveted 25 seats! The carousel doesn’t move very fast, only making one full rotation every 15 minutes. I got two of their signature cocktails-a Pimm’s cup and a Vieux Carre. I enjoyed the drinks and the atmosphere of the place. i can see why it was frequented by literary greats Faulkner, Hemingway, and Tennessee Williams.

Mardi Gras Indian parade

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The Mardi Gras Indians are a group of black carnival revelers in New Orleans. They perform during Mardi Gras and on Super Sunday/Saint Joseph’s Day. I had no idea who the Mardi Gras Indians were or what Saint Joseph’s Day was, but my Uber drivers, bartenders, store owners all mentioned it as something worth seeing, so I went!
It wasn’t very organized like a proper parade. It felt more like a gathering or a block party, which I enjoyed! Waves of people hanging out, eating, and drinking crowded the street. Every 10 minutes or so, a group(tribe) of Mardi Gras Indians would walk down the street in amazing giant feathered costumes playing drums. The crowd would part to let them do their thing dancing along with them and after that was done, the crowd would go back to hanging out until the next group arrived.

Le Pig Mac

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I had the most amazing sandwich from Cochon Butcher. Le Pig Mac-2 all Pork Patties, Special Sauce, Lettuce, Cheese, Pickle, Onion on Sesame Bun
I mean…do I need to say anything about this sandwich?!
Just looking at that pic makes me want to drive back! I love New Orleans and can’t wait to go back again.

On my wishlist 

  

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Hedgehog brooch from Funlola’s Workshop Warning: Everything in the shop is extremely adorable! Handmade with polymer clay and lots of love, this little hedgehog brooch is beyond perfect.  I love peeking into the making of Funlola’s creations through her Instagram account. The time she takes on each item is reflected in her art. 

Headphones and Warpaint, an original painting by JesLesemannHughes Art

I love everything about this painting by Jes. 

Grappas and Tapas Dress

Love the style and bright bold colors of this dress. I’ve been debating back and forth about getting it for my birthday. 

Redonda Beach Romp Sandal
It’s starting to warm up around here. Flat strappy sandals are a staple in my wardrobe and these gold ones are so cute! 

February

  
February was filled with lots of brunches, dinner dates with friends, mirror/outfit selfies because I’m becoming more comfortable with my body, cupcakes,  voting, new comics, new friends, knitting a scarf even though it’s warming up, workouts, Dr. Seuss week with my preschool class, and finding  the perfect purse (the rainbow one in the middle!) while thrifting!