Willa Jean

 

Dear Willa Jean,

Thank you for crafting beautiful, colorful food that not only pleases the eyes but also the taste buds!

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And with that said, let me share my experience at Willa Jean.


If you’re visiting NOLA I suggest you mark this as one of your foodie destinations. Located in the Warehouse District, Willa Jean is the perfect blend of elevated southern cooking and an upscale café vibe. I highly suggest you make reservations, because it can get busy.

My intent was to have breakfast but they stop serving at 10:30 and of course I showed up at 10:45 (bummer, but also keep that mind). Nonetheless, they had a lunch menu that carried over some breakfast options.

Our waitress came over to take our order, and yes the hype about the service is TRUE! Coming from Florida, this is a rarity. Southern charm is not a myth, our waitress was sweet, attentive and suggested her favorite items! She also made some magic happen and scored us biscuits (they stop selling them after breakfast).

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I would say this biscuit is a solid 4/5. It was airy and fluffy inside but crunchy on the outside. I enjoy different textures in my foods so this was spot on for me.


Another highly suggested item is the “Mimosas for the table”. With two of my girls with me, for $45 we decided this was the was the way to go. A bottle of champagne, 3 different assortments of juice (grapefruit, oj, and cranberry), and a vibrant array of fruit are all included. Side note: I took the liberty of pimping out our mimosas with the fruit, they did not come like this.

 


Being that I was in a breakfast mood, I ordered the Croque madame. Which is toasted white bread with ham, gruyere, and a sunny side up egg. MMM 🙂 Oh, and the menu doesn’t mention this but there is also edible flowers sprinkled on top! My friends ordered the avacado toast, and the pimento cheese sandwich, and safe to safe we all throughly enjoyed our food.

 


On your next visit to this beautiful city, stop by Willa Jean and I promise, you won’t regret your decision! Oh! And don’t forget in NOLA you get to go drinks, woo! I suggest the the blended mint julip 😉 Cheers!

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How to Sport Stripes

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Majority of our lives, women have feared the dreadful horizontal stripes. We’re constantly told to not wear them because they appear to make you look larger than you are. Striped shirts have been a staple in women’s fashion for quite some time now, it’s origins however come from somewhere least expected; Fisherman residing in the northwest region of France! One of the reasons for the stripes comes from fisherman believing it would aid them in spotting men who had gone overboard. In 1858, the French Navy adopted this nautical theme as their official uniform. The great Coco Chanel later embraced this staple piece featuring the pattern in 1917, which ultimately led to an infinite amount of ways that these sailor stripes could be worn, and behold the fluidity and simplicity that are stripes.


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Styling this trend is simple and doesn’t require much and there’s no need to feel self-conscious of rocking this look out. I chose my favorite tee from J-Crew (that I cant stop wearing) as my go to statement staple. It’s lightweight, funky and I’m obsessed with the checkered sleeves! The tee already has enough presence, which makes it a piece of cake to style with some boyfriend shorts.


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Mules seem to have made it big, and are my go to on how to make an outfit look cool while still looking at ease. Paired with my navy blue Balenciaga bag and I’m ready to set sail!


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