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Behind the Scenes: Spring Photo Shoot

Our new Spring arrivals may have just been released, but we’ve been planning them for over a year! All of our styles and patterns go through many phases before being put into production or even making it onto a photo shoot set. Back in October when everyone was wrapped in blanket scarves sipping on PSLs, our creative team was in New Orleans, Louisiana for our Spring 2017 photo shoot. VP of Creative, John, gave us an exclusive scoop on where the team dined, shopped and played off camera.

Spring 2017: Behind the scenes

Where to Shop

Who doesn’t love shopping while on vacation (or at least a work trip)? Canal Place is perfect for knocking out your shopping at once with a combination of boutiques and specialty retailers. The Anthropologie will draw you in, and the J.Crew and Lululemon will keep you there for hours.

Where to Eat

“We filmed at St. Roch Market and it was an amazing find. Super local and very cool.” — John

St. Roch Market is a local southern food hall with a variety of cuisines that makes for a very unique dining experience. John loves that St. Roch Market is run entirely by locals. He recommends the oysters, coffee and juice bar. See their current vendors here.

“We ate at Shaya and it was amazing! They make their own pita bread and the whole experience was amazing.” — John

Located on famous Magazine Street, Shaya offers Israeli cuisine for the international food lovers.

Where to Get a Cocktail

“Let’s face it — people go to NOLA to eat, drink and have a good time.” — John

John says a unique (and awesome) quality about New Orleans is the high number of female bartenders. Not only are there a lot of them, these expert mixologists are pretty well-known around New Orleans. Although it’s hard to choose a favorite, we love Compère Lapin and Bourbon “O” Bar. Wherever you choose, you’re guaranteed to have a good time in New Orleans.

Where to Visit

Rich in culture, New Orleans has a breadth of activities to fill your evenings. From Broadway musicals (Lion King is currently in town) to multiple art and music festivals, there’s always something to do and see. Magazine Street is a must for first timers. Located in the Garden District, stretching six miles to Uptown, this street is filled with specialty coffee shops, antique stores, art galleries and boutiques.

Where to next? Only time will tell!

Where is 2017 taking you? Share your upcoming trip with us in the comments below!

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