Eat: The delicious Odin sammy at Velvet Espresso Bar. They had me at homemade french baguette. The hipster hangout on Magazine opened a second shop in Central City, where it dishes up gourmet pop-tarts and homemade scones, among other delectable goodies. Did I mention they have coffee, too?
Drink: The not-to-disappoint blueberry mojito at St. Joe's Bar. Because what else says bring-it-on New Orleans heat like a tall drink of mint infused blueberries and lingering undergrads? Not a Greenie? No problem. The back bar is always open.
Meet: The Clare Vivier Foldover. Because nothing spells l'été like a rainbow of textured clutches. I'm partial to the Blush Snake, but they are all pretty stunner if you ask me. However, please don't opt for the monogramming. Très un-chic.
Fête: At the French Market Creole Tomato Festival happening this weekend. With festival food, live music and local farmers, what else could you need?
Dance: Because if your friends don't dance, well then they're no friends of mine. And there's nothing like a good classic movie dance montage to bring out the dance moves in all of us. Let's celebrate the safety of the dance this week, shall we?
Emily Carrere writes “ET CETERA” for NolaVie, bringing you fabulous finds that feature artists, designers, products and businesses in New Orleans. Visit her blog Walnut Lane. Follow her at @escarrere or email her at [email protected]