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Monday, March 17, 2014

Chandeliers & Crystals

The weather was cool & windy in New Orleans the other day. So I decided to put on a pretty sweater and head to City Park. City Park is HUGE! I showed you Storyland and Morning Call Cafe (both located in City Park) last year. Today, I would like to show you the peristyle located there! Peristyles were built for parties, dancing and special events. Many weddings and themed parties are held at this particular one. The peristyle in City Park was built in 1907 and overlooks Bayou Metairie. It's very calm, peaceful & tranquil. It's a great place to sit & relax.

Whenever I see these statuesque lions overlooking Bayou Metairie, I think about the cowardly lion in the movie The Wizard of Oz HaHaHa....If I ...Were King... of the Forest!!! Not Duke. Not Prince. Not Earl. HaHaHa So Sorry. Had a moment. HaHaHa I love that song. >.<

This is the peristyle in City Park. It has a Grecian-style, open-air, pavillion design. The chandelier in the middle, is even prettier at night (when lit up). Everything about a peristyle is so regal! You feel like dancing, twirling and curtseying. HaHaHa I thought my JCrew Chandelier Sweater and Miu Miu Crystal Loafers would be befitting for this venue (with all the stone & grey). I toned my outfit down by wearing jeans and a white button-down shirt. I was very comfy.

jcrew chandelier sweater (sold out, but sold on ebay) / miu miu crystal loafers (sold out, maybe on ebay sim, sim)
dior cherie bow collection (blush) and dior rose tulipe (lipstick) / old navy shirt & jeans

What are the lions looking at? Bayou Metairie. Bayou's are very common in Louisiana. They're home to a lot of wildlife. This one has ducks and swans in it. Some of the ducks didn't seem to want to get along (as captured in my gif below). HaHaHa So much for PEACE in paradise! HaHaHa

Well, your personal tour has concluded! Comments are happily accepted & appreciated. HaHaHa Please come again. Watch your step! HaHaHa I promise to show you more of City Park (we also have an Audubon Park & Zoo that I'll be covering). There are SO many wonderful things to do in City Park that I haven't covered yet (sculpture garden, carousel gardens, museum and mini-putt putt golf to name a few). I always pick my times, because in the Summer it's too hot... plus all the kids are out for Summer Vacation. HaHaHa I'll try and cover the Sculpture Garden next for you :) Have a great week everybody! PEACE!

I went back to take a gif of the peristyle, but they had removed the chandelier for cleaning :(


Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

What a beautiful park! Im going to added to my list of places to visit when we are there.
Btw, lovely outfit, especially the mui mui shoes, love them!

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Kim good travel that has given us today, you've been a good guide! Love the sweater details give a chic touch to your look, you have good week Kim!


S said...

wow i love your outfit kim! what a gorgeous jumper, the details are spot on x

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Emmylou said...

I never knew that what's you call these...this peristyle looks soooo amaizng. I would so totally do shoots here! :D That lion reminds me of Narnia as well, so win-win:D
And Kim, you loookin good, gurrrl!

Irene said...

The city park looks like a very relaxing place to spend a quiet weekend. And the peristyle (I had never heard that word word before) is so pretty, and really the perfect scenery for a wedding photo shoot :)

You look great with your embellished jumper and loafers - that J.crew jumper is lovely!

Thanks for sharing this, Kim. I look forward to discover more of the city park. Have a nice week xo

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

Such a beautiful place to visit <3
Love your outfit honey <3 Thanks for sharing!


Rachna said...

I am really in love with that sweater, Kim. It's so cute! and that park is so beautiful. I would really like to visit it.
Those shoes that you wore were beautiful and elegant. Love it!


The Dainty Dolls House said...

This looks wonderful...gorgeous place!! Looks really grand really. Perfect to go to on lovely days!! Love your top and shoes doll, stunning!! I hope you had a great weekend. Wish you a lovely week Xxx

Flora Fascinata said...

I want a peristyle!!! I want your jewelled sweater, I want the shoes!!! I want to go to New Orleans!!! Now!!! Do I sound spoilt?! Lovely post, dear Kim. :D xx

Anonymous said...

I'm in love with your shoes ^_^
Thanx for sharing these amazing pics, this park is so beautiful!
Have a good day Kim!!

Viky --- MySecretFashionPoison

Jackie Harrison said...

Amazing pictures like the jcrew.

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

Lovely place to come for a walk! Love your sweater, Kim. I remember seeing it on J Crew website thinking how beautiful it was. x

Mica said...

Your outfit is lovely! I like the embellished grey top and shoes together! :)

And I learnt something too - had never heard of a peristyle before, it looks beautiful! :)

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Lilli said...

Morning Kim! How beautiful, I want to go there, seems very peaceful and quiet, the kind of place I enjoy most. You look adorable, Im in love to ur sweater and the loafers. I also like ur lipstick, u see that the pink shade suits u? :) Have a great week ahead my dearest, many kisses! xo

crafty-zone said...

Wow, beautiful photos and you look so lovely in this sweater!


Anonymous said...

its such a lovely and relaxing park :) xx

TheTinyHeart said...

Thanks for the lesson on the peristyle...I had never heard the term before! Looks like a pretty place to hang out in and I love your sparkly sweater!

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Jane said...

wow this place is beautiful. love the columns! and having it overlooking the bayou makes it even more lovely~~ bet weddings look amazing here.

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

Oh Kim! I hope when I visit NOLA one day we can meet and you can take me to all these cool places you post about! This looks like a gorgeous park and a nice setting for a wedding too! I would love to see it in real life!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Unknown said...

Beautiful place and beautiful outfit! I'm loving the sweater and shoes! I can't wait for more park pictures.


Jen ♥ said...

Beautiful! I would love to visit your city some day. It's always seemed like such a cool place & I love that you give us little glimpses of all its charm.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I loved this personal tour and the we are lucky to have such a cute tour guide too :) This peristyle looks like such a charming area. It does have a very regal feel indeed and looks like a really nice spot for a wedding or wedding photos especially with that view of the bayou. Loving the sparkly accents on your outfit Kim and those shoes are totally TDF!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Alice said...

this place looks beautiful!!

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Sara said...

What a fun post Kim! I love seeing glimpses of where people live. I love that sweater too, it went perfectly with the shoes!

LyddieGal said...

City park looks beautiful, I bet lots of people love to have events there! I adore the lions and I think its so cool they have a chandelier there.
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Kelly @ [Big Apple, Little Bites] said...

What a lovely park! I just love the Wizard of Oz (movies and book series). And that sweater is soo cute. I love it. Is it from this season?

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

looks so beautiful there! And so are you! Love seeing the face behind the blog every now and again! =)


Harlynn said...

Looks like such a gorgeous place!
I love your outfit as well. c:
Those shoes are too cute.


fabulouspetite said...

So beautiful park and what a great to go out and shoot some pics. I adore that sweater and shoes. You look beautiful Kim and what a post !


Unknown said...

Such a great place to visit, beautiful pictures, Love the sweater details. I also love those cute MIUMIU shoes too:). I'm glad to hear that you also love meditation as I do. I'll keep continue doing :). ox


Kashaya said...

Cute shoes.=)

Kashaya said...

Cute shoes.=)

Anonymous said...

Love your sweater <3

Champagne Star said...

Great pics! Makes me miss the south, though :(

Svetlana said...

Nice look and super cool pics :)
I love the sweater :)

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Svetlana said...

Nice look and super cool pics :)
I love the sweater :)

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Unknown said...

Bellissime foto e video, complimenti per il blog, baci Angelichic


Unknown said...

OMG!!! the park looks so nice!!! This would be a great place to take the kids!

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ALLIE NYC said...

I have seen that sweater all over the internet and have been lusting after it!! It looks soooo good on you and love the shoes! This space looks perfect for a wedding.

Allie of ALLIE NYC

Unknown said...

This is so interesting to see and I've always wanted to see a bayou. Have you seen that new show True Detective? It's scary but I think it takes place in Louisiana. Anyway - I love the tour and your outfit is so cute from the sweater to the slippers. So chic!


Ellie Balangue said...

you really have a very sweet blog. love the ambiance here the colors are all lively and girly! love those top btw and those chandeliers are awesome!

New outfit post. Would appreciate it so much if you take a look and tell me how it goes. Thank you so much! http://chasingculprit.blogspot.com/2014/03/silk-floss-dress-with-doll-neckline.html

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Ellie Balangue said...

you really have a very sweet blog. love the ambiance here the colors are all lively and girly! love those top btw and those chandeliers are awesome!

New outfit post. Would appreciate it so much if you take a look and tell me how it goes. Thank you so much! http://chasingculprit.blogspot.com/2014/03/silk-floss-dress-with-doll-neckline.html

keep in touch!

Unknown said...

Miu miu and dior in the same shot? What more could a girl ask for?
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Unknown said...

You look beautiful Kim! I love the entire outfit you look stunning!!

I loved your tour and I was sure to watch my step LOL!! I can't wait until your tour the zoo.

Zoo's are my fav!!

p.s. I am so happy that you are enjoying your gift card. You deserve it pretty girl!!

Darcy said...

1. Seriously love your look... so cute!! 2. That place looks beautiful! I love the chandeleir. it is picture perfect!

Unknown said...

Wow. Your outing is so amazing. I like the chandeliers hanging as well as the crystals on your shirt. Thanks for the lovely photographs and gif.
Maybe the next time you go, they will have the chandelier hanging.

Chic Delights said...

Lovely place to have a party. Ypur sweater is so pretty Kim. Have a wonderful week.

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

I totally got distracted by your fun sparkly outfit - adore the sweatshirt and shoes!

Lorena said...

The chandler sweater is just spectacular Kim! no wonder it sold out. I'd wear your outfit in a heartbeat.

Manhattan Image and Style said...

Such a beautiful park & what a chic look love! ;)

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Mo said...

Nice gifs and the Jcrew sweater is so cute. :-)


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Elle Sees said...

i want to visit there the next time i'm there. adding it to my list!

MaysaAndSunshine said...

What a beautiful and serene park Kim. Must be even more enchanting in Spring. And look at you! Your sweater is super cute and I like how you paired everything.

Emdem said...

Such a gorgeous place!! Looks like a lovely day as well. Hahaha, oh my, hopefully after the cowardly lion received his courage?... No? Haha. Side note, I LOVE your whole ensemble in this, Kim, very lovely! :D


Nats ~Coral Tinted Perceptions said...

I must be honest I had no idea what a peristyle was but I always liked what it is - this one was so pretty too :)

oomph. said...

that's a beautiful place! i'm surprised the chandelier is able to stay out in the open like that, being that it is fragile...no? thanks for the tour!

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Tina Bradley said...

What gorgeous pics (of both you and the park!)! I absolutely love your outfit! Chandeliers are awesome! Major sweet, Kim! xx T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Diva In Me said...

What a breath taking sight! It's always great to have a walk on a good weather. Your Miu Miu loafers are gorgeous! They looked comfy for walks too =)

Carmen said...

Aww your sweater is a dream!

jo said...

Hey Kim, what a beautiful park! And your outfit, it fits you so well!

xo Jo


Nails My Dreams said...

I love your sweater and shoes! Hehehe. And I was distracted by the Dior makeup you placed near your feet. I just want to grab them... lol.

Unknown said...

amazing post, love the place! the lipstick looks fab, and you too!

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Jo said...

Why are all the beautiful parks not found in my homeland? I guess the grass is always greener on the other side. Totally no pun intended.

You did throw on a pretty sweater! The weather looks like it is warming up yet still cooling enough for a stroll.

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