In Living Color

One of the best things about Houston is that there are so many cultures represented here. You can go to certain neighborhoods and feel as if you are in another country. Latin culture is especially predominant here. Amazing restaurants are on every corner and shops full of imported goods (for super cheap) are some of my favorite haunts. Even the dollar stores are full of colorful treasures.
This is a little tableaux I created with the spoils of a recent 99 cent store visit. I needed some items for my Day Of The Dead alter and cleaned up! I got Giant multi colored silk roses, Virgin Of  Guadalupe Prayer candles, a Virgin Mary plaque, pots of succulents, 3 canvases with South West cacti scenes-all for under $20. I even got some amazing produce, neon pink nail polish and a glittery rose headband.

To top my day off I thrifted this chair for next to nothing. The thrifting gods are smiling down on me this week!  Isn't this chair boudoir gypsy deliciousness! I'm on a color high now and can't wait to style this chair as part of some future LookBook photos for my Vintage Shop!




   This place exists... difficult yet amazing. Impossible and real. It changes us and keeps us the same. This place deep, deep, deeply ingrained in my heart and soul...

* Some pictures I snapped in the New Orleans French Quarter the week of my wedding. Feeling homesick in Houston right about now.


Babylon Sisters Gypsy Curtains- 'Street Series'

   My mother is the genius creative soul behind The Gypsy Curtains by Babylon Sisters. She never ceases to amaze with her new editions to the shop, this time being no exception. These are the new vibrant additions I'm calling the 'Street Series' as they are named after famous locations. You can head on over to her BLOG for explanations of where they all got their names. It's amazing how she got each pair to truly reflect the place they were named for.

Piccadilly Circus

Camden Market SOLD!

Covent Garden SOLD!

Portobello Road SOLD!


Tunnel Vision Lookbook + Sunday Morning

  Today a Sunday post for a Sunday morning. It's 5 in the afternoon and I'm only just starting to "wake up". It rained all day (always much needed here) so I lazed about the house and drank tea until the sun cracked through the clouds. My creativity has been on a hiatus as I get into a new work schedule, but I think it is starting to crack through the clouds as well. I have some new GypsyYaya travel cases I am creating for my SHOP...Soon to be unveiled.
  In the meantime, enjoy this gorgeous Lookbook from Tunnelvision. Such beautiful images...


Gypsy Travels-The Olivier House Hotel New Orleans

New Orleans Guesthouses, Balconies

 On the corner of Toulouse and Dauphine Streets in the city of New Orleans, sits a hotel. 

New Orleans Bohemian Guesthouse, Balconies

A hotel seemingly untouched by if from another era.

New Orleans Hotels, Small Wedding Venues

 Giant gilded mirrors and sparkling chandeliers hang 
overlooking statues of the Buddha nestled among tropical foliage.

New Orleans Hotels, Small Wedding Venues

     A dimly lit parlour greets you with vintage opulence

New Orleans Bohemian Guesthouse, Small Wedding Venue

    And all the walls the shade of romance-a palest pink

New Orleans Balconies, New Orleans Courtyards

Curling laced ironwork balconies, gas lamps and an overgrown courtyard  

New Orleans Courtyards, New Orleans Pool, Balconies

 The pool a shimmering oasis 

New Orleans Courtyard View

Each of the rooms tucked into a private slightly separate location 
like your own little apartment in the place they call The Vieux Carre...

Some with gardens and fountains and winding stairwells inside...

A room with a view for sure...

New Orleans Guesthouse, Hotel

And some perched up high with netted beds and breezy views of the rooftops...

New Orleans Hotel Room 303 Interior

Every detail your eye lights on, a joy to see...

Vintage Romantic Hotels, New Orleans French Quarter

In this beautiful fairy-tale Guesthouse, we were married and then paraded the cobblestone streets in our Southern finest as the sounds of the Brass Band that led out way echoed through the streets

New Orleans, French Quarter

It will be our home away from home (At HOME)...this hidden gem...

New Orleans, French Quarter

And that way we won't have to miss her so much after all-our heart and souls' home-
The City Of New Orleans.

New Orleans, French Quarter

Disclaimer~ If you are the kind of person that requires room service, someone to carry your bags, shiny new rooms, online reservations etc. This is not the place for you. But if when you travel, your main pursuit is beauty and authentic experience...stay here. 
You will feel after a few days like you live there and you will never want to leave. Trust me.

The French Quarter, New Orleans

The Olivier House Hotel is located in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Visit their site HERE. (Pay no mind to the prices listed online they have nothing to do with the real room fees) They are extremely reasonable and well worth every penny!

What do you think? Would you stay here?


New! The *GypsyYaya* Festival Bag

Since opening my Etsy Shop I have been wanting to move in the direction of designing and creating items myself. These bohemian bags are my first realization of this dream! I call them the *GypsyYaya* Festival Bag. They are handmade using bits of vintage textiles that I have collected on my travels. Each one is lined in a beautiful and bright contrasting fabric as well! They represent everything that speaks to me-vibrant colors, texture and a cultural mix of vintage pieces. I don't know why I didn't make them sooner! And now that I created these, the ideas are flowing for more styles to come soon! 
To purchase a bag click on the links below...there are only four available at the moment, so scoop one up while you still can!