2019 Birthday Wishlist

by Jamie Sanford on November 21, 2019

I can’t believe I skipped a birthday wishlist last year! I won’t be making that mistake again. Let’s get into it.

Squirrel taxidermy. DONE.

Giraffe doormat! This is adorable.

Hummingbird skull necklace. Macabre and also somehow classy.

Upside down Christmas tree! This is a little one to hang from the ceiling.

The Chris pocket bag from Zana Bayne. For when I want to have a bag but don’t want to carry a bag.

I’m sure I could think of more things, but I have covered all of the things that popped into my head first. Fun things that I would love to have and maybe wouldn’t immediately buy for myself, or I would have already.

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2017 Birthday Wishlist

by Jamie Sanford on November 15, 2017

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It’s that time again! My birthday is in a few weeks. Birthdays aren’t as exciting as I get older, but since Will and I have birthdays that are 2 days apart, we generally just celebrate each other with a swanky dinner and a day off from our jobs.  I do love a wishlist though, so here we go with 9 things I would not mind receiving for my birthday.

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Brennan’s in New Orleans | In My Travels

by Jamie Sanford on February 6, 2017

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I set up a surprise trip to New Orleans last month, to celebrate Will’s birthday (and also mine, to be honest). During multiple visits to New Orleans, we had heard about the famous breakfast at Brennan’s, but hadn’t managed to actually eat there. We stopped in while we were there to try and get reservations, and ended up having a proper birthday breakfast for Will on the morning that we left.

It did not disappoint in any way. Let’s take a look.

The famous pink exterior.

It was dark and rainy that day, but the holiday decor brightened everything up.

The interior is amazing and over the top, but perfectly so.

Look at these panels!

I’m not sure what the provenance of the bell necklaces are, but they were waiting for us at the table and put on us as soon as we were seated! I took these home, trimmed the ribbon, and made them into ornaments for my Christmas tree a few weeks later.

This is unfortunately blurry, but you can get the idea.

We both had eggs Benedict, but Will had the artisanal version. We had sides of bacon and grits.

I had told them it was Will’s birthday when we made the reservation, and so after breakfast they brought him this amazing dessert with a collar of cotton candy (with glitter!) and a candle. He also received a gift of a Brennan’s apron, which I can confirm he has been using.

After an incredible breakfast experience, we left, maximizing our last bits of this trip before heading back to the airport.

I cannot recommend enough that you have breakfast at Brennan’s when you visit New Orleans. It was delicious and special and completely worth our time.

Happy trails!

Hilton Hotels

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2016 Birthday Wishlist

by Jamie Sanford on December 2, 2016

Hello to my fellow December babies! My greatest wish is that your birthday isn’t overshadowed by other important dates in December.

I am lucky enough to have my birthday fall into the first week of the month, so I’ve never really had this issue. In addition, the general sense of not caring about birthdays hasn’t really been an issue for me, since my husband Will’s birthday is 2 days before mine. It’s a lot of fun when you get to celebrate with someone else every year.

Here’s my 2016 birthday wishlist!

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This Erin Condren planner is really popular with some content creators that I follow, and my current planner isn’t really working for me, so I’m excited to try this one instead. $55 at Amazon.

While I love my Sony NEX-6, and the images it creates, it isn’t the best for selfie videos because it lacks a pop-up screen. This might seem silly, but this is a wishlist, so I would like this Sony Alpha a5100 to replace it. $548 at Amazon.

How can I resist a Stevie Nicks enamel pin? This is available for $10 from BlackDressWildHeart on Etsy.

Almost every one of my wishlists features a David Yurman topaz ring, because they are gorgeous. This one has diamonds as well, and is available for $1,750 at Neiman Marcus.

Still lusting after many of the Tom Ford lipsticks, but the Tom Ford Lips & Boys Color Cream in Cary will have to do. Available for $36 at Neiman Marcus.

This last one is no biggie, just a few days at Giraffe Manor in Kenya. I cannot think of anywhere that I wish to travel to more than Giraffe Manor. I fed a giraffe one time and it was one of the most magical things I have ever experienced, and they just hang out at Giraffe Manor! While I’m there, we can take a side trip to Mahali Mzuri for a fuller safari experience.

That’s all for now – if I’m feeling extra wishy, a holiday wishlist might be soon to follow.


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Instagram Roundup #18

by Jamie Sanford on December 12, 2012

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Snow in November 27th.

Well I hope so!

Tiny Edward makes an appearance.

I found gift cards with balances! Love it.

I got this teeny tiny Lorac lip gloss with an Ulta purchase. I put the Chapstick in the image for scale. It is the cutest thing.

In a showing of epic yuppie-dom, we drank mini icewines on our way into the Dave Matthews Band concert.

We were on the side of the stage. The setlist was disappointing and I had some unfortunate people around me, but it was still OK.

Online shopping – look at this adorable candle holder! I wish I had room for stuff like this.

Rocking my awesome furry hat in the elevator.

Will and I’s birthday dinner was again at The Melting Pot. They gave us birthday cards when we arrived!

…and we got an edible gift before we left.

On my actual birthday, I went out with Jason to Suite. Will stayed home to do schoolwork.

We saw Miz Cracker and Brenda Dharling perform, and this happened. It was amazing. Plus, free birthday shot!

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