The Southern Expat Communique: New York observations of a displaced belle

5 Reasons You Should Check Out My Wedding…Website

So, I admittedly have the best photographer in the world, Babs Evangelista. So, she makes everything look magical. So magical in fact, that we asked (and she happily accepted) that she reimagine our wedding website. Here are 5 leeeetle reasons you should check it out:

1. Aforementioned fantastic photographer with an incredible instinct for great photo shoot locations.

2. You’ll get great restaurant and entertainment tips about New Orleans.

3. I write really compelling bios about my bridesmaids.

4. What else are you really doing at midnight on a Tuesday (or Wednesday, Thursday, etc…)

5. My wedding has bagpipes AND a brass band (Hot 8!!!). What?!

I hope you like what we’ve put together! See you on 21 April!!



Why I’m NOT the Worst Bride Evah
10 April 12, 11:58 pm
Filed under: things I see

Say what you will about my lack of stress management and possible “overdoing” small details, but, at the end of the day, I did not fake any disease to fund my wedding.

Second Line, line up!

Hey y’all,


This wedding deal is creeping up! To get you all prepared for the trip from the church to the reception, here’s an instructional video on how to Second Line. I like to think you’ll pick up on it quickly if you don’t know how to already.


Love you all! Can’t wait to see you in a week and 1/2!!


Study up, everyone!



It’s not hard to recycle!
9 April 12, 7:41 pm
Filed under: Arkansas, c'mon!, environment, friends, Little Rock, recycle or else!

Hi everyone!! If you haven’t heard by now, lemme be the first to tell you, Pittman and I have moved to Little Rock! So exciting! First order of business was to get the recycling bin up and running. There’s a lot of waste involved in moving!

So, if you are a Little Rocker and you care about this fragile earth, our island home, please do your part by signing up for this fantastic recycling program that gives you rewards and doesn’t even ask you to sort your own refuse!! Green the Rock, y’all!


Engaged with 3 and 1/2 months to go!
2 January 12, 8:42 pm
Filed under: Lent, NOLA, wedding

Happy New Year, everyone!!

In case you haven’t heard it from me, my fiance, Twitter, Facebook, or a save the date, I’m engaged! We are excited to share that our nuptials will take place in New Orleans in April. We are trying to avoid everyone looking like a big ole humidified mess while keeping our date after Carnival/Lent/Easter but before Jazz Fest. Should be good times for all! 3 and 1/2 months and counting!

If you want to learn more, check out our wedding site on Nearlyweds! Just so you know, Pittman came up with the cutest website name I’ve ever run across. How lucky am I?!

I hope your New Year is off to a great start! See you in 2012!


2011 in review
2 January 12, 8:31 pm
Filed under: things I see

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,000 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 50 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

non-traditional tradition makes me happy
22 July 11, 1:22 pm
Filed under: ACLU, Brooklyn, Episcopal, friends, gay, Only in New York, parades, speak up!

With the Marriage Equality Act set to take effect on Sunday, 24 July, granting all New York couples the right to marry, I’m absolutely ecstatic to call myself a New Yorker! This weekend, 823 gay couples will say “I will” or “I do” thanks to the New York legislature seeing the light a month ago. That’s right, the stars are aligning for my Liza Minnelli loving friends, and I’m tickled pink about it. It’s truly a victory for individual couples, marriage equality, and human rights. Here’s a story about how a few couples will celebrate this monumental victory. Here’s a link to what the ACLU is doing to advance LGBT rights. And here’s why I’m proud to be a Brooklyn Episcopalian.

To all of you tying the knot on Sunday, mazel tov!