A Haute New Orleans Travel Guide

IMG_1451Randi and I on the Mississippi River

IMG_1413One of the best Po-Boys I’ve ever had – Domilise’s Po-Boy & Bar

IMG_1453Jazz night with The Stooges at Blue Nile

photo-4Hotel Monteleone, Carousel Bar – the bar spins, literally


photo-8My first hurricane at Pat O’Briens

photo-10Dinner at Sylvain

photo-11Randi eating crawfish and crabs

photo-12Fire dancers on Frenchmen Street – OBSESSED.


Last weekend Randi and I took a trip to New Orleans for a quick getaway from New York City – neither of us have ever traveled there, so it was an exciting adventure! The food was DELICIOUS, especially the pralines and the beignets from Cafe Du Monde.

It was also awesome to be able to walk down Magazine Street and see all of the unique shops, to witness Bourbon Street shenanigans and to ride our rented bikes exploring other districts, including the Ninth Ward, which is still being rebuilt after Katrina’s destruction. I can’t say enough of great things about New Orleans, it’s definitely a southern hospitality experience you can’t miss! Email me with any travel questions.

Jeanette x


A Haute Oregon Travel Guide

I have Portlandia fever.

My boyfriend, Randi and I went to Oregon for a friend’s wedding recently, and I fell in love in a world wind of a memorable trip. Here’s a photo guide of some of the things you HAVE to see (no pressure); from the best restaurants and wineries, to shopping and outdoor excursions… Randi grew up in Portland, so trust!

The Portland Rose Gardens

Our friends were married in the Willamette Valley, a most perfect setting to be swept away.

Wedding attire: Elizabeth and James dress. Fierce. Meow.

 We stayed at an estate on the Brooks Winery in the Willamette Valley, this was the enchanting view of the vineyard from our deck.

No makeup, no problems. Me at Thistle Restaurant, in my newly acquired vintage Pendleton hat from the shop next door, Rag & Bone American Vintage.

Thistle’s dining room, tucked away in a small town called McMinnville. Best restaurant in Oregon.

Being a beauty and spa obsessed girl, I had to go to the hot springs while I was in Oregon! Here’s a snapshot of Randi at the Cougar (Terwilliger) Hot Springs, in the Willamette National Forest. The water was 112 degrees.

We hiked Silver Falls – 10 waterfalls, 7 miles.

And then we had Voodoo Doughnuts. Ahhhhhmazing.

Randi by the beach in Newport with salt water taffy. :) We stayed at Salishan’s Resort while we were there.

And let’s just say this, Portland is not known for their fashion. But of course, I was able to find some of the best boutiques out of the bunch. I got this beautiful bag made by Building Block from Standup Comedy, a cute boutique on Burnside Street. I also adored Una, another charming shop just down the street.

I would recommend going to Oregon to anyone who hasn’t been! It’s a magical place filled with hidden treasures and surprises. Feel free to email me with any questions: jeanette.zinno@gmail.com.

Xo Jeanette


Street Art

Me and Gregory

View from the water hut

Mariachi band in Playa del Carmen

A quick trip to Mexico is always a pleasant retreat from the bustling city of Manhattan. Here are some of my treasured snapshots from my recent trip to The Riviera Maya in Mexico. In between snorkeling, cliff diving and zip-lining I was able to explore the beautiful cities and magical beaches. I was so inspired by the vibrant colors and the tranquility of the turquoise-blue water. Jeanette xx

My Travel Must-Haves

Planes and trains and automobiles. Whichever it may be, here are some of my must-have travel essentials.

From top left, clockwise…

 Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes, Ash Sneakers, Pencey Fleece Wrap, Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, Kate Spade Harrison Street Passport Holder, Flight 001 Hello Eye Mask, American Apparel Leather Envelope Case



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