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February 2020 Recap | Louella Reese

February 2020 Recap

Sharing my February 2020 recap – including LOTS of new purchases, a movie you MUST watch, and my new favorite restaurant in Charlotte! 

February 2020 Recap - NYFW, Memphis, Items purchased, movies watched, and more! | Louella Reese

on Laura Leigh: green plaid double breasted blazergreen plaid tapered pants | c/o blonde sweatshirt | c/o capsule handbag | c/o similar white booties 

on Morgan: similar denim sherpa jacket (on super sale) | brunette sweatshirt | c/o green wide leg pantswhite leather sneakers | mini leather messenger bag 

 February 2020 Recap

WHAT I BOUGHT 

Puff Sleeve Sweatshirt (styled here)
Everlane Straight Leg Pants (styled here)
Green Plaid Double Breast Blazer
Green Plaid Tapered Pants (styled here)
Green Puff Sleeve Maxi Dress (styled here)
Denim Midi Shirt Dress (styled here)
Green Faux Fur Coat (styled here
Blue and white striped one piece
Navy and white off the shoulder high-waisted bikini set
Blue scallop high-waisted bikini set
Smocked high-waisted bikini set

FOR THE HOME

Bench for dining table
Cushion for bench
Several items for our kitchen c/o of Joss & Main – see all in this post

WHERE I WENT 

New York, New York – Morgan and I headed to NYC for our third season of NYFW. We had a jam packed schedule of meetings, showroom visits, presentations, and media meals. It might have been our best year yet! Minus all the rain we had the first two days! Plus Sunni joined us – which was so nice!

Memphis, Tennessee – Currently in Memphis for the first time ever with Pettigrew Adventures! So excited to explore this blues town with 9 other blogger gals! I will be putting together a travel guide shortly after the trip so be on the lookout. And if you have any Memphis recommendations be sure to shoot me a DM on instagram. I’ll be there through Monday. 

MOVIES WATCHED

Ford v Ferrari – Joshua and I both absolutely loved this movie! We agreed it is the best we have seen in a very long time and both don’t understand why it wasn’t up for more awards during award season – the movie overall and the incredible actors. While joshua and I are both racing fans, I don’t think you need to be one to enjoy this movie. In fact, on Rotten Tomatoes 98% of viewers gave the movie a positive review. Which is a pretty big deal! A great movie for date night in. 

RECIPES TRIED 

With all the travel no new recipes were tried! Hoping to really spice things up in the kitchen in March with several new recipes. As well as finding a few healthier alternatives to some favorites. Will keep you posted! 

WHERE WE ATE

JP Charlotte – Joshua and I had the opportunity to try out JP Charlotte last weekend and wow! We had quite the meal and such a wonderful experience. The staff at JP Charlotte could not be any sweeter! We indulged in anson mills cornbread skillet, local daily greens salad, shrimp & NC stone ground grits, grass-fed 18oz ribeye steak, pork mac & cheese, banana pudding and cookies & milkshake. We basically rolled ourselves out of there! My favorites: anson mills cornbread skillet, shrimp & NC stone ground grits, and YOU HAVE TO GET the cookies & milkshake – literally my ideal dessert – it was incredible! 

Indaco – OH MY OBSESSED! Indaco is my new favorite restaurant in Charlotte. My mom and I actually dined at their Charleston location around this time last spring. We both absolutely loved it! We definitely ranted and raved about it to every one that would listen to us. So to say we’re excited to have Indaco in Charlotte now would be a huge understatement!

Joshua and I had an amazing meal here the week after Valentine’s Day and couldn’t have loved everything they presented to us more. We tried the focaccia, burrata, fried artichokes, black pepper fettuccine, keegan filion farms pork, tiramisu, and apple crost. We truly loved everything but if I had to pick a few favorites/top recommendations I would say the foaccia, fried artichokes, black pepper fettuccine, and tiramisu. Fun fact, I have never liked tiramisu until trying Indaco’s version of the traditional Italian dessert. Now I am hooked! 

El Valle – our neighborhood mexican restaurant. We basically go here once a month. We’re both completely obsessed with mexican food and El Valle never disappoints. Plus it’s quite cheap – so a total win! 

FAVORITE BLOG POSTS ON LOUELLA REESE

Readers Favorite: Ultimate Guide to Low Carb Days 

My Favorite: Having a Gossip Girl Moment in NYC

FAVORITE BLOG POSTS 

Everything New From February – Hello Adams Family
Homemade Chicken Soup – Pure Joy Home
Five Reasons You Should be Doing Yoga – The Champagne Edit
How Changing My Eating Habits Helped with My Anxiety – Southern Pearls & Curls

FAVORITE SONG

More Hearts than Mine – Ingrid Andress

WHAT I WATCHED 

Still watching This Is Us, Riverdale, and Dynasty. And still feeling the same as I did last month about all three of them. This Is Us and Dynasty are thriving, Riverdale not so much. We also started watching Deputy – we’re definitely hooked as I think we caught up to where the show is now within a week or two. 

FAVORITE FINDS 

bright blue tote that looks incredibly similar to my favorite beck bag
the cutest polka dot one piece ever that’s under $25
the prettiest feminine blouse you’ve ever laid eyes on
under eye masks that immediately make a difference

FITNESS UPDATE

Still doing FWTL and trying to be a little more strict lately. The holidays and all of the exciting travels definitely had me indulging extra on regular macro days. So tightening things up a bit more and also making sure I get in more weight lifting workouts. Didn’t do yoga at all in February but plan to buy a 10 class pass when I return home from Memphis. My hip and knee are definitely feeling the lack of yoga. 

Thanks for reading my February 2020 Recap. Take a look back a previous monthly recaps here

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24 Comments

  1. Morgan wrote:

    Hope you’re having the best time in Memphis! Can’t wait to see your recap(s) from the trip!

    -Morgan
    The HER Chronicles [] http://theherchronicles.com

    Posted 3.2.20 Reply
  2. Annie wrote:

    Sounds like such a fun February! Love hearing about your NYFW adventures, it’s always such a fun time of year. Maybe we will run into each other there next season!

    Posted 3.5.20 Reply
  3. Rachel wrote:

    Such a fun month!! Your trip to Memphis looked like so much fun and I can’t wait to read the full travel guide! I also watched Ford v Ferrari this past month and it was SO good.

    Rachel
    http://www.hello-her.com

    Posted 3.5.20 Reply
    • For sure! It really was the best time – excited to share everything we did. Glad you agree – Ford v Ferrari was amazing – definitely didn’t receive the credit it deserves!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.5.20 Reply
  4. Lizzie wrote:

    It sounds like you had a great month!! I hope you had the best time in New York! I’ve always wanted to go to Tennessee too 0 what a fun trip!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    Posted 3.5.20 Reply
    • Absolutely was! You definitely need to plan a trip to Tennessee – visit Chattanooga, Memphis, and Nashville – all are so fun!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.5.20 Reply
  5. Stephanie wrote:

    I love recaps like this! I follow you on Instagram, and read nearly every blog post, so I don’t miss much – but it’s still fun to hear about the little things that maybe you haven’t mentioned yet, or that I’ve missed. Now I really want to watch that movie with my hubs!

    Posted 3.5.20 Reply
    • Yay! So happy to hear that. And thank you for the support 🙂 I really appreciate that gal! Yes – I am positive y’all will like it!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.6.20 Reply
  6. Great pics! Skipped NYFW this year but the weather was great for it this time around! xoxo, Sarah

    Posted 3.6.20 Reply
  7. Caitlin wrote:

    What a wonderful month! I loved seeing your trip to Memphis!

    Posted 3.6.20 Reply
  8. Hillary wrote:

    I’ve totally got to watch Ford v Ferrari! It’s been on my list since the Oscars! P.S. Totally in love with this first picture of you and Morgan!!

    Posted 3.6.20 Reply
  9. darleen wrote:

    Looks like a fun month of traveling! Love all the finds especially the feminine blouse!

    Posted 3.9.20 Reply
  10. Nailil wrote:

    I am way behing but finally finished watching This is Us. Now I can’t wait for the next season. In the meantime, I should find a new series…

    Xx, Nailil
    thirtyminusone.com

    Posted 3.9.20 Reply
  11. I love that cute polka dot one piece! These are always my favorite type of posts to see a recap 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

    Posted 3.10.20 Reply
  12. Emily Wilkinson wrote:

    Your trip to Memphis looked SO fun! Sounds like February was a great month for you!!

    Posted 3.11.20 Reply