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Spring 2016 Lookbook: Rodéo in Wonderland

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Temperatures are rising. Flowers are blooming. Bathing suits are out in the store. You know what that means...spring is here! And so is the Spring 2016 Lookbook. We picked a few of our favorite pictures to show you, but make sure to check out the full Lookbook here. As always, this is our favorite Lookbook! 

We took a trip to Wonderland to attend a whimsical tea party. It was absolutely magical with fresh flowers, dainty desserts and butterfly crowns. The girls looked beautiful in their fresh spring outfits. This spring, we want to embrace the magic in everyday.  Down the rabbit hole we go! 

The Chesire Cat couldn't make it, so we invited our adorable pink friend, Betty Ann. A teacup pig at a tea party...it happened. 

Flowers everywhere and butterflies in hair- Spring we are ready for you! 

Tea parties and pillow fights have us feeling like girls again. You're never too old to play! Don't forget to look for the magic in everyday, we promise it's still there.

Come into the store to see all our new spring arrivals! We can't wait to see you! 

Thank you Julep Studio for the beautiful pictures. 

 

Keep dreaming, 

-xo The Rodéo Girls 

 

Tags: behind the scenes, Dessert, look book, Lookbook, magic, Spring, Tea Party

Lookbook Holiday 2015: When You Wish Upon A Star

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It's officially holiday time, the BEST time of the year! We've already got Christmas music playing all day long. Don't judge, you know you do to. For this year's holiday shoot we headed out to St. Mary's Church in St. Francisville. It's a small church that's in the middle of being restored and even still has a few windows that are open, but it is one of the most beautiful places. We loved the juxtaposition of the exposed brick walls of the church against all the glitter and sparkle that we brought with us. We can't seem to get rid of the sparkle, it just follows us around wherever we go. 

And since we can't seem to do anything without food, we got snowflake cookies, peppermint sticks, macaroons and a cranberry champagne spritzer to complete our bar cart.

We also brought Grayson and Anna Grace's pet squirrel to the shoot. Because... well do we even need a reason? Look how adorable he is! And he was such a good model. He definitely liked the spotlight. These are just a few of our favorite images from the shoot. You can check out the rest of them on our Lookbook page! Hopefully you'll love them as much as we do!

Let us help you check off all the names on your Christmas list this year. (And we can even gift wrap them for you!) We've also got all the essential supplies for that holiday party you are throwing... like reindeer antlers, mini santa hats and sparkly garlands!

Keep Dreaming,

-xo The Rodéo Girls 

 A big thanks to our beautiful model Sarah Beth and to the ladies of Julep Studio for taking the photos. We had a blast as always! 

Tags: behind the scenes, Christmas, Fashion Lookbook, Fashion Photography, Holiday, look book, new years eve, Photo Shoots, Rodéo Style

Lookbook: Troop Rodéo

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Rodeo Boutique Lookbook

A few weeks ago, we packed up our Louis Vuitton's and headed to the woods for a magical forest photo shoot. Our goal was to incorporate nature with our favorite pieces for Fall, while also having a killer time. This may not look like regular camping to you, but it is exactly how Troop Rodéo would set up camp... 

We, Rodéo Girls, were ready for whatever the woods would throw our way. (As long as it didn't get us too muddy. We like to stay looking our best even in the forest.) We packed up the essentials before we made our trek into the woods (gummy bears, sour candy, s'mores, cocktails, facial masks and bath soaks. You know, the essentials.)

And since no camping trip is complete without celebratory sparklers, we decided to bring some along with us! We had such a blast on our adventure to the woods. Who is coming with us next time?!

These are just a few of our favorite images from the shoot. To see the whole lookbook, hop on over to our Lookbook page! And if anything catches your eye (like that amazing pink plaid coat), be sure to stop by either of our locations to try it on!

Keep Dreaming,

-xo The Rodéo Girls

A big THANK YOU to our favorite photographers, Kelli and Jaime from Julep Studio! You ladies are magic! 

Tags: behind the scenes, camping, fall 2015, fashion, Fashion Lookbook, Fashion Photography, Julep Studio LLC, look book, photo shoot, Photo Shoots, Rodéo Boutique, Rodéo Style, Style

One Day Juice Cleanse

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We just introduced you to cold pressed juice and the miracles it can work on your body.  We had to find out first hand what the craze was all about and decided to embark on a one day juice cleanse here at Rodéo! 

You might be wondering what the need would be for a juice cleanse...and we were too.  

Here are a few of the health benefits of doing a juice cleanse.

  • To support your body in its natural ability to heal itself.
  • To look and feel better, inside and out.
  • To allow your digestive system to take a break, reset itself and work more efficiently. 
  • To allow your body to remove accumulated toxins.
  • To lose some of the bloat from consuming highly processed foods and alcohol.

What did we end up thinking about our juice cleanse?

The flavor combinations are all really yummy making you forget that you are drinking vegetables like spinach and beets.  We started out the morning with a bang and were all really excited about cleansing for the day.  As lunchtime approached we were all wishing that the juice would magically morph into a cheeseburger or a piece of pizza.  It was more about breaking the habit of chewing your food rather than drinking it and had nothing to do with the fact that we were hungry.

We will tell you though, that we are all girls who have an appetite and this cleanse was definitely out of character for us.  We kept each other motivated with support texts throughout the day to keep ourselves in check and out of the drive though line.

Although it was challenging to not eat solid food for a day, we all woke up this morning feeling less bloated and our bodies felt refreshed.

If you are interested in doing a juice cleanse, our recommendation would be to start with a one day cleanse and see how you like it!  You can contact The Big Squeezy here in Baton Rouge to set up your cleanse today.  They will even deliver it right to your door!

Keep Dreaming, 

The Rodéo Girls

Tags: behind the scenes, cold pressed juice, juice cleanse, the big squeezy

Dinner in Grand Isle

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Now that you have seen our amazing look book that we shot in Grand Isle, we wanted to give you a peek into the magic of this island town where it was shot and the yummy dinner that we ate, cooked by a man named Troy Morain, who has a passion for cooking and the island he loves so dearly.  

Grand Isle has truly become a central part of Troy's family and social life.  Troy said, "it's hard to speak of in modern terms without acknowledging the effects Katrina and the BP oil spill has had."

There is a line from Robert Penn Warrens ALL THE KINGS MEN that goes something like..."sometimes you gotta get good from evil cause there ain't nowhere else to get it from".

For Troy, this describes the modern day Grand Isle.  

He said, "After having been confronted with the possibility of total loss, the island has returned with a vitality never experienced before. The beaches have never been more beautiful and as will be seen this 4th of July, the island will be packed with island lovers basking in the sun and enjoying fireworks in between the many fishing and crabbing adventures."

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Here are Troy's top 10 Reasons why Grand Isle is his happy place:

10. Cocktails on the deck of Artie's Big Daddy's after a day of fishing the Tarpon Rodeo can't be beat;

9.  The 4 seasons of GI... Snapper, Shrimp, Crab and oyster;

8.  Sunday's Mardi Gras parade is a gas;

7.  Megan's snowballs;

6.  The Mayor's annual Christmas party;

5.  The smell of shrimp...they're beginning to boil;

4.  Saturday night at our camp the "Sue Happy" cooking for a crowd of family and friends(25 person minimum);

3.  Golf cart progressive dinners;

2.  GRAND ISLE INTERNATIONAL TARPON RODEO the oldest saltwater fishing rodeo in the USA; and

1.  No better sunset in the world than off the back deck of our camp!

After only visiting for just a night, we all fell in love with this island that Troy loves so dearly...the people, the houses, the fishermen, the history that it holds.  It truly is unique and there is no place like it anywhere.

As I mentioned earlier, Troy loves cooking.  So we took full advantage being that he offered to cook for twelve hungry ladies!  Troy is a good friend of Shanna's and made up a special dish just for us called "Shrimp Shanna" of course!  

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It was delicious and full of flavor with fresh shrimp caught locally.  To start we had a blueberry and kiwi cocktail, plenty of cheese trays along with a gorgeous caprese salad..it was almost to pretty to eat...almost. 

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Now for the recipe for the pasta...

Ingredients:

  • 2 Lbs. of Cleaned and Peeled Shrimp
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Andouille Sausage
  • 1, 28 oz. Can of San Marzano Tomatoes
  • 1 Cup Sliced Button Mushrooms
  • 1/4 Cup Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Onions
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Bell Pepper
  • 1 Pint of Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 Can Dubon Baby Peas Drained
  • I Can of Cream of Mushroom with Roasted Garlic
  • 1 Cup Grated Parmesan Reggiano
  • 1 Cup Pasta Water or Chicken Stock
  • 1 Pint Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Bos Rotini Pasta
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
  • Fresh Basil
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Directions:

Boil rotini according to package directions. When done, drain and retain water for later. In a heavy bottomed skillet or Dutch oven sautee andouille till brown over medium high heat. Add onions, bell pepper, mushrooms and garlic and cook till tender. Then add San marzano tomatoes crushing them with you hands into the pot. Now add shrimp blending well into the vegetable mixture seasoning with a tablespoon of Italian seasonings, salt and pepper. After sautéing for about 7 minutes add the cream of mushroom soup. Add grape tomatoes and strained peas and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes. Bring to a simmer and add a cup of pasta water or chicken stock to retain moisture and create sauce. After stirring all completely incorporate the pint if heavy whipping cream and let simmer. Add grated parmesean cheese and fold in gently. When ready to serve add fresh basil and pasta and insure all is well coated with the sauce. If too dry add reserved pasta water for right consistency. Then season to taste with salt and pepper or favorite creole seasoning.  Goes great with a nice Pinot Noir and a chunk of crusty bread.

This dish was so tasty, it really encompassed the flavors of the island in one dish.  We all devoured every bite on our plates!

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We cannot thank Troy enough for showing us such amazing hospitality while we were there and sharing his recipe with us so that we could share it with you!  

And thank you to Julep Studio for capturing this night for us!

Keep Dreaming,

The Rodéo Girls

Tags: behind the scenes, cocktails, dinner, grand isle, inside scoop, look book, Recipes, shrimp