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Notes from Amina

Monthly musings from the desk of Amina, Mignon Faget’s VP of Sales & Marketing. Read what she jotted down for July’s Notes from Amina …


A butterfly in flight at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

July in New Orleans is one of my favorite months to be in the city. The weather makes everyone move a little slower, sno balls are readily available, and you can get a reservation at just about any restaurant. When it’s this time of year I like to act like a tourist and visit all of the places that I avoid when the weather is cooler and droves of people descend on the city. At least twice this summer you’ll find me at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. To pay homage to the bugs that I’m going to visit, I make an effort to wear my favorite pieces from the HIVE collection. HIVE is perfect for summer because the open design makes it airy and light even in the most humid weather.

Hive Scarf– I’m constantly cold in the summer when the a/c is pumping, but I hate caring around a sweater when it’s 90 degrees outside. The Hive Scarf can easily be tied to my Magazine Street Crossbody, and it’s made from Laine Wool so it’s like having a compact sweater with me at all times.


Hive Hoop Earrings– When I’m in my Saturday uniform of locally made Jolie and Elizabeth Kelly shorts and Rhiannon tank these earrings complete my look. It’s not always easy to find a sophisticated hoop but the Hive Hoop elevates my outfit from that of a mere errand runner to a woman on a mission.