Adore's new series will follow the typical morning routine of a New Orleans mover and shaker.
Juliet Meeks began working on her namesake art and surface design studio full-time in 2015. In her airy Mid-City space, the New Orleans native creates vibrant floral and abstract paintings, which are available to purchase in their original form or as prints. Meeks has collaborated with big brands such as Anthropologie and Birchbox, and her designs have been printed on everything from fabric to wallpaper. She's a teacher on Skillshare, has a cute pup named Roxy, and will offer open studio hours this fall (perfect for holiday shopping!).
Here, Meeks details her casual morning before tackling deadlines, packaging and sending her online orders, and posting her thousands of followers on Instagram.
9 a.m. I like to have a slower morning and let myself sleep till 9 a.m., because it's one of my favorite perks about working for myself! Taking care of my skin is an important part of my morning routine and lately a spray toner has been really refreshing in the summer. I also make sure to wear sunscreen every day.
10 a.m. Around 10 a.m. I take my dog Roxy with me and head to my studio in Mid-City. The first thing I do is make a cup of green tea. Sometimes I'll grab an iced vanilla latte at The Station on Bienville Street. I'll have a breakfast bar or banana - just something quick. I like to check and respond to emails before I start any creative work. It probably would be best to do it the other way around, but I don't like having emails hanging over my day.
10:30 a.m. My creative work is usually split between client projects or an upcoming painting collection for release in my shop. For client work, I am usually scanning watercolors to work with digitally. Many of my clients are looking for repeat patterns for fabric, so the bulk of that process is done on the computer. I don't like to spend more than three hours on the computer though, because it is quickly draining. So I'll take a break from the screen and work with my hands on new paintings. Right now, I'm working on a collection of larger scale floral paintings to release in September.
12:30 p.m. My favorite place to grab lunch as a treat is Church Alley on Canal Street; I'll usually get a veggie bagel or a turkey sandwich with a side salad. This is also a good time to take Roxy for a walk around the block!
1 p.m. Back in the studio, I'll keep painting if I'm in a groove. I'm usually listening to Spotify (Dolly Parton is always a good go-to) or a favorite business podcast like The Goal Digger while I'm working. If my mind needs a break from business, I'll listen to Fresh Air or something else interesting but totally unrelated to what I do.