Historic New Orleans mansion lost to fire
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Historic New Orleans mansion lost to fire

New Orleans lost a real gem today. A fire, which started in the attic, tore through the stunning green and white Garden District mansion that graces the corner of Chestnut and Philip.  WGNO reporter Deepak Saini, who was on scene, told me 5 generations of the same family have lived in that very home! Thankfully, … Continue reading

Beau’s “Hole in One” Birthday Bash
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Beau’s “Hole in One” Birthday Bash

Every parent has dreams for their child.  Mine involve completely unrealistic expectations of Beau becoming a world-renown professional golfer.  You know, winning the Master’s and all. Okay, so that might not actually happen.  But a mom can dream, right? So in the spirit of Beau’s future on the links, we decked out his first birthday … Continue reading

Shabby chic Christmas decor with rustic burlap and sparkling touches
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Shabby chic Christmas decor with rustic burlap and sparkling touches

Merry Christmas, y’all! This is a big one.  Two years ago, Joe was fighting for our country in Afghanistan.  Last year, I was unexpectedly in the hospital as Beau decided to arrive two months early!  So, it’s our first real Christmas in years. In the spirit of celebration, I decked out the homestead in burlap, … Continue reading

Garden District stunners shine bright this holiday season
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Garden District stunners shine bright this holiday season

It’s baaaaaack!  Each year, one of my favorite New Orleans events is the Preservation Resource Center’s Holiday Home Tour. This weekend, tourists and locals alike will grab their lattes and get their exercise, walking through the historic Garden District neighborhood, where 8 homes open their doors to the public. If you’re looking for a taste … Continue reading

A taste of historic New Orleans for your Christmas wish list
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A taste of historic New Orleans for your Christmas wish list

You don’t have to live in New Orleans to get a bit of the Big Easy under your Christmas tree.  Check out this gorgeous new book from the folks who run the historic Hermann-Grima and Gallier properties! Photographer and author Kerri McCaffety recounts the days of antebellum New Orleans through glossy photos and some pretty … Continue reading