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

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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

A very vintage Halloween
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A very vintage Halloween

There are few cities in America that rival New Orleans for Halloween.  From our above-ground cemeteries to the ominous live oaks draped in Spanish moss… centuries-old historic homes and dark, twisting bayous… the scenery is as spooky as it gets. Add to that: a party paradise, real haunted houses and some of the best food … Continue reading

International Instagrams: Inspiration from a World Traveler
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International Instagrams: Inspiration from a World Traveler

My sister-in-law Jessica is one of the most talented, beautiful, funny and all-around interesting people I know.  She is the lead stylist and owner of an amazing salon in San Diego called Paper Doll. But when Jessica’s businesswoman hat comes off, she keeps busy adding stamps to her passport. Jessica is a hair and makeup … Continue reading