Glowing with gold: My Thanksgiving table
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Glowing with gold: My Thanksgiving table

This year I decided to go golden for my Thanksgiving table! The centerpiece is comprised of two shimmering leaf garlands from a local decor shop called Gordon’s of Metairie.  I placed a small wreath around my glass hurricane and wove burlap ribbon between it all. Here’s a tip: get a thick roll of burlap, ribbon … Continue reading

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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

Kingsway House: Contemporary Design With Rich History
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Kingsway House: Contemporary Design With Rich History

A while back my neighbor told me he found his dream home.  Since his house is MY dream house, I figured this place must be amazing.  He was working on a movie that was being filmed at the Kingsway House, on New Orleans’ historic Esplanade Avenue.  It’s a 12,000 sq ft private residence that’s rented … Continue reading

Hanging Curtains: Professional Tips You Need to Know
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Hanging Curtains: Professional Tips You Need to Know

Long, gorgeous curtains may be my single favorite element of any room.  They instantly add drama and warmth to a space.  However, hanging them always seems to be a bigger pain-in-the butt than anticipated.  I was hanging some curtain rods for our guest bedroom this weekend and figured I’d share a few helpful tips I’ve … Continue reading