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

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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

Why Everyone is Talking About Goop
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Why Everyone is Talking About Goop

Remember Gwyneth Paltrow’s “conscious uncoupling” from Cold Play front man Chris Martin!?  Late night comedians had a hell of a time cracking jokes about that one.  But for many folks, it was also the first time hearing about Paltrow’s lifestyle website, Goop, on which she announced the split.  It probably was not the type of … Continue reading

Your Best Mother’s Day Gift Guide!
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Your Best Mother’s Day Gift Guide!

If you haven’t thought about mom yet, you’d better get on it.  Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 11th!  There are plenty of boring old standbys like beautiful flowers and massages.  Trust me, any mom will love either one of those!  However, if you’re feeling a bit more creative this year, here are some more … Continue reading