La Provence: Fine Dining on the Farm
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La Provence: Fine Dining on the Farm

There are few things I enjoy in life more than a delicious meal on the town… except maybe a delicious meal on the farm!  I’d been dying to check out famous New Orleans chef John Besh’s restaurant “La Provence.”  However, it’s about an hour outside of town, so Joe’s birthday was the perfect excuse to … Continue reading

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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

Dominique and Lee’s Soiree en Blanc
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Dominique and Lee’s Soiree en Blanc

We decided a couple years ago the perfect word to describe my dear friend Dominique is WHIMSICAL!  She is by far the most creative, free-spirited, fun-loving person I know.  Dominique and her equally amazing fiance, Lee, are getting hitched this year.  So, a group of her friends and family came together to plan a fitting … Continue reading

Let the Shower Season Begin!
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Let the Shower Season Begin!

There’s something uniquely special about living all around the country.  Between my job and Joe’s, we’ve lived in California, Wyoming, Nevada, Virginia and Louisiana.  While we miss our families in California dearly, we’ve made friends and created new little families across the U.S.  And yesterday, our New Orleans family helped us celebrate our bundle-of-joy-to-be! It’s … Continue reading

Sugar Attack: Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Pretzel Cupcakes
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Sugar Attack: Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Pretzel Cupcakes

My best friend Dee just turned dirty thirty.  We’ll be drowning ourselves in a 25 cent martini celebration/pity party at Commander’s Palace tomorrow, but today, we eat cake!  Generally I’m not much of a baker, however in his honor, I managed to put together some pretty tasty cupcakes using store-bought frosting and mix. I prepared … Continue reading

Fashion Friday: High-Low Style at Carnivale du Vin
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Fashion Friday: High-Low Style at Carnivale du Vin

You might call Emeril Lagasse the culinary king of New Orleans.  The internationally acclaimed chef owns three restaurants in the Crescent City and countless more nationwide.  His passion is as evident in his cooking as it is in his dedication to philanthropy.  Emeril created the Lagasse Foundation nearly a decade ago to support culinary programs … Continue reading