Friday, September 27, 2013

Fall has Arrived

I created a sweet little memory book page for Dave and I featuring a few photos of pure Cajun deliciousness that I shot in New Orleans last weekend and Shabby Miss Jenn Designs amazing Fall scrapbooking kit AUTUMN SPLENDOR available HERE.

Seafood Extravaganza

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Race for Education SES 2013

This morning Erica and I went to SES to participate in Race for Education with Alex and Elijah. We saw many of our friends and family there and had a great time. Claire, Honey and Pop St. Dizier (Claire’s Dad) were there also.


Here are a few of us with the boys after the race was over. Alex and Eli with Claire, Erica, Me and Honey. (Claire’s mom)





Some of our friends were there too, Carter and Suri, Alicia and Gavin and cousin Natalie with Anna Claire and Abigail.



Nat and AC

Everyone had a fun time and it was for an excellent cause! Geaux Pandas!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bourbon French Parfums

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Last week when I was in the French Quarter I went into the little perfumery on Royal Street to see what it was all about. I found myself engulfed first in a soft feminine scent that reminded me of my beloved paternal grandmother Eunice and in love with the quaint and adorable shop.


I took my time and smelled all of the shop’s signature perfumes and really enjoyed the scent named “Marguerite”, which is described as a light, clean, fresh spicy fragrance, which was absolutely perfect for me.



This perfumery has been in the French Quarter for over 170 years.  Began by August Doussan in 1843, there are brides who go into the little shop to purchase perfume which was custom blended for their own grandmother several generations back, the perfumery keeps them on file forever, and they wear the signature scent on their wedding day. I find that perfectly charming.


Bourbon French Parfums can be found online HERE.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

NOLA and a New Friend

I met my friend Janie while I was heavily into designing table scapes for our home, we both were posting on the blog Between Naps on the Porch which is still a very favorite blog to this day. I adore keeping up with her and her family on her blog Janie’s World. She’s got a passion for entertaining, a love of her family and husband and we share so many common likes and interest, I truly admire this girl!

Thursday she and I took a relaxing drive up the river from New Orleans (while her husband was speaking at a work related conference) and visited Nottoway and Oak Alley plantations. Both are lovely but I only got a few cool photos at Nottoway as my camera battery was exhausted before Oak Alley came into view. The stories of these working plantations are truly interesting and the history is amazing, but I’m  featuring the table scape of Nottoway as this is what actually brought us together in the first place.


Here’s a shot of the two of us in front of the fireplace in the beautiful white ballroom at Nottoway plantation.

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Friday evening Dave flew into town, after picking him up at Lakefront Airport he and I met Janie and her husband Bob at Irene’s Cuisine for a lovely meal. They brought us some fabulous “See’s” chocolates which are made near their home in California, they are truly delicious and probably worth a trip to the west coast alone! Thanks again for the treat, Dave and I really enjoyed them!


After dinner we went to Balcony Music Club and listened to the Dana Abbott Band and had a few cocktails. Dave took a photo of the two of us, it came out a bit fuzzy but I’m going to include it anyway, the others were even worse because of the dark room!

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Looking forward to growing our friendship and seeing one another soon!