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