Category: Create Your Bubble!

The art of denial is a particular talent I’ve developed as a citizen of New Orleans. I call it “living in my bubble,” which allows me to embrace and enjoy all the beauty, music, art and (most important), the personality of the city.

I know this is a New Orleans lifestyle blog.  I know there’s nothing particular to New Orleans in any of the staging and decorating I do… but I do believe that my attempts at creating magical spaces are more soulful …

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It’s not even 10 am and I’ve got my errands around town done, arriving back home in a state of mind completely adjusted by my drive. It’s the little things here that make the morning. On the way to drop …

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Two years ago when I decided to commit to our front courtyard as my own “yard,” I dreamed of blooms and vines and everything in happy colors in the spring. My gardening experience boils down to four house plants I’ve …

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  Our homeless population in New Orleans has always been a topic of controversy.  What causes these people to be homeless?  Why don’t they help themselves?  What are their stories?  Are they scamming?  Are they faking?  Are they mentally ill?  …

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Here’s the scene at our house… Thanksgiving dinner, and it’s 2pm.  The turkey is STILL not done.  We have miscalculated.  The natives are getting restless, but we don’t want to fill up before the big dinner. So… I like to …

Make-Ahead Foods and Snacks for the Holidays… Read More »

Creating faux brick looks complicated, but it’s a project of instinct, and is best accomplished by learning to love real brick, studying its textures and colors, then creating a good, straight base of brick – which you will then “age,” …

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