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.

How to Create Magic Spaces in Your Home

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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Homeless for the Holidays

  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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Make-Ahead Foods and Snacks for the Holidays…

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

Faux Brick Tutorial

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,”

Saints vs Atlanta – DIRTY BIRD Stuffed Peppers

  Game Day is coming up… this Sunday, Saints vs. Atlanta. Not a home in New Orleans will be unaware of this important event.  Even my 83-year-old Mom will be tuned in, and we’ve got to do all the good-luck

9 Secrets to Outsmarting the Holiday Rush… Today.

This serene scene is what I imagine when I think of the holidays… but more and more often, I am caught at the last minute with all my good intentions gone by the wayside, and yet another holiday season weighing

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