Category: Neighborhoods

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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NOLA Hospitality… Sometimes Means Sharing Your Kitchen!

  Since Bobby finished our kitchen renovation, I have to admit – I’m hooked on the idea of what this room brings to our lives. For me, it’s been the symbolic slave galley of motherhood for 30 years.  Martha Stewart

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Backyard Solutions in Uptown

Hi Neighbors! I wanted to share some thoughts (and maybe solutions) for a few of the challenges we have living Uptown. When we moved back to NOLA and into our home, there was PLENTY to do, just to be able

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The Open Shelving Trend in NOLA Kitchens… Yea or Nay?

by Anne Beck May 15, 2018 Our new kitchen looks like something out of a magazine.  The plank ceiling, butcher block counters, farm sink… and that open shelving. It’s not for everyone. My friend, Sandy, was visiting the other night and

Christmas Giving… Why Little Things Matter

It’s December, and I am blessed. In New Orleans it is 70 degrees outside, and I’m sitting in my sun room with the windows thrown open to my neighbor’s courtyard.  Someone is playing guitar out there; my neighbors on the

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