BlogTourNola: New Orleans Garden District Walkabout

I can’t believe it’s already been two weeks since we were walking and gawking in the gorgeous Garden District in New Orleans. Our first full day at BlogTourNola started with an amazing breakfast at Chef John Besh’s Lüke Restaurant. A big thanks to KBIS for being our gracious hosts. After a hearty breakfast of beignet’s … Read more

BlogTourNola Sponsor: DuVerre Hardware

  DuVerre Hardware is a leader in quality and original design for cabinet hardware. Working with highly respected designers, they have created a uniquely design-driven collection of knobs and pulls. DuVerre creates beautiful die cast hardware that is made entirely from recycled aluminum – an environmentally friendly choice that is compatible with LEED objectives. All … Read more

New Orleans Snapshot

  I had a spectacular week last week in New Orleans and there will be many posts to come on the sights, sounds (jazz baby) and tastes of the amazing week spent with BlogTourNola. While I’m organizing my many, many photos (nearly 200!) I wanted to share a little bit of my week. But first, … Read more

New Orleans: The French Quarter, A Street Car, Garden District, Shopping and Food

Well, the title about sums up today’s #BlogTourNola adventure! BlogTour is all about great design, local culture, a lot of walking and plenty of sustenance to keep us going!  We’re starting today with an amazing champagne brunch at Lüke, Chef John Besh’s restaurant. Lüke is Chef Besh’s homage “to the grand old Franco-German brasseries that … Read more

New Orleans Bound!

 Top row, L-R: Erica Islas @EMIIntDesign, Carmen Natschke @DecoratingDiva, Arne Salveson @ArneSalvesen  2nd row: Tamara Matthews @nestnestnest,  Linda Merrill@Surroundings, Jennifer Mehditash @decaporter  3rd row: Rebecca Reynolds @RRKitchenDesign, Leslie Fine@lesliefineint, Gloria Graham Sollicito @Kitchens4living, Barbara Elza Hirsh @elzabdesign  4th row: Patricia Davis @patriciadavisbr, Cynthia Bogart @thedailybasics, Toma Clark Haines @TheAntiquesDiva, Kelly Morisseau @Kitchen_Sync I’m getting ready … Read more

New Orleans memories

The Cathedral/Basilica of St. Louis in Jackson Square is the oldest Catholic Cathedral in continual use in the United States, having been established as a parish in 1720. I am getting very excited for my upcoming trip to New Orleans with Modenus’  BlogTourNOLA to visit KBIS (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) and to take in … Read more

Culianary innovations

 As a member of the Brizo Blogger 19 group, I often receive sneak peeks of new products and innovations that they are cooking up. A couple of weeks ago, the folks at Brizo, the luxury faucet company, shared a wonderful video with us of a chat between Boston chef and former Chopped champion Jamie Bissonnette, … Read more

Top 50 homes in America by TRENDS

A huge congratulations to Thomas P. Catalano, AIA LEED AP of Catalano Architects! Home and Architectural TRENDS magazine has selected a Catalano Architects project as one its Top 50 American homes and you will see why below. The award was based on excellence in design, function, product specification and style. This gorgeous house is located … Read more

Handmade Giveaway!

Have you heard of Novica? If not, you’re in for a great treat. From their website: We want to give artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity. And, we want to provide you with access to unique, hard-to-find items at great values … Read more