A New Orleans Moment

Screen Shot 2015-01-15 at 10.13.21 AM Screen Shot 2015-01-15 at 10.13.33 AM Screen Shot 2015-01-15 at 10.13.46 AMI've got New Orleans on the brain. The line-up for the annual Jazz Fest was announced just a few days ago which seems to get more impressive each year (Elton John! Dr. John! Trombone Shorty! Allen Toussaint! Chicago!). Suddenly, I find myself craving the strawberry bourbon cocktails we concocted in the parking lot before last year's shows. This morning, with the aid of my favorite NOLA expatriate, we sent off a list of restaurants to a dear friend and I'm salivating just thinking about the lunch shenanigans at Galatoire's, hurricanes on Bourbon Street and shrimp and grits at La Petite Grocery. Since I'm having a New Orleans moment, I revisited my archive of homes and interiors in the crescent city. Above, designer Sara Ruffin Costello showcased her New Orleans home in Domino Magazine back in May 2013. The home she found with her hubby on holiday and was the catalyst for leaving New York. I love the moody wall colors, mix of antique pieces with the velvet sofa and the collection of shot-guns rested against the fireplace. The ornate chandelier is lovely, drawing attention to the 14 foot ceiling.

See more, here and if you continue to have the south on the brain like, moi, read about my Great Grandmother, 'The Most Unforgettable Character I've Met' published in 1955 in Reader's Digest.