Archive for the 'New Orleans' Category

Summer Wedding Weekend in New Orleans

Published on July 8, 2014

Tweet Since I have been missing New Orleans an awful lot lately, I was thrilled to receive an invitation to a wedding from my friend Danette and her longtime love Randy. Met through mutual friends in Los Angeles, I’ve known Danette since I lived in New Orleans, where she brought her musician friend Phil (who […]

Happy Mardi Gras!

Published on February 12, 2013

Tweet . . I am so sentimental for New Orleans today – I’m seeing so many wonderful shots from the parades today from old friends who are in the Crescent City today. We will actually be celebrating Shrove Tuesday this year at All Saints . I’m expecting great pancakes without the nakedness.

Erin go Bragh!

Published on March 17, 2010

Tweet I miss the marching parades in New Orleans so much! In the photo (scanned; complete with coffee stains), I am proudly displaying a cabbage I caught from one of the fine gentlemen of the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club parade in (I think) 1997. I also couldn’t get enough of the ego gratification […]

Another rockstar from the Citymommies

Published on February 8, 2010

Tweet Linda Knight is fellow poster from Citymommy. I always enjoy her perspectives and was thrilled to find that she wrote this commercial that debuted yesterday at the SuperBowl. When I saw the spot yesterday I nearly died when I saw Sockmonkey riding a mechanical bull. That kind of stuff could have Ashton Kutcher shreiking […]

I know, you came here to read about Beverly Hills, but…

Published on July 23, 2009

Tweet …I used to live in New Orleans and frequently I am asked about my recommendations. I recently compiled this list for a friend, and for those of you who may visit the Crescent City, please tell them I sent you! Alexandra’s Do’s and Dont’s for New Orleans DO – General Good Neighborhood over view […]

Worlds collide – news from New Orleans

Published on June 29, 2009

Tweet New Orleans is just being realistic. The guys at Storyville think this might be the ticket to bontemps roulez! “New Orleans will elect a new mayor on April 22, 2010, and the Brad Pitt for Mayor Campaign Steering Committee is asking you to vote for Brad Pitt. After extensive polling, focus group discussions and […]

Knowing what it means to miss New Orleans…

Published on April 27, 2009

Tweet …but WWOZ keeps me updated on Jazz Fest 2009…

Bontemps rouler, cher!

Published on February 24, 2009

Tweet Click here to get yourself in the groove Jazz Fest is coming, baby…

Got antiques? Good news!

Published on October 24, 2008

Tweet Bill Rau, president of my beloved M S Rau Antiques in New Orleans says that historically antiques perform well as investments in troubled times. Rau should know – his family has had their shop in the French Quarter for nearly a century. I have visited their beautiful space on Royal Street more times that […]

Abundance of riches – torpor of spirit

Published on August 3, 2008

Tweet Right now I have a couple of hours to do anything I want to do. I have before me: • Beverly Hills Community Services Bulletin – and pore over pages six and seven – I can stress about whether the Critter is properly stimulated prior to entering preschool. • Read I, Rhoda Manning, Go […]