Monthly Archives: August 2012

Waiting for Hurricane Isaac

We are as ready as we’ll be.  We have water, food, treats.  The cats are fine.  We have taken extra precautions with the house – closing the shutters and putting up some boards because it’s easy and it means we … Continue reading

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NOLA love #9: Dr. Bob’s “Be Nice or Leave”

Go ahead.  Do a Google image search with the words “Dr Bob be nice or leave”.  You’ll see the zillions of signs he’s made over the years, many decorated with bottle caps.  Like the one on this beautiful New Orleans … Continue reading

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NOLA love #7: the real deal vodou – Island of Salvation botanica shop

A beautiful shop in a beautiful space on St. Claude Avenue – the New Orleans Healing Center.  Not for tourists – but for people interested in the real thing.  It smells divine and feels very serene.

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NOLA Love #8: Perpetual home decor

I’m sure these things exist in other cities too, but this is one I love in my neighborhood.  A peace sign.  Always lit.  Always makes me smile.

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NOLA love #6: nearby creeks for summer relaxing

Living in New Orleans means that in just a bit over an hour’s drive, I can be flattening my brain waves lazing in a beautiful sandy edged gravel bottomed cool creek, with dragonflies hovering, birds singing and water burbling.  Picnicking … Continue reading

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NOLA love #5 – Dancing Man 504!

He’s a popular guy around town.  You’ll see him dancing at events, at the Jazz Fest, at Second Lines, or just around town living life.  He’s Darryl Young, or Dancing Man 504.  And I ran into him on White Linen … Continue reading

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NOLA Love #4: White Linen Night

White Linen Night. A big gallery opening on Julia Street every August. Some people don’t like the crowds, or the heat.  And it was crowded and hot! But I love to go. I always see someone I haven’t seen in … Continue reading

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