New Orleans’ Cafe Du Monde- Past and Future (Expansion Rumors!)

Cafe Du Monde's  Beignets & Coffee - and expansion rumors on www.CourtneyPrice.comWhat is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of New Orleans? For many it is Cafe Du Monde’s glorious beignets and coffee.  No trip to New Orleans is complete without a stop to this food mecca. The copycat places of similar names have nothing on the real deal… and [Read more…]

The Gift of Books

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Books make lovely gifts. Perfect for the holiday party hosts/hostesses, friends and family, they can be personal and thoughtful gestures that also dress up a cocktail table when not being read.  The other bonus is that Amazon can rally and get these to you in time for the big day (and at better than retail prices)… I am sharing a list of recommended books with links for rapid shopping. Stress free shopping makes for happy holidays! Most of these I have reviewed in previous posts, so additional links are provided for [Read more…]

Photo Tips for the Holidays

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I titled this Photo Tips For The HOLIDAYS, but today’s pointers are brilliant for everyday use. I polled some of the photographers I admire, who graciously shared a tip that might benefit the rest of us. We can make our holiday memories all the better with a few insights from photographers who automatically think on a higher plane.  These people effortlessly think like a camera, in terms of the 2-D photo rather than the 3-D world in which they stand at that moment- knowing how and what to adjust in advance. May their talents transfer to us, via the following photo tips… [Read more…]

Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala. Reactions & Top 10 Predictions

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Well, it’s that time of year again and the 2015 Color of the Year has been announced: Marsala.  Outside of a smattering of deferential nods to the color selection, the reaction weights overwhelmingly to the less enthused. Here is what the experts have to say about it: [Read more…]

New Orleans Food: Commanders Palace Garlic Bread

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The best garlic bread I have ever eaten is served at Commanders Palace in New Orleans. Back during my food formative years, when we would go to Commanders (when I sported the all-you-can-eat kid metabolism), they would just bring it to the table when you sat down, and I would inhale it with reckless abandon. To test whether my love of this bread was purely nostalgic, I tried it out on some friends over the weekend, and they all agreed that it is the best they had ever eaten. Better yet, it is quick and easy to make, so you don’t have to transport yourself to the Garden District to enjoy it.  This garlic bread packs a lot of punch in the flavor department, so it pairs nicely with a soup, especially offering a good balance for the more bland ones like tomato soup. The ingredients are simple and the execution is quick: [Read more…]