Grab a Mint Julep and put on your virtual walking shoes because today is the final post of the New Orleans series and we are going to tour the Garden District. As Barbara Barry reminds us that “beauty is in our surroundings”, I write this post to share some of the beautiful details of the neighborhood that I grew up in – for the benefit of friends and readers headed to New Orleans this month. The homes you will see in this post are all in the Garden District, one of the older neighborhoods built between 1832-1900 on the highest ground available in New Orleans.
Above is the house I grew up in, one of the earliest examples of Italianate Architecture in Continue reading →
In WWII the city of Cologne, Germany was all but wiped off the map. It was rebuilt, mostly in the 1950′s, as Veronika Miller put it, “purpose-built” in a very functional way. So you find a lot of contemporary buildings right next to old or old style buildings. The city is charming, clean, efficient, and well-organized. There are a surprising number of impressive museums in walking distance from each other. People walk everywhere and ride bikes, rather than drive as Americans are inclined to do. Here is a video that will give you an idea of what it might be like to walk around the city and take in a few museums. The BlogTour group went to the German Museum of Sport and Olympic, The Romisch-Germanisches Museum (built directly over where an entire buried ancient Roman CITY was found, with treasures aplenty in tact, during an excavation for a new subway stop next door to the magnificent Cologne Dom cathedral), and The MAKK Museum. (There is also a chocolate museum not included in the photos). If you have been following the BlogTour posts, you may be one of the many who have asked what the city of Cologne is like, so I have prepared about a 4 minute video tour of this beautiful city:
Window Shopping in Cologne- Fashion Forward? You Decide:
Your mother always said… “if you can’t think of anything nice to say….” You know the drill. So here we go on a little window shopping tour of the fashions in Cologne (and I will warn you in advance that this video could be considered Rated R):
”…” That’s all I could say: “…”
Leanne, I see why you refrained from shopping when your suitcase didn’t make it to Cologne. At first glance I thought it was a joke, but many stores later realized otherwise… as I reminded myself that BlogTour was being held in Cologne for INTERIOR DESIGN enrichment, not fashion….
Cologne is a great city to which I will definitely return. Maybe I will just pack a carry on bag just to be on the safe side.
All photography by Courtney Price
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Why not begin with the end, since it is so fresh on the brain. Hard to believe that the trip is over. We were all getting very used to spending so much time together. Modenus treated us so well that they had to Continue reading →
This ad by Maxalto ( a B&B Italia brand) makes me swoon~To my eyes it presents perfection where Classic Meets Contemporary. While it looks casually designed, there is nothing done by chance here, it is a work of sophistication and carefully chosen details. The many paradoxical elements of color, texture, proportion, materials, architecture and design create visual genius. Do you love this room as much as I do?
Lee Ledbetter is my new architect/design hero. He is equally talented at both.
House and Garden selected Mr. Ledbetter as one of fifty “New Tastemakers” in recognition of his firm’s architectural and interior designs. Similarly, Metropolitan Home described him as “one of Continue reading →