I took a little road trip this past week and drove to New Orleans to visit my very dear friend Marie. She and her husband and family are survivors along with so many others of "Katrina". Being in the city brought back many great memories of a city rich in varied cultures and community.
While there, the "lagniappe" for me was meeting and visiting with Julie Neill,
the Bayou Contessa, a fabulous artist and designer of chandeliers, AND Valorie Hart the Visual Vamp who can be found most days at Perch an absolutely fabulous eclectic store of home and design goodies.
"Lagniappe" - a word that entered English from Louisiana French meaning "a little something extra."
Here I am on the left with Julie in the middle and Marie. These two ladies are real southern girls!
And the very gracious Miz V! She is a New York gal who met her husband at a tango workshop and decided to make New Orleans their home. I am so glad she did, her creativity and design savvy certainly fit the area!
Who knew that starting a blog last fall would bring me into a new world of friendship, learning, and sharing with other creative people?
More to come on my little road trip....next stop, Fairhope, Alabama!