May 2009

In This Issue

Eyes on the Sparrow

Marilyn Yank of Little Sparrow Farm in Mid-City has transformed a vacant lot into a community garden worth watching.

Serenity by design

With her children grown, Neetsy Walker is able to focus her professional design skills on her own home, and she has created a tranquil, elegant retreat with an artful blend of antiques and modern pieces.

Retailer Spotlight: Perk Builders Inc.

[Timmy Perkins]

The sum of its parts

Home and garden accessories round out your décor while letting you emphasize your personal style.

Timeless Style

Patricia O’Brien’s 1840s cottage showcases classic Creole elements.

Artist Profile

Wine Lust

The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience reminds us that everything looks brighter on the other side of a glass of wine.

Insulate Yourself

Conventional wisdom used to say floors of New Orleans homes shouldn’t be insulated. As people rebuild, conventional wisdom is changing.

Silver Savers

In the days after Katrina, As You Like It Silver Shop helped restore thousands of pieces of hurricane-damaged silver.

Pool Cues

These swanky swimming pools will get you primed for summer.

Going Bananas

Unexpected ingredients turn an everyday fillet into a surprisingly delicious dish.

Carrollton: Many small neighborhoods

Retailer Spotlight: Louisiana Custom Closets

[Don Wise]

Home Furnishings

Book 'em

Two local moms have created a uniquely New Orleans baby book to record everything from baby's first beignet to baby's first Saints game.

Style

The Start of the Season