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Patricia Brady

This local writer unmasks The real First Lady—Martha Washington. by PAUL A. GREENBERG In a culture obsessed with Britney’s latest escapades and the trials and tribulations of Hollywood celebrities from Jackson to J-Lo, will the reading public cotton to a tome about a woman who died exactly 203 years ago? New Orleans-based historian Patricia Brady […]

11 Summer Weekend Getaways

There’s no need to suffer in the city’s heat and humidity when you can hop in a car or plane and escape to a relaxing, as well as exciting, destination. Often the biggest problem with trying to figure out where to go for a weekend is choosing … where to go. So many options, so […]

Par for the course

Spacious dreams and simple designs in a New Orleans home. by PAUL A GREENBERG How does this sound as the ideal homebuilder’s fantasy? You have found the perfect piece of land in a location that you have coveted for a long time. Your best friend from childhood on just happens to be one of the […]

A Common Thread

Textile restorer Jessica Hack brings old fabric—be it a flag or a Carnival dress—back to its original splendor. by DAWN RUTH Many drawers of yarn fill up a corner of Jessica Hack’s textile restoration studio in Algiers Point. Dozens of skeins reside there, silks and cottons in every hue of red, green, blue and yellow. […]

June 2005

Cream of the CropUsing the actual 18th-century creamware pieces from its collection as inspiration, Longue Vue House and Gardens has reproduction creamware made using techniques from the 1700s. Since the pieces are unable to be mass-produced, each item is unique—just like the originals. The Gift Shop at Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Rd., […]

A Natural Feel

Light in touch and weight, items made in bamboo, straw and grass can make this hot season seem a bit cooler. by LISA TUDOR Bits of bamboo, pieces of grass and an expanse of strawpopulate the summer landscape of fashionable accessories. Artfully woven into hats, shades, shoes, placemats, bags and throws, thetextures and patterns mix […]

Allyson & Giuseppe Colosimo

by HILLARY GOLDEN Tuscany Decor Center ALLYSON & GIUSEPPE COLOSIMO While living in Italy, Allyson and Giuseppe Colosimo made a bold move across the Atlantic Ocean to start a new life and business. “The textiles we found in Italy needed an outlet in the United States. There were all these beautiful fabrics and trims that […]

Summer Bridal Show – June 14, 5-8 PM