New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles - April 2008

Retailer Profile: Titan Homes Inc.

Titan Homes Inc., owned by Stephen Fleishmann, specializes in complex custom residential construction and employs professional subcontractors, architects and engineers. With a full time staff of five, Fleishmann says the company typically takes on about seven projects and one of…

Artist Profile: Brent Barnidge

Brent Barnidge’s introduction to sculpture was a post-college job in the 1990s at Kern Studios in Algiers, building Mardi Gras floats and other whimsical constructions meant to be appreciated by parade-goers in the brief moments as they rattled past. Today,…

Editor's Note

Everyone fortunate enough to grow up in New Orleans understands that childhood here is a little different than anywhere else. Jazz Fest is an acceptable reason for skipping school. Snowball fights happen in the summer and leave your clothes stained…

Retailer Profile: Amazing Windows and Doors

Amazing Windows and Doors is a full-service supplier throughout the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast, and this year, the locally owned establishment is celebrating its 10th year in business. Jefferson Parish natives and proud owners John A. Roberts and Perry…

Style

The Way We Live With Color (Rizzoli, $39.95)In the newest addition to The Way We Live… series, author Stafford Cliff and photographer Gilles de Chabaneix capture the colors of everyday life by depicting how color is used around the world.…

Gone Pecan

It’s impossible these days to keep track of what is and isn’t good for you, but right now, let’s celebrate –– because pecans are on the “good list.” Chock-full of protein, vitamins, antioxidants and heart-healthy fats, pecans can help lower…

Resources

Artist Profile, p. 13Brent Barnidge, 4436 Toulouse St., 909-9089, brentbarnidge@hotmail.comRetailer Spotlights,p. 16, 17Titan Homes Inc., 4440 Chastant St., Suite D, Metairie, 455-5411, www.titanhomes.org; Amazing Windows andDoors, 4305 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, 888-2660, www.amazingwindows.com For the Garden, p. 20“Sweet Nectar”Mizell Farms, 985/796-9309…

Tanks for the Memories

It has been nearly 20 years, but I can still feel those wild swings from scalding hot to shocking cold. I was a teenager, living in what was then communist Yugoslavia, and the tankless water heater in the bathroom was…

Great Lighting

Orient Expressed3905 Magazine St. • 899-3060 • www.orientexpressed.comBella Luna Lamp. This striking gold- painted metal lamp from the studios of Elaine Gleason is another fine example of her creative work that responds to the architecture, ambiance and nature that surrounds…

Parade of Homes Around the Lake

Welcome to the 2008 parade of homes around the Lake. Craig A. Berthelot - President, HBA of Greater New Orleans It’s our great pleasure to welcome you to the HBA’s 2008 Parade of Homes Around the Lake! This year, the…

JLNO Kitchen Tour for Children's Education

Welcome to the Junior League of New Orleans Third Kitchen Tour for Children’s Education on Saturday, April 19, 2008. The Junior League of New Orleans Kitchen Tour will feature a self-guided tour of 11 amazing kitchens in the rebuilding neighborhoods…

An Artist's Quarters

If the well-worn walls of artist George Dureau’s three-story French Quarter home could talk, they would tell a story that spans well over a century. But it is the current resident who is apt to generate the most interest. Someone…

Crescent City Reconnection

In the summer of 2005, Lakewood North residents Ann and Larry Rabin were optimistically poised for a new phase in their lives. The couple’s four children, then ages 25 to 29, were grown, and Ann, who’d worked as director of…

Take it Outside

Green tea Invite delight Poolside pleasure Splendor in the grass April's arrival beckons, summoning us to throw open the windows and shake the dust from our social calendars.  It's time to move the party outdoors!  Tea is tastier in a…

Trash into Treasures

Perhaps more than residents of most other cities, New Orleanians like to flaunt their hometown. Pride of place is one of the reasons they like wearing Jazz Fest T-shirts and fleur-de-lis jewelry, particularly when they travel. It’s why they enjoy…

Something Old, Something New

A generation ago, when my in-laws were searching for antiques for their Uptown home, they began their antiquing adventure the New Orleans way: lunch at Galatoire’s followed by a shop-to-shop trek along Royal Street. Each visit included long conversations with…

Sweet Nectar

As looks go, the spindly, gangling milkweed isn’t much prettier than its ungainly name. But monarch butterflies find it simply irresistible. Milkweed is the host plant for monarchs; if you plant one, you’ll soon have monarchs swarming around it, feeding…

Backyard Bistro

It’s officially spring — the perfect time of year to enjoy alfresco dining. Pack a picnic basket for two, and head to the park, or create your own backyard bistro where friends can gather for a leisurely lunch. For the…