New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles - March 2008

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Southern Cocktails: Dixie Drinks, Party Potions, and Classic Libations (Chronicle Books, $14.95) Southern hospitality comes naturally for acclaimed journalist Denise Gee. The Natchez native’s recipes have been found within the pages of Southern Living, Coastal Living and Better Homes and…

Financing for the Future

In today’s tumultuous real estate market, it can be difficult to determine when, where, and in what to invest. Though it’s almost cliché, it is nevertheless true to say that investing in a quality property or home is always a…

Pit Stop

The only thing better than a simple bowl of assorted olives is the salty crunch of olive salad slathered on top of the greasy goodness of a muffuletta … or maybe the spicy vodka-and-tomato-infused olives mixed in with the ice…

Stylish Stores

Leontine Linens From a small, cozy shop on Webster Street, Jane Scott Hodges built an empire otherwise known as Leontine Linens. Revered by Hollywood celebrities, New York socialites and Southern belles alike, her heirloom-quality custom linens for the bed, bath…

St. Charles Avenue Living on River Road

For some people, the 30th anniversary is the pearl anniversary. For some, it’s remembered with gifts of diamonds or roses. But for everyone, it’s a chance to celebrate, and Richard Abda is no exception. As he commemorates the anniversary of…

Happy at Home

“It all started with a leaky bathtub,” says Mark Hightower, recalling the one-thing-led-to-another scenario behind the home renovation that he and his wife, Julie, undertook five years ago. “Julie said, ‘As long as we’re going to fix this, we might…

Sparkle & Shine

Once upon a time, the formal meal consisted of up to 10 courses, with as many as five different types of forks, knives and spoons –– each with its own specific purpose. The Victorian dinner service would have included a…

Becoming a city of glass

Humans see truth “through a glass darkly,” sources ranging from the Bible to 20th-century filmmaker Ingmar Bergman have told us. We all view life, ourselvesand one another from perspectives colored by our own experiences. Perhaps then, artists who express themselves…

Gaelic Gourmet

You don’t have to be Irish to celebrateSt. Patrick’s Day. Chill some mugs, pour some Guinness, and gather with friends to enjoy a hearty helping of beer-braised corned beef with red potatoes and carrots. And there’s no better way to…

Retailer Spotlight: Chris and Karen Judge

Owned by Chris and Karen Judge, Adda Carpets & Flooring opened in 1976 in Metairie, and in 2001 a Covington location was launched. The business offers a unique selection of natural stones, travertine, marble, granite and slate. Karen says it…

Retailer Spotlight: Jim Albert

“Any individual component is available to the client, from a simple stone or tile floor to a complete reworking of a home,” says Jim Albert, owner of Pure Custom. Albert’s business is a design studio with an emphasis on architectural…

Artist Prolfile: L.J. Goldstein

The spark of artistic inspiration can be an ephemeral thing, difficult to describe and sometimes impossible to pinpoint. But for photographer L.J. Goldstein, the experience was quite different and came heralded by thumping sousaphones; a chorus of trombones; and a…