Monday, March 23, 2009

My husband went to New Orleans and all I got was...

No - not a lousy t-shirt - my husband brought home terrific things from his trip to New Orleans. (yes, that is a cabbage around his neck) But first can I indulge myself for a moment and nominate him for a "Blogger Husband of the Year" award? You see, I asked him if he would be willing to stop by Magazine Street and take some pictures of home design stores for me. I've never been to New Orleans and I liken my request to a Blogger Hail Mary Pass. Well, my wonderful husband said yes!! Then the very kind and gracious Valorie of Visual Vamp offered to show him around the fabulous store Perch where she pointed him in the right direction - and now I have a delightful yellow papier mache bird perched in my office.


Valorie very kindly let Dan see where she and her colleagues do their creative work for clients. I love the tweedy fabric to the left. You can see the headboard in the background is used as an inspiration board.


Looks like there's a beautiful settee in the making. Then Dan was off to take pics of some of the wonderful things in this store.


Valorie was mapping out the placement of these fab plates on the floor before hanging them up on the wall. Love the all the color and patterns.


A very dreamy swedish clock that has been the topic of some great blogger posts lately.
Love the lights and the narrow mirror over to the left. Isn't the mirror below really unique and interesting?





A preying mantis rocker - so very cool!



Gorgeous fabric.

This red and white chair is one of my favorite things featured in these pics.

Valorie - thanks so much for being such a welcoming host to Dan when he visited the store. You made the whole "Can I take some pictures for my blogger wife?" fun for him.

A leftover from an earlier in the week St. Patrick's Day celebration. This looks like my kind-of city!
Not that my husband wasn't busy enough giving two presentations at a conference - I had one more request for him. Would he please eat dinner one night at Jacque Imo's? But this request I had a hunch would make Dan very happy.
Jacque Leonardi is from the next town over from where I grew up and a long, long, long time ago I briefly dated his cousin. Dan had the alligator cheesecake for an appetizer and the Cajun bouillabaisse for dinner and it was terrific! I can attest to the alligator as Dan put some on ice and brought it home to us - delish!
Here's another pic with the chef who made Dan's bouillabaisse. New Orleans looks like such a great place!!

27 comments:

ArchitectDesign said...

what a good husband -and an excellent photographer too!! I've never been to NO either, it's on my list of things to do!

Jennifer said...

kudos to a very obliging and thoughtful husband!

AnneHH said...

Love the photos that Dan took! I am so jealous of the shopping and the eating that he got to do in New Orleans. Tell him, please, how much your readers appreciate his photos. Here's an unrelated request: I am looking to update my shelter magazine subscriptions and jetison some and pick up others. My list currently includes the three you recommended from Cottage and Home, House Beautiful, Southern Accents and Veranda. Am I missing a real gem? THANK YOU!!

pve design said...

Mr. My Notting Hill looks like a keeper.
Looks like a great guy and assistant blogger.
lol.

Coffee with Cathy said...

Love the black-and-white fabric on the sofa -- so glad your husband could help you out with your request. Please tell him "thanks" from us! And surely after his trip to New Orleans he's decided that you need to go on the next one. You cannot miss out anymore.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

What a guy! and getting the tour from VV..how cool is that! That restaurant looks fun!! Thanks Mr. Nottinghill...felt like I was right there in the big easy!!

Pigtown-Design said...

I love that piece that is the window with the building in the panes. Very unusual.

Looks like hubby had a lot of fun. Valorie's great, isn't she?

*moggit girls said...

Your husband ROCKS!

Joy and Janet

Blueprint Bliss said...

what a great husband! so nice of him! I am scared that mine would have looked at my like I was crazy! great photos...

Paula and Skip said...

ABSOLUTE FAB PICTURES and what a HUSBAND!!!!!!! Greetings from Tampa, Paula

CynthiaJay said...

Delicious eye candy! Thanks Dan.

vicki archer said...

What fun and what a very lovely husband you have, xv.

JeanetteS said...

Visiting New Orleans vicariously through your hubby. What a nice hubby. I can imagine all the design wonderment that awaits on Magazine Street. Now that is a trip worth taking!

My Notting Hill said...

Thanks for all these comments! I'm having such great fun passing them on to Dan.

Renee Finberg said...

some guys have all the luck !

how great is that that he saw valerie !!!!

xx

J.Covington*Design said...

Top of the hat to your husband...and that preying mantis rocker - totally made my day!!!! Awesome - just awesome...thanks, I needed that outburst.

Michelle said...

*Love* the mirror!! Very cool husband you have there.

Colour Me Happy said...

Those plates are fab!

Lauren said...

your husband is amazing!!! wow, that was so nice of him. And i think i NEEEEED that praying mantic rocker. really. will have to go contact Valerie.
xoxo

Visual Vamp said...

Hi Michele,
Dan is such a great guy!
It was such fun to meet him.
Hope to see you both in NOLA soon!
xo xo
PS He took some great photos for you!!!

Live In Full Color said...

What a trooper your hubby is!! Looks like he had a great time- New Orleans is such a magical and colorful place...dreaming of going back there soon!!!! Thanks for sharing his adventure.

Marnie said...

best in family award to your dh for all the great pics -looks like he had fun too

Bellamere Cottage said...

We live in the Pacific Northwest and went to New Orleans a couple of years ago. Neither of us had ever been there and we LOVED it! What a wonderful city. We're dying to go back.

Warm regards,
Spencer

PS......I loved the pix!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, that praying mantis rocker!! How I would love to have that!

Dan did a wonderful job, didn't he!?! He makes an excellent assistant.

Ashley said...

I would do anything for a swedish clock like that! The praying mantis rocker is really neat too...

Tiina said...

what a sweet hubby you have!

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