Farmer’s Market

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       fresh flowers for sale   I had the pleasure of shopping my first New Orleans Farmer’s Market a couple of days ago, and while I was hoping to find a bit more fresh fruit than was available, I thoroughly enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and feeling more connected to the local farmers (not to mention the free samples!).  I picked up…

Red Beans & Rice

I love traditions, whether it's getting together with my family every year for Thanksgiving, my annual purchase of a case of Girl Scout thin mints, or planning New Year's vacations every December to reunite with my best friends.  As much as I enjoy traveling and experiencing new things, nothing beats a tried and true old favorite.  The New Orleans tradition…

it’s no secret.

Bad things are not alone in being superstitiously grouped into threes; design aesthetic holds that three is a good number of objects to visually take in at a time, popular sayings contain three parts ("Reduce, reuse, recycle!") and, I would suggest, good things also arrive in groups of three. I was first exposed to literature on the topic of positive…