Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Book Report Alert!

This past Sunday, I finished reading The House on First Street by Julia Reed, which I mentioned in my previous blog, A Little Summer Reading. I have to say I really enjoyed the book, and would highly recommend it to someone who enjoys a little Southern History, a wee bit of tasty Cajun/Creole culinary, and, most importantly, the heartache of renovating your dream home in a city that is full of charm, allure, beauty, and perhaps a little foolishness! Last week, Stylecourt wrote a lovely review of some of Julia’s collection pieces from Lucullus Antiques and also included one of Julia’s recipes for a primm's royale--yum! After reading Stylecourt’s blog. I remembered the House & Garden July 2006 that featured Julia’s home, and the long table that seated twenty! Ironically enough, I was reading the House & Garden while the hubby, Rolle, and I were heading to the Crescent City for a wedding. Anyway, following are a few pictures from the article “New Orleans Stomps and Joys” from House & Garden July 2006 issue! Oh, the hubby and I did stop by Casamento’s, but they were closed! Maybe next time!

All images from House & Garden July 2006 issue. Photographed by James Merrell

The table & chairs from Lucullus Antiques


Style Court said...

Lisa -- so glad you posted these. I had misplaced them. Thanks!

Lisa D. said...

Hi Style Court
You are very welcome! If you need to know the Farrow & Ball paint colors please let me know. I was in a hurry this morning & did not have enough time to list them. Thanks for stoping by!

GrannySmithGreen said...

Thank you for your wonderful blog. I have seen Julia Reed's place in Southern Accents Magazine. I liked her use of family things. Many of her antiques came from her grandmothers. I am new to the blog world and have truly enjoyed your post. Please continue with the Southern/design inspirations. Please come by my blog for a visit. GrannySmithGreen.

Lisa D. said...

Thank You! !! Do you recall which issue Julia's house was in - I would love to see it! I'm still fairly new to the bloging world myself and really need to take some time to set it up better. I'm off to Atlanta for a few day & will stop by your blog for a visit. Again thank you, and I'm so glad you enjoy it because I really enjoy writing them.

GrannySmithGreen said...

I think it's July 2002. I've tried to tear out my favorites rather than keeping a huge stack of magazines. Style Court has the pictures on her blog and says July, so that must be it. Hope Atlanta was fun. I'll be there in a few weeks.