02 February 2010

When The Saints Go Marchin' In...



found at Perch. ask them about it


...I won't be in their number....I'll hop the St. Charles Avenue streetcar north to the Garden District. From there I'll walk towards the river's bend, pausing at the Garden District Book Shop on Prytania Street for a browse and a chai latte before heading a few more blocks past Commander's Palace to Magazine Street...heaven on earth for this California-transplanted-New-Orleans-native-designer-with-a-love-for-all-things-French, old-&-chic!

I'm reasonably sure any true-blue designer would meet me there this {Super Bowl} Sunday! We'll leave the ponderous and dark shops of Royal Street with its period antiques (splendid!) for the lighter mood up on Magazine. And we'll leave the serious business of cheering on the Saints v. Colts for members of Who Dat nation!

No better place to lighten the mood than Perch. There we'll meet up with blogger Valorie Hart & designer Jack Mayberry decamped among all the very hip and chic furnishings. If we're lucky we might even see Girl, the sweet shop doggie!




ask Jack or Valorie about this fabulous lamp at Perch.



lighthearted mix of happy, non-wintery colors and mood at Perch.




this is the way to add the all-important set of horns to your
large, blank wall....find it at Perch.




I love the fruit prints on the wall and the mix of pillows...kept
from being too sweet by the hip lamp




a large metal tree sculpture over a bed, with
beautiful chandeliers... at Perch.




this very cool turquoise glass chandelier could
come home with me anytime!


the exuberant and vivacious Visual Vamp herself (Valorie Hart)!
photo taken by the fantastic photographer Chris Golson
Hi Valorie!!



the very talented and chic designer, the sweet Jack Mayberry; photo
taken with my iPhone, that's why it's not in great focus, sorry Jack!




after all that design work, let's go across to the fabulous Sucre on Magazine Street
for French macaroons......



...and a cup of this!!!



Now, if you do find yourself somewhere wonderful on this Super Bowl Sunday, and if you are rooting for the Saints, you just might want to hedge your bets and bring along a little of Emeril Lagasse's Jambalaya for the crowd, followed by the world famous White Chocolate Bread Pudding from the Palace Cafe in New Orleans. Sorry, you'll have to make these yourself...click on the links for recipes!






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in 2010, it's:


Kit Golson Design

for elegant, sustainable and pragmatic

Chic Provence Interior Design


30 comments:

  1. Wow, I love the style of Perch. Very whimsical and cheerful. Thanks for sharing, as always!

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  2. Hi Dani, you must see in person! thanks for visiting and commenting!

    Kit

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  3. i love this post... i love valorie... she is darling and happy to see her face! have a great week... x pam

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  4. HI Pam thanks!...have a "super" week yourself!

    Kit

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  5. Gorgeous! Love the text you're using

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  6. Wow, Perch looks like such a great place to get lost in - have fun!

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  7. Mimi Bleu, thanks for stopping and visiting with us!
    xxx
    Kit

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  8. I die for this chandelier Nouveau!!!!!

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  9. buenos dias la cabeza! me too! thanks for visiting us!

    Kit

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  10. mme paulita! bonjour, thanks for visiting us!!

    all best

    Kit

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  11. Kit, I am so delighted you loved your 15 minutes pass through through New Orleans! I can't believe you packed so much in such little time. Please come again anytime.

    Karina Gentinetta

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  12. HI Karina it sure seemed like 15 minutes...the time there just flew by! I will be back in the area a lot now that my brother has moved back..!

    thanks for visiting! see you soon on your new blog

    Kit

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  13. What a *c*h*a*r*m*i*n*g* post!
    Thank you so much!
    With love from the Krewe of perch. -
    Caroline, Jack, Valorie, and Girl

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  14. Thank you for mentioning my bitch Girl. She is quite a looker, isn't she?
    And my mom Miz V, a designer who blogs, or a blogger who designs.

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  15. Hello Perch! Wish I had met Caroline too! looking forward to next visit...all best

    smooches

    Kit

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  16. Thanks for the link to the blog, from Perch to you.
    I wish I were in New Orleans, when I go I must find the store and have a look.
    Nice post!
    Leslie

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  17. Bonjour! I would love to be New Orleans to watch the Super Bowl. After a visit, the Saints became my adopted team (second to the Packers, of course!). One of my favorite cities and as a designer, I find it a truly inspirational place!

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  18. Ahhh, Sounds like an amazing day planned. Take lots of pictures. I'll be back.

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  19. Lots of eye candy here! Perch looks quite stunning-I am off to check out all your links. Thanks for sharing these great snapshots.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  20. Love your blog~so happy I found you tonight!
    Beth

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  21. Maison Fou, thanks for stopping by...I visited your blog, it's wonderful and I am now following..all best to you!

    Kit

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  22. Hi ~~Arisha~~, thanks for stopping by, I enjoyed seeing your blog too..see you soon!

    Kit

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  23. Hi Natasha, I went to your blog today, yum! I would love a plate of those cookies on this rainy, foggy, cool day here in No. Ca.!

    xoxoo
    Kit

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  24. Hi Old Tyme Marketplace, thanks for the visit! I visited your interesting blog about chippy old things!!

    best

    Kit

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  25. Bonjour, I would love to be in Miami to watch the Super Bowl and it would be fabulous if the Saints do go marching all of the way to the victory line. Who Dat.

    You've got a beautiful blog. I think I'll look around for a while.
    Bonne journee,
    Sam

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  26. Bonjour Sam! How lovely of you to visit...I went to your blog and ..hello...we have so much in common!! I really enjoy your posts about Provence and her foods...and am now a follower..

    a bien tot!

    Kit

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  27. I have no idea how I found you, but I'm glad I did ! What wonderful eye candy !

    cheers !
    lisa

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