Sunday, April 20, 2014

HOPpy Easter, y’all!

 

Good morning and Happy Easter! Greetings from Perrier Street.

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Today, I am spending the day with most of my immediate family as we celebrate Easter in the French Quarter. We are doing brunch at The Rib Room at the Omni Royal.

Look what I found yesterday in the attic and added to the cast iron planters on the porch.

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How are you celebrating Easter?

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Hugs and peeps to each and every one of YOU.

HOPpy Easter, y’all!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Cafe du Monde {Mini Art by Jax Give Away Winner}

 

Thanks to everyone who entered my give away for the Cafe du Monde mini art by Jax. As a fan of Jax’s work for a while, I know that Jax appreciates all her new fans. I’ve just recently begun my collection of New Orleans cocktail minis for around the bar, but I digress.

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Drumroll please!………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

And the winner of the Cafe du Monde mini art canvas by Jax is………………..

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cflee or better known as Clair Lee Ford !!!!

Patience finally paid off.

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Here is what Clair had to say:

“I Love Cafe du Monde but Buds Broiler brings back such fun memories of a good friend who lived near Buds and our college days escapades! Liuzza's is another favorite. Jax has such work! Thanks for introducing her and her works!

“Coffee Tawk this morning and thinking how sweet it would be to win the Cafe Du Monde mini!”

“I'm feeling lucky, too, Ginger! Love the minis!”

Congrats to Clair and thanks to Jax Frey for the awesome, popular give away!

Clair, please email me your mailing address. It will be mailed by Jax to you next week. xo

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I hope you all enjoy the beautiful weather we are experiencing this weekend.

Stay tuned for my next give away…coming soon!

Let’s all congratulate Clair by commenting below.

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Cafe du Monde, y’all!

Friday, April 18, 2014

In the Courtyard {Ferns}

 

Yesterday, I spent much of my first day of Spring Break in my yard planting, pruning, and cleaning.

This year I decided to plant ferns in the various pots in the courtyard since the area gets minimal sunlight.

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In 4 wall baskets, I planted varieties of bird’s nest ferns, variegated English ivy, and White Christmas caladium bulbs.

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Along the pond, pots were also planted with various ferns. I love the way the green pops in the backyard.

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I love ferns as they are so easy to grow. I usually fertilize once a week with Miracle Grow plant food.

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Do use ferns in your landscape?

Off to eat at the Lake later today!

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Time is ticking on my latest give away… I am giving YOU ONE more day….ONE more day! Drawing at 7:00 Central time tomorrow morning!

{Register to win a Cafe du Monde mini HERE.}

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Courtyard ferns, y’all!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring Break, y’all

 

My Spring Break began at 3:15 PM yesterday.

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I plan to “coffee tawk”.

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Watch my favorite morning show, GMA.

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Plant dozens of caladium bulbs.

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Prune some branches.

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Visit with friends.

Eat some mudbugs, crawfish.

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Eat Easter Brunch with the family.

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Oh! I cannot forget a cocktail or three.

Vodka Martini Still Life

I hope you and yours have a blessed Easter season.

Drawing for the mini art canvas by Jax on Sunday.

{Register to win a Cafe du Monde mini HERE.}

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Cheers to Spring Break, y’all!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cheers to Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.

 

Back in March I picked up two Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. products while in Fairhope, AL {Aubergine Antiques}. Though I have not used the small batch grenadine nor small batch tonic, I love the way they look on the bar.

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The brown bottles are wrapped with a vintage apothecary-style label complete with a recipe.

For a proper Gin & Rudy…

In a collins glass combine

-2 oz. of your favorite gin

-.75 oz. Jack Rudy tonic

-add ice, top with 4 oz. soda water

-stir & drink

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For a Jack Rose cocktail…

Over ice, combine

-1.5 oz. Applejack

-.50 oz. Jack Rudy grenadine

-.50 oz. lime juice

-shake & double strain into a cocktail glass

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Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. is a family run company based in Charleston, SC and Lexington, KY.

Their goal is to take long forgotten staples of the American bar and reinvent them, in an effort to drink like our great-grandparents might once have.

Our products are crafted in the United States in small batches, and distributed carefully across the world to finer bottle shops, bars, restaurants and general fans of a delicious drink.

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I love the story of the legendary Jack Rudy:

In our household, Jack Rudy, our great-grandfather, was often the topic of conversation; his life was used as a barometer for what it meant to be a modern Southern gentleman. Below are some of our favorite stories:
“Jack Rudy was many things. He was a pilot who illegally flew his plane under the Ohio River Bridge (on a dare), an inventor who created a mechanical device for pharmacists to count pills, and a craftsman who once built a houseboat out of an old city bus. After serving as an aircraft mechanic in WWII, he spent his working life as an engineer. He read Popular Mechanics and National Geographic cover to cover – a curious type who made his own bullets, and shot them into a dirt wall he constructed in his basement. In addition to being a ‘marvelous’ dancer, he LOVED to entertain and was known to overindulge in drink, smoke, and his wife’s gourmet cooking.”

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{Register to win a Cafe du Monde mini HERE.}

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Cheers to Jack Rudy, y’all!

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