Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In the Courtyard {Mirror, Mirror}

 

I love using mirrors in the courtyard. The reflections of light and the greenery is amazing.

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Recently, J & I purchased several during our visit to American Aquatic Gardens. All are made of concrete, so each will weather well. They are really heavy.

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The first one, I placed on the rear fence near the newly planted fern baskets. It is Frenchy in design.

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The two others are a matching pair and are quite Gothic in shape and design. I love the shelf on each which allows a candle to sit atop. I too love candlelight in the evenings. The glow in the garden is spectacular. I placed the two on the side fence.

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The fleur de lis mirror sits under the shelter.

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Mirror, mirror on the wall………… Last year, a cardinal flew from mirror to mirror. I hope the visitor returns.

Thanks for stopping by the Courtyard. I am off to pour myself a cocktail and read through my latest issue of Coastal Living.

Mirror, mirror, y’all!

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Weekend that Was {April 18-20, 2014}

 

Thanks again for your comments on The Weekend that Was weekly posts. They are fun to share.

LuLu wishes you all a HOPpy Easter!

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I have included Friday in this post as it was part of my Spring Break.

I had a busy weekend.

On Friday, J & I went to lunch with friends at a newish restaurant on Lake Ponchartrain, The Blue Crab. {By the way the picture below is not the entrance. Enter from the side.}

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Let me just leave it at this… The food was really good, but the service was horrible. I’d go back, but there are many kinks for the management to “work out”. I hope they can get it together as the setting is terrific.

Check out the pearls found in the “ersters”.

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On Saturday, we all at at Wayfare, one of our local faves on Freret Street.

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There is nothing more refreshing than a root beer in a bottle.

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J & I then visited a great nursery/gift shop on Elysian Fields, American Aquatic Gardens. The nursery is breathtaking, and the selection of waterlillies is outstanding.

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When I returned home, I mulched my flower beds with some fresh pine straw.

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Yesterday, the family drove in from Thibodaux, and we dined at Rib Room at the Omni Royal in the French Quarter. The food and service were fabulous. I recommend eating here if you have never tried it out.

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After lunch, J took the family to check out the renovations at WWL-TV and allowed them to pose in the anchors chairs at the studio. Fun!

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All in all, it was another great holiday weekend.

Happy Easter Weekend, y’all!

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