Monday, August 4, 2014

Happy 60th, Sugar!

Happy 60th birthday to my “favorite” aunt, Sugar. Sugar is my mom’s younger sister, and she has always been there for me. I was so happy to celebrate this milestone with her this past weekend.

birthday girl



We celebrated at a local New Orleans institution on Friday, Galatoire’s Restaurant in the French Quarter. Galatoire’s for lunch on a Friday is one of the hardest places to dine. No reservations are accepted. Locals and tourists alike know what a great time Friday lunches are. Here’s how our day went down. J hired someone to stand in line at 9:30 AM (The restaurant does not open until 11:30 AM.) She charges $60.00 to do so. We were happy when she reported to J that we were 6th in line and would definitely getting a table for our party of 10. If you have never experienced Galatoire’s for lunch on a Friday, you must add it to your bucket list. The restaurant is loud, lively, and energy-filled. The drinks flowed like water from a broken levee (maybe not a great analogy New Orleanians).






with host

from the acorn

The family treated Sugar to a terrific lunch. We had fun and took lots and lots of pics.

Lemon fish.

lemon fish

Drum fish.

drum fish



More pics.

Brad and co



honey co ron

honey co

jane and ju

laurie and jane

laurie jane ju

laurie and charlie

with friend

with honey

with honey2

with laurie2

Still standing, we walked to the The Carousel Bar afterwards for a few more cocktails and ran into some of our friends from Thibodaux, my hometown.



ron and jeff

maria connie

ron maria jeff

jaime sugar

jamie maria


the gang

Needless to say, I was quite overserved and did not do hardly a thing on Saturday except catch up on Orange is the New Black, Season 2 (Yes! I’m addicted!).

To mark her special 60th birthday, I had Jax Frey of Art by Jax paint a custom mini Galatoire’s with a door sign stating “Happy 60th Sugar”. Sugar loved it and will be the perfect keepsake from this most special day.

art by jax

art by jax2

art by jax3

coffee tawk

Cheers to 60, y’all!


  1. Good morning, Ron! Looks like y'all celebrated Sugar's birthday in style! Happy 60th birthday, Sugar! I'm so sorry that we didn't get to hook up again this weekend--maybe next time. Have a great day! xoxo

  2. Happy birthday to Sugar - she looks beautiful...and that mini by Jax is absolute perfection!!!

  3. What a fun time! Aunt Sugar is beautiful.

  4. This post just made me smile! What a fun way to celebrate 60!! She is lovely and everyone looked happy and enjoying the day and the cocktails!! Love the mini, what a thoughtful gift! I want a JAX mini of Antoine's since it's where I celebrate a birthday back in my 20's! Aunt Sugar had a birthday to remember!

  5. Hi Ron, such a sweet celebration. Looks like you all had great fun, good food and fabulous cocktails. xo

  6. What a fabulous birthday treat! Your Aunt is radiant and blessed to have such a loving family.

  7. Looks like ya'll had a lot of fun! The Art by Jax piece you had made for Sugar was such a nice idea! Happy Birthday to your aunt!

  8. Fun times! I'm so glad she had a great celebration plus she looks so young. There's always a line at G's isn't there? Perfect place to party though! :)



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