Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Giving Thanks for ... {Simon of New Orleans}

Yet another "thumbs-up" for Hazelnut, one of my favorite shops on Magazine Street. 

This evening, Yvonne Spear Perret, author of Simon of New Orleans, and Simon (pronounced sih-MOH) Hardeveld himself were signing copies of Yvonne's newest coffee table book. It was really a treat to meet Simon and hear his French accent.

If you are a New Orleanian or visitor to New Orleans, you've seen the prevalence of his signs around town. His unique style is easily recognizable. His signs are bright, colorful, and cheerful.

One of Simon's most requested sayings, "Be Nice or Leave" is one of my favorites.

You can get more copies of Simon of New Orleans at Hazelnut. If you are out of town, Hazelnutters are happy to ship. The book is perfect for anyone "who knows what it means to miss New Orleans."

I still cannot believe that with all the iconic New Orleans products I own, I do not have a Simon piece. I may have to add one to my life very soon.

You can order your copy of Simon of New Orleans, HERE.

You can view more of my Giving Thanks series all November:

Thanks for Simon, y'all!


  1. Ummm...I think a hint to the J in your life might be in order. Christmas is coming, you know!!! xo Diana

  2. You do live in an area full of creative and talented people! His signs are fun! Somehow I know you'll have a piece of his art in your home soon!

  3. Agree with Miss Diana...looks and smells like a large hint for a Christmas gift...ha! Simon is very talented...I think you NEED this book...

    1. I do have the book.... but HINT, HINT on the sign.

  4. Good morning, Ron! I'm sure "Santa" will bring you a Simon sign this year! Love those signs! Have a great day! xoxo

  5. Since I've never been to New Orleans, I'm not familiar with him. But I definitely think you should have something of his in your home!

  6. What a special tribute you are doing this month. As always, read your Blog each posting and do not comment enough!! Your home and your style really set you apart, traditionally exquisite. Happy Thanksgiving to you and J. Can't wait to see your Christmas décor.


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