So, today for the Fourth of July we are in New Orleans visiting my daughter and her husband.
We will watch the fun fireworks tonight on the Riverwalk and eat to our hearts content before, during and after!
Naturally my thoughts begin to wander to things like all of my favorite spots in this wonderful city like our favorite restaurants, favorite places to shop, favorite places to sight see, etc….
But now they begin to turn to thoughts like this…What if my children end up living here permanently?Where will they live? Where would I live if we lived here as well and what is my favorite style of architecture or design that reflects New Orleans at it's finest?
Would I like the closeness and the bright colors in the French Quarter?
Would I like to have more of a park like setting in Uptown?
Would I love exploring a home that has been left in it's original state and possibly take on the task of renovating?
I would certainly dream of living in a gorgeous New Orleans mansion for sure!
I know I wouldn't have a problem deciding where to eat! I would hit them all! All of my favorites that we've come to know and love through our many visits here to see our children.
You just can't beat Parkway's po-boys!
Or Commander's Palace's famous Turtle Soup!
Or coffee and beignets at Cafe Du Monde!
And I might just "camp out" at Mr. B's for their unbelievable Barbecue Shrimp!
But the real question is…"What if I lived here? What if I could choose a designer to help me with my New Orleans home, who would it be? What if I could choose anyone….for this job, what if I could choose Suzanne Rheinstein? She grew up in this city and certainly her designs reflect the beauty she was surrounded by while growing up here!
I think we would get along just fine! Recently I saw her favorite things list…things she says she can't live without, I knew then that my "What If" issue was solved!
We share the same love of our favorite flowers! Like this gorgeous Chartreuse Hellebore!
And even one of my favorite magazines is on her "must have" list!
And the same goes for these fabulous ham and cheese biscuits from Callie's biscuits!
And a beautiful antique french chair from another favorite of mine…Mary Helen McCoy who used to have a gorgeous shop right down the street from my own antique shop! Suzanne is definitely a girl after my own heart with not only her list of "must haves" but also for the fact that her interior design work is amazing…take a look for yourself!
This is certainly something I want to remember…"Have fewer things, but better things!"
I'm so glad we even carry her books at my shop!
As you can tell, Suzanne's designs definitely show influences from the city she was born in. That upbringing has grown to encompass her love for all things beautiful as evidenced in the shop she opened in Los Angeles call Hollyhock. She once answered a question in the
All The Best Blog which you can see here that pretty much sums it all up!
I hope you've enjoyed seeing just a sampling of Suzanne Rheinstein"s incredible interior design work.
Have a wonderful Fourth of July today and I know that while I'm walking this city I will dream not only of food…but also my "What If" I really could choose Suzanne to help me with a home here!
It sure would be fun!