Newcomb Art Gallery in New Orleans

Newcomb College was established in the late 1800s as a women’s college now folded in with Tulane University. Newcomb Pottery grew out of the pottery program and featured unique pottery styles. Many talented potters of the 19th and early 20th centuries worked there. One of the ones I’m most familiar with is Joseph Meyer. Biloxi […]

Bacchanal Wine Bar

New Orleans has some of the most fascinating architecture, and some of the most colorful shops and businesses. One popular place for lunch or wine tastings is Bacchanal Wine Bar on the corner of Poland Avenue and Chartres Street. Exotic wines and cheeses, an ever-changing menu and fun music (weather permitting), make Bacchanal a favorite […]

Kimono exhibit at Newcomb

The “Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan” exhibit in Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University in New Orleans was very eye-opening. My mother is Japanese, and even though neither she nor her parents had ever been to Japan, we still learned about our Japanese culture. We would go to the Cherry Blossom festivals, […]

Peter Anderson Festival

One of my favorite bands on the Mississippi Coast is Caution Swing Bridge. They are a group of doctors who play jazz/swing music for special events like the Peter Anderson Festival. Loved that I caught them this year. The annual Peter Anderson Festival in Ocean Springs is two days of pottery, art, music, crafty stuff, […]

Tribute to Ed Blake

My friends Robert and Stephen are some of the kindest and most brilliant people I know. They are well-loved by many, and for good reason. Not only are they creative artists, they have good taste in art. The exhibits they show at their Gallery Rx are few, but they are very selective, and well worth […]