Tag Archives: City Views

       War.     Can’t seem to live with them.     Can’t seem to live without them.     Why do we fight them?     Answer: Over boundaries, resources, and atrocities, freedom and fears.     Nothing ‘good’ happens out of them.     Or maybe, it does.     People band together, medical sciences advance, technology is […]

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  • Sue - Thank you for this because I did not know about “Victory Garden” at all before and it gives insight. Retro styles in the gift shop?!!- so cool. Have a nice weekendReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I know- it’s the best gift shop ever. I actually shop there! Have a great weekend Sue. See you next week on our blogs!ReplyCancel

  • deeprooted - I love the idea of the victory garden, and it looks interesting, too! I also easily fall in love with red brick to begin with….

    I couldn’t agree more with you when you mention how the war forges our inner strenght. Though obviously I was too young then, my great grandparents have been through world war I, not to mention my great grandma who went through both – all strong people, who know how to content with little, see the the beauty in small and simple things, and to whom kindness means a lot more than words. In difficult situations I think of them going through these periods, and that gives me strenght to hold on…ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - You have an amazing way with words Petra and an incredible family history. I’m so glad we share our stories.ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - I have heard of that museum. Certainly a place I’ll have to see for myself someday.


    • Cheryl Nicholl - You should William. I don’t really know you but I think you’d appreciate it. Call me when you arrive.ReplyCancel

     I had just dropped our daughter off at the airport so that she could return to her life in Chicago.     “Goodbye Princess Bryn. Mommy will miss you.”     “Miss you too Mom.”     “Can I have a kiss?”     “Is it really necessary?”     “Oh come here goofball.”     “Mom, I’m 24. […]

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The thrill of the hunt.The roar of the crowds.The ecstasy of desire.No- not that! I’m taking about shopping- in all of it’s glorious forms.For clothes, and couches, and china, and chairs. Whatever floats your boat (and rocks your living room).So cathartic.So exciting.Sometimes dangerous.Never ordinary.At least that’s how I feel when I’ve donned my angel wings and landed […]

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  • Sharon Greenthal - I love shopping. It’s just about the only time I’m completely relaxed. What does that say about how shallow I am? Who cares!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Hell no! Not shallow, just a discerning eye. Who cares- is right! How about we met fro lunch and then experience a little retail therapy- hahahaha. I’ll pick you up.ReplyCancel

  • donna oshaughnessy - OH! THIS looks like a FAB store. I love looking as much as shopping…much to the relief of my husband :0). I too can see a late lunch at that table…though not with that bust! It’s like being watched while you chew! Maybe wearing the chandelier would weigh you down :).
    OMG! Those tea cups…LOVE.
    Hope you enjoy the retail therapy!

    • Cheryl Nicholl - It’s such a wonderful store! If you’re ever in my neighborhood…. Thanks for stopping by Donna.ReplyCancel

  • House Crazy Sarah - oh my gosh – those teacups!! Never heard of this store – but it looks chalk full of fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • V@ - At this point in life I am looking at downsizing rather than buying more however I do enjoy checking out all the very interesting producuts in the stores today. Like your photographs and appreciate the post! Thanks, Wendy UBCReplyCancel

  • Perch - Hi Cheryl! Thank you for this wonderful post. We love you! come back and see us soon!
    – krewe of perch. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Hi there Perch! So glad you got a chance to stop by and enjoy. I love you guys too- but I really love that Chandelier!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie the Singingfool - I want to go to there…;)ReplyCancel

  • Dana @ Kiss My List - I adore shopping – Perch looks awesome! Just another place to add to my list to visit next time I’m in New Orleans – whoo hoo!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - The next time you’re in my ‘hood’ give me a heads-up. With me as your guide your mind will be blown- in a good way.ReplyCancel

  • adventuresinlowvision - Wearing a chandelier makes me think of Carol Burnett in green drapes dress skit. This store looks so interesting.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Perch looks like a good store to fall in love with. Adorable bird cups for tea. I have to tweet about this now.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey OneFunnyMotha - Cool. I love stores like that.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Thanks. It’s such a cool place with cool people working there. And cool people like me shopping there. Wrap it!ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - I assume that once you’re in there, you’ll be there for three hours?ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - It all depends on ‘cash flow’, ‘earned income credit’ & ‘net dollars’. That’s how I keep the economy flowing.ReplyCancel

        Oh, I love Whole Foods.     Yes, it’s a bit pricey, and trendy, and hipster, but where else can you buy organic fruit (of which 5 cents per pound will go towards feeding a family of eighteen in Tanzania, or Texarkana, depending on your hemisphere, for a week- and their goat), find […]

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  • Sue - The chalkboard makes me want it. I just would never have thought of this on my own. Thanks for showing me what’s possible.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - It really is clever, isn’t it? I’d love to see someone, other then a Whole Foods Display Artist set one up- and photograph. Sue- I’m talking to you girl.ReplyCancel

    • Sue - Here in Illinois when a portion of the new Superman movie (Man of Steel) was being filmed in the area, one of the stars, Russell Crowe was quite often seen at Whole Foods.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Of course he was. It’s where all of us Hollywood types shop.ReplyCancel

  • kblakecash - I am less than trusting of Whole Foods, ever since they were shown marketing produce as organically grown when it was not. My second wife was a master at knowing where to find what, her shopping trip would involve several markets, so I do the same with Whole Foods.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I suppose it is almost IMPOSSIBLE to be accurately displayed, or advertised, at all times, but over all, I think they do a pretty straight forward job. Do you remember when Walmart used to advertise MADE IN AMERICA ? Now THAT was a lie.ReplyCancel

  • Tamara Woods - I’ve never gone to a Whole Food before? Does this make me some type of genetic freak?ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Paige - i Ma obsessed with these! I plan on making one or two of these along with a few succulent vertical gardens this summer! fun fun, i missed your blogs but im back!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I think these would be FABU on your terrace! And I’m glad you’re up and running again xxxoooReplyCancel

  • Lauren Paige - also! i fixed my botton so that its not a giant any more!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Paige - I am obsessed with these! I plan on making one or two of these and one or two succulent vertical gardens to cover the ugly salmon color of the walls on the porch this summer!ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - We’re getting a Whole Food in our area sometime next year. Due to the location- part of a giveaway the city handed over to a pack of developers- I’m not looking forward to it.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - William they’re really pleasant. The produce it excellent and the people are well trained and polite. It’s a bit expensive but give it a chance- you might be surprised- and we could all use a surprise or two- no?ReplyCancel

     There’s this strange building in New Orleans- really more a complex of buildings.     I used to live a few blocks away and would walk by and wonder.     So, I started to do a bit of snooping: I jogged right up to the gate and walked in- without a camera.       SHIT […]

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  • kblakecash - Two edits suggested. AIDS has no “e”, and the word “queer” in that phrase is inflammatory.

    Evil does seem to persist at certain locations, this sounds like one of them.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - THANK YOU kblakecash!!! You are the bomb! And, THIS, is why YOU are a published author and I am but a humble serf. Corrections made. xxxoooReplyCancel

  • House Crazy Sarah - Okay – I’m in! This is just an amazing story Cheryl! Where does one even start? Monkeys? Lee Harvey Oswald? Unsolved murder of crazy doctor lady?
    You should write a book about this place Cheryl!!!!

    – House Crazy SarahReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Actually a book has already been written: Dr. Mary’s Monkeys. IT IS NOT A PLEASANT READ! Thanks for giving me a heads-up on the comment problem Sarah. Now I’m off to your site. xxxoooReplyCancel

    • enchantedseashells.com - I just saw this, I’m going to search for this.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D.B. Taylor - This is fascinating. I don’t know if I can handle reading the book or not, but I’d love to come to New Orleans and stare through the fence at this place. Very cool post.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - The book is disturbing. In fact, I lived only a few blocks from this place several years ago and after reading the book- decided to move. Who knows how much radiation is still in the soil? And looking through the fence is just as scary. And there are so many buildings I just can’t get a photo of. Drat!ReplyCancel

  • Ida Chiavaro - Wow Cheryl, how eery and fascinating. I can’t wait to read more about what the case opens up for you.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - I’ll throw a monkey wrench into it…perhaps the President was assassinated for something about the deadly Polio vaccine. This is scary. Any connection between Dr. Mary and Marilyn Monroe? I have to share this.ReplyCancel

  • Meredith - Ha! Love that you are on the case with this! Keep at it and keep us posted–so interesting to read the history of this place!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I want a tour of the grounds. I’ve got to call LSU and special permission. I’ll keep you updated.ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - It sounds like a spooky spot….ReplyCancel

  • Ellen Dolgen - Shivers! That’s A LOT of strange and disturbing circumstances for one property. New Orleans holds so many secrets. Keep us posted.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - It really is, isn’t it? And it’s still in use today as a facility for mentally ill youth. I wouldn’t think they’d like to look out and view all of the empty abandoned buildings. That wouldn’t ease my mind.ReplyCancel

  • enchantedseashells.com - I want to hear more! This is fascinating.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I’d like to know more, but they won’t let me (or anyone else) in. I guess I’ll have to be a patient (not a stretch).ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Lynn - I enjoy a good mystery as well. Think my Hubby and I will want to read that books, since we have read many books on JFK and watched many theories on why he was killed.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I’m not a conspiratorist but the book makes several powerful arguments. You really should read it if you’re the least bit interested in JFK and the cold war times.ReplyCancel

  • Glenn Nall - well, you SHOULD be a published writer. That was Awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Glenn Nall - well, you SHOULD be a published writer. That was Awesome.ReplyCancel

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