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You know it’s the End of The World’ when your son takes YOU to lunch.You, really, know it’s the End of The World when the place is called La Fin Du Monde (French for End Of The World), but at least you’ll have one last fine meal.You suspect it’s all a ruse when the bill […]


  • Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest - Once again, I love to live vicariously through your New Orleans dining experiences. Looks wonderful πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Hi Vicki! So nice to see you here again and what a lovely compliment! And it’s my pleasure to have you live vicariously! HahahahaReplyCancel

  • Sue - I had to look up “epicurean” and orange zest to me seems as good a sensual pleasure as it can get. Did you say bacon? BLT is my favorite and there is no such thing as too much bacon.ReplyCancel

  • The Desert Rocks - Loved it, bacon and all. My favorite New Orleans restaurant used to be and most likely still is ‘The Court of Two Sisters’ although most of the original musicians left after Katrina. My last visit was Easter ’06 and it was having a shaky comeback and the town was in a major upheaval, of course. We prayed at St.Louis Cathedral on Easter Sunday as if we were always part of the congregation. Lovely mass, lovely people and like a war torn phoenix rising from the ashes, that city will make it–and bloom again. Thanks for taking me back to your ‘final meal’ ha, ha! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - The Court Of Two Sisters is back up and running full steam ahead! The original musicians are mostly back and the atmosphere all over the city is better then ever! Come on down for a visit!ReplyCancel

  • Home and Lifestyle Design - New Orleans has the best restaurants, the best food, the best drinks, and the best entertainment. Sometimes I realize just how much I miss New Orleans and wonder why I am not there.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

    • A Pleasant House - I wish you were here Patty. If you ever come down for a visit, don’t forget to give me a heads-up. We would have FUN!ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - Ah, looks scrumptious.ReplyCancel

     The other day I babysat the new arrival from next door.     She’s sweet and round and smiley and cute and a little stinker and hungry and observant and loud and generally a very curious creature to the kitties- just like me.     And like me- even though she arrives with accoutrement galore, […]


     I was traveling.     Back… far back, from an alternate universe.     I was in my speedy Rubicon, dodging the old Fleet(wood’s) with equally out-dated, and terrifyingly inept clone trooper Commanders at their helms, once powerful, now dull.     I was returning from a hard won battle at our empire’s Target.     I was dusty […]


  • Cyndi Calhoun - Not sure if you meant to, but this posts reads so poetic. Haha. I really need to watch those movies again. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Does it? No, I didn’t mean to make it read poetic- but that’s a nice bonus! Maybe only a poet could hear the verse- like you.ReplyCancel

  • Terrye - That’s actually pretty damn cool! I’m not a fan of Hayden (I find he’s kinda spineless and whiny), but to have a production team literally camp out on your front porch is sweet! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Yes- right on my damn front porch! If he wasn’t so cute I would have made a stink. But he was that cute and…..ReplyCancel

  • House Crazy Sarah - They didn’t ask permission Cheryl?? They should be paying YOU to be there!!!
    That’s still pretty cool though.
    When I lived in Vancouver and went to school at UBC there were always film crews on campus filming major movies and it was a nuisance because they blocked off whole parts of the campus.ReplyCancel

  • A Pleasant House - They did not, but I hope Hollywood asks to use the house one day. My girlfriend gets 20k a month just to house the director!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Reading all the comments…stick a sign in your front yard…”House available for filming” Pretty exciting to wake up and see this along with it being a rude-awakening. Why do I not remember Hayden in Star Wars? Loved this, as always. Take lots of pix for us.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - I don’t HAVE a front yard! We are literally up from the sidewalk- so New Orleans. As for Hayden- he was younger and played Anakin Skywalker in one of the oodles of sequels. And, I’m on the ass of the film crew!ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - Hayden whined his way through two movies wondering why Ewan McGregor was getting top billing.

    Ewan, meanwhile, just shrugged.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - To be honest (and all alone) I only saw the original. When this actually occurred- I didn’t know who he was. Thank God for google and twenty-something daughters.ReplyCancel

         I like houses.     Ben likes me, so, we’ve had a few (houses, that is) like ten over 31 years, one a rental, the others owned, a few extra.     Lucky me. I know.     Most have been 100+ years old just waiting for me to return them to either their […]


  • House Crazy Sarah - Cheryl you tease! Show MORE PICS of your house in NOLA! It looks amazing! I love learning about you house adventures!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - I know. I should but I’m a little worried about security- the house is recognizable if you’re on a Garden District tour. I don’t know. Maybe I should? What do you think?ReplyCancel

  • Home and Lifestyle Design - Love those columns. We lived in New Orleans for awhile and I absolutely love all the architecture in that city and we loved going to Cafe Rani in Uptown. New Orleans is such a special place. Enjoy!
    Thanks, PattyReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Hi Patty! When we first moved here (and even now) I drove around for two years and just drooled over the architecture. It’s such a visual city- so inspiring. We just LOVE it! Cafe Rani is wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • enchantedseashells.com - What a beautiful house! I think you should stay private, cos there are lots of cray cray peeps out there in the world.ReplyCancel

  • Rich Rumple - No Ghosts? Why, that’s so unlike New Orleans it makes my head spin! Supposedly, even the apartment complex I lived in for a while in Baton Rouge was supposed to have a ghost that traveled through the courtyard every night looking for a lost love. (She should’ve have stopped at the apartment above me … they were noisy enough to share their love, for sure!) Nice house & pics!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Liew - This was certainly a wonderful pictorial! Grabbing your badge!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - How wonderful your home is Cheryl. Love the turquoise door, knocker, columns, and gallery. You probably have the most interesting house in the blogosphere.ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - Lovely shots!ReplyCancel

     Back in 1980, 11 years after his suicide, John K. Toole‘s Pulitzer Prize winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces was published.      His mother had finally hounded Loyola University professor Walker Percy into reading the smudged carbon-copy she had found in her son’s belongings.      He hesitated, then hoped it would be bad enough […]


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