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Many years ago, on a trip to NYC, Ben and I split up for the day- he to a meeting. I to shop (Surprise)After a long day of firing-up the plastic, and laden with pretty bags full of goodies, I ventured my way back to the Mayfair Hotel (pre-1997 location on upper east side) and […]


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

         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 […]


     Cleveland.     OK. Let’s get the puns out of the way:     “The Mistake on the Lake.”     ” River on Fire.”     “Only city that professional sports teams hit away from.”     Blahblahblah.     But did you know that it has the most trees per square foot than any other city in […]


  • Mari Collier - The only thing my husband liked about Ohio (when he was a boy) were the museums. It sounds like they have become even more impressive.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I don’t know about museums in other cities in Ohio, but in Cleveland, they are amazing. This is only thetip of the iceberg- so to speak.ReplyCancel

  • Krisztina Williams - OMG you should have a “picture of mouth-watering pastries” warning on this post. I’ve sworn of bread. That pic is killing me!
    “Mistake on the Lake” lol, I’ve never heard that. That’s so funny.ReplyCancel

  • Ellen Dolgen - That salad looks so yummy! I would love to go there.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - It was one of the most delicious Tuna Nicoises’ I have ever had. When I got back to New Orleans a few days later it’s what I made for dinner. Very inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • The Desert Rocks - I agree with Krisztina, that photo is highly distracting! I’ve flipped back to it several times and the guys-eh- but the pastries rock!ReplyCancel

  • House Crazy Sarah - This is great Cheryl! Cleveland has had some bad press in recent months so it’s nice to see these colorful pics.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Yes they have. Poor Cleveland. So much good going on but always clouded by the crime, stupid city council decisions, and the weather. Too bad.ReplyCancel

  • keithdubarry.com - Those pastries look so good! Here in NJ, we have some good pastries, but these look and sound so much better!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - They were great! But NJ is known for it’s food- among other things. hahaha Thanks for stopping by!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Liew - You’ve gotten me hungry, Cheryl!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - I want to taste Heaven and look at art while squatting in the green river. I seriously did not know all those facts about Cleveland! Very cool.ReplyCancel

  • Blake Cash - The Rock and Roll hall of fame and the house from “A Christmas Story”. Great reasons to visit ClevelandReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Oh yea. I forgot about that- the house. I just love that movie. It reminds me of when my grandfather would take me downtown to see Mr. Jingalings- in Cleveland- just like in the movie!ReplyCancel

  • Ruchira Khanna - never been to Cleveland so, it was a delight to read about it.

    thanks cherylReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - That atrium looks spectacular!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - It was one of the most spectacular enclosed public spaces I have ever been in. It really puts the individual human into perspective with the amazing art on the other side. And , of course, you can rent it out for parties, etc. Idea?ReplyCancel

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