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One Year

26 Oct

I’ve been writing (or not writing) this blog for a year today.

I wish I could find out more information about Zodiac coffee, or the Foltz Tea and Coffee Co. I do like this label, though there seem to be a million and one faux-vintage prints of it for sale online.


Mardi Gras 2011

9 Mar

I am still a little worn out from Mardi Gras; I’m so glad I didn’t have to work Ash Wednesday.

We walked through our neighborhood, the Marigny, to the French Quarter like we usually do. It has become a moveable street party with tons of people in costume. I look forward to it every year so much.

When we got to the Quarter, we sat on some steps for awhile to watch people go by, and a nice woman passing gave us each a vintage whistle. She said it was a parade throw from the Krewe of Thoth in the early ’60s. You blow through the narrow end, and there is a hole in the circular part. It is tiny, but loud!

What a lucky thing!

I also had my first All That Jazz sandwich from The Verti Marte, and that was an experience! In all honesty, I tend to like things that are flavorful but relatively simple, so I had never ordered the All That Jazz before. It is grilled ham, turkey and shrimp with swiss and american cheese along with grilled mushrooms, tomatoes, and “wow sauce” on grilled french bread.

I do not think it is simply the cocktails I had that made me swoon over this sandwich! It’s really, really good and if you haven’t had one, you should. They say it cures a hangover, but I didn’t have one…maybe it prevents them as well?


Vintage 60s Travel Brochures- New Orleans and Mardi Gras

4 Mar

As if you have to entice people to visit this place!

So civilized! A motorcoach holiday!

A lovely make-believe world! Ain’t that the truth?

What I wouldn’t give to go back in time for a night at the Roosevelt’s Blue Room!!

After Dark Magazine: not for the children

6 Feb

Racy times.

Check out the tan lines!

Mr. USA, your phone cord is all tangled up in your jean sh…oh, never mind.

After Dark Magazine: Men in Fur

5 Feb

No words are needed; I think the sheer volume speaks for itself.


After Dark Magazine: Crazy 70s

4 Feb

Don’t ask me. I merely bring these to you in the interest of sociology and history or whatever.

After Dark Magazine: Grace Jones

3 Feb

Grace Jones gets her own post. Oh yes.

The article talks about her singing the song I Need A Man, so here’s a TV performance version.