Historic Southern Homes: Longue Vue House & Gardens

My round up of North Carolina house tours last week got me in the mood to check out some other historic houses, so it’s time for another installment of the Historic Southern Homes!

Longue Vue House & Gardens was built in 1942 by philanthropists Edgar and Edith Stern and sits on 8 acres in New Orleans. The house took architects and brothers William and Geoffrey Platt 3 years to build, and landscape architect Ellen Shipman worked on the extensive gardens for 15 years.

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Quotable Friday & New Years Thoughts

“Out with the old, in with the new.” “New year, new you.” Is anyone else a little tired of New Year’s resolutions, and the notion that you have to start over each year? Instead of starting over, let’s build. Let’s add on. Instead of new you, how about just a better you?

So today, on this last Friday of 2016, I wanted to share a few places that I’ve been finding inspiration lately. I’m wishing you all kinds of love, health, and happiness in 2017. I’m wishing you contentment while you continue to grow, because if I’ve learned anything this year, it’s that you can be content while still striving for more. Cheers!

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