Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A Good Read

Actually, to be more specific, not a good read as much as a great picture book. In fact, three great picture books. If you want to get a good "feel" for what it really is to be New Orleans At Home you simply have to open your eyes and ears and put your nose to the wind to sniff the essence that is New Orleans. These three books are a great starting point. So much of New Orleans is all about the sensory experience - the sounds, the smells, the feel of the textures all around, and the colors and shapes that are everywhere on the streets and in the homes and shops.
These books are just simply beautiful - no two ways about it. To turn the page is to gently nudge the memory bank to spill out another wondrous adventure that takes you back in time and space. Historically, the city is a gem - always has been, and even now, is still sparkling in its own unique fashion. It is not so much the buildings that are still standing or that were just a few years ago, but rather the relationship they have enjoyed with the constant stream of "folks" passing through or pulling into their driveway at home in the Quarter, Mid City, Uptown or Metairie and anyplace in between. We are used to looking at things from strange perspectives - upside down, inside out, straight on, from behind a dangling leaf, around a wrought iron rod, or through a glass of spirits. Everything is seen in the context of what we are, what we have or have not, and what we do. New Orleans is a way of living each day - and making every day special. That is what we do here at New Orleans At Home. Give us a call, send an email, drop us a line and we will be happy to share with you. We can send you a copy of these special books that hold court on the shelves of our store. We can suggest many ways in which you can have New Orleans At Home. It is our pleasure to show you how we can make your everyday special too!

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