Tie One On.

NoLa was a blast. More than the famous Cafe’ du Monde beignets, the cemetery tour of St. Louis No. 1, the trolley ride past the Robert E. Lee monument taken over by Confederate-clad KA boys and lushy sorority girls, I most* enjoyed the company of my girlfriends and our morning chats with continental breakfast in Bienville House‘s courtyard.

On one stroll back to our hotel, Gadora popped into a hippish his/her shop with an apparently deaf-to-his-own-noise DJ just long enough to lift two cupcakes for my girls. Music booming, I quickly headed towards the door. Upon my exit I spied this chair…

Woven tie chair.
Woven tie chair.

Since seeing the recycled belt rug at Branch, Gadora has been thinking of other ways to recreate it. Have an inkling this tie idea would make a headboard.

Have a seat.
Have a seat.

Gadora couldn’t stick around long enough to peer underneath. But I know I can get my hands on some seat-less chairs. And adore the idea!

Pull up a chair.
Pull up a chair.

*Tied was the unforgettable mouthful of hand-made potato gnocchi tossed with blue crab and Perigold truffle at August, happily celebrating Penny’s 30th year of life.

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Uncle Lou

The cutest puppy Gadora ever did see was an oatmeal-colored Bassett Hound named Caesar. He wasn’t mine. He finally grew into his ears, those many years ago, and I’ve never forgotten his desperate waddle to follow me.

Meet Uncle Lou. Uncle Lou enjoys MANY things:  flinging drool across the room with a mighty shake of his head; having his belly rubbed; absconding with cotton balls and toilet paper; sleeping on his back with legs splayed wide; cheese of any kind; making his presence known quite vociferously to anyone who dares pass by the backyard; and licking toes (human as well as canine toes) — yes, Uncle Lou has a foot fetish. His absolute favorite thing in the world, however… his raison d’etre, if you will… is following his houndy nose wherever it might take him.

Happy Birthday Bubba!
Happy Birthday Bubba!

4″ x 6″
A gift.

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Uncle Lou’s Mama offers, “This pic was Bubba’s 2nd birthday, which happens to be the 4th of July. Uncle Lou and Uncle Sam share a birthday, isn’t that cute? We had a little party in the bathroom [one of The Uncle’s favorite spots]. Thank you so kindly for not painting the toilet in the background. : )”

Happy Birthday Uncle Lou
Terrific Two Uncle Lou