I had a spectacular week last week in New Orleans and there will be many posts to come on the sights, sounds (jazz baby) and tastes of the amazing week spent with BlogTourNola. While I'm organizing my many, many photos (nearly 200!) I wanted to share a little bit of my week.
But first, I wanted to say that while I was having a great time, my heart was in Boston. I have never been more proud to be from Massachusetts as I was this week. My heart is so heavy for the unimaginable pain that those who lost family members are feeling right now. And for the nearly 200 injured whose lives have been changed forever, I cannot imagine their pain. But I have so much pride at how our city rallied around the victims and each other, and how well all the law enforcement officials and first responders pulled together to make the captures so quickly; it is a real testament to their professionalism. At 2:50pm on Monday, we'll all be participating in a moment of silence.
I spent my week in New Orleans with a great group of interior designers and kitchen designers and have come away with lots of inspiration that will undoubtedly help my design business. We visited the famed Garden district to admire the gorgeous architecture, strolled Magazine Street antiques shops, visited some of the hardest hit areas from Hurricane Katrina and met some truly inspirational people who are still working hard to rebuild their lives. We finished the week at KBIS, the Kitchen and Bath show, and were wowed by some beautiful products.
Meanwhile, take a peak at some of my favorite textures and colors seen over the week. DuVerre Hardware, one of our tour sponsors, has asked us to put together a Pinterest board of sculptural elements, lighting and textures that we found inspirational. Click here a check out some of what I saw and loved. And I'd love it if you would click the like or repin your favorite images a there's an iPad mini on the line!