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Jazz up home decor with fest’s furnishings, art

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell is all about the music right? Oh, and then there is the food … and the friends … and the dancing … and the shopping. Clothes, posters, jewelry, hats, books, bags, sandals and musical instruments from Congo Square to the Louisiana Marketplace to the Contemporary Crafts village: There… Continue reading →

Junior League kitchen tour features artist’s quirky standout

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- The kitchen at the home of Kevin Gillentine in New Orleans on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

Kevin Gillentine is a self-confessed imperfectionist. “I like things to show a little wear,” he said. “It’s why I don’t worry about the stains and cracks in the marble countertops in my kitchen. I like being able to see that the marble has a past.” The marble countertops, salvaged from a bank, are just one element… Continue reading →

New Orleans home and garden calendar, April 25-May 31, 2015

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT/CANAL STREET TOUR: 10 a.m., Lafayette Square (Henry Clay statue), 500 St. Charles Ave., meeting place. Tour guides trained by the Friends of the Cabildo lead a tour of the history and architecture of these historic neighborhoods. $25 by advance registration. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org. LOWER… Continue reading →

Marcus Fraser’s 1894 sidehall featured on Bywater Home Tour

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Marcus Fraser's  Bywater home with side gallery.

Marcus Fraser has no bedroom in his 1894 sidehall house in the Bywater. When he’s ready to sleep, he unfurls a bedroll on the floor of the one-time dining room and drifts off. “It isn’t that there are no rooms in the house that could be bedrooms,” he said. “It’s just that those rooms are… Continue reading →

St. Tammany Master Gardeners offer herb tour, tastings

Photo by R. Stephanie Bruno -- Herbs are lined up for sale at the Herb Society's annual event Saturday, April 18.

The St. Tammany Master Gardeners Association has a treat in store for gardeners and home cooks on Monday afternoon, April 20: A guided stroll through the herb garden at the Slidell Public Library, accompanied by herb tasting and other events. Now is the time to plant herbs for spring, according to Master Gardner Linda Franzo, and the… Continue reading →

New Orleans home and garden calendar, April 1

HERB SOCIETY SPRING PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2202 Gen. Pershing St. Butterfly plants, herbs, annuals and perennials will be offered for sale to benefit the New Orleans Botanical Garden, Longue Vue House and Gardens and the Herb Society of America. Free. NEW ORLEANS MUSIC HISTORY TOUR: 9:30 a.m., Old… Continue reading →

St. John property transfers, March 30 - April 10

St. John Transfers for March 30 to April 10 OAK ARBOR DR. 173: $199,999, William Brandon Sea and Ashley Ledet Sea to Cain W. Dufrene and Meredith K. M. Duhe. OXBOW DR. 212: $242,000, Gilbert A. Insley and Cynthia L. Rice Insley to Jason Paul Brister and Ashlee Barre’… Continue reading →

East Jefferson property transfers, March 26-31, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Louis D. Lacombe III  sold this home at 533 Tucker Ave. in Jefferson to Todd B. Vogel and Emily J. Harrison for $172,500.

EAST JEFFERSON Transfers for March 26 to March 31 PARK AVE. 39: $365,700, Federal National Mortgage Association to Ched Lambert and Jennifer Lambert. RESEARCH DRIVE 24: $77,000, Mark J. Vicknair, Darrin J. Vicknair and Frederick D. Edgecombe to Paul S. Guillie and Wendy D. Guillie. SEDGEFIELD DRIVE 85: $300,000,… Continue reading →

West Jefferson Parish property transfers, March 26-31, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Lori A. Domingue sold this home at 1919 Cedarwood Ave. in Terrytown to Ryan T. Rabalais for $70,000.

WEST JEFFERSON Transfers for March 26 to March 31 JONATHAN DAVIS PLANTATION SUBDIVISION, LOT 34: $25,000, Charlie R. Kerner and Debra B. Kerner to Taddese Tewelde. CHENIERE CAMINADA SUBDIVISION, PORTION OF GROUND: $275,000, Cheramie’s Landing LLC to Legendre Family LLC. ELDERBERRY LANE 105:… Continue reading →

St. Tammany Parish property transfers, March 23-27, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Gary L. Dow and Janice H. Dow sold this home at 144 Rue Esplanade in Slidell to Daniel J. Wild for $281,000.

ST. TAMMANY Transfers for March 23 to March 27 ABITA OAKS LOOP 168: $167,000, Abita Land & Timber LLC to Jerry W. Hallmark Jr. and Jessica B. Hallmark. CAMPHILL COURT 213: $265,000, Money Hill Plantation LLC to James P. Tomaszewski and Sandra Hulin Tomaszewski. CAROLINE ST. 71198:… Continue reading →

Five steps for propagating roses from cuttings

Photo by R. Stephanie Bruno -- A rose arbor in Don Hanson's garden.

Don Hanson freely admits he is a bit of a larcenist when it comes to roses. “Of the hundred or so I have in my garden, there is only one I’ve ever paid for,” Hanson confessed. “All of the rest, I’ve propagated from cuttings.” Cuttings can come from almost any source, Hanson says. Since he never… Continue reading →

College sales job planted seeds of lifelong garden habit

Photo by R. Stephanie Bruno -- Garden statuary is surrounded by flowers.

He’ll never say so, but Don Hanson is an expert when it comes to roses … and daylilies … and bromeliads. In fact, Hanson seems to know something about everything that grows out of the dirt — and he has the garden to prove it. “I got started with gardening when I was an… Continue reading →

St. Charles transfers for March 16 to March 20

St. Charles Transfers for March 16 to March 20 ELLEN STREET 423: $133,500, James Adam Haines and Lauren Boudreaux Haines to Kolby Kristopher Donnaud. COTEAU DE FRANCE LOT 19: $5,500, Albert L. Dufrene to Ray Edward Vanacor. WENGER ROAD 278: $154,000, Dunn… Continue reading →

West Jefferson property transfers, March 19 to March 25, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Geneva A. Bordelon sold this home at 1868 Harvard Ave. in Gretna to Ronald L. Norris and Andrea F. Norris for $161,600.

WEST JEFFERSON Transfers for March 19 to March 25 EDGEWOOD COURT 3632: $98,175, Specialty Underwriting and Residential Finance Trust Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates Series 2007-BC1 to Joseph Casby Sr. JULIA DRIVE 149: $32,189, Regions Mortgage to Federal National Mortgage Association. Barataria Park subdivision, lots… Continue reading →

Hardy and graceful, heritage plants are grower’s passion

Photo by Jenks Farmer -- Mo' Pon' crinum liies are named it for a pond where first planted a display.

If your last name is “Farmer,” does it mean you’re destined to become one? In most cases, certainly not. But where Augustus Jenkins Farmer III is concerned, his family name and traditions played an immense role in shaping the plantsman he is today. Better known as “Jenks,” Farmer will share what he has learned from generations… Continue reading →

New Orleans home and garden calendar, April 4-25, 2015

FRERET STREET FESTIVAL & MARKET: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Freret between Napoleon and Soniat. Outdoor celebration offers more than 150 vendors of food, art and crafts, plus three stages of live music and a “Doggie Rest Stop.” Free. www.freretstreetfestival.com. WILD WALK IN THE WILD GARDEN: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11… Continue reading →

East Jefferson property transfers, March 12-18, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Robert W. Gerdes Jr. and Michelle S. Gerdes sold this home at 1305 Crestmont Drive in Metairie to Kevin S. Cates and Lori K. Kneepel for $1,305,000.

EAST JEFFERSON Transfers for March 12 To March 18 ELMWOOD PARK SUBDIVISION, LOT 33-A, SQUARE 19: $221,163, Marcy F. McMenis and James J. Fitzsimons III to Erin F. Zibilich. GLENWOOD AVE. 7: $657,000, Randall P. Schmidt Sr. and Julie A. D. Schmidt to Jeffery D. Stephens and Liliana… Continue reading →