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How can you combine a road trip to visit Elvis Presley’s Graceland, a southern buffet to put your momma to shame at Two Sisters in Jackson, Mississippi, family bonding with all three of my very sophisticated children, and nearly a week in bewitching New Orleans? Not even mentioning the return trip pit stop in Nashville to inhale some BBQ & Country Music?

The thanks and inspiration go straight to my publishers who implied that it would benefit many if I meandered down to NOLA to sign books at the inimitable & wildly fun & informative Tales of the Cocktail.

Never one to say no to a business trip (at least of this caliber of kookie and intriguing, plus I nearly never even get invited anywhere), we sure made the most of it: the books sold out, we cruised past Sandra Bullock’s house off of Magazine Street, and we are dreaming still of Sazarac, Po Boys & Balconies overlooking cobbled streets.

Our French Quarter apartment beckons us to return.

And we will. See you in 2015, you captivating city!


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