Friday, April 12

Blogtour Nola: historic, architecture, design, food inspired musings in New Orleans during the KBIS kitchen and bath show

photo sources
pinterest board
I'm off to New Orleans
for five days of design fun,
and all thanks to
Modenus' Blogtour
follow our group's tweets and on twitter at
What is blogtour?
you may remember last year I posted stories here
about my sponsored design trip to London.
members of  Blogtour London
Veronika Miller (center in black)
is the brain-child of Modenus' Blogtour
Modenus hand-picks writers and designers on jaunts all over the world to muse about design. Veronika chooses bloggers who fit the writing style and audience for each particular trip, which are sponsored by design industry companies.  In return, we write about design and take inspiration from the tours we embark upon during our trip.  Since our tour is usually centered around an interior design show, there is much fodder, but we also took in local architecture, food, interior design and history. For London, we attended Decorex, Tent London, and 100 Percent, and also visited museums, gardens, private homes, designer's studios and arts shows.     
With each blogtour Veronika reaches back to former Blogtour attendants to procure advise and welcome the next group to their home town.  MyCity is a concept that helps Blogtour visitors feel like an "insider" and welcomes them.
flowers I arranged BlogTourNYC 2012 welcome dinner
for English writers touring New York City 
Since that maiden voyage to London where Modenus worked out many logistics including moving fifteen writers, who all need working electronics, on a whirlwind tour overseas, Veronika has bravely embarked upon these tours on a regular basis.  Design-industry brands are seeing the value of having a group of writers inundated with their new products. In the industry, writers and designers are keeping their finger's crossed they will be hand-picked by Veronika to attend one of these coveted tours.  
Who is attending Blogtour Nola?
photograph courtesy of Linda Merrill's pinterest board
 Please follow their blogs
I either know them personally or have traveled with most of these Nola attendees.
 Modenus does a fabulous job of incorporating talented, hard working and inquisitive writers and designers to the group.
What will we do?
image:  epicurious 
hearing lots of rumblings about the food in New Orleans, or as they say
"Nah-Orleeens" from beignets to crawfish the city
receives rave reviews from "foodies"
image:  New Orleans past
the architecture has some of the most unique in the States,
and I cannot wait to document it all
  This is a very exciting trip for me since New Orleans is in a state of transformation after the epic storm that nearly ruined them -- they are re-building and recuperating. Part of our important mission during this tour is to bring that story back to you.  
  I hope to bring you innovative kitchen and bath designs and new products culled from the the KBIS show, which is exhibiting in New Orleans for the first time. 
We will embark upon historic house tours, rebuilding projects, listen to great music, eat delicious meals, ride a trolley car, take in the wonders of this city, and even meet up with designer Miles Redd! Please follow my stories here.

Until then, 
Happy Nesting XO
blogtour Nola sponsors:
Silestone USA
Poggenpohl USA
Blanco America
DuVerre Hardware
Mr. Steam
for more information on BlogtourNola
and our sponsors visit


My Dog-Eared Pages said...

Sounds like a great blog tour. Look forward to your posts T!

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