Thursday, February 16, 2017

Dear Ann,
I am very happy to help!
I like to stay in the French Quarter on a quiet street that is walkable to many attractions, such as the Madison Dupuy. (Du-pwee)
You can then walk to the St Charles Streetcar, the French Market, St. Louis Basilica, the Pontalba Apts., the Jazz Museum, the Aquarium, the Presbytere, the ST. Louis Number One Graveyards,
You can easily pick up a tour to see plantations such as Oak Alley or Nottaway, swamp tours with gators, etc.
Also there are great eats in the French Quarter that are walkable: Galatoire's, Bayona, casual- the Gumbo Shop, the Famous Fairmont Hotel's restaurant Domenica, and so much more.
Cafe du Monde is also not to be missed for cafe au lait and beignets.
Take a ride down the St. Charles Ave. on the streetcar, and ogle beautiful mansions, dives, and two universities. Visit Audubon Park or City Park for the live oaks bedecked with Spanish Moss.
Listen to live jazz as you walk down touristy Bourbon St. 
Shop for antiques on Royal St.
Magazine St. is a hotspot for all things fun, including the Israeli restaurant Shaya. Many antique shops and regular shops, art galleries, etc. await you!


On Feb 16, 2017, at 10:27 AM, Ann Hyland <> wrote:

Dear Patsy,

I am assuming your email is still the same.  If not, guess this will bounce back to me!

That you so much for your offer of an Hotel recommendation in your favorite city and some hints on “must-dos” while we are visiting.  We plan to be in NO the first part of November so the weather should be lovely.  Can’t wait and i am so appreciative of your insight.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Washington, DC and the Watergate Hotel

The Watergate Hotel, new and modern! Made infamous by Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal, today's Watergate Hotel is sleek and the epitome of modern design.
The View from a 14th Floor Suite

Friday, December 16, 2016


 Jerusalem Old City
When the Romans invaded what is now Israel, they decreed that all buildings should be built of Limestone, which was both plentiful and beautiful. The city's architecture has an lovely unified ivory tone, and the material works well in the dry desert. 

 Dome of the Rock: Revered Muslim mosque
The Wailing Wall

Peonies and Roses in Urn

One of my newest paintings is an expression of my love for flowers. This oil on canvas is 18 x 18", painted Fall 2016.  For sale.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Burst Figs

Sometimes, a tiny painting of figs is just what a kitchen or breakfast room needs.

For sale, oil on canvas, 5 x 7", $125.

Israel: Jerusalem

The Arab Quarter is a bustling corner of Jerusalem, vibrant with products particular to the Middle East.