Sippin' in Seersucker
Some creative people over at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art came up with this evocative title, "Sippin' in Seesucker," to describe a social held last month in New Orleans. (Guests were invited to enjoy Mint Juleps and other Southern cocktails while wearing seersucker.) I thought about the phrase the other day when I spotted some antique silver cocktail shakers, and I plan to be back tomorrow with pretty pictures of barware. As Momo would say, it's already as "thick as pea soup" down here, so an ice-cold drink sounds appealing.
BTW: According to The Ogden, the word seersucker originates from hindi, urdu and Persian words meaning "milk and sugar," like the alternating stripes woven into the fabric.
Speaking of New Orleans, have you seen Thomas Jayne's pied-a-terre? The focal point of the French Quarter apartment is scenic De Gournay paper based on the 1941 book, The Story of the Mississippi.
Jayne describes these sitting room walls as "Creole pink." More views are available on his revamped site.
[Images one and two above were taken at the Parlange family home as seen in Martha Stewart's Great Parties, Clarkson Potter, 1997]