Told you I had a big surprise and I just know this
Went to West Monroe, LA aka LAND OF THE DUCKS
to visit and shoot America’s favorite family The Robertsons of Duck Dynasty!
Had such a fun 3 day trip beginning with a lovely lunch
at the trendiest place in town – COTTON - known
for it’s hip fusions of down home southern cooking perfectly tuned with
super yum concoctions i.e. pimento cheese beignets – that’s right.
Being the traditional girl I am I had the cheeseburger–
but there was nothing traditional about the
duck fat fries- very good flavor.
My next door neighbor and travel companion,
Jo Peckham, editor-in-chief of Where Women Create
always makes for great convos on the road
(that and she wows me glasses every time i see her).
We tried soooo hard to shop at the super fine Duck & Dressing
but we happened to be there during a
freeze spell so it didn’t happen (THIS TRIP!)
So onto our shoot with happy bellies,
with Korie & family at her country home for
a Where Women Cook summer article.
Couple cell pics will have to do till the article comes out.
A family like yours and mine.
Laughter, smiles, happy hearts.
Truly a feat to be able to keep your family rolling along merrily in
times like these but even more so when your family is a staple in millions
of American homes.
And what a spread! Such a fun time shooting yummy dishes
with FOUR generations of Korie’s BEAUTIFUL family.
I will always treasure he fun convos
(how to peel the perfect boiled egg and recipes)
I had with these very sweet souls.
And of course WILLIE!
Another awesome highlight of my trip!
Just hanging out in the kitchen between takes and talking
about life and important stuff like what’s going on in the world…
A completely gentle soul with a really grounded and good take on the world.
Day 2 onto Jep & Jessica’s cozy castle for a
Where Women Create article for next winter. It
was pretty surreal to be at considering I just watched
last week’s episode with Jep and Phil putting in a new sidewalk
which i walked on!
Such a BEAUTIFUL lady inside and out.
The creme de la creme in hospitality.
We were treated to a fabulous lunch prepared by Jep
which included BACON crusted cornbread (you had me at bacon Jep)
and a hearty, spicy, PEFECT beef stew that was just what the doc
ordered for a day of super freezing temps.
How lucky am I ?!?
poor photographer always gets the low quality cell pics.
but that’s ok– i’m pretty happy happy happy about
getting to spend the day with these super fine peeps.
Finally back home to Houston which thank God my flight was not cancelled!
Especially because by day 4, I sure missed my boys.
So good to me– they were waiting with roses and balloons at the airport.
All followed by a super yummmmm dinner at good ole’ mama’s house
with the rest of my own sweet family eagerly waiting my duck stories.