Valorie Hart/Sara Essex Bradley - Bohemian Soul: The Vanishing Interiors of New Orleans, May 9th, 5PM

HAPPY HOUR AT THE GARDEN DISTRICT BOOK SHOP TO CELEBRATE THE BOOK BOHEMIAN SOUL

The Garden District Book Shop will host a celebratory happy hour for the new book Bohemian Soul: The Vanishing Interiors of New Orleans. The book is a celebration of the unique decorative style of New Orleans, featuring the resplendent rooms of seventeen decadent residences rich with patina, family heirlooms, and history.

The evening will feature select happy hour offerings and a drink special inspired by the book will also be available. Author Valorie Hart and photographer Sara Essex Bradley will both be in attendance to mingle with guests at the book shop’s new bar and sign copies of their book. 

Entry to the event is free and open to the public, but the shop encourages interested parties to RSVP to ensure entry and reserve a copy of the book , as space is limited. Additional copies will be available to purchase. 

 

Bohemian Soul

New Orleans is one of the most distinctive cities in the world, but like most American cities, rapidly developing. Designer and writer Valorie Hart and photographer Sara Essex Bradley have sought out spectacular residences that represent the best of old bohemian New Orleans—domiciles that serve both as inspiration and as an imaginative balm to all that is unappealingly conventional and cookie-cutter in design today. Ranging from a Garden District cottage to a Civil War–era Creole mansion, all the homes feature elements of elegance and eccentricity, old French furniture and vintage finds, colors only produced by local light. The free spirits who own these homes have a lust for all the arts, from music to dance, painting, and fine cuisine. They include an artist in a crumbling garret, an eccentric dreamer, a voodoo queen, moneyed wayfarers, world travelers, a resourceful magpie, bon vivants, gypsies, and old souls—all united in their love of the chipped and tattered, romantic and resplendent.

This book is a valentine to a New Orleans that is disappearing, a last call to remember, appreciate, and repeat and revive its great bohemian soul.

Event date: 

Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 5:00pm

Event address: 

The Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Bohemian Soul: The Vanishing Interiors of New Orleans By Valorie Hart, Sara Essex Bradley (Photographs by), Patrick Dunne (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Valorie Hart, Sara Essex Bradley (Photographs by), Patrick Dunne (Foreword by)
$65.00
ISBN: 9780847899760
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rizzoli - March 12th, 2024