Journalist and author Julia Reed is a contributing editor at Garden and Gun and Elle Decor. She writes a column for Southern Living, contributes regularly to the Wall Street Journal and is the author of six books including But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria: Adventures in Eating, Drinking, and Making Merry, Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena, The House on First Street: My New Orleans Story, One Man s Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood, and Julia Reed s South: Spirited Entertaining and High-Style for All Year Long. Paul Costello is a lifestyle photographer. His work has appeared in many publications and books including One Man s Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood, Miles Reed s The Big Book of Chic, and Julia Reed s South.
"Combining the author's consummate style of entertaining with the input of admired chefs and the influence of the city itself creates a book that is one mouth-watering, stylish affair." -- DOWNTOWN MAGAZINE