Was talking with a friend the other day about so many people doing large-scale wallpaper installations now (I’ve read every Pinterest tip including the one about fabric softener, and have all the heavy-duty stuff from Home Depot, but getting the dainty, boring-pattern, years-old wallpaper off the master bath in my home is a weeks-long at this point nightmare and seriously it would probably be less labor and heartbreak to just re-sheetrock the whole thing, if only I was talented enough to know how to sheetrock). In the meantime, I’ve been dreaming of the large-scale paintings at The Country Club in New Orleans. And the food. But let’s start with the art.
Now, this is not a Country Club like we’re paying dues and meeting the friends for lunch and tennis; this is the Country Club like restaurant in a residential neighborhood that also happens to have a private swimming pool in the back that one may pay to use with either an annual or day pass. Yep.
The artist is Cindy Mathis / Cindy Mathis Murals and Fine Art, from Pensacola.
Okay, now, food. Soooo obv this is the kind of place where the menu is going to change often, but here we have the crispy Gulf fish with avocado salad, smashed sweet potato, charred red pepper mojo. Terrific.
Art by Louis St. Lewis:
Just a tiny bit more about pools: besides the passes to the pool here, there are actually some hotels in the city that allow residents to swim. Of course, if you’re having a spa treatment, in so many cases, hotels include pool usage with your spa day. Other than that, Le Meridien, NOPSI (although I’ve heard that’s on/off), and Windsor Court have day swim passes. A shortcut to figuring these out, btw, is that there’s also ResortPass, which lists hotels for work passes, too.