A Cat Lady in NOLA

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You’ve officially leveled up from “crazy cat lady” to “craziest cat lady” when your souvenirs from New Orleans all involve cats. 🙂


Grabbed these goodies yesterday from the cutest store in the French Quarter called Gem de France. 


Half of the store was dedicated to teh kittehs! (El Hub practically had to drag me out.)


I plan to affix this small metal sign next to my front door when I get home because 1) Tabs is always on guard, 24/7, and 2) the world (and my neighbors) need to know!


And these stylish notebooks (above) will be used to document my long days spent working for a demanding feline employer and the many tasks that are asked of me. 


And the above vintage tin will be used to store catnip…or makeup. 

I haven’t decided yet!  

Also, shh… Don’t tell Tabs, but I met a gorgeous orange tabby boy who was hanging out in front of an antique shop. 

He was quite the charmer!



He said that he may be looking to hire a second assistant, so we exchanged info. 

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Ruchita says:

    I love this! I am definitely visiting this store next time I am NOLA. What a handsome kitty! I would have been tempted to sneak him into my luggage to take back home. 🙂

  2. Lauren says:

    I love these pics! I hope you had the happiest Birthday ever! That tin is so perfect for you…your two passions all in one! Love, love this!

  3. Trisha says:

    You found the cutest stuff! My finds never seem to be that good when I go shopping on vacation. Then again, I’ve never been to NOLA. That could be my problem…
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  4. Sunny says:

    OMG so cuuuuuute!!!!! I also play with kittehs everywhere. I no longer feel awkward for saying hello to Lilly the neighborhood kitty in front of other neighbors LOL
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  5. jessica says:

    You definitely need that sign.
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  6. MonicaP says:

    Aw, so cute … I always try to find those cute pet stores when on vacation.

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  7. Danielle M Bradnan says:

    Make sure you check out the bookstores in the French Quarter! A lot of them have shop cats that just laze around, looking for pets.

  8. Ashleigh says:

    That tin is to die for! And your outfit is so cute!

  9. denise S says:

    That outfit is cute perfect for vacation! What a cute little cat. Karen friend to cats around the world!! love the souvenirs

  10. Erin says:

    I love the on guard cat sign!
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  11. Angela says:

    Hahaha you are so funny when you’re talking about cat employers! Lol the exchange with the orange tabby really cracked me up 🙂

  12. You really are a cat whisperer, all these cats seem to love you.
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  13. Stacy says:

    Hi, Karen! I love that tin! Does this store have a website?

  14. Stephanie says:

    My hubby and I always seem to run into cats when we go on vacation. A few years ago we were on the beach in Cozumel and a cat found us and mooched food off us. He appeared to be very well fed! Last year in San Juan we met two kittens in a cat stroller, their pet assistant was taking them to the local pet shop for some snacks.

    Orange boys are always so sweet.

  15. Awww, I love that vintage tin, so adorable 🙂 I bet you’re having a blast there, letting the crazy cat lady in you roam freely! 😉
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  16. Gauri says:

    I love the notebooks!
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  17. Elena says:

    This reminds me of when I went to Florence there were some cat colonies on this hillside walk up to a viewpoint that overlooks the city…when I was traveling around I always took pictures of all the cats and dogs I saw running around. It was fun!

  18. Pamela Haddad says:

    Cute entry and photos! I always find cats or rather they locate me while on vacay. But it was sad. I just returned from Lebanon. There were SO many homeless cats, dumpster diving with their kittens. It broke my heart. And people don’t like them. Poor babies. I would have rescued all of them if I could have. But my home, alas, is full (5 and counting), but not my heart!

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