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ello love! Welcome to my home, online or otherwise, I am delighted you stopped by for a visit. My name is LaToya Roux Montgomery. I share my entire name for a few reasons. First, my name is the basis of Maison LaRoux. "Maison" is a french word (as are many of the words from the vernacular of where I am from) which literally translates to house, home, or dwelling. And I grew up with the nickname Lady LaRoux, a blend of La(Toya) and my last name, Roux. So when naming this establishment of mine, this brew seemed both the sensible and bona fide choice. Secondly, Montgomery, a name I graciously accepted when "Stars fell on Alabama" (i.e. the song played by the band when I said "I do" to my Alabama native beau) has become my last name now. And while its a strong last name with abundant history of its own, I could not fathom parting from MY name - you know - the one I'd had ALL my life. So that brings me to the marrow of the matter. All of this is to say, I share with you my full name because I am simply, really proud of it. It's a name steeped in history and culture, my history and culture.
You see, I am a New Orleans native. And that last name irrevocably binds me to that place. To its language. To its people. To its traditions. To its essence. To its music. And lest we forget, to its food. After all, the Roux is the foundation of many a Creole dish, the sauce that lends RICHNESS, FLAVOR, AND COLOR to any dish in which its featured. Why does this matter, you ask? Well, it matters because that is what you get, when you get me. Richness, flavor, color. It is this sort of accompaniment I hope to impart to the relationships in my life. And why should our relationship be any different?
While New Orleans will always have my heart and is still home in many ways, I have lived in Atlanta for 15 years. I bought my first home here. I earned three degrees here. I met my husband here. And I've learned a lot about myself and life here.
I have nearly 18 years of healthcare experience, which continues to provide me with skills that serve me daily in this season of my life as a designer. I aim to minister to the health and wellness of people on another level now, one that focuses less on sick care and more on our day-to-day well being as can be translated through our environments, endeavors, and lifestyle.
So whether we are redesigning your home or workspace, decluttering your closet or pantry, or you simply drop by to read the blog for inspiration, I want you to feel you have been offered that which will feed your soul and ultimately be inspired to live your best life. After all, this is OUR LIVES and our INNER MAGIC is worth nothing if not SHARED.
Nothing and no one is perfect. But this one... this one was made for me, no doubt. He gives me the freedom to dream. Thanks and love you always, bae.
The moment I know I am truly home is the moment I dance with a brass band in the streets. So naturally, any chance I get to do this, anywhere in the world, is alright in my book.
Simply put, I love to travel. No particular reason necessary. Hubby actually bought this suitcase for me as a pre-wedding gift. Since then, we have been to France (twice), England, Italy, Belize, Spain, D.C. (twice), Miami (3 x's), Houston (twice), and countless trips back home. It's well traveled and holding up nicely.
Cooking out of necessity bores me. But a stroll through the farmers market or perusing the pages of a cookbook is often just the jolt I need to inspire me. I particularly love making the dishes I grew up with - gumbo, red beans & rice, and my husband regards my french toast an extra special treat! (oh, and all the soup please!)