Thursday, January 18, 2007

Brad and Angelina's Big Move

First, a couple of disclaimers:
  • I've never lived in New Orleans or the French Quarter.

  • Nobody made me "Who Can and Cannot Live in the French Quarter Police."

  • What other people do is none of my business.

  • What Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie do is only their business and, as stated in my third little bullet up there, is certainly none of my business.

Click here for a link to more pictures of the mansion and for a description of the house that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie reportedly bought. I don't know for certain that this is the house. However, it certainly fits all the descriptions I've read in the media and it was e-mailed to me by a very reliable source.

People have asked me what I think of their big move and, keeping the above disclaimers in mind, here's my bulleted uneducated opinion:

  • Whatever helps the city is a good thing.
  • Ideally, anyone who moves into the French Quarter is doing so because they get that tingly feeling when they first set foot there. (I hope Brad and Angelina get tingly all over when they walk through the French Market or stroll up and down Royal Street.)
  • Angelina has a reputation of being...uh...eccentric. This makes me think she probably truly loves the uniqueness of the French Quarter.
  • Brad has a well known love of architecture which makes me think that his interest in living in the French Quarter is genuine, as well.
  • Hopefully, any other celebrities who might move into Brad and Angelina's neighborhood do so out of love and not out of a craving to be trendy.

I wonder if they need a nanny.


pokerboss said...

Headline News just showed a very similar looking picture of the new digs. I guess your source really is reliable. I have to agree that they probably both have a genuine interest in the Big Easy. I wish them both a lot of tingliness.

Leslie said...

Looks like a beautiful place.

cindybindy said...

Maybe when their children are older they will need a tutor. I'm going to start working on my resume' right now :) I'm with you, anything to help rebuild and bring money into the city is a good thing. I'm guessing they have a feeling that New Orleans is the home to the NEXT SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!

How's your weather. It's raining cats and dogs, but the ice and sleet has stopped.

Laurie said...

Pokerboss - Yes, lots of tingliness.

Leslie - I'm so jealous, I can't stand it.

Cindy - It's cold and raining. Ugh.

Zina said...

Brad did film Interview with a Vampire down there. In the film his plantation was Oak Alley. He fell in love with the city way back then. So I doubt that this is for publicity. (Which is still good for the city.) But I think he truly loves New Orleans. And Angelina....she'll get along with all of the vampires down there.

Shiloh's first words will be "I want some more!"

Laurie said...

Zina - I thought of the Interview With the Vampire connection, too. I think the city is a perfect fit for them.

Sophmom said...

"I wonder if they need a nanny." LMAO. I thought that exact same thing. I swear.

Laurie said...

Sophmom - I think we should apply!

laura1814 said...

I really enjoyed looking at those houses on the realtor's site. When I win the lottery, I am going to winter in New Orleans and summer in Colorado or Wyoming.

Laurie said...

Laura - That damn lottery is holding me back, too.

laura1814 said...

It would help if I bought tickets.

Laurie said...

Laura - Yeah, I have the same problem.