Stacy Hooveris creating Experiences
There really is no gift too small. Whimsy comes in all shapes and sizes! You will gain access to the patron-only feed, where we can share and communicate. You will also get patron-only posts straight to your inbox with keepable copies of all content (photos, memories, video diaries, life outtakes, drawings, etc). I keep a fairly low social media profile, so this tier gives you access to my life in Wonderland. Our gratitude also comes with Knowledge. Anytime there is any kind of production, tea party, immersive night, musical show, bathtub burlesque, poetry reading, historical talk, book club, or smashing spectacular at Wonderland, you will be the first to know so you can get your tickets or RSVP.
Digital dream delivered right to your inbox. Once a month, expect a digital delight: a short film, a piece of music, an online puzzle, a voice memo, a photo journal, a tiny tarot reading.... or who knows what else I might conjure up, courtesy of me, and the other amazing artists making work around me. You will also receive access to the patron-only feed and posts, receive keepable copies of all content, and attain Knowledge.
That's right. Once a month, open your mailbox to a Real Piece of Mail. Expect a love letter, postcard, fortune teller, magic talisman, bookmark, or other papercraft. Monthly Digital Dreams, Patron-only feed/posts, keepable digital content, and Knowledge included.
About Stacy Hoover
Stacy Hoover has built a life around spreading whimsy, finding joy, and seeking meaningful connection. Born in 1967 in the Amish country of Ohio, she attended the School of the Art Institute in Chicago to pursue her natural love of all things creative. In 1988, she moved to New Orleans with just $400 in her pocket following a dream of misty streets and iron hitching posts topped with horse heads. She later discovered that exact spot outside The Hotel Provincial. She managed to work her way from being a cocktail waitress at Port Orleans to a local business owner—running a small shop on Royal Street in the French Quarter called Hoover Watches and Jewels. Hoover Watches and Jewels shuttered its doors in 2008 when Stacy’s dear friend and mentor, Stewart Unger, asked her to carry on his legacy—a watch company named TimeWillTell— upon his departure from this world.
Stacy purchased 3405 Royal Street in 2012 and immediately felt a deep connection to the house and its history. Most days her front door is left open for the passerby to freely peek their heads in—and get whisked away on a tour of the home—as it was, as it is, and as it will be—by Stacy herself. In her words: “If you blur your eyes a bit and make a wish when you enter the house, you'll feel like you've just entered a bygone era with a beautifully slanted view of reality.”
In her 30+ years in New Orleans, Stacy has had the opportunity to share Wonderland with, and be inspired by, artists such as Anne Carson, Rikki DuCornet, Animal Collective, Anne Waldman, Amanda Palmer, Laurie Anderson and more.