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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Shopping in NOLA

As I mentioned in my previous post, my sister and I spent a couple days shopping in New Orleans.  Having lived in NOLA for a few years pre-Katrina, it was great to go back and see everything getting back to normal.  Of course we hit the hot spots, like the French Market:


Magazine Street:


and Royal Street in the French Quarter:


When I lived in New Orleans, I had no idea of some of the great places that were right in my backyard.  We started out at Jefferson Variety Store, which supplies a lot of the Mardi Gras krewes with their beads, throws, and fabric for costumes.  I was on the hunt for some unique fabric and trim, and I found it there!


Check out all the hats available for purchase along the top shelf!


Another favorite spot was this lighting store on Royal Street.  IMG_1538Crystal chandeliers were dripping from the ceiling around every corner!


The crystals on this one pictured below were a golden brown.  If I had a formal dining room and couple thousand dollars to spare, it would have come home with me!


Another place I had never been but had heard lots about was Angelo Brocato’s.


The perfect pit stop for an afternoon snack of gelato and a cannoli!  YUM!IMG_1552Our last stop on our way out of town was Gordon’s of Metairie, which used to be right around the corner from my old townhouse.  It’s kind of like a Hobby Lobby without the fabric/crafts.  Their window displays caught my eye with all that turquoise blue that is so popular now.  

IMG_1555 IMG_1556 IMG_1557I really wish we had one of those where I live!

It was a quick trip, and while we made the most of our shopping time in New Orleans, I could have spent several more days there!

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  1. Oh my goodness. Seeing all those neat places makes me want to hop in my car and head over there (you know, it's *only* eight hours, hehe). Those chandeliers are TDF!

  2. It is always so fun to see my home through someone else's eyes! :)

  3. I too love Gordon's! Oh how I wish there was something like that in Houston.

  4. Oh I'm so glad you stopped by my blog today! I was so happy to see pictures of my favorite city. We used to live in LA but live in TX now. How I miss it!


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