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:
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!
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!Our 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.
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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