People watching is one of my favorite ways to pass time. I also love to window shop. Finding an area that is unique and different from the usual mall shops that can be found in most cities is always a challenge, except in New Orleans.
I strolled down Magazine Street like a child with a new toy. Everywhere I looked my eyes were met with something whimsical, beautiful or edible! Color and creativity collide in every window and, in some cases, on the ceiling enticing one to walk through the door to see more.
If you’re hungry there are plenty of eateries that provide outdoor areas for dining. You’ll find food from every ethnic group, served up in large portions with just the right libation to accompany your meal.
If it’s antiques your after you’ll find them on every block, beautiful chairs, artwork, accessories and more!
Items for that special man in your life can be found at Aidan Gill. I’m loving this bag that has a tag reading “Thank You For Giving A Damn”. Bow ties and other fineries can be found within this shop, what a treat in today’s world where t-shirts and denim have become the norm.
I especially loved “Razzle Dazzle”, not only because I believe a bit of sparkle perks up any day, but because there was so much eye candy everywhere I looked it was over the top! These folks don’t think of decorated trees for Christmas only. There are trees lavishly decorated for every occasion throughout this colorful shop…ideas are overflowing in my mind.
You’ll find all sorts of shops to delight and entice you when you spend a day on Magazine Street.