Merriment on Magazine Street is always a hit with locals and tourists alike.
J & I started our day with a bloody Mary and mimosa at the Audubon Clubhouse. We love to eat on the back porch overlooking the Audubon Golf Course. The oak tree canopies are amazing. Chicken salad on croissants with sweet potato fries was each of our choices.
After lunch, J & I headed for a day of shopping on Magazine Street. Every year, Magazine Street merchants open their doors on Saturdays in December for Merriment on Magazine. Merchants provide light foods, drinks, and entertainment for shoppers. Magazine Street was packed.
First stop: Scriptura
Scriptura is a great local stationary shop. Our purpose was to pick up our 2012 Christmas cards. We purchase the custom-made New Orleans themed cards annually. We always love the designs. This year’s card is another great one which I’ll share with you later.
While flipping through the cards, another customer caught my attention. She looked at me in amazement and stated, “Are you??? Are you (she was stunned)??? Are you Uptown Acorn?” I was shocked. She was visiting from San Antonio, TX and follows my blog regularly. OMG! I felt like a blog-celebrity! LOL! She complimented the blog immensely and could not believe I had only been at this for less than a year. She had already been to several shops I had recommended such as Hazelnut. She was in Scriptura from my recommendation. You never know who is listening (or reading) when we share our favorite places and things. I suggested she eat dinner at La Petite Grocery. I cannot wait to hear from her in blogland. It was great meeting a fellow blogger and her hubby.
Please check her out at The Fab Spot.
Next stop: Whimsy
After purchasing our Scriptura cards, we crossed the street to Whimsy, a shop with the best cocktail napkins, cups, and party goods.
Next stop: Hazelnut
Hazelnut has the most unique finds and gifts. J & I were lucky that owner Bryan Batt was in shop. It was great catching up with him and Betsy, a friend, behind the counter. Miss Katy was hard at work in their recently opened 2nd location in Mandeville, across the lake for those of you not familiar with south LA. Catch ya next time, Katy!
We left with two of these glittered deer ornaments.
Next stop: Pied Nu
Pied Nu is filled with unique Christmas decor and gifts. I love their collections of glittered deer, ornaments, and letters.
Next stop: Orient Expressed
Orient Expressed has the most stylish home accessories.
Next stop: Aux Belles Choses
Aux Belle Choses never disappoints. The collections of glittered trees and vintage French decor always make me happy.
More merriment the next two weeks…
J & I concluded our fabulous day with drinks and a great meal at Crepe Nanou, a neighborhood fave.
How did you spend your weekend?
Holiday merriment, y’all!