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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Shopping on Magazine Street in New Orleans

Magazine Street in New Orleans
My husband and I just returned from a four-day trip to New Orleans - a "pre-Mardi Gras" extravaganza! We stayed in the French Quarter (shout-out to Travelzoo link to website for some great rates on the French Quarter Wyndam - link ).

While in New Orleans,we took the cable car to the Garden District and walked to Magazine Street to check out the shops. This is the premier shopping street in the area - link.
Sidewalk near magazine street - beautiful trees!
Magazine Street was named for a “magazin,” a warehouse that was built in the late 1700s to house products awaiting export. Today this vibrant street features eclectic architecture—from the large columned Greek Revival style of the mid-19th century to the colorful Victorian cottages trimmed in quirky gingerbread millwork
Typical homes in the area - many decked out for Mardi Gras.
Very pricey (but interesting) shop!

My goal was to find (and perhaps purchase) some great, well-priced "refurnishable" upholstered furniture to take home. We covered many blocks of great shops although most were either slightly overpriced for me (or a LOT overpriced).

Here are some images of the area and the shops!

We had a great time visiting Magazine Street and came back with the car two days later to pick up our treasure!

1 comment:

  1. Magazine Street is one of my favorite places--but most things are, although lust worthy, too high for my budget. It's always fun to look!
    Connie S.