Alex Beard is a renowned author and artist and creator of a series of impossible puzzles that many of you may have spent hours over already. This is a chance to see his shop, learn more about his work and maybe even meet the man himself. Recommendations by Nicelle Herrington, Angel Robinson and Courtney Price.
The eponymous “A Gallery for Fine Photography” would be a perfect fit in New York City with its incredible collection of vintage photography from talent like Cecil Beaton, Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams and many others yet the owners chose New Orleans for their location.
Arguably the two antique shops with the most mentions from locals were Moss Antiques – we’ll have to stop by and look at their collection of Oyster plates – and..
.. Lucullus Antiques, a shop known for vintage kitchen objects,tableware or as they say: ” ..the perfect complement to the grand pursuits of dining, cooking and imbibing”. No shortage of those in New Orleans – we get it.
Need a break?
912 Royal St
have the Amelie or Pim’s cup
stop for coffee
Uptown/Magazine Street/Garden District:
NOLA’s Garden District mansions are legendary and we will be taking a walk through antebellum grandeur as we head to Magazine Street but, for our architecture buffs, we highly recommend spending a bit more time and taking in every detail. For questions about this part of town, feel free to get in touch with Courtney Price and check out her coverage of the area she used to call home.
A clear favorite on every local’s list of shopping favorites is Perch Home, with its fabulous collection of vintage and new, art and home furnishings.
Further Uptown, Courtney pointed us towards Mad Men actor’s Bryan Batt’s Hazelnut New Orleans. That’s right, a real live tv hunk right there on Magazine Street. We’re told he’s on a photo shoot the day we’re there but certainly worth a try during time off, eh?
3811 St Charles St
drinks in the evening
3641 Magazine St
4905 Freret St
very cool, yummy mixed drinks. It’s a cab ride but apparently well worth it.
There’s so much more, so NOLA aficionados, weigh in and point BlogTour NOLA #timeoff in the right direction.