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BIG FUN IN THE BIG EASY

Every year, food writer and blogger Christy Landry travels to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Her husband rides in the Krewe of Endymion’s annual parade, which means that afterward, Christy gets to dress up for the Endymion ball. The REstyleSOURCE team has enjoyed a long Mardi Gras tradition as well, and we teamed up with Christy to share the best of the Crescent City. Here are her favorite places, along with ours. Happy carnival!

 


Shops


Perch HomePerch Home

Perch is one of our favorite home stores, no matter what city we happen to be in. Imagine vintage pink velvet chairs, modern orange lacquered tables, and chandeliers covered in turquoise drops — whatever is hot and stylish is here. We’re always inspired by the glamorous local art sold within.
2844 Magazine Street                   SEE MORE >
504.899.2122                   REstyleSOURCE Pick

HazelnutHazelnut

Hazelnut is the destination of every New Orleans local. Inside, old world charm meets chic metropolitan design with a delicious twist. Find Juliska and Vietri dishes as well as signature New Orleans Toile and Pontchartrain Beach fabrics. Scope for the famous owner while you’re there, Mr. Bryan Batt of Mad Men fame.
5515 Magazine Street
504.891.2424                   REstyleSOURCE Pick

Scriptura
Scriptura

We like to imagine that in the South, stationery and old-fashioned mail are still the preferred forms of communication. We’d buy all of our supplies here.
5423 Magazine Street
504.897.1555                   REstyleSOURCE Pick

Jean Therapy
Jean Therapy

Jean Therapy is where I go when I need something to wear for Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest. They have the best jeans, the coolest tops, my favorite sunglasses and usually a pair of boots I can’t live without. Lines include J Brand, Joie, Jeffrey Campbell, Gorjana, DL 1961 and more.
333 Canal Street
504.558.3966                   Christy’s Pick

Source Interiors
Source Interiors

Source Interiors plays host to quintessential New Orleans style and grace. We swoon over the French chairs, 18th century Swedish mora clocks and lacquered boxes. You’ll be shipping major items home.
2103 Magazine Street
504.561.7558                   REstyleSOURCE Pick

Hove Parfeumeur
Hove Parfeumeur

This tiny scented charmer in the French Quarter offers 52 fragrances for men and women, all blended in-house. We purchased the scents with a Southern bent: wild azalea, gardenia, magnolia and tea olive — which happens to smell just like the lobby of our favorite New Orleans hotel, the Ritz Carlton.
434 Chartres Street
504.525.7827                   REstyleSOURCE Pick

Hove Parfeumeur
Hove Parfeumeur

This tiny scented charmer in the French Quarter offers 52 fragrances for men and women, all blended in-house. We purchased the scents with a Southern bent: wild azalea, gardenia, magnolia and tea olive — which happens to smell just like the lobby of our favorite New Orleans hotel, the Ritz Carlton.
434 Chartres Street
504.525.7827                   REstyleSOURCE Pick

Leontine Linens
Leontine Linens

Southern women love monograms like no one’s business, and Leontine’s custom applique monogrammed bed linens are as genteel as it gets. We dream of owning the duvet set we spotted in the home of Mark Badgley and James Mischka, but for now, perhaps a cosmetic case would do.
3806 Magazine Street
504.899.7833                   REstyleSOURCE Pick

Faulkner Books
Faulkner Books

Tucked into the home where William Faulkner wrote his first novel, Soldier’s Pay, Faulkner Books is one of our favorite slivers of joy in the French Quarter. It smells like old paper, looks like the old South, and has the bonafide aura of old writers lingering among the shelves. Don’t miss the Tennessee Williams section.
624 Pirate’s Alley
504.524.2940                   REstyleSOURCE Pick

French Market
French Market

The French Market is an upscale flea market where you can find muffaletta sandwiches and alligator po boys, but also sneakers, voodoo dolls and even champagne cocktails. I can spend hours getting lost strolling the aisles.
1008 North Peters Street
504.522.2621                   Christy’s Pick

Pied Nu
Pied Nu

On chic Magazine Street, Pied Nu is an outpost of white linen sheets, pastel glassware, airy designer blouses, and luxe scented candles. The name is French for “barefoot,” which says something about the laid-back living that is cultivated here. Imagine chippy white furniture and white silk dresses, and you’re there.
5521 Magazine Street
504.899.4118                   REstyleSOURCE Pick

Angelique
Angelique

This is the closet of the best friend you wish you had. Consider labels like 12th Street by Cynthia Vincent, Halston Heritage and RED by Valentino. We secretly hope we have a luggage mishap so we can head straight to Angelique to stock up on a mix of well-edited trends.
7725 Maple Street
504.866.1092                   REstyleSOURCE Pick

Avery
Avery

One of the most glamorous fragrance boutiques we’ve ever seen, Avery Fine Perfumery is a scent atelier stocked with hard-to-find artisan blends. The room is gorgeous enough, but your heart will end up in one of the bottles. Lines include Acqua di Stresa, Andrée Putman, Boadicea The Victorious, Morgane Le Fay, Nez à Nez, Stilly, and The Hype Noses.
527 St. Joseph Street
504.522.7102                   REstyleSOURCE Pick

 


Food + Restaurants


The Court of Two Sisters
The Court of Two Sisters

This is a very classic New Orleans restaurant with lots of history. You’ll be seated in a beautiful courtyard where traditional caesar salad and bananas foster are prepared table-side beneath a canopy of old oak trees covered in twinkling lights.
613 Royal Street
504.522.7261                   Christy’s Pick

GW Fins
GW Fins

Fins is a fine dining restaurant in the middle of the French Quarter. You can have a fabulous meal of the freshest seafood and then take a walk down Bourbon, one of the most famous streets in America for dancing and drinks.
808 Bienville Street
504.581.3467                   Christy’s Pick

Ralph's On The Park
Ralph’s On The Park

I’ve visited what feels like every restaurant in New Orleans at one time or another and thought I had a favorite until I ate at Ralph’s. Nestled in the heart of City Park, this restaurant has such a comfortable elegance in the atmosphere. I love that they serve local cuisine with global inspiration.
900 City Park Avenue
504.488.1000                   Christy’s Pick

Deanies
Deanies

Deanie’s is also a seafood restaurant in the French Quarter, the atmosphere is casual and friendly. On any given Sunday during football season, Deanie’s is filled with football fans and the lobby is transformed with a play by play radio broadcast of the Saints game by local hero Bobby Herbert. The food is also phenomenal.
841 Iberville Street
504.581.1316                   Christy’s Pick

Cochon
Cochon

“Cochon” is French for pig, and chef Donald Link uses locally sourced pork for his Cajun-inspired modern menu. Foodies from all over make pilgrimages to dine at his table. What’s for dinner? Fried oyster and bacon sandwiches, wood-smoked ribs, fried boudin with pickled peppers — we trust you’re getting the idea.
930 Tchoupitoulas Street
504.588.2123                   REstyleSOURCE Pick

Cafe Du Monde
Cafe Du Monde

Cafe Du Monde is a New Orleans institution. Open since 1862, Cafe Du Monde serves the best beignets and chicory coffee anywhere and this is a place you cannot leave New Orleans without visiting. The cafe is open 24 hours, but don’t go for lunch or dinner…it’s coffee and beignets only.
800 Decatur Street
504.525.4544                   Christy’s Pick

Oak
Oak

Expect to be greeted by dim lighting, salmon walls and luxe white chairs that play off the sleek U-shaped marble bar. Sit at the bar and order the gulf shrimp tacos and a Fleur de Lis – a sweet bubbly combination of prosecco and creme de violette.
8118 Oak Street
504.302.1485                   REstyleSOURCE Pick

Brennan's
Brennan’s

Bananas foster was created at Brennan’s, a French Quarter landmark that must be visited and paid proper sugar-booze homage. We love to visit for breakfast, when the omelette comes stuffed with giant piles of gorgeous lump crab. And yes, you can have dessert with your morning meal.
417 Royal Street
504.525.9711                   REstyleSOURCE Pick

Commander's Palace
Commander’s Palace

This is the headquarters of tradtional N’awlins cuisine, as far as we’re concerned, and it also happens to be one of the prettiest rooms in town. Order the drum fish, the bread pudding souffle, and admire the famous bird wallpaper — adorned with three-dimensional ornamental birds, to boot.
1403 Washington Avenue
504.899.8221                   REstyleSOURCE Pick

Sucre
Sucre

Sucre makes the prettiest King Cake we’ve ever seen — and king cake macarons, too.We can’t walk by without buying a half a dozen (that we never share, mind you). Favorites include strawberry, cafe au lait and salted caramel. The packaging is just as cute as the cookies.
3025 Magazine Street
504.520.8311                   REstyleSOURCE Pick


Birmingham, AL

Christy, food writer and founder of My Invisible Crown, believes that balance in all things is essential.  That's why you'll find recipes ranging from super healthy avocado summer rolls to decadent banana split brioche french toast.  She creates original recipes that are different but not difficult, creative and memorable.

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