The floats have taken their final stroll down St. Charles Avenue, the boiled crawfish have all been peeled, and there are no more plastic beads to toss this Mardi Gras season, but you can still enjoy the Crescent City with a little introduction to one of the best design shops New Orleans has to offer. Find out all about this design shop when you
You'll find Hazelnut New Orleans niched into one of the most bustling blocks of Magazine Street, a six-mile street revered for its art, antiques, eats, and irresistible shopping that parallels the Mississippi River. The uptown New Orleans shop is a requisite destination for local design fiends, decorators, and gift-givers alike. The boutique offers a well-balanced blend of eclectic decorative accessories and tabletop treasures with a subtle Southern spirit, along with a handful of worldly furniture finds and textile salutes to the city. You might recognize Hazelnut's New Orleans toile, which is based on original sketches of local landmarks by one of the shops' owners, from my February Must-Haves. Hazelnut's Ponchartrain Beach textile collection is retro Lilly Pulitzer-inspired, exhibiting iconic Gulf South imagery like the fleur-de-lis, crowns, magnolias, Mardi Gras beads, and a trio pastel pink crawfish.
While the shop is plump with Jonathan Adler pieces, that's no measure of stylistic tendencies; it's got something for the modern warehouse-converted loft, as well as traditional turn-of-the century shotgun houses. The eclectic inventory is wide-ranging in price as well; depending on how many doubloons are in your wallet, you can pick up a $6 napkin ring or a $700 side table.