We walked through the very opulent Garden District, where every home was more meticulously cared for and elegant gardens beautifully landscaped, and then walked through the Lafayette Cemetery. Cemeteries in New Orleans, are very similar to many Portuguese with family crypts are all above ground as they cannot be buried within the earth, and the state in which the cemetery stands is a very dramatic shift especially as we are in such an affluent community. Even still, there is a really calm beauty as you walk through ..
and the contrast of old and new, bright and somber, is very real .. especially as you look through from the cemetery out to the bright blue and white stripes of this restaurant. If you want to help - Save Our Cemeteries can make a difference.
Then we made it to the very popular, Magazine Street, where the very sweet and UBER stylish Shaun Smith welcomed us to take us on a very curated walking tour through a few key stores.
|Shaun Smith, welcomes us to his *home* - his atelier and |
showroom on Magazine Street, New Orleans
I encourage you to visit his site, and get to know Shaun a little more. Tell him I said hi!
Much more on this walking tour and all the great shops tomorrow...now I am rushing out to meet the team for an early start on another special day.
Thanks again to all the sponsors, and to Modenus for making this trip possible.