New Orleans is a city like no other, it's all here - the food, the music, the sights, the history and ah yes the shopping! The city's famed Vieux Carré (French Quarter) has long been known for its wealth of antiques, but has undergone a rebirth since Katrina. There is a fresh spirit which is reflected in available inventories--old world meets new.
In outlying areas, hosts of new specialty shops, galleries and dealers are infusing a revised version of the Modern style. People are finding it refreshing to fuse elements of historicity with a vintage and contemporary feel. One might call this look "MODERN-IQUE™" to quote Julia Edelman , ASID designer, of Chicago.
Macon Riddle and Let's Go Antiquing! can guide you in your quest to claim a bit of the past for yourself and in doing so, help you to appreciate the long colorful history which has made New Orleans one of the most unique cities of the world. She knows the unique sources for everyone from the collector of fine antiques to the shopper who wants an overview of the classic, contemporary finds. Macon knows the dealers, auction houses,warehouses, salvage yards and out of the way sources for art, antiques and collectibles in the city; and she stays in touch with them on the status of their inventory and new arrivals.
All you need to do is let her know what you'd like to shop for and the adventure begins. With transportation provided, you'll be off on an adventure weaving you through the famed New Orleans Vieux Carré, the burgeoning specialty shops of Magazine Street, or the warehouses and auction houses known by few.
Whether you are a casual shopper, a designer or a serious collector, your shopping time in New Orleans will be maximized.