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One of New Orleans' many hidden treasures.

Macon Riddle, in the 1980's, turned her passion for history, antiques and the decorative arts into a consulting business, Let's Go Antiquing! Over the years as life styles for many have changed and the appreciation of modernism has evolved, Macon does as much shopping as antiquing. She says, "the beauty is in the mix."

New Orleans is a maze of shops and galleries. It is ever changing and not for the faint-hearted! Knowing of new shipments, art openings and new favorites on the market are all Macon's job.

Her advance work done, Riddle plunges in, guiding individuals through the labyrinth of shops. "The response has been continuous over the years. We get referrals from people who have been here," she says.

Clients have streamed in from well beyond the deep South. Whether one is looking for a specific piece or wants an overview of the riches here, time is saved and" a good time passed by all!"

Most opt for a half day or full day of exploration. Designers often need more time. Riddle usually works with one or two at a time, but she doesn't hesitate to take a mini bus on Magazine Street. "They are happy to let someone else take care of the parking.

Let's Go Antiquing has been featured in many major publications, including Fodor's Guide, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Southern Accents and House and Garden.

6 comments

  • K. Pardoe (Dallas, TX)

    Thank you for all your sparkling leadership for us on Magazine Street and in the French Quarter. It changed our antiquing shopping into an adventure and a delight. You make the difference between just plain shopping and into treasure hunting - Yeah!

    Report - K. Pardoe (Dallas, TX) Wednesday, 15 May 2013 03:11 Comment Link
  • Kimberly A. (New Orleans, LA)

    Thank you for the opportunity to work with you again. You are a delight to work with...organized, detail oriented, personable, inspiring.

    Report - Kimberly A. (New Orleans, LA) Monday, 18 February 2013 20:50 Comment Link
  • Trisha N. (New York, NY)

    Our trip was terrific but the highlight was the delightful afternoon we spent with you. Thank you for ferrying us from place to place and taking us to see things we would not otherwise have gotten to. We will be sure to pass on the word to anyone we know who is planning a trip to NOLA.

    Report - Trisha N. (New York, NY) Wednesday, 17 October 2012 03:58 Comment Link
  • SWC. (Ashburn, Virginia)

    I can’t speak highly enough of my several experiences with Macon and Let’s Go Antiquing in New Orleans. Because of her I now have a beautiful six-diamond necklace, especially designed for me; a lovely cypress antique dining room table (which she did the work of arranging to have shipped to my home); and two beautiful upholstered arm chairs to go with it. Under her expert guidance, I have viewed silver and chandeliers and mirrors and even clothing in small shops and boutiques I would never have discovered on my own. As she took me here and there, I learned from her about New Orleans, its life and history, and where to go, what to see. Macon made sure I sampled New Orleans finest cuisine in its famous restaurants as well as some little out-of-the-way places that perhaps topped the better-known ones in deliciousness. Macon is indefatigable, knowledgeable, patient,
    pleasant, and professional. A wonderful way to enjoy New Orleans!

    Report - SWC. (Ashburn, Virginia) Tuesday, 03 July 2012 14:19 Comment Link
  • J. Rice (Dallas, TX)

    Having shopped with Macon both within a group and individually, I can highly recommend her. She knows how to keep a group organized and on task very gracefully. Macon knows the shop owners in New Orleans and the rapport that she has with them gives her shoppers a special chance to experience their hospitality. Macon is a pleasure to be with.

    Report - J. Rice (Dallas, TX) Friday, 29 June 2012 21:25 Comment Link
  • E. Fowler

    New Orleans has so much to offer a shopper, it can be overwhelming without a guide. Macon listened to my wish list, edited the selections and I ended up with the perfect table, chairs and chandelier. She even arranged shipping!! A++

    Report - E. Fowler Thursday, 21 June 2012 03:22 Comment Link
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