YOU'RE MY FAVORITE... daytime edition

During what turned out to be a month-long hiatus from journaling, Spring sprung, flowers bloomed, it's 10,000 degrees in the shade and Jazzfest time is here in New Orleans.  Thousands of tourists and visitors flock to New Orleans for the Jazz Festival each year, and we get a lot of requests for restaurant referrals and suggestions for shopping.  This year we were already in the process of compiling a list of our favorites when Jazzfest hit.  Here is the first half of our list :

START YOUR DAY:

Cafe du Monde in the French Quarter

Cafe du Monde in the French Quarter

The Parkway Bakery near City Park

The Parkway Bakery near City Park

Commander's Palace in the Garden District

Commander's Palace in the Garden District

SHOPPING

ANTIQUES + INTERIORS

Julie Neill's beautiful shop on Magazine Street 

Julie Neill's beautiful shop on Magazine Street 

Weinstein's

Weinstein's

Pied Nu, located uptown near Audubon Park and Zoo

Pied Nu, located uptown near Audubon Park and Zoo