Self-care is necessary, so grab a friend and hit Magazine Street for a day of fun!
Magazine Street is always buzzing; trust me. I lived three blocks away and every weekend felt like a festival weekend there! It is such a one-stop shop to hang out for the day or maybe book an Air BNB and stay a while with friends! Here is my ultimate itinerary:
Now it’s time to hit brunch. Magazine Street has an array of amazing brunch spots: whether you want to eat light or hang out and enjoy bottomless mimosas, there are plenty of options up and down the street. Check out one of these spots:
- Gris Gris is awesome because you can overlook Magazine Street and there are some great shops nearby.
- Molly Rise and Shine is quirky and cute with a great menu and the decor is adorable.
- The Daily Beet is awesome if you want something light after a relaxing massage.
- The Vintage is such a perfect spot for people watching and snacking.
Now it’s time to hit up some shops for some retail therapy. There are literally too many to list, but if you are looking for something vintage, bridal, festive or just comfy and cute, there is a store (or three) for everything you need. It’s so fun to step into all the stores up and down Magazine Street on a nice day. They are always buzzing with people with smiling faces, and there are so many places to stop for a treat like Parlor Ice Cream, the Cupcake Collection or Feng Cha for Bubble Tea as you shop and share a good laugh.
If shopping isn’t your jam there are some amazing art galleries up and down Magazine as well. You can even get artsy and book a class at Shard Shop, New Orleans Glassworks and Printmaking or The Bead Shop for you and your friends and not only have fun but create a keepsake as well!
Time for Dinner
Now that you’ve worn yourself out with shopping and fun wind down and grab dinner. If you really want to go all out, try Lilette. It’s a newer French restaurant that would be perfect for a girls night out where you can explore the cuisine and enjoy a delicious glass of wine. Rum House has been a long time fave, and if you want to keep it casual and fun with a variety of delicious drinks and extensive menu, this is definitely the spot you want to be in. My final suggestion is Dakar because I have not been able to try this place but I am dying to. This restaurant serves Senegalese cuisine, family style, so what better way to end a girls night than trying delicious new foods that your kids aren’t there to complain about? Plus, it is BYOB.