Summer 2011
Best Sellers in New Orleans, Louisiana By Christy Lorio

After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina six years ago, New Orleans is well on its way to recovery. Here’s a look at what’s selling in the Crescent City.

Affectionately called the Crescent City for its proximity to the Mississippi River, New Orleans is known for its unique cultural heritage. With stately mansions lining Saint Charles Avenue, boutique shopping on Magazine Street, and iconic shotgun style homes in the Irish Channel neighborhood, inspiration lies everywhere you turn. Food and music are also an integral part of the city’s charm.

While the French Quarter is New Orleans’ most prominent neighborhood, the heart of shopping is uptown—with Magazine Street being the most distinct shopping district. There are other hubs such as Oak Street in the Riverbend and Harrison Avenue in Lakeview. Each offers a different, fresh perspective and adds a little “lagniappe” (something extra) to these distinctive neighborhoods.

Christy Lorio

Christy Lorio is a freelance writer and founder of, which she describes as a “love letter to Southern Style written by a Native New Orleanian.” She can be reached at

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