Today I walked over to the French Market after work and got a really cute fleur de lys plaster hanging for my wall and some fleur de lys earrings — which I have been wanting since I moved here! I got the earrings at the nicest-looking booth in the entire market: Anatolian Silver. They don’t have a Web site, but you can e-mail them at AnatolianSilver@yahoo.com. They told me that the company is locally owned and they use only pure sterling silver, no plating. Plus, the guy was extremely nice and we had a whole conversation while I browsed. I will definitely be returning there once I get some more money — their silver jewelry was delicate, but sturdy and they had both trendy and traditional styles. I can already tell it’s going to be my go-to place to find gifts for women I know.
While waiting for Wesley to pick me up, I stopped into Kitchen Witch Cookbooks to look for a gift. I was completely blown away by the amount of cookbooks that this seemingly-small store had. They had all different genres of cooking as well as some extremely rare and old cookbooks, which were price-upon-request and clearly out of my price range.
Later, Wesley and I took a much-anticipated walk around Audubon Park, which is right near our apartment in Uptown. It looks nice from the road, but you couldn’t guess all of the beauty and amazing things we saw. is a small river-type body of water running through it with an island at one point that hosts thousands of white birds — geese, ducks, you name it. Feathers wherever the eye could see. The sun was so beautiful as it went down through the trees and there was a very picturesque little bridge over the river into the Audubon Golf Course.