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Established in 1913, Laura's Candies is said to be the oldest candy store in New Orleans. Just two of the decadent indulgences from the confection kitchen are the fantastic pralines and the golf-ball sized truffles that are to die for as also the chocolates. Pralines are from $18.75 for a dozen and boxes of varying size are from $14.99-20.99.
The Manheim family has had a long intimate association with fine arts appreciation since 1919. Bernard Manheim fled Austria and set up an antique gallery and cabinet shop, which to this date serves as the Manheim Galleries. An eye for art is a skill that Ida Manheim has picked up from her famous art curator father, when she accompanied him on his world buying trips. The same skill and eye for detail is put to use when she works with a client. Her clientèle include famous celebrities, dignitaries and even art connoisseurs.
Made fresh daily, these pralines at Southern Candymakers are to be idolized! Prepared in view from their shining kitchen, just a whiff and you're hooked. From the temptatious array of Pralines, Tortues, Bourbon Street Bark to the native delights like Peanut Pirogues, Chocolate Clusters, Fudge and other classic candies. All these lip-smacking wonders are sure to lure every customer who enters here!
This family business has been going strong since 1945. Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights proudly boasts the title of the oldest and largest manufacturer of handmade, hand-riveted copper lanterns in the country. These open flame gas lights can be found throughout the French Quarter in their famous establishments. You may stop by the gallery and choose from its fine selection or order your own custom built fixtures that are made by on-site craftsmen—who will scale and make size recommendations according to your plans. Then you will receive a complimentary, computer-generated drawing that details what will best suit your needs. So step in, to own these distinctive and unique lightings!
A bottle of white or a bottle of red? Maybe you prefer a stronger liqueur or instead? Whatever beverage your palette prefers you can find it at Vieux Carre Wines and Spirits. This wine merchant features a large selection of imported and domestic beers, wines and spirits plus cheeses to compliment any beverage. Wine is served by the glass and there are frequent wine tasting events. Call for event details.
The Shops at Canal Place is New Orleans' answer to a shopaholic's paradise, with huge names like Saks Fifth Avenue, Brooks Brothers, Ann Taylor, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma and Kenneth Cole. Lose yourself here, but make sure you have the money to do so. Located just a stones throw away from major hotels, this place is frequented by luxury travelers and the upscale folk.