5423 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70115 504-897-1555
A mandatory stop during my Magazine Street shopping: Scriptura. This store is nestled into a two block zone full of charming Uptown Magazine Street stores (one block away from Hazelnut). For years, whenever I have gone back home even for a day, this is one place that I have felt I must go to stock up on gifts. This is the way to take home New Orleans elegance without being touristy, or order fine stationary and invitations, pick up an elegant notebook or fountain pen… if you love desk accessories or fine papers, this is your place.
Think of it as New Orleans’ version of what Kates Paperie in New York used to be years ago.
I have to confess- I leave room in my suitcase for this place. Because of great selection of interesting New Orleans books, gorgeous notepads, correspondence cards, and amusing gifts, I never leave this place without a stash of future hostess gifts, trip presents and presents for me. (At least I’m honest!)
It is always tempting to sneak this lovely dog out… but he would be missed. Next time you are in New Orleans, indulge in a stop by this wonderful store!