During a recent trip to New Orleans, while strolling along Magazine Street I encountered this very inspiring window. Creative and clever The Bead Shop almost lured me in it's doors to start beading again. Luckily for me (though not the shop keeper) they were closed. I'm going to miss my NOLA trips now that my daughter has moved back to Texas. Prior to Katrina, I had never been to New Orleans, and selfishly was bummed thinking it wouldn't be the same city post Katrina and feared I'd missed out experiencing the "real" New Orleans. I'm sure it has sustained many changes but it has remained the unique city I'd hoped for. Fare well for now New Orleans, it's been so great getting to know you, your people, culture, shopping and of course your FOOD!