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living, decorating, and eating in hattiesburg, mississippi

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One of the best things about Hattiesburg is its relative proximity to New Orleans; at less than two hours away, it’s a frequent day trip destination for us.  While our visits almost always culminate in a spree at Whole Foods, we – or I, at least – like to squeeze in a bit of shopping in different parts of town.  (Our last trip took us to the Quarter and One Canal Place, where we found our new coffee table at Anthropologie.)  This time, I wanted to wish-shop at a few interior decorating stores on Magazine: Spruce, Modern Market, and Design Within Reach.  (The name of the latter is such a cruel irony for people in my tax bracket.  It’s more like Design Just Out of Reach.)  I had heard DWR was having a Herman Miller sale, and there’s a certain Eames chair on my wishlist.  As it turns out, though, 15% off is still Out of Reach.

Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair in Palisander. Le sigh.

Modern Market is just behind DWR and is fairly new to the NOLA scene.  They also have modern designs, but at somewhat more affordable prices.  And Spruce, a self-described eco-studio in Uptown, has lovely furniture and décor items.  Well worth a visit – and there’s an eco-friendly, fashion-forward clothing boutique, Green Serene, next door.  While we were there, we had to run across the street and try Juan’s Flying Burrito, known for its vegetarian and vegan-friendly fare.  Fabulous!

Creole Taqueria. Enough said.

Today's special, and our mid-afternoon mini-meal.

SO good, with the delightful agony of habanero sauce.

And then, of course, it was off to Whole Foods Arabella Station to stock up on pantry items and remind ourselves that grocery shopping can be wonderful.

Yes, please.

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