Good morning! In September, for my birthday weekend, Myles and I went to New Orleans. After our hotel stay, we spent the rest of our time in Mandeville, where his parents live, and had so much fun exploring! It was an absolutely beautiful day, albeit SO hot, and we loved just enjoying the weather and finding new places to see! I wanted to share two of those with you, in case you ever find yourself in Mandeville (just across the lake from New Orleans) needing recommendations!
This is SUCH a Mandeville picture. There were about 8 sailboats in the water, tons of people doing Yolo boards, biking, running, etc. I love how outdoorsy everyone is!
We had lunch on the lakefront at The Barley Oak. It's a brewhouse that serves food too and we absolutely love it. The German sausage plate is amazing, but I got a BBQ brisket sandwich for lunch instead. The sandwich was everything I was in the mood for, but that view!!
After lunch, we headed off in search of dessert! Myles had heard about The Candy Bank and it sounded like the perfect place. Y'all, it was precious and I walked away with about 10 pounds of candy.
It's on the corner of Carrol and Claiborne and just a few blocks from the Lakefront. It's in an old bank building and is filled with vintage touches and tons of natural light.
When you walk in, you see the front counter, behind which, they show case all of their homemade sodas! They also have ice cream and bunches of tables to sit down and enjoy your goodies.
The back room, though, is where all the magic happens. There are rows and rows of everything from chocolate truffles to gummy worms to jelly beans. Every detail is so picture perfect and everything looks beautiful, and smells delicious!
I bought a little of everything and I swear it lasted more than a day, but barely! Obviously the candy was a little more than I'd usually pay, but the experience was so much fun and the variety can't be beat. It was so cute watching all of the excited kids picking out their favorites and they had everything I could've ever wanted. If you find yourself in the area with some time to spare, I highly recommend it!