a few weeks ago, stephen had a state tennis tournament that spanned from friday – monday. I drove up after work on friday and stayed through sunday morning, so I missed quite a bit of the tournament but we still had a great weekend in the southern city of macon, georgia. trip highlights included touring the historic hay home and an impromptu stop at the french market.
macon is about 90 miles from atlanta and as I was driving up on friday, I saw a sign for the french market in locust grove. locust grove is halfway between atlanta and macon, and I had never heard of it before this trip. on the way back home on sunday morning, I decided I just had to check out the french market. in my head, I pictured a smaller version of joanna gaines’ magnolia market and sure enough, the french market turned out to be a completely adorable little detour.
the french market is owned by a couple whose life long dream it was to open something of their own, a culmination of his dream to open a new orleans-inspired cafe/restaurant and her dream to open a home and garden shop… not to mention her passion for cupcakes.
while I regretfully did not try the cupcakes, I did buy a cute wooden cookbook stand that will be great in our kitchen. with our move coming quickly, I am [even more so than normal] obsessed with home and garden. the french market was the perfect stop for some southern shopping and you better believe that next time I pop in, I’ll be getting that cupcake! 😉