June Traveling Inspiration

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Summer makes life simpler, happier, and more enjoyable for those of us who love to travel! This month I had the pleasure of visiting a few stores in Texas and Louisiana who carry our Niven Morgan products. You will see this month’s ventures revolved around dinnerware, fashion, and food. Take a look at some of the great finds and read about all the interesting aspects of what inspires yours truly!


Have you ever traveled somewhere and food was all you could think about? While visiting Barron’s in Longview, TX I had to dine at Café Barron’s and indulge in their crispy fried chicken. This might possibly be the best fried chicken I’ve eaten, and it’s served every Friday! Not only do they have a delicious café, they also have an amazing selection of Vietri dinnerware sets and dishes great for a summer dinner party. Fill the house with the aroma of a Niven Morgan candle and you’ve got a perfect night of entertaining.



Barron’s: Longview, TX


Traveling always includes one thing: shopping. Deborah’s boutique in Longview, TX always has that one item that is sure to catch your eye. Their Vera Bradley selection is sure to catch their customers eye with  bright colors and festive designs. Plus, your Niven Morgan travel set will be the perfect accessory to a Vera Bradley bag.

Deborah’s: Marshall, TX


Anytime I am in Shreveport, I know where I can find great food, good taste, and several unique designs. If you haven’t had a taste of Biscotti’s at Lewis Gifts, you are missing out! My favorite items on the menu include their Cuban sandwich and the chopped salad. When browsing through Lewis Gifts it’s hard to walk through the baby section without wanting to buy for all of my friend’s newborns. A few other favorite items are their Italian glass vases, and gorgeous linens that create a chic summer style for your home.

Luckily, whenever I travel to Shreveport I usually am there long enough to eat more than once. When I do, Superior Steakhouse is always on the top of my list. They have amazing Louisiana crawfish cakes, char-grilled oysters, and a mouth-watering filet. I would also recommend stopping into Deli Casino, a local favorite in Shreveport. If you have enough time during your visit and enjoy a unique dining experience, you must try Mabry House Restaurant. It sits in an old Victorian House where you just might get to sit at the “chefs table.”

Lewis Gifts: Shreveport, LA


Every time I visit The Writing Horse in Tyler, TX I manage to always find something that will make a great gift! I immediately fell in love with this Montes Doggett cream and sugar set (top left picture), and I’m positive you will fall in love with their collection of Juliska glassware.  Not only will you find a perfect gift for your friend when shopping at The Writing Horse, but they also have an amazing kids section for your next baby shower or kids birthday party. I would suggest heading here first if you are looking for a great gift. Add a Niven Morgan candle or lotion like the Gold Body Lotion to your gift  and I promise your gift will be a hit!

The Writing Horse: Tyler, TX


Ladies, I’m sure most of you have heard the name Tory Burch…while I was visiting Spinout in Tyler, TX I couldn’t help but admire their impressive selection of the Tory Burch Spring/Summer 2012 collection. If you’ve got a hot date this summer you might want to stop in for a little shopping session! While browsing around the store I found these festive Karma living room pillows (right) that could add a pop of color to your living room or a kids room.








Spinout: Tyler, TX

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