Sun Fun Day for me was visiting for the first time, the World Market with my boyfriend Brian. He's been to the store before and thought that I would love the place and he was RIGHT! Imagine Target and Hobby Lobby marrying each other and that's the kind of store that the World Market is.
According to their website, "In the late 1950s, a San Francisco businessman turned traveler and importer began selling shiploads of hand-woven wicker from one of the city’s piers. As crates were unloaded, locals lined up and loaded up. Even curious tourists were drawn to the unique and unusual. With such a receptive audience eagerly awaiting his return, it only made sense to open a store. And in 1958 he opened the first store in San Francisco’s famed Fisherman’s Wharf and called it Cost Plus World Market. The store quickly became a destination for those who craved original and handmade items from around the world. Items were sold at cost, plus ten percent - hence the name Cost Plus World Market!"
So naturally, I fell in love with their stationary corner with cute and catchy notepads, journals, pens and books all about women empowerment. If it wasn't for the next section of the store, I would've stayed in this section the entire time.
My absolute favorite section in the store was the skincare products that are perfect for your self-care routines any time of the day. I purchased a pack of lip masks and some candles for now, but this will be the store from now on, where I will probably do my skincare hauls.
Now Brian only cared about the food section of course, so we spent a lot of time browsing the food aisles and I put some items in the basket that I wouldn't traditionally shop for. I found an Italian roast of coffee pods for my Keurig that I'm enjoying. I also wanted to try the linguine pasta with red wine to make a spaghetti sauce with. The foods are from around the world so I bought a few packets of Indian spices and quick meals to prep and cook with. We love a nice a cold beer so we bought a variety box of beers that we had never tasted before from around the world and did a beer tasting once we got home. Check out more pictures from inside the World Market below.
One section of the store that I didn't get to spend much time in was in the home decor aisles. There was no particular reason(s) why I didn't, but they did have some cute and chic home decor if that's your thing.
On our next visit, I will definitely get this movie night popcorn set ($14). Brian and I love watching movies together and this set will make movie night, better. The weather isn't cold here in NOLA but I definitely have my eyes on the cocoa cones and other holiday trinkets.
Overall, I really enjoyed the World Market and it was definitely Sunday Funday for me. I love exploring new places in New Orleans and this is definitely a place that I will be frequenting more. The store is actually located in the Jefferson parish of NOLA which isn't far from the city limits. Make sure you set a budget when you visit the store and thank me later.