Our small businesses need some love! Everyone has been hibernating since Christmas, and the Valentine’s boost they normally experience conflicts with Mardi Gras. We hope you will embrace the holiday because 1) there is so much creative goodness by local artisans that its hard to resist and 2) you do not need a man to celebrate this day! You can show anyone who is special in your life that you care about them with one of these unique finds. Plan ahead so you can spoil your loved ones and then dance in the street to Hey Pockey Way on February 14th!
14K Rose Gold Diamond Hoop Earrings | FRIEND & CO. – Love at first sight. Designed by Ken Friend, they provide an elegant, yet simple, wow factor.
Reservations | BALISE - Balise, a new restaurant by Chef Justin and Mia Devillier of La Petite Grocery, opens today! If you can score reservations at the city’s hottest new restaurant, your Valentine is sure to thank you.
Heart Soap Dish | ECLECTIC HOME – This gift is suitable for any Valentine on your list…be it your mother, grandmother, or a co-worker to show you care. Loomed NOLA has great homemade soaps made by the owner’s mother to pair with it.
Makeup Consultation | TISA BEAUTY BAR – I stopped by Tisa Beauty Bar yesterday to pick up my under eye concealer to discover an entire revamp of my favorite makeup line. Isaac Mizrahi has aesthetically transformed the beloved Being True. This is the best mineral makeup in the industry, so he didn’t touch the formulas, rather he just made the packaging a bit more fun! Tisa swears by this makeup and says, “You could sleep in it…but you don’t!” There are 16 new lip colors and lip glosses so pick up one of those or schedule a consultation. Trust anything that Tisa puts on your face.
Flowers | DUNN & SONNIER - Because parades will be rolling on Valentine’s Day, Dunn & Sonnier will be unable to deliver on Saturday, February 14. Please call this week to schedule your delivery day for next week. T: 504-524-3235
Romantic Getaway | SOUTHERN HOTEL – Retreat to the Southern Hotel for some peace and quiet after a crazy Mardi Gras. Fireplaces abound and you don’t even have to leave the hotel to dine in the most delicious restaurant Ox Lot 9.
Dinner at the Grill Room | WINDSOR COURT – If you’re not an Endymion watcher than Saturday night of Mardi Gras is always a great night to have a delicious dinner. With the Windsor Court a stone’s throw away from the parade route, make a reservation and indulge in their Valentine’s Day menu.
Cupid Martini Table | MALACHITE - Melissa and Adrienne scouted the perfect table for Valentine’s Day…or any day of the year. This little ruby glass dish has concentric gold gilt circles etched into the top, scalloped edges, and it sits on top of a triple arrow solid brass base.
PJs and Purse | MIGNON - Perfect for the little nugget in your life. They will be excited to climb into bed after a long day of parades if they have these yummy pjs.
XOXO Pillow | JADE – The Pillow Bar is now at home at Jade. While pillows are typically customizable, they have the XOXO and the Crown available in stock for Valentine’s Day and Carnival presents.
Bikini Wax Special | BUFF BEAUTY BAR – Have a happier Valentine’s Day with Buff Beauty Bar and Basics Underneath. If you receive a bikini wax at Buff from Feb 1-14, you will get $15 off at Basics (and if you spend $100 at Basics from Feb 1-14, you will get $15 off of a bikini wax service at Buff).
Valentine’s Card | GROVE STREET PRESS – Write a love note on this card and mail it to your favorite person. Snail mail is the best mail!
têtê-à-têtê bench | ST. ROMAIN INTERIORS - têtê-à-têtê in French means head to head. This bench allowed the man and woman to face each other and kiss or have an intimate conversation. This French antique is reminiscent of days gone by.
Macaron Trinket Box | ANGELIQUE KIDS - Your kids will love keeping their treasures in this pretty box.
Yellow Typewriter | GALLERY ORANGE - This Yellow Typewriter by artist Nick Clark can be personalized! Acrylic on Canvas & 24″ x 20″ call today to type out your love letter. 504-875-4006
Heart Charm | GOGO JEWELRY – Handcrafted by Gogo, this is an edgy way to say I love you.
Art | ALEXIS WALTER ART - Alexis has a new collection that she is debuting that is a bit more daring than I have seen in the past. Needless to say, I continue to love everything she does…and feel confident you will too. Schedule an appointment to view her collection by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Rain Check | ARNAUD’S – Arnaud’s knows everyone has Mardi Gras on the mind, so they invite you to celebrate Valentine’s Day with them on February 27th, 28th, and March 1st. In addition to their regular a la carte menu, they will offer a 3 course dinner for $55 dollars plus tax and tip. Three different options at each course and a complimentary glass of Moet with dessert. Of course if you still venture to Arnaud’s after the parades on Valentine’s Day, the restaurant will be festively decorated and they will certainly make everyone feel wonderful and schmoopy whoopy!
Cosmetic Case | EMMA’S SHOES AND ACCESSORIES – Grab a lip gloss from Tisa and pop it into a Tory Burch cosmetic case from Emma’s and any girl will thank you.
Pink Champagne | MARTIN WINE CELLAR – Many of my most favorite memories involve pink champagne, so now it has become my signature drink. Nothing says Valentine’s Day like pink champagne! If you procrastinate, you can easily walk to the Baronne Street location and grab a bottle to surprise your Valentine on the parade route.
Just in case you’re wondering, I’ll take anything on this list! Happy Valentine’s Day and…
TELL THEM SCOUT SENT YOU!