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DECEMBER 2019

HOLIDAY SHOPPING AND MORE


‘Tis the Season for Wellness

If you're like us, you practice self-care all year long. Stop in for a massage before the holiday bustle. Share the gift of a relaxation day with your friends and family. Book some nail therapy and grab a unique gift from our retail boutique for everyone on your list.

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LET US GATHER

CONTENTS

DECEMBER 2019

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Accents and decor with seasonal flair

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FASHION Party dresses

and accessories

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What to bring to your holiday hosts

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CUE TIPS A sleek cowork-

ing space for women opens in the Warehouse District, plus M.S. Rau’s expansion


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HOL IDAY CHEER Embrace the season with festive home accents, charming decor and flickering aromatic candles, perfect for wintry nights. BY SUZ ANNE PFEFFERLE TAFUR Jeweled reindeer, $18 from Belladonna Day Spa (2900 Magazine St., 504-891-4393; www.belladonnadayspa.com).

Stackable glass Christmas tree, set of five for $295 and set of three for $145 from Judy at the Rink (2727 Prytania St., 504-891-7018; www.judyattherink.com).

Nutcracker teacup, $16 and plate, $14 from New Orleans Museum of Art gift shop (1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, 504-658-4100; www.noma.org/shop).

PHOTO PROVIDED BY J U DY AT T H E R I N K

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Voluspa “persimmon and copal” candle, $24 from New Orleans Museum of Art gift shop.

We Took to the Woods “Christmas on cedar run” bark-wrapped candle, $38, from Nest Nola (5422 Magazine St.,504-835-4702; www.nestnola.net).

Rosy Rings “spicy apple” botanical candle; sizes vary and prices range from $50 to $80 from Belladonna Day Spa. PHOTO PROVIDED BY ROSY RINGS

Illume candles, $32.95 for a set of three from Earthsavers (3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-835-0225; 3414 Highway 90, Mandeville, 985674-1133; 5501 Magazine St., 504-899-8555; www.earthsaversonline.com).

Evergreen-scented “Protect” candle, $38 from Goods that Matter (1114 Josephine St., 504-264-2478; www.ourgoodsmatter.com). PHOTO BY R A N DY P. S C H M I D T

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Magnolia pottery with soy wax candle, $29 from Home Malone (629 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-324-8352; 4610 Magazine St., 504-766-6148; www.homemalonenola.com).

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Burlap Snoopy door hanger, $42.99, from NOLA Gifts & Decor (5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite 17, Metairie, 504-407-3532; wwwnolagiftsanddecor.com).

Photo: Cassagne Photography

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Kitchen towel with Hanukkah dreidel pattern, $7.99 from NOLA Gifts & Decor.

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5 by 7-inch picture frame made from recycled Mardi Gras beads with frame, $40 from Nest Nola.


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Oyster nativity scene, made in Louisiana, $40 from Home Malone. PHOTO PROVIDED BY HOME MALONE

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MJ’s Louisiana Chrisstm a Gifts tmas Cast Iron Shrimp Grill Pan $34.99

16.5” Louisiana Pllatter atter $25.99 (available in n 10” 0” $13 $ 3.99)

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Oyster Grill O ill P Pan an $45. $4 5.999

(Available in 11/22 dozen do and 1 dozen Shrimpp)

Blue & White Fleur De Lis Platter and Serving Bowl $15.99 - $21.99

Mardi Gras Fleur De Lis Platter & Serving Bowl $15.99 - $21.99

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Vintage Christmas treasure box, $34 from White’s Mercantile (3811 Magazine St., 504354-8629; www.whitesmercantile.com).

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Holiday

[ FASHION ]

DAZZLE

Party dresses and accessories that add sparkle to the season

Vintage-inspired necklace, $229 from Yvonne LaFleur.

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Blue velvet wrap dress, $98 from the National World War II Museum store (945 Magazine St., 504-528-1944, www.nationalww2museum.org).

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Blue beaded dress, $499 from Yvonne LaFleur (8131 Hampson St., 504-866-9666; www.yvonnelafleur.com.

Falling pearl earrings (with gold leaves), $72 from the National World War II Museum store.

BY SARAH RAVITS PHOTOS BY CHERYL GERBER

Diamond drop earrings, $80 from the National World War II Museum store.


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Black bead necklace, $79 from Yvonne LaFleur.

Fur-lined cape, $499 from Yvonne LaFleur.

Ruched wrap dress available in sizes 14-22, $119 from Jaci Blue (2111 Magazine St., 504-603-2929; www.jaciblue.com). Black beaded dress, $499 from Yvonne LaFleur).

PHOTO PROVIDED BY JACI BLUE

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Vintage-inspired ring, $60 from the National World War II Museum store.

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[ SHOPPING ]

Holiday BY SAR AH R AV I T S

HOST GIFTS

Show your appreciation to friends and family who welcome you to their winter gatherings.

Whimsy in Watercolor Original watercolor painting by Jane Brewster in handmade frame, $200 from RHINO Contemporary Crafts (2028 Magazine St., 504-523-7945; www.rhinocrafts.com). PHOTO PROVIDED BY JANE BREWSTER

Local Flavor Locally designed hand towel, $16 from Home Malone (629 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-324-8352; 4610 Magazine St., 504-7666148; www.homemalonenola.com).

Natural Art “Art Forms of Nature” illustrated book, featuring 22 pull-out posters, $29.95 from Nest NOLA.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY HOME MALONE

PHOTO BY SARAH RAVITS

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Shell Game

Holiday Toast

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Hand-painted wine glass, $18.50 from Home Malone. PHOTO PROVIDED BY HOME MALONE

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Hand-painted oyster coasters, $48 (set of four) from Home Malone.

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[ SHOPPING ]

Vested Interest

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Custom monogrammed vest, prices vary, from Orleans Embroidery (4517 Thalia St., 504-266-2618; www.orleansembroidery.com).

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New Orleans Gifts • Local Artists & Designers

Light The Way All I want for Christmas...

4432 MAGAZINE

1 block off Napoleon Uptown | 504.502.6206 | BywaterClothing.com

Vintage-inspired daisy night light made with recycled glass, $29.95 from Nest NOLA (5422 Magazine St., 504835-4702; www.nestnola.net).


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GIFT GUIDE

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[ CUE TIPS ]

M.S. RAU ANTIQUES

Expands

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BY ANDREA BLUMENSTEIN

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M.S. RAU ANTIQUES (630 ROYAL ST., 888-711-8084) UNVEILED ITS NEWLY EXPANDED STOREFRONT LAST MONTH, showcasing 32,000 square feet of showroom space, new floors and two gardens, in addition to updated lighting and other aesthetic details. The iconic antique gallery and store displays one-of-a-kind paintings from the masters, rare diamonds and other jewels, glassware, silver, historic furnishings and art. Over the years, it has garnered celebrity attention from customers including Oprah Winfrey, Nicolas Cage and Ozzy Osbourne. Owner Bill Rau, whose family opened the space in 1912, spearheaded the expansion, which presented a number of unique challenges due to the store’s location and its status as a historic site. “We made the investment to be the best gallery in the world,” says Rau, who is the third generation of the family to run the business. Renovating historic buildings — especially in a historic district such as the French Quarter — is a grueling process because most details, ranging from paint color to types of glass, require approval. Perseverance was key, Rau says. “Here is where it gets interesting,” he says. “We have to work with the state historic preservation, plus the National [Trust for Historic Preservation], plus the Vieux Carre Commission — and also with the fire marshal.” Each entity has different guidelines for renovations, and some of them are contradictory and can lead to frustration. This expansion took several years to undertake, and the Raus spent millions of dollars to complete it. “There are parts that came out extraordinary,” he says. Some sections, like the fourth floor, which is viewed by invitation only, “shrunk considerably under fire regulations,” Rau says. Ultimately, the result is something he and his family — includ-

WOMAN’S World BY ANDREA BLUMENSTEIN

A new coworking space caters to women entrepreneurs ing his daughter Rebecca, who also works for the company — are immensely proud of. “Our art display looks better than any museum in the world right now,” he says. “We have state-of-the-art everything. Most museums don’t have the ability to do what we did here because they can’t start fresh.” Theater lights also are a new enhancement. Rau says the new lights allow him to highlight the “natural perfection” of the art by custom setting the temperature of light, making paintings appear to glow from the wall. “In a busy setting, your eye doesn’t know where to go,” he says. “(Now) you can appreciate the beauty of the art. ... We have the ability to display the museum-quality pieces the way they deserve to be displayed.”

WB Collective (401 St. Joseph St.), a coworking space dedicated solely to women-owned businesses, has expanded its operations to New Orleans and will celebrate with a ribbon-cutting and pop-up shopping experience Dec. 5. The venture seeks to con-

nect women entrepreneurs with large-scale suppliers and provide a collaborative environment where they can launch a firm and conduct business. Located in a 7,000-square-foot converted 1905 warehouse, WB Collective offers coworking spaces for daily or monthly rental, as well as a private event space. It’s also the home to the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBEC) South. The collective also operates spaces in Nashville, Tennessee and Birmingham, Alabama. M2 Brokerage purchased the shuttered building in 2014 and renovated the property, with Perez APC, Colmex Construction and KV Workspace LLC, all members of the WBEC, managing the renovation. The design team incorporated splashes of color — mostly reds and purples — along with exposed brick and modern technology. “(The space) allows us to offer affordable access to downtown business districts for women-owned business enterprises, while also providing an interactive work environment that supports the mission of achieving barrier-free access to business opportunities,” WBEC President and CEO Phala Mire says. “Our vision is simply to provide daily, dynamic member experiences tailored to the unique needs of female entrepreneurs from start-up to maturity.”


[ADVERTISING PROMOTION]

Keep it cozy in our Holiday PJs. These sloth-printed joggers are the perfect go to for a slow morning, and the ultra soft top will have you dreaming of what’s waiting for you under the tree. Top: $56 Bottoms: $50, at Bra Genie (3054 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite C. 504644-2500; 6021 Pinnacle Parkway, Covington, 985-9518638; bragenie.com).

Auntie Ande’s handmade castille soaps. $8 each, at Starwind Gifts (5509 Magazine St., 504-702-LUCK; StarwindGifts.com).

Spiral Shell Pearl Collar $450, at Mignon Faget (333 Canal St., 4300 Magazine St., 3801 Magazine St., 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd Lakeside Shopping Center).

Five Leaf Full Spectrum Tincture Peppermint 1000MG $104.99, at RA Shop (locations citywide; rashop.us).

Gifts

No Validation Needed Teeby Dazey LA &52 Sizes 12/14-24/26 Farrow Distressed Jeans by DL1961 $189 Sizes 14-22, at Jaci Blue (2111 Magazine St., 504-6032929; jaciblue.com).

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Birth of Venus Ring Tray- $49 Wild Rose Bracelet- $89 Wild Rose Hair Pin- $45 Fleur de Lis Hair Pin- $40, at Nest Nola (5422 Magazine St., 504-835-4702; nestnola.net).

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Glass Oyster Shell and Pearl Ornament $14.75, and Galvanized Metal Crab with Glass Tidbit Bowl $55.00, at Belladonna (2900 Magazine St., 504-891-4393 Belladonnadayspa.com).

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