April-May Issue of Inside New Orleans

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Dress from Palm Village Mandeville, Lilly Pulitzer.

Special thanks to Ashley Daily of Euphorbia and The Plant Gallery.


Whether you are gluten free, sugar free, low carbohydrate, clean eating or

Jennifer Rabalais JADE

JADE is the culmination of a lifetime of the love and appreciation of

Paleo, Everyday KETO To Go owner and baker Susan Freeswick can accommodate.

beautiful things for Jennifer Rabalais. “Whether it is viewed as a blessing or a

Everyday KETO To Go began as a labor of love after Susan and her family started the

curse, the gift to recognize design, quality craftsmanship and symmetry has been

Keto journey to help support her mother’s declining health. “I kept posting through

my passion since I was a child,” Jennifer says.

social media the food I made and also my breads as a way to show that my Keto lifestyle wasn’t lacking in any way,” says Susan. “Someone simply commented that I should sell it and given my experience

In 2012, JADE initially opened with a 2,400-square-foot showroom in The Shops of Canal Place in downtown New Orleans. Subsequently, a more permanent location was acquired in Old Metairie nestling JADE among stately

in catering, I knew how to mass produce the product. So, the next day I opened

old oaks on Metairie Road. The charming residence was home to two previous

Everyday KETO To Go and sold my first bread!”

interior design showrooms spanning over 50 years. This May, JADE will celebrate

Nearly three years later, Susan’s Sliced Bread is still a best seller along with Blueberry Lemon Bread. Other offerings include custom cakes, cheesecakes, bagels,

seven years in the historic space. New Orleans is renowned for its history and antiques and JADE continues

corn bread, cookies, french breads, sweet breads, brownies, pastries and more.

that legacy. “Every object in your home should have meaning to you and every

Susan’s personal favorites are the Cinnamon Rolls, and any of the cookies!

fabric should stir your senses,” Jennifer says. “I love talking one-on-one with our

Susan sources ingredients locally and always organic if possible. “So many

customers. Some people will come in and say that they just love looking around.

people that have diet restrictions are so excited to have found us,” Susan smiles.

That’s when you know that you’ve created an atmosphere that’s inviting and

“My baked goods have made diabetic customers cry because they can finally have

interesting. That makes me happy.”

something safe. We’ve been a dying man’s last wish, and the only thing that tastes good to man who is battling cancer. “It makes me teary every time I think about it, because it has become so much more than a bakery.”

JADE’s 4,500-square-foot space offers an inviting opportunity to browse decorative furniture, bedding and linens as well as the talent of local artists. JADE has a wide variety of unusual gifts and offers complimentary gift wrapping. Tina Lagasse, JADE’s talented interior designer, provides personal, in-home guidance

To further her mission of serving healthy, baked goods, Susan is looking

to give your home character and individuality. Combining all of the selections is

forward to opening a retail store soon in late fall. And by the end of 2021, be on

one of Jennifer’s favorite parts: “I love to go to a client’s home with Tina to see

the lookout for Susan’s first cookbook which will include recipes for healthy family

months-long projects come together.”

meals! Healthy can be delicious!

As a one-stop shop for all home décor needs, Jennifer adds, “We live, raise our families, host friends and extended family, and take refuge in our homes. It makes sense to seek guidance from passionate professionals on how to make our living space all that it can be. JADE strives to be that place.”

Everyday KETO To Go delivers weekly, to New Orleans and surrounding areas from Laplace to Chalmette to the Northshore and beyond. 504-957-9033. everydayketotogo.com. 48

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JADE is located at 324 Metairie Rd. in Metairie. 504-875-4420. jadenola.com.