Rock of Ages
Local jewelry designer Ashley Porter’s Mineral collection is inspired by agate, Louisiana’s state mineral. As a child, she collected the semi-precious gemstones in her backyard and now, decades later, enlists them as stunning centerpieces for her bespoke necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings. Five percent of profits from the sales help the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. SOPO, 629 N. Carrollton Ave., 504/609-2429, porterlyons.com.
Vogue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute: Parties, Exhibitions, People
Hamish Bowles’ newest release Parties, Exhibitions, People offers insider access to the most spectacular museum event of its kind. Anchored by photographs from The Met’s provocative exhibitions in tandem with the Vogue fashion shoots they inspired, the book also includes photos from its famed opening night galas, attended by A-listers from Hillary Clinton to Beyoncé.
There’s nothing like a plush, feather-filled pillow to cure the wintertime blues. A warm paprika paisley print atop a crisp, cool charcoal field makes Square Feather’s Orange Blanco Floral pillow a match made in home décor heaven and a crucial pop of color for any piece in need of a little love. Jade, 324 Metairie Road, 875-4420, squarefeathers.com.
If you’ve resolved to get in shape this year, why not cycle in style? Mozie’s vintage European-inspired bikes combine functionality and enjoyment into one exceptional ride. Rear roller-disk brakes and a modern Shimano internal gearing system offer control for the competitive rider while genuine Australian leather saddles and grips make it a must-have for the fashionably fit. Mozie Bicycles, moziebicycles.com.
Break Out the Bubbly
Whether it’s New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day or Twelfth Night, let the scent of celebration fill the air with the Prosecco reed diffuser. Light and crisp, Antica Farmacista captures the sparkling effervescence of Prosecco and Champagne with top notes of Satsuma balanced with subtle notes of muguet, apricot and passionfruit along with sugared black currant. Antica Farmacista, anticafarmacista.com
No matter how you use it – as a bedside table or a sophisticated bar – the classic 1930s machine age look of the Dante dresser adds an Art Moderne touch to any space. Aged camel leather, rounded edges and brushed nickel legs and hardware are the hallmarks of its handsome exterior, while drawers lined in linen evoke a sense of a luxury. Made Goods madegoods.com
Designed in New Orleans and handmade in the USA, Flying Fox’s “Adele” handbag balances a head-turning hue with subtle details like gold-toned hardware and polka-dot cotton lining. A removable chain and leather strap takes it from a crossbody to a clutch and elevates any look from workday to work play. The Mix, 1281 North Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-9797, flyingfox.com.
Fit for a King
Here’s the long and short of it: When it comes to finding the perfect perch for the foot of the bed nothing seems to fit – until now. Designed to run the length of your king- or queen-sized bed frame, the Jacon footboard sofa is offered in multiple fabric options and finishes to complement any décor. Haven Custom Furnishings, 300 Jefferson Hwy, Suite 102, 400-0098, havencustomfurnishings.com.