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Renee Boutique Turns 3 and Goes Digital
When so many Main Streets look the same these days, one of the wonders of our city is the boutique fashion industry. A Renee Boutique, just off Jackson Square is a great example. Owner April Renee seeks out small designers to create a stylish inventory for sizes XS to XXL. You will find handmade bags from Madagascar, unique clothing in fabulous colours and beautiful fabrics. Celebrating its third anniversary, the boutique has also opened up online with free shipping and returns.
824 Chartres Street, 418-1448, AReneeBoutique.com.
Historic Creole Mourning Tour Opens at St. Joseph Plantation
Built by slaves in 1830, St. Joseph’s sugar plantation was home to some of the most high profile figures of the 19th century. From October 1 to November 3, it will host its annual “Creole Mourning Tour,” featuring the customs and rituals of the 18th and 19th century Roman Catholic Creoles. The house will be dressed in full deep mourning with a black-draped coffin. On certain weekends, there will be live reenactments of the people and customs who lived there. Tickets are available online.
3535 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA, 225-265-4078, StJosephPlantation.com.