by Victoria Crosby select photos from Paxton SightMom can sample the life of the bon vivant with an evening at One Restaurant & Lounge, where they have just debuted their menu for spring. New items include delicacies like cochon de lait, a slow-cooked pork roast served with stoned ground grits, sweet-and-sour red cabbage, and cracklins on the side. Another scrumptious choice is the soft-shelled crab and escargot served atop herbed risotto, with a leak and bacon meuniere sauce. While you wait for the main course, ask for a huckleberry mojito, and make sure to experience the restaurant’s now famous appetizer, char-grilled oysters with Roquefort cheese. Is your mouth watering, yet? Good. Go make a reservation or pick up a gift certificate today! One Restaurant & Lounge, 8132 Hampson St., 301-9061.
Make your Mother feel like Jackie O with the timeless perfection of a three-strand faux pearl necklace by M&J Savitt. London-Hill, 820 E. Boston St., Covington, 985/892-0201.
Spring’s blooms will look lovely in a beautifully handcrafted Lily of the Valley vase, imported from Russia. Hazelnut, 5515 Magazine St., 891-2424.
Do you have a mother who has it all? Make sure she does with this sumptuous 18-kt. rose gold and diamond scrollwork pin. Designed by Friend & Company owner Ken Friend, it is one-of-a-kind and entirely unique—just like your Mother. Friend & Company, 7713 Maple St., 866-5433.
Mother-of-pearl button flip-flops are so charming and elegant, like Cinderella’s slippers they will transform Mom into a stylish gal-about-town. Ele Shoes & Accessories, 3316 Magazine St., 309-86740.
This colorful butterfly print cosmetic bag by Stephanie Johnson is almost too pretty to hide away in your purse. With separate compartments for brushes, soaps and lipsticks, it can also double as a fetching travel case. Bella Rouge, 214A Lee Lane, Covington, 985/875-0775.