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What's Hot For Back to School

by KARA NELSON Summer vacation may be over, but summer temperatures tend to linger a little longer in these parts. That’s why this sleeveless knit dress from Deux Par Deux—paired with a classic wood-handle purse—is a logical yet fashionable choice…

Father's Day

Wrap your arms around his neck and a fine hide belt around his waist. Even if he’s an odd size—like a 37 or a 39—Bayou Belts will make a custom belt just for him. Choose from exotic skins such as…

June 2005

Cream of the CropUsing the actual 18th-century creamware pieces from its collection as inspiration, Longue Vue House and Gardens has reproduction creamware made using techniques from the 1700s. Since the pieces are unable to be mass-produced, each item is unique—just…

May 2005

Apple of Your Eye No coffee table has to go unadorned when this apple-accented Italian glass plate can rescue it. Also available in a pear design. Nancy Robbins, 1291 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 727-4565. Glass Menagerie Keep your tabletop…

For Mother's Day

Drawing inspiration from her growing collection of 18th- and 19th-century French-cut steel shoe buckles, Janet Bruno-Small will design a one-of-a-kind necklace with your mother in mind. This piece, which mixes freshwater pearls with garnet, sterling and quartz, features one of…

Style April 2005

Clear and Present Make a shining statement with this glass square lamp. Its simple design won’t overpower the décor of a room, but the shaped base adds a little something extra. Probst Decorating, 3300 Magazine St., 895-2094.

Jewelry

Two words to describe this luxurious creation by Adler’s: fabulous color. Glowing apple-green tsavorite, bright poppy-pink sapphires and brilliant star-white diamonds set in an 18 kt. yellow gold crescent-shaped necklace is almost as much a delight to behold as it…

November Style

Bedding Down Your precious four-legged friends deserve a cozy place to rest, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your love of style. Available in three sizes, the rectangular Hound Lounge beds have a hypoallergenic fiber-fill and a cotton…