It’s the Little Things: Creating Big Moments in Your Home Through The Stylish Small Stuff (Rizzoli, $45.00)
Featuring exquisite design vignettes from today’s top designers including Bunny Williams, Alessandra Blanca and India Hicks, author Susanna Salk’s It’s the Little Things inspires readers to get personal and artful with decorating choices. Organized by type of design arrangement, from full rooms to entire wall applications, to intimate still lifes arrayed on desktops, mantels, and bookshelves, Salk illustrates the art of displaying their beloved objects to create one-of-a-kind interiors.

Body Art
Inspired by the work of local artist Mallory Page, jewelry designer Kendra Scott’s Spring 2016 collection focuses on natural stones and minimalist silhouettes that complement the artist’s aesthetic. A portion of sales proceeds will benefit The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, a New Orleans-based, nationally recognized nonprofit providing financial assistance to support art education.

Kendra Scott, 5757 Magazine St., 613-4227,

Eye Opener
Dissatisfied with the brow products available on the market, local esthetician Lauren Prats embarked on a search for the ultimate eyebrow system. When her search came up empty, Prats devised her own line of bespoke cosmetics including the Waterproof Brow Pen, Brow Mascara and Clear Brow Set thoughtfully formulated for all ages and ethnicities.

HI-Brow Beauty Bar, 126 Sierra Court, Metairie, 325-2222,

Conversation Starter
Widely known for her colorful abstract paintings and whimsical white clay totem-poles, local artist Julie Silvers’ candlesticks are sparking a lot of interest. Up to 14-inches tall, each unique piece is made from an assemblage of new and leftover totem-pole pieces with some featuring chandelier crystals.

Julie Silvers Art, 617 Julia St., 475-8366,

Handy Dandy
New for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Scandinavian tech brand Mujjo releases its upgraded leather wallet case featuring moulded edge technology to strengthen durability of the leather at its most fragile points. Available in tan, black and gray, the slim, dapper case holds up to three cards to keep modern-day essentials within reach while eliminating bulky pockets.


Curve Appeal
Inspired by a Mid-Century Italian chair, the Healdsburg swiveling lounge chair will surely “turn” heads.  Indoors in a sunroom or outdoors by the pool, the chic yet comfy perch is bound to become the best seat of the house. Its modified barrel-back metal frame is wrapped in finely woven rattan for sturdiness with tufted charcoal cushions for plush appeal.


Pitcher Perfect
Inspired by the Mediterranean, the Buon Appetito pitcher colorfully contains anything fresh – from lemonade to flowers. Available in five juicy hues, each pitcher is made from hand-thrown clay that has been shaped on the potter’s wheel and glazed to produce a one-of-kind finish. No matter how it’s used, its geomteric styling and bold color will add flair to your table.

Fortunata Fine Italian Ceramics,  

Tea Time
Niven Morgan’s Green Tea & Peony Melting Body Butter instantly softens skin as the hydrated formula melts and absorbs for deep moisturizing. Made from shea butter, aloe vera and organic green tea oil compounded with Vitamins E and B5, the silky balm envelops the senses with a refreshing and youthful fragrance that captures the beauty of this magnificent peony flower.

Niven Morgan, Perlis, 6070 Magazine St., 895-8661,



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