Grandmother’s Buttons Opens In NOLA

Grandmother’s Buttons, the Louisiana-made jewelry company, is opening its second location in New Orleans on Magazine Street. The grand opening on April 9 will feature food, music and gift bags for the first 50 customers. The opening coincides with the company’s 20th anniversary of its flagship store in St. Francisville. All jewelry is created using authentic antique buttons and vintage glass, and is also available online and in 500 stores around the county. Grandmother’s Buttons New Orleans will feature home goods, apparel and some one-of-a-kind pieces.

New Car Service App from Local Company

Limousine Livery Ltd., 4333 Euphrosine St., 561-8777,

Local firm Limousine Livery has launched their own Livery Car app for mobile devices. You input where you want to go and the rate and driver pop up, giving you the option to call. Aaron Dirks explains: “We’re a local firm offering luxury services at great prices. The app is great, but we also have 100 employees you can call and a 70-vehicle fleet, so even if it’s very busy you won’t suffer from surge pricing. The fare won’t be eight times higher because there aren’t many cars around.” In addition, “the size of our fleet means we often provide complimentary upgrades,” which is always an added bonus.