This Week's Edition / July 24, 2014

Fashion & Boutiques

Bridal show this weekend

More than 60 local vendors will be on hand at the Baton Rouge Bridal Show this Sunday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the River Center. Brides-to-be can meet florists, cake designers, caterers and more. Guests will have the chance to win door prizes as well as a 4-day, 3-night honeymoon in Jamaica. It’s not too late to purchase tickets.



Savings on summer accessories

It's beach break time at Serena and Lily with new summer markdowns. You can shop the home décor store's sale online. Serena and Lily's motto, “Love color, live for pattern,” shines through in the shop's bright, fun prints on pareos, cover-ups, beach towels, and totes.



Health & Beauty

Hanley’s introducing avocado dressing

Sensation salad aficionados praise Baton Rouge-based Hanley’s Foods for its exceptional Sensation salad dressing. The company followed up that success with its well-received, seasonal strawberry vinaigrette. Now Hanley’s plans to launch an all-natural avocado dressing this fall. This new vegan sauce will be free of gluten, soy and dairy products. Sign up on Hanley’s mailing list to find out when the avocado sauce is ready to hit local store shelves.



Walsh Pilates reducing class cost

Walsh Pilates on Jefferson Highway is adding 22 new classes and offering a promotion for the first time in its near 10-year history. All classes in August, normally $35, will be discounted to $20 and restricted to a maximum of four people so instructors can give clients individualized attention. Classes focus on posture, alignment, stretching, toning and Pilates technique. Registration is now open.



Home & Garden

La Marquise in Lafayette closing

In preparation for its Aug. 15 closing, La Marquise is holding an irresistible sale, making a quick trip to Lafayette worth the while. The owners are offering customers 50% off everything in the store, including household goods and cosmetics. Stock up on trendy home décor items from designers such as L'objet, Olivia Riegel and Trump Home. The Petroleum Club of Lafayette, a special events venue, will take over the space Sept. 1.



Sun-tolerant hydrangea welcome here

To add a pop of pastel to your Louisiana landscape, try planting the newly introduced cone-shaped hydrangea, also known as hydrangea paniculata. This species, native to China and Japan, has graced gardens throughout the state over the past few years. These hydrangeas are more sun tolerant than their dome-shaped counterparts. However, they require greater drainage to prevent root rot. Check out more tips from the LSU AgCenter in this video.







Lagniappe

Casas for CASA returns

A fiesta at the Mall of Louisiana kicks off the annual Casas for CASA fundraiser, scheduled for July 27 at 7 p.m. The fun includes tasty Mexican fare, drinks, a silent auction, live entertainment, and more. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 at the event or online for a chance to win a playhouse valued at nearly $17,000. Tickets will be sold through Aug. 17, when the winner will be announced.



Outdoor movie night in BR

For your viewing pleasure, 225 magazine is hosting a contemporary movie night for adults July 30 on the lawn at North Boulevard Town Square. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby will begin at sunset, or around 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; moviegoers are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and coolers. RSVP here.



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