Fashion & Boutiques

ETCH's website goes live

The founders of ETCH, Zoe Ganch and Mallory Estopinal, are now selling their geometric laser-cut jewelry online through their website. Featured in the July issue of inRegister, the ladies have grown their formerly Instagram-only shop into an official online retailer. The business partners also recently launched a fall look-book, viewable here. ETCH sells rings, earrings, and necklaces, as well as accessories.
Photo credit: David Humphreys

The best flats

Style meets comfort. Though boots will be a go-to this fall, flats should be on the shopping list, too. We’re obsessing over these fashion-forward ballerinas from Salvatore Ferragamo, an Italian designer whose handcrafted footwear first flourished in the 1920s. The company has since expanded to sell accessories and apparel, but the Varina leather shoes—which come in a variety of colors, including black and purple—top our list for a fall must-have.

Health & Beauty

Pennington hosts inaugural 5K

Pennington Biomedical is hosting its inaugural Doc’s Dash, a 5K and 1-mile fun run, Sept. 27 at its research center on Perkins Road. The family-friendly day includes a variety of activities besides the race, such as live entertainment, a photo booth, health screenings, group exercise classes, and more. Get further details here.

Spa to support Arthritis Foundation

Massage Envy Spa at CitiPlace is donating $10 to the Arthritis Foundation from every massage or facial given there Sept. 17. It’s the day of the fourth annual Healing Hands for Arthritis fundraiser, a national event that has raised more than $2 million for the nonprofit since 2011. At Massage Envy, a portion of product sales will also be donated to the foundation. Check with the salon for participating manufacturers. To make an appointment, call 922-7000.

Home & Garden

Fabric Warehouse sale

Fabric Warehouse is celebrating 20 years of business with a special event Sept. 14. From 2 to 5 p.m., customers can enjoy 25% off the entire store, located on Airline Highway. Spruce up your home with new fabric, hardware, trim and home décor. Or tackle a DIY project with the shop's Maison Blanche's chalk-based paint.

Prepare for a fall pruning

The Louisiana Nursery Home and Garden Showplace recommends pruning rosebushes for the fall. For hybrid tea and antique roses, reduce the plant's overall height by one-third to prevent root lift, and remove thin canes to prevent wind damage. For Knock Out roses, prune no more than 25% of the bush overall. Lastly, clear all the bushes of excess debris. Experts at Louisiana Nursery Home and Garden Showplace can be reached at 766-0300.


Rock the Paws this weekend

Companion Animal Alliance is hosting a free family-oriented event Sept. 14 downtown, where you just may meet your new best friend. Rock the Paws will feature two live bands, food, drink and pet supply vendors, trainers, groomers and, most importantly, lovable animals up for adoption. The fun begins at 1 p.m. at North Boulevard Town Square. Follow CAA on Facebook for the latest developments.

Food and wine fun

The Baton Rouge Irish Club's annual Food and Wine Experience is set for Sept. 12 at the Celtic Media Centre and begins at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the annual Irish Film Festival. Guests will enjoy delicious fare prepared by celebrity chefs in addition to fine wine. Find more details here.

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