Fashion & Boutiques

Boutique coming to Perkins Rowe

The Impeccable Pig, a Dallas-based boutique that started as a home-décor shop in 2002, is eyeing a late July opening at Perkins Rowe. Over the last few years, the company has expanded its customer base by opening multiple stores across the Southeast. It now sells moderately priced women's clothing, handbags and jewelry. The Impeccable Pig prides itself on supporting nonprofits in the cities where its shops do business. In Perkins Rowe, the boutique will be located near White House/Black Market.

I Do celebrates anniversary

I Do Bridal Couture is celebrating its second anniversary with special incentives offered to brides-to-be! Stop by and place a new gown order to get 15% off. Next week, the store is giving away two Hey Penelope “Bride in the Boot” T-shirts, plus a chance to win up to 20% off accessories. In addition to the store’s birthday specials, various designer trunk shows, showcasing the spring 2015 collections, have been scheduled. Bridal appointments can be booked by calling 361-0377. Keep up with the store on its Facebook page to find out the latest.

Health & Beauty

Fit and Fearless at Cancer Services

Combining light cardio with stretching and relaxation exercises, Fit and Fearless is Cancer Services’ long-standing, popular workout for those battling cancer, those who’ve battled cancer, and their caregivers. The free classes are held Monday and Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. and Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at the BREC Independence Park building. Check out the schedule here, or call Jackie Woods at 927-2273 to register.

Body Brite offering savings

BodyBrite is hosting a summer savings event July 18. Beginning at 5 p.m., customers who stop by the Perkins Road store will enjoy 10% off services, such as hair removal, professional teeth whitening, skin rejuvenation, and oxygen facials. On the big day you’ll also find there 20% off Jane Iredale cosmetics, 20% off skin care products, free skin and makeup consultations, as well food, drinks, and door prizes. RSVP to 769-0081 or

Home & Garden

Sale on Yves Delorme linens

This week, in honor of Bastille Day, Custom Linens on Jefferson Highway has a 20% discount on Yves Delorme bed and bath linens. The high-end French fabrics come in colorful and versatile patterns that pop. Though the French holiday is officially celebrated July 14, the sale extends through Saturday.

Baton Rouge Green’s plant seminar

Baton Rouge Green is hosting a plant seminar Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the LSU Hilltop Arboretum. Marc Pastorek, a horticultural consultant, will be speaking on “Louisiana Native Grasses for Urban Landscape Applications.” Scott Courtright, a forester and arborist, will be presenting “Artichoke Gall on Live Oaks” and “Are your Trees Ready for Storm Season.” The seminar is free and open to the public. Find details here.


Art Melt returns

The state’s largest juried multimedia art exhibition, hosted by Forum 35, returns to the Capital City this weekend. The preview party, for which tickets are still available, kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. at the Louisiana State Museum. On Saturday, the free event commences at 5 p.m. and is open to the public. Get additional information here.

Music and Merlot

The Center for Musical Arts is hosting two-hour group piano lessons for adults throughout the month of July. “I can’t tell you the [number] of adults I talk to who say they have always wanted to play the piano but thought they couldn’t for some reason or another,” says Megan Reilly Shannon, part owner of CMA. “This class is a way for them to get their feet wet.” To make the lesson even less intimidating, those who sign up are encouraged to bring a favorite bottle of wine. Call 291-4818 for further details.

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