An ever-rotating parade of sterling-silver necklaces, bracelets, rings, and brooches glitters and gleams from behind the hardwood display cases at Sandy's Jewelry Box. Peruse the boutique's eclectic collection of blingables including Tibet silver bracelets, which accent delicate wrists or impossibly thick fingers in vibrant hues such as jade, amber, and turquoise ($20–$25). Costume-jewelry bracelets ($14–$18) provide stylish accents to playful disguises, and rhinestone rings ($10–$20) and men's stainless-steel rings ($20) help gentlemen to attain the rugged masculinity of a cowboy covered in rhinestones.
Jeff's Haberdashery swathes gentlemen in stylish, comfortable attire fit for any occasion or social situation, including casual wear by Joe's Jeans, Tommy Bahama, and Citizen, and formalwear by Coppley and Canali. Keep feet fashionable with a pair of Ova Da Fut socks ($40), or add flare to closets with a Robert Graham buttondown, replete with colorful patterns and long sleeves to cover up ill-advised elbow tattoos ($148). For occasions that require a refined look, such as weddings or inaugural post-office visits, drape torsos in a lightweight Coppley sport coat ($795), a Talia sport coat (up to $500), or a Canali suit imported from Italy ($1,695). Jeff's provides free tailoring for any purchased items, ensuring sport coats and dress pants fit like a masterfully modified glove.
Dedicated, skilled restorers from the New Orleans Conservation Guild mend masterpieces, bringing a wealth of experience to the revitalization of damaged artwork. Conservators tend to paintings or frames with meticulous attention and care, neatly bandaging all wounds and kissing boo-boos as needed. Each of New Orleans Conservation Guild's 12 departments focuses on restoring a specific type of art, such as porcelain and ceramics, gilding, wooden artifacts, or antique frames, ensuring that specialists can meet the needs of each project. Several members of the Guild are assigned to each piece in order to properly document, handle, store, and write love sonnets to it while repairing water damage, previously botched restorations, tears, and punctures. Pricing is based on consultation and the Guild must examine an object in person before giving a firm estimate for a project, but will consult via email if needed.
Bursting from the retro ambience of a refurbished art-deco movie theater, the renowned hand-blown-glass art studio boasts a multihued array of gaffer-made accoutrements. Keep wine from escaping on a post-party spree with a decorative bottlestopper ($62), a hand-crafted sculpture complete with elegant metal fitting designed to hold in liquid and libation secrets. Showcase seasonal candies or secret-admirer notes in a fluted dish ($65), available in intricate designs of blue, salmon, white, and more. The New Orleans paperweight adds personality to desks and gravity to astronaut homework with the classic Big Easy fleur de lis etched in a heart shape atop a round paper anchor ($50). For a romantic shimmer, check out the pointed oil candle with a stand, a teardrop-shaped candle perched in a three-pronged mini-tripod that imbues romance with long-lasting light ($50), similar to a triple showing of Gremlins under an Alaskan summer sky.