In 1997, mother-and-daughter duo Ronda and Cherrie Myers searched Slidell in vain for a gift idea that was both eye-catching and delicious. They decided to take matters and some cookie dough into their own hands, launching Creative Cookies in the kitchen of Ronda's home. Word of their fresh, colorfully decorated cookies spread, and Ronda and her father eventually constructed a cookie shop on the side of her home. The business continued to grow and found a new home in a retail shopping center in 2002.
The Myers and their staff sweeten celebrations with treats such as cakes, cookie platters, or 12-, 16-, or 18-inch cookie cakes designed to be dunked in oaken barrels of milk. Kids and adults can also go to the shop and decorate cookies using the staff's design suggestions or their own inspirations.
The experienced bakers and pastry chefs of Crème de la Crème practice the sweetest form of kitchen alchemy, whirling fresh ingredients into a legion of cupcakes, cakes, and other baked goods. Complete with elegant decorations or popular children's characters, cakes layer delectable flavors for celebratory occasions including weddings, birthdays, or Tuesdays. A huge cast of cupcakes rotates into the bakery daily, with flavors ranging from lemon strawberry and éclair to chocolate chip and vanilla. Bakers also craft a variety of cannoli, cake pops, and cake shooters, which combine the delicacy of cake with the engineering innovation of a tube on a stick.
The black London cab and the red telephone booth outside the small, yellow cottage set the scene for afternoon tea at The English Tea Room. Nestled adjacent to a picturesque courtyard garden, The English Tea Room is a celebration of global tea and British food and culture. Owners Tim and Jan Lantrip, a builder and pharmacist, respectively, found a way to channel both of their passions into the elegant trans-Atlantic cafe. Tim, for instance, assembled the decor, while Jan champions the health benefits of the more than 150 loose-leaf teas from around the world that line the shelves.
Fine china and linen napkins set the tables where British-inspired meals are served, from bacon-topped breakfast casseroles and coronation chicken-salad sandwiches to shepherd's pie and tea-infused soup. Events such as classic mid-afternoon high tea in the courtyard and themed kid's birthday parties in the secret courtyard that only children can see contribute to the elegant, authentic feel.
United Apparel Liquidators' fashion-savvy buying team compiles an immense stash of brand-new clothing and accessories from acclaimed designers, slicing 70–90% off their original retail price before featuring them on the boutiques' shelves. The stores—which have garnered press from fashion magazines such as Lucky and InStyle over their 30-year history—brim with men's and women's attire, shoes, and jewelry from prominent high-end labels such as Alexander McQueen, Chanel, and Marc Jacobs. Staffers aim to keep the vast collection current and up to date, harnessing their knowledge of the fashion scene to scope out threads from emerging designers and time-traveling thrift-store owners.
Our passion is to promote the love and enjoyment of social dancing, to empower people with new social skills, to guide them to attain confidence on the dance floor and in life, and to give people a fun, clean way to meet new friends and build relationships.
Pelican Market Cafe satisfies serious hungers with a full menu bursting at the seams with paninis, wraps, salads, and breakfast served all day. Welcome the onset of day with the ham-and-cheese quiche ($5.95), cheesy omelette ($7.50–$7.95), or towering bundle of bananas foster pancakes ($6.95). Diners can launch face first into lunch or dinner with the Covington panini on sourdough, a medley of fresh spinach, avocado, havarti cheese, and horseradish mayonnaise ($7.95). Much like the emblematic reward for a good SAT score, Pelican Market Cafe awards all its sandwiches and wraps with a side of sour-cream potato salad. Lettuce lunatics can fall into a leafy affair with 11 salads, including the spinach and walnut ($8.95), the chicken cobb ($9.95), and the sweet juiciness of the summer fruit ($8.95). Café connoisseurs can nosh in the casual, kid-friendly atmosphere and leave wondering why more restaurants don't feature slip 'n' slides and cascading kool-aid fountains.