Catherine and Scott McKearn leave no corner of the world unsearched in their quest to discover artisan furniture builders. The couple frequents faraway destinations in India, Indonesia, China, and Morocco to unearth beautiful solid-wood furniture to import directly to their three shops. In order to save their customers money, they buy pieces wholesale and ship them in 40-foot containers, bypassing both middlemen and price-gun-wielding pirates. Their furniture ranges in style from industrial to French country, and the eclectic selection rotates every few weeks to accommodate new shipments.
Fanflags gives rabid Saints and LSU Tigers fans a new way to display their pride with its durable, eponymous mirror covers, or fanflags. Each fanflag is cut from a stretchy mix of 87% spandex and 13% polyester, fitting over the side mirrors of most cars, trucks, and SUVs. Football fanatics can appreciate the Saints’ fleur-de-lis themed fanflag, while LSU supporters can strike fear into nearby pedestrians as they zoom by with Mike the Tiger leering threateningly from his mirrored perch. With a fanflag, you'll have the ideal holiday stocking stuffer for the football fan that already owns a Lombardi trophy or a moist towelette once owned by Drew Brees.
Ban Soleil offers eye-havers a wide array of stylish sun shields. Outfit your face with a pair of vacation-friendly Carrerra Cruises ($124.99) or regal Monarchs by Optic Nerve ($59). Suncloud's Vannas ($49.95) keep corneas from cowering in virtually any solar circumstances, and Ray Ban Aviators ($139) evoke memories of the daring pilots who first discovered that clouds contain virtually no cotton candy. Ban Soleil also carries popular brands such as Oakley, Coach, Nike, and Michael Kors to help meet the needs of eyeballs of all stripes.
It smells like smoke inside Burn of Covington — in the best way possible. The half-cigar shop, half-smoking lounge invites visitors to kick back, watch some TV, and enjoy a cigar plucked from some 350 different labels. To keep such a robust selection on-hand, and to avoid having to grow its cigars at an off-site farm, Burn of Covington features a 300-square foot walk-in humidor stocked with all of its products. Visitors can browse brands such as Alec Bradley, Padron, Ashton, and more.
A hip-limbering hula-hoop-style class, hooping offers a low-impact way for exercisers of all fitness levels to strengthen cores while potentially burning about 500–800 calories per hour. Choose from three separate classes: the 45-minute basic hooping class, which teaches fundamental moves; the 50-minute hoopilates workout, which synergistically combines Pilates and hula hooping; and the 30-minute cardio hoops class, which is a high-energy cardio class that will engage even the most languid of abs. Hula hoops are also provided for in-class use, so there’s no need to cobble one from old timey wagon wheels.