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.
The amount of colors and fragrances at A Little Something Gifts & Flowers would be overwhelming if it wasn’t all so pleasant. Seasonal spring bouquets explode with fuchsia blossoms and pink snapdragons, and roses entice guests with a range of colors, from soothing pale pink to electric golden yellow. The staff can also help guests select the perfect bouquet for any occasion, from hospital visits to holidays.
Pullen Air Conditioning, Inc.'s experienced technicians have helped keep New Orleans homes temperate and efficient for more than 40 years. Two seasonal inspections, one for air conditioning and one for heating, ensure domiciles maintain comfortable climates and fend off potential invasions from snowmen solicitors or needy sun gods. With the aim of increasing efficiency, staffers clean ignition assemblies, check thermostat calibrations, and inspect evaporator coils for potential problem areas. Tests of safety controls and starting capabilities suss out system difficulties, and a cleaning or replacement of standard air filters keeps oxygen free of contaminants and kamikaze pollen. Moving parts benefit from lubrication, and flushing of the condenser coils and condensation drain sheds unwanted liquid from otherwise stellar systems.
Villere’s crew of friendly and prompt petal professionals, first banding together in 1969, crafts a vast array of retina-regaling bouquets for any occasion or season. Commemorate a special someone's birthday without burning a cake or hiding a piñata's head beneath the sheets in the middle of the night with a vase of Garden Parade birthday flowers ($42.95+), a vibrant gaggle of yellow roses, red gerberas, and purple statice. With summer having fully unpacked its bags, celebrate its homecoming with a collection of sunflowers ($37.95+) or the Sweet Liberty bouquet ($47.95) of roses and carnations arranged to resemble the colors of the American flag. Many flower combinations include a vase to help accentuate each petal's distinctive color and create a lively accouterment for the table or teleportation chamber. In addition, Villere’s stocks a bounty of fresh-cut flowers for custom bouquets that can relay the message of “I love you,” “Congratulations,” or “You'll catch that sea monster next time.”
The family that owns La Rouge Nursery is always on the lookout for the most eye-catching annuals, perennials, and shrubbery for their customers' landscaping projects. However, they also stock planting basics such as mulch and soil. As the weather changes, so does the nursery's inventory–customers can find seasonal offerings such as Christmas trees and La Rouge is also stocked with unique gift items including Nouvelle Candles, jewelry, garden and home decor as well as air plants.
Things Remembered engraves charms, glassware, picture frames, and more to individualize everyday items with on-site personalization services. Diamond-tipped needles can etch surfaces with dates ($6), initials ($6), or fortune-cookie transcriptions ($3/word with two or more letters) in a variety of fonts, with premium fonts bestowing enhanced definition ($3+ extra). The store's staff of experts can assist customers with engraving decisions and are typically able to personalize in-store purchases before the end of the day and inscribe goods brought from home within 24 hours.