Personal shoppers Aimée Gowland and Corrie Pellerin bring distinct experiences to ALG Style. As a former buyer for the women’s clothing market in New York, Aimée uses her sharp fashion sense to consult with budding boutiques about the pieces they should add to their repertoire. Corrie draws from her background as a designer to repurpose pieces already in a client’s wardrobe. Both women act as personal shoppers and guide custom shopping tours of New Orleans.
Inspired by the Sicilian founder's family recipes, Nonna Mia's menu transports taste buds to Mediterranean locales within a century-old Victorian cottage. Made-from-scratch Sicilian-style pizzas arrive at tables dressed in tomato, basil-pesto, or herbed-olive-oil sauces and accessorized with a choice of 20 toppings, such as prosciutto and roasted garlic. Forks sink tines into ravioli and calzones while berries bob in glasses of sangria. Friendly chatter fills the air on the palm-flanked patio or in the cozy dining room, whose yellow walls are dappled with photos of famous Italian beauties, such as Sophia Loren and Sophia Loren's clone.
Since 1964, Maple Street Book Shops have fueled local imaginations with novels and nonfiction works by classic, contemporary, and local writers. Originally "five rooms of paperbacks," the store now has four locations, including two charming, side-by-side establishments on the shop’s titular residential street. Here, a purple and green cottage houses a collection of 9,000 used tomes, and next door, the pink house sells the sweet perfume wrung from glossy new paperbacks. In addition to browsing the crowded shelves and chatting with the knowledgeable staff of one-time teachers, writers, and printmakers, visitors can chat with authors at sociable events.
Mystic Photo Booth customizes packages to suit all client needs. They can setup the camera cubby as an open-air booth or enclose it with black and red curtains for a traditional design. Equipped with a DSLR camera, 15-inch touchscreen monitor, and dye-sublimation printer, it zips out lab-quality prints in less than 15 seconds. The layout of those photo strips can be customized, and customers can emblazon them with their own logos. All packages come with props to pose, unlimited prints, and a CD that includes every image from the event.