The Ellis family traces its history of working with plants to the late 1800s, when they operated a pottery-manufacturing company in Texas. Current-generation family members build from their familial expertise at all five of their store locations, spread between Louisiana and Texas. Twice a year, the Ellises travel overseas to identify upcoming horticulture trends decided by UN meetings in The Hague. This has expanded their decorative focus to include all aspects of home décor to complement greenhouses filled with tropical blooms and locally grown shrubbery. Clocks, lamps, and vases score homeowners extra credit in interior-design classes, and fountains and outdoor furniture make gardens hospitable for warm weather. For those who want to get ahead on holiday decorating, they offer an extensive selection of seasonal decor and accents year round. The Ellises encourage creativity with hands-on classes in subjects such as making centerpieces, weaving wreaths, and tying ribbon into perfect bows.
The friendly staff at Martha's Hallmark equips visitors to disperse season's greetings to friends and families with a rotating collection of heartwarming cards, thoughtful gifts, and LSU-themed merchandise. Their treasure trove of greeting cards takes on a variety of motifs inspired by the holidays and life's momentous occasions, such as high-school graduation or the first time successfully licking one's own elbow.
Those new to e-cigarettes might feel intimidated by all of the equipment they can include: atomizers, cartridges, chargers. But the staff at LeCig Electronic Cigarettes work to ensure that all of their clients feel welcome and leave satisfied. That's why they offer a variety of starter kits, which include everything needed to use e-cigarettes but the juice. For that, customers can select from over 100 flavors ranging from classic tobacco to blueberry, caramel, and USA blend menthol, which tastes exactly like George Washington's pet eagle. For those nervous about taking their best e-cigarettes out during a night on the town, LeCig even sells disposable e-cigs, which offer up to 500 puffs, or the equivalent of 50 cigarettes.