This Week's Edition / September 18, 2014

Fashion & Boutiques

Kendra Scott celebrates opening

Designer and entrepreneur Kendra Scott is attending the grand opening celebration of her Perkins Rowe store tonight, Sept. 18. The public is invited to take part in festivities from 6 until 8 p.m., featuring cocktails, champagne, a photo booth, prizes, and more. The Baton Rouge location—the first in Louisiana of 15 stores nationwide—will also donate 20% of sales tonight to the American Cancer Society.

Mint turns two

Mint is hosting an event tonight, Sept. 18, in honor of its second anniversary. But you'll want to stop by the Corporate Boulevard shop before the 6 p.m. celebration. Those who make a purchase will be entered to win an item from Mint Home, Mint Shoes, or Mint Art. Winners must be present at the party to claim their prize.

Health & Beauty

Rabalais Run for Life

The Rabalais Law Firm is hosting its annual 5K race on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Proceeds from Rabalais Run for Life benefit the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency, an organization whose mission is to save and enhance lives through organ and tissue donations. A half-mile walk/run starts at 8:00 a.m.; the 5K walk/run, at 8:15 a.m. To register, click here.

Fruity homemade facial

As the seasons change, it's a good time to hydrate and rejuvenate your skin. Feeling craftsy? Masks you can make at home using fresh fruit work wonders. Mix the following ingredients together and apply to your face for 15-20 minutes: 2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons avocado, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 1 mashed mango. Not into DIY? Purchase the Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask, available at local drugstores.

Home & Garden

Decorating do’s

In inRegister’s September issue, which marks the magazine’s 25th anniversary, local interior designers and decorators shared tips for creating a timeless look in the home. “Classic, neutral bedding,” says Lisa Gilly of LD Linens & Décor. “Nothing is more classic, comfy or cozy than plain, simple, white or cream bedding. You can dress it up or down with accent pillows, but keeping the colors soft keeps the style timeless.” Craving more tips? Professionals including Kenneth Brown, Ann McCanless, and Albert Nolan offer their advice here.

Big Bloom gives big boost

Harb’s Oasis encourages gardeners to try Big Bloom. The Fox Farm’s organic fertilizer is safe to use year-round on any indoor or outdoor plant, including roses, fruits, vegetables and herbs. The all-natural liquid is made from earthworms, bat guano, and other organic ingredients; diluted, it gives flowers and plants a boost of needed nutrients. Mix 4 tablespoons in a gallon of water each week, as recommended, then feed your plants and watch them thrive.


Top Hat Soiree

The LSO Foundation’s annual Top Hat Soiree is Friday night, Sept. 19, at the Baton Rouge Gallery. The evening benefits the nonprofit in its mission to raise skin cancer awareness. Activities begin at 7 p.m. and include a silent auction, music, cocktails, food, and more. Guests are encouraged to don their favorite festive hat for the occasion.

O’Brien House breakfast

The O’Brien House is hosting its 12th annual breakfast Thursday, Sept. 25, with guest speaker Susan Ford Bales, daughter of the late President Gerald Ford. Bales will tell the story of her mother’s struggle and recovery from addiction to alcohol at this reservation-only event, which begins at 8 a.m. at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. Get more details here.

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