Archive for December 10, 2009
Ok, It’s Dec 10th, and in terms of the holiday season time is running out! It will be here before you know it, so be sure to shop local and support artists this holiday season. Speaking of shopping local, the Plaza District just happens to be the perfect place to get it all, and get it all LOCAL!
Check out my expert holiday shopping picks below!
Velvet Monkey Salon- So who doesn’t like amazing style, cut and color. Someone you know is bound to need a freshen up for the New Year, so a Velvet Monkey Salon Gift is a great way to go! Also, be sure to check out the Vintage Boutique in the back, packed with you-name-it vintage finds that are sure to be one of a kind!
Collected Thread-While Collected Thread is packed full of handmade goods, I really adore these bags by Pansy Maiden. Perfect for a student starting Spring semester, or just your everyday carry!
DNA Galleries-Usually I go straight for the unique hoodies and tees from DNA, but they now have an assortment of art books.Check out these awesome books featuring Tara Mcpherson, Scott Musgrove, Mark Ryden, Mike Giant, Camille Rose Garcia Xmas card sets and a hardcover collector’s compilation of Hi Fructose magazine.
Everything Goes Dance Studio- Dancing? yes please! EGD has it all, salsa, flamenco, hip-hop, tap, ballet–for all ages! Stop in for a gift card for your kiddo, your aunt or anyone who might be interested in taking a dance class. Take it from your’s truly, my hip hop class prepared me for future dancing endeavors…you never know,”Dancing with the Plaza Stars” anyone?
Lyric Theatre-Mom, dad, friends-pay attention here. My pick for Lyric is a gift card. These cards are forever valid, but this gift probably won’t be stored away for long. With a line-up like this, it is bound to be redeemed right away! Upcoming shows include Snapshots and Driving Miss Daisy at the Plaza Theatre, then Pump Boys & Dinettes, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and 42nd Street at the Civic Center! Great gift for anyone who loves theatre, or might enjoy being introduced to theatre. (plus fits very well in a stocking:)
Shop Good-What’s better than shopping local? Shopping Good! A portion of every purchase at Shop Good goes to a local or global cause! I’m really liking their new messenger bags, knit hats, and Oklahoma hoodies!
Curious & Curiouser- This place is named appropraitely, filled with curious finds and antiques. I especially love this holiday punch set. I found a great lamp shade I was going to highlight, but then I liked it so much I decided to purchase it. Sorry folks, first come first serve!
Bad Granny’s Bazaar-Well, if you’ve been to Bad Granny’s, you’ll understand how much there is to pick from! I really like these handmade felt accessories, which would make great stocking stuffers. There are also vintage ornaments to adorn your tree, but what I really love about Bad Granny’s is the assortment of records and books. They are really fun to dig through, and you’re sure to find a unique book or record that would really make a special gift for someone!
JuJu Gallery-Stop in JuJu, and you’ll find art by local artists, all very different but all with a unique, colorful New Orleans style. From paintings, to small hand painted magnets…you’ll be able to find great gifts and great stocking stuffers!
No Regrets Tattoo- Diamonds are forever, but then again, so is a tattoo! Give a forever gift, a gift card to No Regrets Tattoo! Any of the four artists will be happy to work with your gift recipient, ensuring a quality, custom “no regrets” tattoo.
Parts & Labor-My pick here? There is a wealth of vintage tees and fashion, available for purchase and exchange. Don’t take my word for it, go make your own pick!
1708-No gifts here, unless you’re interested in throwing a party or special event. This wonderful space is available for private parties, meetings and gatherings. Stop in and check it out, available year-round!
So there you have it folks, take some advice from a Plaza District Shopping Pro! Don’t forget to join us THIS Friday for LIVE on the Plaza, where you find all these great gifts!