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Benefit for Mackenzie Riley at Our Place Studio Through Friday

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10904779_1461730490_0577_funddescriptionThe raffle to help raise money for Mackenzie Riley has begun! There are 2 ways you can purchase raffle tickets:  come to Our Place Studio in Downtown Covington or donate directly via Mackenzie’s GoFundMe, then text Liz Bragdon at 985.778.3448 with your full name and your donation amount and she’ll fill out/enter your tickets in the raffle for you.  If you do the GoFundMe route, you MUST text in order to have your tickets entered!!! If you win and you are out of state, remember many of these prizes are local services…Raffle duration: 10 days. Raffle tickets = $3 per ticket OR donate $10 or more and you get the same number of tickets as your donation amount (for ex. $10 = 10 tickets, etc.)! Four gift baskets of prizes up for grabs, full of goodies donated by generous souls & local businesses. Basket #1 includes: from Our Place Studio * Downtown Covington (tote bag, water bottle, 1 Pilates Split Class, 1 Aerial Yoga class, 3 OP Aromatherapy Spritzers and a mini mani OR pedi), from Shop Soul Boutique (Jaeci necklace) (value $130); Basket #2 includes: from Northshore Belly Dance ($50 gift cert towards lessons), from Soul’s Journey herbal, massage & bodywork (30 minute massage, detox tea and muscle rub), from Our Place (Tanya Dischler notecards), from Shop Soul Boutique (Jaeci necklace) (value $150); Basket 3 includes: brass petal earrings from Metal and Earth Designs, CBD oil & $25 gift certificate from Wildcrafter, and a set of Tanya Dischler notecards (value $100); and Basket 4 includes 3 stone bead and charm bracelets from April Star Davis Jewelry, a gorgeous lux wrap and 3 Pre de Provence soap/hand cream gift sets from The French Mix by Jennifer DiCerbo (value $200).  Through Friday –
Amazing prizes and chance to do something wonderful for a wonderful young woman, who needs our help!

 

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Enjoy Mother’s Day with Mom at Our Place Studio

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IMG_5132 (2)Our Place Studio put together a Mother’s Day package for two that includes a thirty minute massage for both, a thirty minute private Aerial Yoga class or private Pilates class, bubbly and bon bons.  You’ll both receive a goodie bag with a beautiful, handmade bracelet by local artist Sara Craig of Metal & Earth Designs, an uplifting Our Place Aromatherapy spritzer, plus special treats from Shop Soul Boutique, North Shore Belly Dance and Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe.
The Mother’s Day Special takes place at Our Place Studio, 338 N. Vermont Street on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 12 noon – 4:30 p.m.  Reservations are required as space is limited.  Call 985-875-1182 to hold your place.  Learn more about Our Place at opcovington.com.

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Mother’s Day Special at Our Place Studio

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IMG_5132 (2)Our Place Studio put together a Mother’s Day package for two that includes a thirty minute massage for both, a thirty minute private Aerial Yoga class or private Pilates class, bubbly and bon bons.  You’ll both receive a goodie bag with a beautiful, handmade bracelet by local artist Sara Craig of Metal & Earth Designs, an uplifting Our Place Aromatherapy spritzer, plus special treats from Shop Soul Boutique, North Shore Belly Dance and Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe.

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The Mother’s Day Special takes place at Our Place Studio, 338 N. Vermont Street on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 12 noon – 4:30 p.m.  Reservations are required as space is limited.  Call 985-875-1182 to hold your place.  Learn more at opcovington.com.

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Cirque de Soul: Circus Comes to Town During Block Party

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Shop Soul Boutique has circus themed entertainment lined up for the first Block Party of the year!  Come one, come all, see the aerial artist, a face painter, the bearded lady, a mime, a medium, tarot card readings, a juggler, live music and more!

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Columbia Street Art Market Saturday Night at St. John’s Coffeehouse

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The Columbia Street Art Market will take place Saturday, March 26, 2016.  Hosted by Shop Soul Boutique and St. John’s Coffeehouse, the market features artists Sara Craig, Jessica DeVun and Isla Moon.  Music is provided by Valley Rich, The Good Vibe Tribe and Timothy Gates.  The Columbia Street Art Market will benefit the James Store House, located inside the Frederick Building and providing assistance to those in need.

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Support Local Business in Historic Downtown Covington

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We work closely with other businesses and organizations like the St. Tammany Art Association.  STAA is central to the St. John Cultural Arts District with compelling and thought-provoking shows, an excellent members’ gallery, classes, lectures and much more.  Toad Hollow Cafe is the local best kept secret for some of the best sourced ingredients and hearty but light dishes, mostly organic. Speaking of well-sourced ingredients, congrats to Chefs Dave and Torre, and our friend, Chef Leslie at Del Porto Ristorante, for thirteen years downtown with a great new addition to a restaurant that has helped set a standard downtown.  Just down the block, Vazquez Restaurant will serve a tasty po-boy or a hearty home- cooked meal, and there is always lively conversation.  Shop Soul Boutique is a supporter of the arts featuring locally produced jewelry, painting, folk art, clothing, accessories and more.  Roy Blaum is a member of the Louisiana Craftsmen’s Guild, his wood carvings on display at Roy’s Knife & Archery.  Columbia Street Natural Foods is always fresh, light and healthy for lunch.  Finally, one of downtown’s newest gems is the Covington Brewhouse Tasting Room with fresh brewed local adult beverages.  Thanks for making Downtown great!

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Shop Soul To Feature Local Art & Live Music Saturday During Fall For Art

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Shop soul is an eclectic, artsy, fun boutique located on Boston Street just down from St. John’s Coffeehouse.  Decorate your Soul at Shop Soul!  Featured during Fall for Art 2015, meet Rachaela D. with Feral Femme Art, unique creations from Jewelry by Jake, and the natural elements of Metal and Earth Designs by Sarah Craig.

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Participating Businesses in Covington’s White Linen Night This Saturday

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Covington’s White Linen Night offers 40 different unique stops throughout downtown, featuring participating businesses, art galleries, live music and live art events. For full list of businesses, visit the White Linen Night Facebook page. Some of the White Linen Night participating businesses include:Rosemary's Closet - Shop Local

Rosemary’s Closet, featuring The English Tea Room

Rosemary’s Closet will be open for White Linen night, featuring light refreshments provided by the English Tea Room. Rosemary’s Closet is located right on the Trace at 410 N. New Hampshire. Look for the Lady in White!

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History Antiques features 20% off all linen in the store for White Linen Night! See their selection of LowCountry Linens in stock along with a curated selection of antiques, including chests, desks, chairs tables, art, accessories and much more. History Antiques & Interiors is located at 317 N. Columbia Street, right across the street from the St. Tammany Art Association. Lisa Wilson of History Antiques is also participating in STAA’s exhibit “Other Voices, Other Rooms”.

"Déraciné Series: #3 Quiescent 16x20" oil on canvas, Morgan Cameron

“Déraciné Series: #3 Quiescent 16×20” oil on canvas, Morgan Cameron

Tripolo Gallery Features New Works by Gallery Artists

Tripolo Gallery, located at 323 North Columbia Street, also across the street from STAA, features new work by Morgan Cameron, along with various other stunning gallery artists including Barry Thomas, Paula Blackwell, Tracey Davis, Donna Landry Duffy, Jean-Louis Deal, Steve Hasslock, Ken Tate, Craig McMillin and Michael Zavison. www.tripologallery.com

Brooks’ Bike Shop, Art Market at the Covington Trailhead

Brooks’ Bike Shop is located on the Trace, right next to Rosemary’s Closet, and will also be open Saturday for White Linen Night. Brooks’ Bike Shop features repair, new and used sales, accessories, maintenance, rental and more, along with local photography and art.

trailheadclocktowerOne of Covington’s newest additions, Smoke BBQ, will be offering “smoke snacks” for White Linen Night at the Covington Trailhead Market from 6 – 9 p.m. Enjoy a variety of artwork and live entertainment.

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Shop Soul Boutique at 529 E Boston Street features the works of Feral Femme Art for White Linen Night, along with local and regional artists, and the most fab outfits and accessories in town.

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The Overby Gallery Features New Artists

The Overby Gallery would like to introduce artists Linda Shelton, Brad Smith and Amy Finch to the gallery! You’ll also find original work by James Overby, Ray Rouyer and John Goodwyne. The Overby Gallery is located at 529 N. Florida Street. Stop in the gallery for White Linen Night and enjoy light refreshments and music, just one block over and up from the St. Tammany Art Association. www.overbygallery.com

Rutland Street Gallery Features Local Artists

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Block Party Happenings This Friday In Downtown Covington

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Friday Night Block PartyDowntown Covington’s Friday Block Parties are in full swing. The St. John’s Historic District features many fantastic restaurants and night clubs, plus great shopping at local retail stores. Vintage and reconditioned cars line Columbia and Boston Streets, and music fills the air as the downtown celebration unfolds every final Friday, March through October. Streets are closed along Columbia and Boston streets during the block party, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Visit some of these great businesses downtown!

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Hope House CovLuv Power Fundraiser a Success!

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Liz Bragdon (Our Place Studio) & Reina Solano (Shop Soul Boutique)

Liz Bragdon (Our Place Studio) & Reina Solano (Shop Soul Boutique)

Thank you, Covington, for Generously Supporting the CovLuv Power Fundraiser for Hope House! Hope House Children’s Advocacy Center is a local, independent, non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse in our community. They provide a path to recovery and a bridge to justice for victims of abuse. Currently, they are holding a fundraising drive called, “500 Women for Hope House.” The goal is to encourage 500 women to each raise $100 to help fund Hope House’s free services for abused children, which include forensic interviews and specialized therapy and counseling. Hope house also provides sexual abuse prevention training and educational workshops on child-focused topics like bullying and self-esteem to the community.

Reina Solano of Shop Soul Boutique and Liz Bragdon of Our Place Studio recently held a raffle fundraiser for Hope House as part of the 500 Women campaign. Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, artists and craftspeople who donated goods and services and our amazing Covington community who purchased hundreds of raffle tickets, they were able to raise $1,442.00 for Hope House!

A huge, heartfelt thank you to all of our friends and to our community from Reina, Liz and the folks at Hope House for purchasing tickets and donating raffle items! A special shout-out to our generous donors of goods and services: Lola Restaurant, Oxlot 9, DeCoeur, Shoeffle, Shop Soul Boutique, Covington Massage & Wellness Center, Kombucha Girl, Our Place Studio, Rebecca Authement, Move with Me, Small Change Finery, J. DeVun Art, Soul’s Journey Massage Therapy, The English Tea Room, St. John’s Coffeehouse, Hemp for Victory, Amber Damare Art, Wino’s & Taco’s, Brooks’ Bike Shop, Zingara Jewels, Pandorium Bellydance Co., Kenny Passauer, Abita Roasting Co., Seiler Bar, Northshore Roller Derby, Robin Hurston, Tripolo Gallery, Danny Saladino, Once Upon a Child, Style Encore, Tiger Bait Raw Pet Food, Jeanette B. Kelly, Brightly Wound, Metal and Earth Designs, Jeanette Kelland, of course, Covington Weekly.

Hope HouseTo take part in the 500 Women Campaign or learn more about Hope House’s services, visit www.cachopehouse.org

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Shop Soul Features Local Artists During Block Party

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Block Party ArtShop Soul Boutique will have several local artists set up in front of the shop on Boston Street during the Block Party. Metal & Earth Design jewelry by Sara Craig will be on display, as well as crystals & jewelry from Starmate Stones by Jessica DeVun, Art by Kenny Passauer & macramé hemp jewelry from Hemp for Victory. The CovLuv Raffle for Hope House will have a table displaying some of the lovely prizes available to win. Raffle tickets will be on sale at the table. Shop Soul is located at 529 E. Boston St, next to St. John’s.

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500 Women for Hope House CovLuv Raffle Continues Through March

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500 Women for Hope House RAFFLELiz Bragdon of Our Place Studio and Reina Solano of Shop Soul Boutique have joined forces to take part in the “500 Women for Hope House” campaign. The goal of the campaign is for 500 women from St. Tammany & Washington Parishes to raise $100 (or more) for the Children’s Advocacy Center – Hope House. Their idea to raise the money was to host a “CovLuv” raffle – powered by the community through donations from local businesses and artists. Over thirty items have been collected to raffle off, including prizes like a 1 month supply of kombucha from Kombucha Girl, a 60 minute customized massage from Soul’s Journey, a tangerine quartz necklace from Shoeffle’, the coveted $100 gift certificate to OxLot 9, and so much more! To learn about more of the raffle items visit them at their table in front of Shop Soul Boutique during the Block Party! Tickets are available at Our Place Studio & Shop Soul, $2 per or $1 per for 5 or more, now through the end of March. www.opcovington.com

Follow both on Facebook: Our Place Studio & Shop Soul Boutique for updates!

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Crystal Trunk Show at Shop Soul Boutique This Friday

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Crystal Trunk Show Shop SoulShop Soul Boutique will host a Trunk Show this Friday, March 6th from noon – 4 pm featuring crystals from Jessica DeVun! Come and learn about the natural healing vibrations in your favorite crystals and take some home with you to recharge yourself & your home! There will be lots of sparkling beauties and truly remarkable specimens to tempt your eyes and heart. Shop Soul is located at 529 E Boston Street next to St. John’s. 985.258.4080

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Shop Local at Shop Soul Boutique on Boston Street – Fine Art, Hand Made Jewelry, Clothing & Accessories

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Shop Soul BoutiqueReina Solano, owner of Shop Soul, has an eye for the unique. You’ll find one of a kind accessory items, vintage and new clothing, mittens, bags, sunglasses, footwear and much more. Shop Soul also features fine art by Rebecca Authement, Amber Damare and Heather Vallaire. Decorate your Soul at Shop Soul Boutique!

Shop Soul is open Monday – Saturday from 11 am – 6 pm at 529 E. Boston Street in downtown Covington.

Like Shop Soul Boutique on Facebook or follow them on Instagram @shopsoulboutique

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Second Saturday Art Stroll In Downtown Covington – NOMA Exhibit Opening at STAA

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Jim Graham featured at History Antiques & Interiors

Jim Graham featured at History Antiques & Interiors

Enjoy fine art, boutique shopping, great food and good friends!  Join us this Saturday, September 13 from 6-9 pm for downtown Covington’s Second Saturday Art Stroll, celebrating our local artists in the St. John’s Cultural Arts District with tax-free shopping on all original works!  The St. Tammany Art Association (320 N. Columbia St.) features “Views from New Orleans: Selections from the New Orleans Museum of Art” with live music by Timothy Gates.   A few businesses and galleries open for the evening include the following:

Morgan Cameron featured at Tripolo Gallery

Morgan Cameron featured at Tripolo Gallery

History Antiques & Interiors (317 N. Columbia) will showcase Jim Graham and Sadler Ward, plus European antiques and home furnishings.   Tripolo Gallery (323 N. Columbia St.) is showing Paula Blackwell, Morgan Cameron, Robert Cook, Tracey Davis, Molly Duet, Donna Landry Duffy, Michael Eddy, Elizabeth M. Haskins, Steve Hasslock, Ken Tate, Craig McMillin and Michael Zavison.    Savoye Originals Gallery (405 N. Columbia) houses unique home furnishings & decor by Steve Savoye.  Across the street at 424 N. Columbia, you’ll find Motif, presenting original art, interiors and gifts. Around the corner on Lockwood, Henry Hood Gallery opens Sipiorski  & Siporski with “Vive la Difference.” (325 Lockwood St.)

Shop Soul Boutique (529 E. Boston) shows art by Rebecca Authement, Amber Damare, Heather Vallaire and Kenny Passuer;  jewelry by Sara Craig, Sophie Clesi, Eloise Early and Pam Moore.   The newly-renovated Southern Hotel (428 E. Boston) has the Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures (DIVA’s) exhibition of elaborately beaded, handmade Mardi Gras bustiers.   Three Rivers Gallery (333 E. Boston) presents “Chasing the Light: New Work by Mary Monk.”

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Decorate Your Soul At Shop Soul Boutique

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Shop Soul 3shop soul boutiqueTucked into the side of St. John’s Coffeehouse on Boston Street is a bright Covington gem, a place full of fun and pizzazz. At Shop Soul Boutique you can find the best of local – hand crafted naturalistic jewelry, eclectic local art, unique vintage clothing, accessories, and so much more! Reina hand picks all of the items in her shop to bring you the most soulful outfits around, sure to start a conversation or two. Stop by today at 529 E. Boston Street, and follow “Shop Soul Boutique” on Facebook and Instagram to see more of their retail!

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“Sip & Shop” Trunk Show At Seiler Bar

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Timothy Gates in front of Shop Soul Boutique for Spring for Art 2013. Timothy will be back in front of Shop Soul for Spring for Art 2014.

Timothy Gates in front of Shop Soul Boutique for Spring for Art 2013. Timothy will be back in front of Shop Soul for Spring for Art 2014.

“Sip & Shop” trunk show will feature Shop Soul Boutique, Shoefflé and Zingara Jewels from 6:30 – 9 pm Friday April 4th at Seiler Bar. Stop by and enjoy the party! Usual drink specials, and live music by Timothy Gates. Call Reina at (985) 258-4080 or email shopsoulcov@yahoo.com for more info.

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Kommunity Power Food Drive This Week To Benefit The Covington Food Bank

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Kommunity Power - Kombucha Girl Living BeverageKommunity Power, Ignite! October 21 – 28, Kombucha Girl Living Beverages is sponsoring a Food Drive for the Covington Food Bank with the support of our awesome downtown Covington businesses. There are specific needs right now: baby formula, baby food, baby/toddler diapers, baby wipes, and fresh produce. Fact: Did you know? Sharing and giving actually boost your immune system – everyone benefits when we share with each other. Let’s do this! The following businesses are accepting donations on behalf of the Food Bank. Pop in and give them some donations and love! A few are offering special thank you gifts to folks who donate. This list of participating businesses is still growing, so look for our flyers and boxes sporting the Kommunity Power! logo all over town, beginning Monday, October 21.

Current List of Participating Businesses:
~PLUS! Check what businesses are offering thank you gifts for donating~

Columbia Street Natural Foods Market ~ 415 N. Columbia St.  ~ Gift: $2 off any supplement purchase when you bring in baby items such as of formula, diapers, and wipes!
Covington Farmer’s Market ~ Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Trailhead and Saturday, Oct. 26, next to the Courthouse
Our Place Studio ~ 338 N. Vermont St. ~ Gift: $5 off massage for persons who bring in 3 items or more
Shop Soul Boutique ~ 529 E. Boston St. ~ Gift: $5 off $20 purchase for every three items donated
Wino’s and Tacos ~ 321 N. Columbia St.

For more information, call the Kombucha Girls: Susan Tarasova / 985.502.4128 & Liz Bragdon / 985.778. 3448 kombuchagirlbeverages@gmail.com

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Kommunity Food Drive Powered by Kombucha Girl

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Kommunity Power - Kombucha Girl Living BeverageKommunity Power, Ignite! October 21 – 28, Kombucha Girl Living Beverages is sponsoring a Food Drive for the Covington Food Bank with the support of our awesome downtown Covington businesses. There are specific needs right now: baby formula, baby food, baby/toddler diapers, baby wipes, and fresh produce. Fact: Did you know? Sharing and giving actually boost your immune system – everyone benefits when we share with each other. Let’s do this! The following businesses are accepting donations on behalf of the Food Bank. Pop in and give them some donations and love! A few are offering special thank you gifts to folks who donate. This list of participating businesses is still growing, so look for our flyers and boxes sporting the Kommunity Power! logo all over town, beginning Monday, October 21.

Current List of Participating Businesses
Columbia St. Health Food Store ~ 415 N. Columbia St.
Covington Farmer’s Market ~ Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Trailhead and Saturday, Oct. 26, next to the Courthouse
Our Place Studio ~ 338 N. Vermont St
Shop Soul Boutique ~ 529 E. Boston St.
Winos & Tacos ~ 321 N. Columbia St.

For more information, call the Kombucha Girls: Susan Tarasova / 985.502.4128 & Liz Bragdon / 985.778. 3448
kombuchagirlbeverages@gmail.com