As a regular feature on this site, we plan to post brief information about some of our favorites in France and in the States: talented people, beautiful shops, our picks for places to grab a bite or raise glass, and lovely boutique hotels which we discover. Allons-y!
THE GUEST HOUSE AT GULFPORT LANDING—BED AND BREAKFAST
Our take: This gorgeously restored turn-of-the-century jewel offers the perfect escape from the stresses of modern life. Built in 1906 and meticulously restored, the Queen Anne structure features curved Victorian windows, comfortable guest rooms, and a breakfast menu “non pareil.” You’ll love the details that take you back in time—original postcards on desks, handmade soaps, and an open invitation to explore a bit of history!
Physical location: 1114 32nd Ave., Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: (228) 207-1540
MADE TO PLAN, FOR THE LOVE OF SIMPLE THINGS
Our take: While searching the web for options in day planners for the coming year, it was our good fortune to discover Made to Plan. Not only are their planners stylish, lightweight yet complete, but they can be personalized as you wish and won’t break your budget. Be prepared to wait a few weeks for delivery, but it’s worth it. The best part about receiving our new planners might just be the handwritten notes of thanks from a small business dedicated to beauty, function, and sustainability!
Physical location: Warsaw, Poland
Our take: Nothing beats a bowl of fresh French lavender to create a soothing, restorative environment, not to mention the sensory reminders of the South of France that only the scent of lavender can invoke. We recently bought organic lavender in bulk and invited our fabric wizards to create something unique to Folie and quite wonderful — bespoke lavender sachets made from designer fabric swatches and antique handkerchiefs. Look for the sachets to go on sale in our online boutique in October! Just say, “Ahh!”
Lamps & Lighting
7275 Highland Rd
Corner of Highland & Highland Park
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: (225) 767-0701