708 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 898-3526
The newest place to shop in historic downtown Covington, The Boston House has a host of home decorating choices, whether your taste leans toward seaside cottage, Old World elegance or Oriental treasures. The shop displays the goods of more than a dozen vendors.
1301 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 727-0101
Italian cast marble statues and French pottery from Provence are the specialties here, but shoppers also will find tall decorative columns, pedestals, pavers and stepping stones, fountains and a variety of other garden and patio accessories.
The French House
235 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 893-4566; 2240 Magazine St., Interiors Market, 525-3330
French décor, new and antique furniture, accessories and more in a unique shop that also offers interior design services and custom-designed French tables made from historic cypress planks.
1281 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 727-9779; 520 St. Philip St., 566-1133; 830 Royal St., 566-9222
A fun and funky contemporary clothing store for women, offering apparel, shoes, accessories and a range of fashions from casual for formal -- all at affordable prices.
4250 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, (985) 626-5074
Fun, affordable fashion is the hallmark at this clothing store, which offers contemporary apparel, from casual to formal, clothing, shoes and fashion accessories and friendly personal service.
Monet's/ Monet's 2
3902 Hwy. 22, Mandeville (985) 674-2442; 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, 828-2441; www.flowersbymonet.com
Original florals, fresh-cut flowers, arrangements for parties and events, candles, innovative home decorating accessories, art, gourmet products and gifts.
Patton's Salmen-Fritchie House
127 Cleveland Ave., (985) 645-3600
The Patton family, which has catered to area eaters for years, has taken over the kitchen at this century-old historic home and operates a restaurant that mixes both old and contemporary Louisiana flavors with seafood, veal, beef, chicken and duck dishes. Reservations are recommended.
Ponchatoula: America's Antique City
Citywide, (800) 542-7540
There are more than 50 antique and specialty shops, restaurants, art galleries and attractions conveniently located in and near Ponchatoula's historic district.