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Sponsored by Towne Center at Cedar Lodge                   5 p.m. Largest selection of fine, hand-crafted wares
                                                           made exclusively by Louisiana artisans. More than
There’s an amazing variety of shopping experi-             100 artisans represented. Art and functional pottery.
ences available in Baton Rouge, from large                 An easy 20-minute drive from the Mall of Louisiana.
malls and upscale lifestyle centers to farmers             MC, V, AE, HC
markets and antique shops. Find the latest
fashions or the perfect authentic Louisiana                Main Street Market/Red Stick
gift—all just minutes away!                                Farmers Market
                                                           501 Main St., Baton Rouge, (225) 267-5060. Main
MC = Mastercard, V = Visa, AE = American Express,          Street Market, Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 8
D = Discover; HC = Handicapped-accessible facilities       a.m.-2 p.m. Red Stick Farmers Market every Saturday,
                                                           rain or shine, 8 a.m.-noon. “Buy Fresh, Buy Local!”
Baby Cakes Boutique                                        Fifth at Main Street. Main Street Market features
202 A N. Range Ave., Denham Springs, (225) 315-            cafes, coffee shop, local artists, retail, plants.
1935/(225) 315-8129, www.babycakesboutiquedsla.
com. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. We have custom             Mall at Cortana
tutus made for any occasion. We are exclusive for the      Florida Blvd. at Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, (225)
Newborn Nursery by Lee Middleton. We also have             927-6747, Mon.-Sat., 10
children’s clothing and do monogramming.                   a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m. Landmark of the Baton
                                                           Rouge community for more than 30 years! Dillard’s, JC
The Bee’s Knees                                            Penney, Macy’s, Sears plus more than 110 fine stores
222 N. Range Ave., (225) 243-5755, www.beeskneesi-         and services. MC, V, AE, D, HC Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4
p.m. Infant and children’s clothing. Preemie-10 girls,     Mall of Louisiana
Preemie-8 boys, gift items and monogramming avail-         6401 Bluebonnet Blvd., at I-10, (225) 761-0307, www.
able. V, MC, D, AE                                Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun.,
                                                           noon-6 p.m. MC, V, AE, D
Bocage Village
Located on the corner of Jefferson Highway & Old           Merle Norman Cosmetics
Hammond Highway, Baton Rouge. La Madeleine,                & It’s So Personal!
L’Occitane, hair & spa salons, home, bath and gift         1113 S. Range Ave., Ste. 160, Denham Springs, (225)
shops, food market, restaurants, ladies clothing,          665-7614. Mon-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4
men’s clothing, children’s clothing, jewelry stores,       p.m. Merle Norman offers skin care for all skin types,
stationery and dry cleaning. All major credit cards        and accentuating colors for eyes, cheeks, lips and
accepted. HC                                               nails. “It’s So Personal!” is a specialty gift shop offer-
                                                           ing unique gifts, purses, accessories, monogramming
Cross-Culture Global Gift Gallery                          and embroidery. One-stop shopping for all of your
125 D N. Range Ave., Denham Springs, (225) 243-            fashion accessory needs. For the fragrance in your
6072, Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5         home try a Lampe Berger lamp and fragrance oil. MC,
p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Fair trade merchandise from      V, AE, D, HC
around the world. Everything handmade! Local artisan
quilts & jewelry, home décor, pottery, hand-woven          Mignon Faget
baskets, textiles, tribal jewelry, collectibles and many   7350 Jefferson Hwy. (in the Towne Center at
more interesting fair trade items.                         Cedar Lodge), Baton Rouge, (225) 932-9783, www.
                                                  Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Noted
Louisiana Pottery                                          New Orleans artist and designer Mignon Faget has
6470 Hwy. 22, Cajun Village, Sorrento, (225) 675-          created extraordinary designs for nearly 40 years.
5572, Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-       Her designs are inspired by the nature, history and
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architecture of Louisiana. Each Object of Adornment       Tanger Outlet Center
is designed in Mignon Faget’s New Orleans studio.         2410 Tanger Blvd. (I-10 Exit 177 @ Highway 30),
                                                          Gonzales, (225) 647-9383/1-800-406-2112, www.
Perkins Rowe                                     Mon-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11
10107 Park Rowe Circle, Bluebonnet at Perkins,            a.m.-6 p.m. More than 55 stores including Banana
Baton Rouge, (225) 761-6905,         Republic, Gap, Nike, Harry & David, Old Navy, Ann
Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-10        Taylor, Guess and Aeropostale, with everyday savings
p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Enjoy shopping, dining and     of 25% to 75% off retail.
entertainment in a picturesque town setting. Stroll
the sidewalks to any of the 60-plus upscale boutiques     Taylor Clark Gallery
and restaurants, including many that are unique to        2623 Government St., Baton Rouge, (225) 383-4929,
Louisiana.                                       Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.;
                                                          Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Established in 1958, Taylor Clark
Royal Standard                                            Gallery is one of the South’s premier fine art galler-
2877 Perkins Rd., Baton Rouge, (225) 344-2311; and        ies, featuring paintings, prints and custom framing.
16016 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, (225) 751-0009;          In addition, the gallery showcases works by local Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6            and regional artists and is known internationally as a
p.m. Stroll along hand-painted pathways and through       dealer in the printed works of John James Audubon.
armoire passages to enjoy Baton Rouge’s most              MC, AE, V, D
unique shopping experience. We feature more than
25,000 square feet of interior and home accessories,      Towne Center at Cedar Lodge
gifts for every occasion (voted Best Gift Store in        Corporate Boulevard at Jefferson Highway, Baton
Baton Rouge two years in a row), garden and archi-        Rouge, (225) 925-2344, www.townecenteratcedar-
tectural elements and antiques. All this while being Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-9 p.m. (stores vary);
treated like royalty. You owe it to yourself to experi-   Sun., noon-6 p.m. Open-air lifestyle center featuring
ence The Royal Standard. MC, AE, V, D                     sidewalks to stroll, restaurants to enjoy and elegant
                                                          stores to shop. MC, V, AE, D
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                                                                        and more
                            7711 Perkins Rd.                            767-9977

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                              Towne Center
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T O W N E C ENTER AT CEDAR LODGE                       TOWNE CENTER AT CEDAR LODGE                              TOWNE CENTER

                                                                                                                                        AT CEDAR LODGE
       ACTIVEWEAR                           M EN’S FASHION                 SALONS                            TOYS AND GAMES
       Massey’s Professional Outfitters      American Eagle Outfitters       Forum Salon                       Little House & Co.
       New Balance Footwear                 Avatar for Men                 Londyn & Company
                                            Gap                            Nail Chic                         WOMEN’ S FASHION
       BOOKS/CARDS/                         Style Lab for Men              Pigtails & Crewcuts               AND ACCESSORIES
       G I F T S / S TAT I O N E RY                                                                          American Eagle Outfitters
       Books-A-Million                      M USIC/ELECTRONICS/            SERVICES                          Ann Taylor Loft
       The Queen Bee                          VIDEO                        AllTel                            Banana Republic
       Rickey Heroman’s Florist and         Valentino Home Entertainment   AT&T                              Chico’s

                                                                                                                                        TOWNE CENTER AT CEDAR LODGE
          Gifts                                                            Bocage Pharmacy Centre            Coldwater Creek
                                            OPTICAL/EYEWEAR                Omni Bank                         Currie
       B U S I NE S S O F F I C E S         Eyemax Family Optical          UBS Financial Services            Eros
       Creekstone Companies                                                                                  FeBe
       Gift Certificate Sales                RESTAURANT AND                 SHOES                             Gap
       Towne Center Management                 EATERIES                    Massey’s Professional Outfitters   Gap Maternity
                                            Bonefish Grill                  New Balance Footwear              J. Jill
       C H I L D R E N ’ S FA S H I O N S   Carrabba’s Italian Grill       Re:Fresh Style                    Lane Bryant
       Baby Gap                             Champps Americana              Shoefflé                           Merci Beaucoup
       BeTween Scene                        Cold Stone Creamery                                              Narcisse
       The Children’s Place                 Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse &   SPECIALTY SH OPS                  On the Bright Side
       Gap Kids                                Wine Bar                    Adler’s Fine Jewelry              Prive’ Lingerie Boutique
       Little House & Co.                   Joe Muggs                      Alfred Angelo Bridal              Rocks N Knots
                                            P.F. Chang’s China Bistro      Bath Junkie                       Stella Boutique
       FITNESS/SPA                          Qdoba Mexican Grill            Bethdales Fine Lamps & Home       Talbots
       Anytime Fitness                      Rocky Mountain Chocolate          Accessories                    Talbots Petites
       Bumble Lane                             Factory                     Don Juan Cigar Company            Talbots Women
       Lotus Yoga                           Starbucks Coffee               Face Place                        White House/Black Market
       Medical Spa of Baton Rouge           Whole Foods Market             Get Gifts
                                            Zea Rotisserie                 Kirkland’s Home
       H E A LT H A N D B E A U T Y         Zoes Kitchen                   Kitchenary

                                                                                                                                        TOWNE CENTER AT CEDAR LODGE
       Bath Junkie                                                         Latin Quarter
       The Face Place                                                      Little House & Co.
       Relax the Back                                                      Massey’s Professional Outfitters
       Whole Foods Market                                                  Merci Beaucoup
                                                                           Mignon Faget
       H O ME F U R N I S H I N G S                                        Nail Chic
       Bethdales Fine Lamps & Home                                         New Balance
          Accessories                                                      Pampo’s Dance and Swim
       Plaza III                                                           Pierre Crawdeaux
       Kirkland’s Home                                                     Plaza III
       Latin Quarter                                                       Portrait Innovations
       Relax the Back                                                      Prive’ Lingerie Boutique
                                                                           The Queen Bee
       J E W E L RY                                                        Re:Fresh Style
       Adler’s Fine Jewelry                                                Relax the Back
       Mignon Faget                                                        Rickey Heroman’s Florist and
                                                                           Rocks N Knots
                                                                           Valentino’s Home Entertainment
                                                                                                                                        TOWNE CENTER AT CEDAR LODGE

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     Bayou River Boat Adventures
                                                Discover Boating

      Enjoy the history, mystery and beauty of our waterways.
             Accommodate individuals, private charters
                   and groups up to 48 passengers
Call for Reservations and Information 225-698-6956 or 877-263-9750
                  Located just outside of Baton Rouge.

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Sponsored by Denham Springs Antique                 Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6
Village and Bayou River Boat Adventures                      p.m.; Sun., 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Antiques and fine home
                                                             furnishings. MC, V, AE, D
Benton Bros.
115 Range Ave., Denham Springs, (225) 665-5146.
Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 30+ deal-      160 SE Railroad Ave., Ponchatoula, (985) 386-0026,
ers, quality antiques, armoires and sideboards. MC, V, www.tangitourism.
                                                             com. Located just south of Interstate 12 off Interstate
Circa 1857                                                   55 is the quaint town of Ponchatoula. Home to the
1857 Government St., Baton Rouge, (225) 387-8667,            Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival and known as Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Circa 1857          “America’s Antique City,” downtown Ponchatoula
is located in an old drug store. We carry an eclectic        boasts more than 40 antique stores, specialty shops,
mix of old and new. With antiques, original art and          boutiques, restaurants and clubs. HC
architectural salvage from around the world, you
never know what you will find at Circa 1857. Come             Royal Standard
browse and spend the day with us! MC, V, AE, D               2877 Perkins Rd., Baton Rouge, (225) 344-2311; and
                                                             16016 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, (225) 751-0009;
                                                    Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6
114 N. Range Ave., Denham Springs, (225) 665-                p.m. Stroll along hand-painted pathways and through
5551. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m.        armoire passages to enjoy Baton Rouge’s most
Antiques, gifts collectibles, personally selected            unique shopping experience. We feature more than
American, English and French furniture, accessories,         25,000 square feet of interior and home accessories,
silverplate, estate glassware, depression and China.         gifts for every occasion (voted Best Gift Store in
                                                             Baton Rouge two years in a row), garden and archi-
                                                             tectural elements and antiques. All this while being
Exit 10 off I-12 at Denham Springs, north 2 miles,           treated like royalty. You owe it to yourself to experi-
(225) 791-1116/(225) 667-8308. Over 25 antique               ence The Royal Standard. MC, AE, V, D
stores, gift shops, specialty shops and restaurants
are stocked up, brimming over and just waiting for           Tangipahoa Parish Convention &
you! Forget the malls, the crowds and the traffic and         Visitors Bureau
find a unique one-of-a-kind shopping experience.              13143 Wardline Rd., Hammond, (985) 542-7520/1-
                                                             800-542-7520, Open daily
                                                             8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Take a step back into yesteryear
14007 Perkins Rd., Baton Rouge, (225) 752-9565, www.         while shopping in “America’s Antique City”; join Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fine       us for our popular Strawberry Festival each April;
quality French, Italian and English antiques and repro-      take a walk on the wild side at Global Wildlife;
ductions. Eight showrooms totaling over 18,000 square        experience the annual Italian festival or visit the
feet. Nationwide shipping. MC, V, AE, HC                     hometown of Britney Spears. Full-service CVB offer-
                                                             ing meeting planning info on attraction, lodging and
Maison Victoria                                              area information. I-55 N. Exit 32.
13726 Perkins Rd., Baton Rouge, (225) 761-8444,

      aton Rouge has a French heritage stretching back       in France—and others import architectural salvage
      almost 300 years. Named by the French explorer         items from Europe.
      Iberville in 1699 for a “red stick” used as a mark-        Antiques stores are scattered throughout the city
er by Indian tribes, the city was settled by the French in   and its neighboring boroughs, but if you know where
1721 and remained under French rule for much of the          the most popular antiquing neighborhoods are you
next century. An equally important cultural influence         can easily visit a dozen stores or more in a single
came from the Spanish, who ruled Baton Rouge and             morning or afternoon. (See the maps on pages 41
the surrounding area as part of Spanish West Florida         and 119 for help with finding your way).
from the Revolutionary War until 1810.                           To whet your appetite, you might start by visit-
    The names of many places and people in the               ing some of the area’s elegant plantation homes,
area still reflect these historical bloodlines, and, not      many of which are fully restored and stocked with
surprisingly, many families still look to Europe to fur-     antiques reflecting their original furnishings. Start
nish their homes. Several antiques stores in Baton           with Magnolia Mound Plantation on Nicholson
Rouge buy almost exclusively in Europe—especially            Drive. Built on the original Spanish land grant, the
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Located in the heart of Baton Rouge at the corner
of Old Hammond Hwy. and Jefferson Highway

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Come Explore the Magic
Spa and Salon         Fashion



Fine Dining

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circa 1791 home is furnished with an authentic col-         Baton Rouge
lection of Federal- and Empire-style antiques. Open-        Back in Baton Rouge, you might spend the afternoon
hearth cooking demonstrations are offered and a             on Perkins Road, where many of the city’s finest
visitor’s center with a gift shop and exhibit is also       antiques dealers are located. A great place to start
located on the grounds.                                     is what is known as the “Overpass” neighborhood
    Or try plantations to the south of Baton Rouge          (take the Perkins Road exit off I-10, and you’ll be
such as Houmas House and Nottoway Plantation.               there!). Another cluster of antiques dealers can be
At Houmas House, you can stroll through 16 rooms            found in the Perkins Road area between Siegen
of period antiques and Louisiana artwork in what            Lane and I-10, at the south edge of Baton Rouge.
was once known as “The Sugar Palace.” Nottoway
offers tours of the South’s largest plantation home         Denham Springs
and its period antiques. The master bedroom, where          Make a visit to Baton Rouge’s next-door neighbor,
you can book an overnight stay, features the original       Denham Springs, which features an Antique Village
bedroom furniture.                                          and historic district with dozens of shops and
    Anyone who has visited South Louisiana knows            antiques dealers. Simply take I-12 to Exit 10 and
about the high caliber of antiquing here. Fine quality      travel north two miles to Range Avenue to get there.
furniture has been a way of life since the days of grand    The district has gained a reputation as a “hot” area
plantation homes along the Mississippi River, making        for antique buyers, with nearly 30 antique shops, a
the area a natural haven for authentic antiques today.      bank, gourmet coffee shop, restaurant, florist and
Here are a few places to make your own memories:            various other retail shops.

St. Francisville                                            Ponchatoula
A drive down Commerce and Ferdinand streets in              Home to the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival and
historic St. Francisville will take you past dozens of      known as “America’s Antique City,” downtown
unique shops, including antique venues where you can        Ponchatoula boasts more than 40 antique stores,
find furniture, clocks, linens, Victorian jewelry, antique   specialty shops, boutiques, restaurants and clubs.
glass, Flow Blue, and an antique button museum locat-       Find antiques and collectibles from country to
ed in a 1905 bank vault. Numerous plantation homes          Victorian. Furniture, glassware and much more can
nearby are also furnished with period antiques.             be seen in every shop.

                                                                            Sunday 12noon-5pm

                                                                        This area’s widest selection
                                                                           of British & French
                                                                            Colonial Antiques
                                                                         Fine Home Interiors &
                                                                           Custom Upholstery.
                                                                         The largest antique bed
                                                                         selection in the South.

                                                                            13726 Perkins Road

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 Come Stay At the Best Western of Denham Springs


Relax, enjoy and let us handle all the details.

                               8743 Stephenson Drive
                             Denham Springs, LA 70726
                                  (225) 665-4080
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