Closing a Chapter

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I am CLOSING my shop. 

I am closing my beautiful little shop with the adorable bell on the door that my Grandmother {the shop’s namesake, put on the door to keep “bad guys” away}; I am closing my shop that always plays French music {even though I don’t speak French and neither did my Grandmother but it is the prettiest language and everything in the shop just had to be pretty}; I am closing my shop that has perfectly curated candles and fresh lavender buds on hand at all times just to add to the loveliness; I am closing my shop that has gorgeous reclaimed wood on the walls in all different shades of blue that my husband hand-picked and pressure washed and people ask to buy on a weekly basis and I simple respond “these will never be for sale”; I am closing my little shop that ladies would rush in and say things like “I just feel happy here”, “I just love all the beautiful things”, “my kids and husband are driving me crazy and I just wanted to walk around somewhere and I chose to come here”; I am closing my shop and saying “goodbye” to all my Louette Ladies {past & present}–the gals who love this lovely little shop as much as I do.  I am closing LOUETTE BOUTIQUE and that is just as it should be.

My Mother recently sent me an article written by Maria Shriver. The piece focused on this one quote from a book called Seven Ages of Paris: 

“What a beautiful life I’ve had. It’s a pity I didn’t notice it sooner”.

My decision to close the shop I love so very much is easily expressed by this quote.  And, yes, Mother’s are always right. Its annoying but promising because as a Mother myself, I am really excited to one day have the “superpower” of being right as well.

In short, I am closing the shop to spend more time with my family. The past year, I have noticed feeling “out of control”. My kids need me more, my husband owns a busy and successful Design/Build Company and I owe it to myself and my family to “slow down” and take stock.

Please know this…I have so much LOVE for anyone that ever stepped foot in Louette Boutique. Even today, when someone says they love my shop I get chills. When I opened in 2013, I had no idea I would meet so many amazing people. Our plan is to be OPEN thru August. Please come in and say “hello”. Also, for more details on my decision to close look for my article in the August issue of CH2 Magazine.

 

 

Hiatus + Heartward

So…it has definitely been awhile.  Loads of exciting things have happened over the past few months. The most exciting being the launch of a passion project, HEARTWARD!

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Heartward is a collaboration with my long-time pal Jessica Berinato {we’ve been friends since we were 9yrs. old}. Not only is Jessica a great friend, she’s been a mentor to me. Jess owns Breathless Paper Co. and Deep South Social. When I decided to open Louette Boutique, Jess was right there by my side giving me guidance and support.

Over the years we’ve chatted about collaborating on a product or idea. Through random conversations {we talk on the phone a ton!} that probably began talking about our crazy toddlers {we’ve got four kiddos between the two of us}, we landed on creating cute and positive tees for kids.

Check out the Heartward website HERE

 

 

 

Here is my Ella Grace in our “Chaos & Spanish Moss” tee. I just love this one! It perfectly sums up our life right now. So…”let the CHAOS begin”.

Cheers!

 

 

 

Love Bites

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Join us Wednesday, February 1st for a sipping & shopping event to kick off the month of  L-O-V-E! Once again, we’ve collaborated with our pals Porter & Pig, Little Fish Boateak and Beauty Counter to bring you a ‘one stop’ shopping event. Grab your best gal-pals to enjoy love “bites”, cocktails, Louette Pop-Up Shop and Trunk Shows featuring Beauty Counter and Little Fish Boateak.  CLICK HERE for event invite!

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Valentines Day Gifts

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We’re feeling the love at Louette and stocking the shop with loads of great Valentine’s Day gifts. One of our favorites is the adorably packaged Love Potion #9 Candle from Brooklyn Candle Studio–the perfect gift for any Valentine. Read More…

Don’t forget to stop by the shop to write a LOVENOTE! We will feature it on our window in the Village at Wexford.

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What’s in THAT Bag?

Happy NEW Year! I’m really looking forward to 2017.

Naturally, I’m going on a diet (that will last two days) and hell-bent on getting myself organized. The latter is more important than the first (who needs to be fit anyway!). However…me and the ladies at Louette are obsessed with CYCLE BAR these days. read more…

In the shop we have gorgeous planners and calendars from Rifle Paper Co. I feel like there are two types of “planner people”–1. electronic 2. paper (old-school)–I‘m definitely OLD SCHOOL.

I love my iPhone but I really need something tangible to keep everything organized. Its a visual-person thing.

I ran into the shop this morning to get some work done (with baby Rose in tow) and snagged our floral planner. I love it! Cheers to a less-messy, more organized, on-time 2017 (fingers crossed).

{Here some other things that are ALWAYS in my bag!}

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  1. Rifle Paper Co. 2017 Planner  Available at Louette
  2. Tocca Bianca Hand Cream Available at Louette–Bianca has been my “go-to” scent!
  3. Plum Organics Squeezers We really cannot live without these. Call me lazy–when two babes are screaming this works wonders. 
  4. Well-Kept Screen Cleansing Cloths Available at Louette. My sister-in-law turned me onto this gem. I quickly got them in the shop. These resealable cleansing cloths work great on cell-phones, electronics and glasses. I always have a pack in my bag. 
  5. Cherrios Eating them is just the beginning. Ha! CLICK HERE
  6. Beauty Counter Lip Sheer in NUDE Perfect for the natural, non-makeupy look. 
  7. Essie Nail Polish “Rock at the Top” My 3 year old will not let me cut her nails without a home pedicure/manicure. This is OUR go-to color of the moment. 
  8. Paw Patrol The obsession is real. If you don’t know what PAW PATROL is…consider yourself lucky. Apparently parents like, Reese Witherspoon know of the PAW PATROL craze too! You’re not alone. 
  9. FashionABLE Wallet  Available at Louette. Literally THE. BEST. WALLET. EVER. I receive so many compliments on it. 

xo-Heather Quinn Owner/Buyer Louette

Gifts: Simple Luxuries

 

For your Mother, for your Mother-In-Law, for your Best Girlfriend…for the gal who has

E V E R Y T H I N G!

These lovely gift ideas are perfect for any lady on your list

 

 

 

 

 

  1. La Dolce Vita Gift Set: We love everything about Tocca. Their beautiful packaging and intoxicating scents are irresistible.  La Dolce Vita Gift Set is perfect for the whimsical traveler–comes complete with a TSA approved perfume! 
  2. Sapone: Tocca’s Bar Soap is beautifully wrapped with hand-dyed decorative paper. A moisture rich soap with Vitamin E leaves skin super soft. Available in: Cleopatra, Florence & Bianca scents **these little soaps are the perfect stocking stuffer
  3. Mint Green Soap Dish: We love the vintage feel of this cute little soap dish. Pair with any of our bar soaps for an adorable gift!
  4. Mistral French Milled Soap: Mistral has been a staple at Louette since we opened! An olive oil based soap that lasts FOREVER. One of our most popular gift items.
  5. Barr-Co Bath Salts in a Bag: A sweet & simple gift. Available in Barr-Co’s original scent. The milk, oatmeal, vanilla and vetiver create an extremely soothing soak. Great for those with sensitive skin.

 

For more gift ideas check out our INSTAGRAM page!

 

HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP

Eat. Drink. Be Merry.

{Meet us on Wednesday, December 7th for a HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP with our friends Little Fish Boateak and Porter & Pig}

More details…CLICK HERE

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#louetteholiday

 

Gift Guide: Toast to the Host

Party season in the Lowcountry has begun! Whether you’re headed to a Friendsgiving gathering, family Turkey Day affair, or a holiday cocktail party…we’ve picked our favorite  gifts for any host.

TOAST THE HOST GIFT GUIDE

  1. {Holiday Tea Towels & Napkins} Heirloomed Collection creates simple but beautifully crafted table linens. We love their Holiday Collection–don’t forget to check out our selection of linen aprons too!
  2. {Porcelain Apothecary Vessels} One of our best-selling gift items, these unique porcelain pieces can be used as vases, decorative items for table settings, or serving ware for oils and dressings. We’ve carried these handmade pieces from Honeycomb Studio for years! Truly a beautiful and unique gift idea.
  3. {Candle to Cocktail} Don’t forget the dudes. The Ranger Station Candle is a unique masculine candle that has been handcrafted to become a sturdy cocktail glass. With scents like Oakmoss, Tobacco Musk and Smoke, these candles are perfect for an office setting or “Man Cave”.  This cool gift, for the cool guy hails from Nashville, TN. They even have tutorials on how to craft the perfect cocktail CLICK HERE
  4. {Royal Cork Coasters} We just fell in love with the whimsical design of these cork coasters. Come into the shop to see our wide variety of gift items from Rifle Paper Co. 
  5. {Canvas Wine Bag} This will be our new “go-to” toast phrase for sure. These canvas wine totes come in a variety of witty & poignant messages.

 

All items available at the shop! Still stuck on Hostess Gift ideas? Stop into Louette this week, we’re happy to help. #shoplocal

Don’t miss our Holiday Markets starting November, 19th. We’re joining our friends in the Village at Wexford to bring you a unique local shopping experience. Wine tastings, live music and holiday specials. CLICK HERE for more information

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Louette In Wonderland

{September 29th}

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Louette In Wonderland: Beauty, Tutus, Jewelry

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Move over Cheshire Cat… we’re excited to bring you our version of “Wonderland”.

It’s a mad world at Louette filled with girly Tutus, Beauty, shiny Jewelry, heavenly Coffee & bubbly Cocktails. 

B E A U T Y

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Jessica Berinato (Owner/Designer of Breathless Paper Co., River Wild Boys, Urban Cottage and Deep South Social) will be joining us from Atlanta, Ga to present our favorite natural skincare & makeup line, Beauty Counter.

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We are believers in Beauty Counter because we use it! Come learn why “safer” is better and how natural can still be beautiful.

**The FIRST 20 ladies to purchase any Beauty Counter items will receive an awesome gift bag–filled with goodies from Louette (valued at $100–includes items from Elizabeth W, Breathless Paper, Heirloom Collection and more). Plus, 20% off the ENTIRE shop on the 29th. 

T U T U

The hottest trend for Fall & Holiday is coming to the Lowcountry! We are super excited to host the premier TutuMoi trunkshow on Hilton Head Island. Rebecca Shady (Owner/Designer) will bring gorgeous adult and children’s tutus.

Perfect for everyday, photo shoots and the Holiday Season! Hilton Head has never seen anything like TutuMoi.

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J E W E L E R Y

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Featured in Charleston Fashion Week, Lissy Rawl (Owner/Designer, Little Fish Boateak) has been a Louette staple since we opened our doors in 2013. We continue to be in awe of Lissy’s ability to be one-step ahead of the trends.

At Louette In WonderlandLissy will bring her latest Fall 2016 collection.

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C O F F E E   +    C O C K T A I L S

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At Louette, we’re lucky to have two of the coolest neighbors on the island.

JBCO and P & P

Java Burrito Co. and Porter & Pig have been reinventing the Hilton Head Island restaurant scene by bringing in niche concepts unknown to the island… until they showed up!

Ring in the beginning of Fall with a festive showcase of gourmet coffee from Java Burrito Co. during the morning hours of Louette In Wonderland and savor one-of-a-kind cocktails from Porter & Pig for the cocktail party, 4-7pm on the 29th

#LOUETTEINWONDERLAND

CLICK HERE to RSVP