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

September Events

We’ve teamed up with our favorite local businesses & designers to offer you TWO amazing events this September.

{SEPTEMBER 13th}

Yes Way Rosé, Pop Up Shop:

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Please join us at Porter & Pig Tuesday, September 13th at 5:30 for a glass of Rosé, charcuterie and a girls night out. Shop fall collections from a special Louette Pop up shop including Sugarfina rosé gummy bears and check out the latest hand crafted designs from little fish BOATEAK with 20% off all pieces.

$25 gift cards will be raffled off for P &P, Louette, and Little Fish so please stop by and say hello and support local business. Make sure you CLICK HERE to RSVP!

**all attendees will get special passes to use at our “Louette In Wonderland” event on Thursday, September 29th

 

 

{September 29th}

Louette In Wonderland: Beauty, Tutus, Jewelry

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#LOUETTEINWONDERLAND

CLICK HERE to RSVP

 

The POWER of Empowering

I’ve got a pretty cool job. As a buyer for Louette I have the opportunity to seek out really unique companies that are doing awesome and creative work. Social companies are changing up the fashion and gift industry (TOMS was the frontrunner).  It’s amazing how a little planning and creativity can foster fashion forward/quality goods while helping to combat poverty and empower women. Here are two of my favorite socially driven companies.

**FashionABLE assists the global community as well as locally in Tennessee and Revive Bath and Body is a southern company as well, helping others in Atlanta, Ga. Read below to learn more:

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We are proud to carry leather goods from FashionABLE–a company that supports women both locally and globally by providing jobs. Not just another social company, FashionABLE has done the research to find that “throwing charitable funds” at poor communities does not combat poverty. Instead, FashionABLE works closely with manufacturers in communities to help them implement business practices and work environments to be successful. “We believe that serious long term solutions to poverty lie in creating jobs, not giving money away” (www.livefashionable.com).

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Stop into the shop to check out our collection from FashionABLE! We’ve got wallets, cross body bags and totes. You are going to LOVE all the rich hues and beautiful craftsmanship.

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Louette FAVORITE:  The Saddlebag. We’re obsessed with this bag!!! A 1970’s inspired classic, perfect for everyday.  Available in three colors at the shop. CLICK HERE to see more.

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Next up…

Revive Bath and Body

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I literally stumbled across this company walking through Virginia-Highlands in Atlanta, Ga. Originally I was intrigued by Revive’s loofah soaps and then when I learned they are a locally owned, socially conscious company– I had to get it in the shop! Owner, Catilin started her company at her house. Making soaps for fun, it quickly morphed into a full-blown business.

“RENEW. RESTORE. REVIVE” is the slogan for Revive Bath and Body. In 2014, Revive partnered with Haven Atlanta to help women exit the trafficking trade. More about this amazing partnership HERE

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One of the best-selling gifts at Louette are Revive’s Loofah Soaps. Made with all natural ingredients, these soaps beautifully exfoliate the skin. Available in eight delicious scents. Portion of the proceeds are donated to HavenATL.

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Next time you are in Louette, ask one of the knowledgable Louette gals about these great companies. We love to chat about the products we love.

xo,

Heather

Summer Social

Summer is HERE and we are settled into our NEW home. Supporting fellow local businesses has always been a focus for us–which is why we are so excited to be located in the heart of shopping local on Hilton Head Island in the Village at Wexford!

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We re-opened at our NEW location on May 9th and its crazy ever since. If you haven’t stopped by to check out the new shop…well, what are waiting for??? Louette Boutique receives weekly new arrivals and the shop is constantly changing.

Don’t miss out on shop happenings & events. Make sure you are getting social with us!

Facebook:

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You can also find us on Pinterest and Snapchat.  See you soon! xo-Louette

Progress

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Designs and concept by The Twelve Oaks Group, Design & Build

Construction has begun…

Here are some answers to your burning questions:

  1. “I love Louette!!! Is the NEW shop going to be same?” Answer: YES!!! But…better. Just like my Grandmother–her namesake shop is just getting more amazing & beautiful with age. No detail will be overlooked. We have painstakingly removed every. single. piece. of reclaimed lumber that was in our original shop (I’m using the word “we” to mean my husband and his crew.) We will be transferring everything from our original location to our new location at The Village at Wexford. Plus, we’ve been traveling throughout the South East picking up even more reclaimed material to use in the NEW shop.  CLICK HERE to see why my husband rocks!

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    Picking up reclaimed lumber from an old Kentucky Church for the NEW location!
  2. “Why are you moving?” Answer: Because I’m crazy. Well…yes, I’m crazy but that’s not the only reason we are moving. Over the past three years we have developed a strong  following from Hilton Head Island locals (which still blows my mind and makes me feel eternally grateful). We’ve begun to need a place with more available parking for our valued customers. We learned a space was available at The Village at Wexford.   I’m a huge sucker for cool concepts and amazing design–Louette’s new neighbors are unique locally owned businesses like Java Burrito, Gifted, Island Child, Needlepoint Junction and Porter & Pig (just to name a few) that are bringing truly original concepts to the island. Its the perfect fit and we couldn’t be more excited to be at the heart of shopping local. DSC_4658-THE2654PROJECT-Louette-Web                                                                                                         
  3. “Will you have all the same great clothing and gifts?” Answer: Absolutely! The concept behind Louette will remain the same. We appreciate the simple loveliness in life. Everything in the shop is hand-picked. Louette is a carefully curated selection of classic clothing, home accents & gifts. As in the past, we strive to support local and regional artists and designers. We will continue to offer a variety of locally made products.

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    Louette staffer, Sarah, packing up the towels for the McCartney family.
  4. “Are you hiring?”Answer: Yes, we are! If you are a lover of design, fashion, art, laughing, coffee, chocolate, simple luxuries, candles and pretty things then this is the job for you. We are now excepting resumes for part-time positions. MUST be able to work weekends and approximately 12-15 hours per week. Please email your resume to: info@louetteboutique.com

CLICK HERE to receive the all updates on our Grand Re-Opening