First Friday September: Fall Events Calendar

It’s almost Fall, our favorite season! While we’re still sweating away in this Louisiana heat and humidity, we’ve been planning a full schedule of Fall events at Southern Chic. We know your time is precious, so we’ve worked hard to create worthwhile events that will extend after regular store hours. You’ll meet Louisiana makers and learn first-hand about their products. We have a lot of fun + a few surprises planned, so add us to your calendar + invite your friends!

Southern Chic Fall 2018 Event Calendar



Meet the Makers: Sweet Olive Heirloom + Raconteur Story Writing Services

When: Thursday, September 20th | 3PM – 7 PM

About: Join us as we welcome Carley + Hydie, the mother and daughter team behind Baton Rouge’s Sweet Olive Heirloom Ledgers, beautifully crafted books waiting to record the simple moments of life, written in the words and by the hands of all who enter your home. Southern Chic is so excited to offer The Heirloom Ledger at the shop and this launch event will be a wonderful introduction to a thoughtfully crafted, well-made, and treasured gift.

Also joining the ladies of Sweet Olive Heirloom will be Olivia Savoie of Raconteur Story Writing. Based in the Lafayette area, Olivia offers writing services that preserve life + love stories via a series of interviews to craft an heirloom book for family to cherish.  Olivia will be on hand to tell you more about her story writing services and to offer examples of completed projects.



Thinking of You Week: Buy 3 Cards + Get 1 FREE!                                                                                                

When: Monday, September 24th – Saturday, September 30th

About: We’re big fans of snail mail here at Southern Chic! Help us celebrate the benefits of sending and receiving hand-written notes by sending one card (or several) during Thinking of You Week. Studies have shown that a hand-written card can boost happiness + create a sense of well-being. Choose from cards by Rifle Paper Co, the Grove Street Press, Alexa Pulitzer, or One Canoe Two (just to name a few) and let someone know you’re thinking of them.



Historic Preservation 101, Class 1 by Hunt & Gather Home                                                                                            

When: Tuesday, September 25 | 6PM – 7PM

About: Join local preservation consultant + designer Megan Lord, owner of Hunt & Gather Home, LLC for a series of classes covering all things historic preservation.  This series of four classes will provide the basics of historic preservation, tailored specifically to opportunities available in Central Louisiana. Class topics will include: basic history and philosophy of historic preservation practice, understanding + implementing historic preservation guidelines, identifying architectural styles, National Register listing, historic preservation tax credits, grants, and other funding opportunities.

Cost: $15 per class / $50 for all four classes / Limited class size

Call the shop to register: 318.445.7887



Meet the Maker: Olio Manna                                                                                                

When: Thursday, October 18th | 3PM – 7PM

About: Stop by the shop to meet local maker Sharon Guillot: pharmacist, soap maker, and owner of OlioManna Luxury Skin Care. You love OlioManna’s southern-inspired soaps, so come hear Sharon’s story and check out a few of her new products. From building a business to navigating social media to having her product picked up at Dallas Market, Sharon is a local maker with advice, encouragement, and stories to share!


Historic Preservation 101, Class 2 by Hunt & Gather Home                                                                          

When: Tuesday, October 23 | 6PM – 7PM

About: See Class 1 above for complete information

Cost: $15 per class / $50 for all four classes

Call the shop to register: 318.445.7887


Holiday Open House                                                                                                                                                      

When: Sunday, November 11th | 12 Noon – 5PM                                                                                                   

About: It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, almost. But it is CENLA’s favorite shopping day! Kick off your holiday shopping on the second Sunday in November.  The store will be decked out for the holidays and our gift selection will be fully stocked! Refreshments, door prizes, + giveaways will be on hand, along with plenty of holiday spirit. Spend the day shopping local and check off that Christmas list!


Shop Small Saturday                                                                                                                                                        

When: Saturday, November 24th.

About: Stay at home on Black Friday + Shop LOCAL on Small Business Saturday!  Expect big deals from our small shop.



Historic Preservation 101, Class 3 by Hunt & Gather Home                                                                          

When: Tuesday, November 27th | 6PM – 7PM

About: See Class 1 above for complete information

Cost: $15 per class / $50 for all four classes / Limited class size

Call the shop to register: 318.445.7887


Mom + Me Art Night                                                                                                                                                           

When: Monday, December 3rd

About: Back for it’s third year, our popular Mom + Me Art Night is a fun evening where moms + kids can kick off the holiday season together.  Kids will enjoy making a holiday art piece they can bring home and moms can use the time to shop for teacher gifts, friends, or make a wish list for themselves! Moms receive 10% off all purchases during the event.


Ladies’ Wish List Night                                                                                                                                                    

When: Thursday, December 13th

About: It’s Ladies’ Night at Southern Chic! Take a break from the holiday hustle + bustle, grab your girlfriends, and join us for holiday refreshments and list-making of the good kind! Create your very own Christmas wish list, then send your family + friends in to shop. They’ll receive a discount when they purchase from your list!


Last Minute Guys’ Night                                                                                                                                                    

When: Thursday, December 20th

About: Schedule this appointment on your guy’s calendar now! Adam will be manning the store this evening to ensure that your guy gets you what you want for Christmas.  Have him shop from your wish list (see Ladies’ Wish List Night above). No list? No worries! We’re expert gift-givers and will help him put together a gift that’s sure to please.


Hope you’ll find the time to squeeze in a few of these fun events. We designed them especially to add some fun, friends, and culture to your calendar!

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