Saturday, December 14
Be sure to check out "Hot Spots" Bay Elements (112 Second Street) and Biz-zee Bee (111-B Main Street). Read more about these featured businesses below!
- stories and photos by Anne Pitre
Over the past twenty-six years, the monthly art walk has become one of the most popular events in the region. Old Town stays lively all day, with many merchants and restaurants offering specials.
The pace picks up from 4 pm to 8 pm, when gallery openings and live music keep the streets humming with activity.
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Located inside Century Hall, Bay Elements is a mind-bending boutique specializing in items that are sure to stretch the imagination as well as the boundaries of what is possible when it comes to style. Here, shop owner Susan Peterson brings her patrons an intriguing mix of antiques and new items; repurposed, upcycled and reimagined pieces, art and gifts as well as domestic and imported furniture.
It is worth your time just to browse and envision how even a small accent piece from Bay Elements would elevate your home décor style. Or, for the daring, purchase something new and inspired. Each piece – expertly curated by Peterson herself – is bold, and will certainly stimulate conversation and energy.
Peterson was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, but made her home on the Coast after marrying a local. She has been here for 35 years and hasn’t looked back. “My heart is here,” she said. “There is nothing better than being in Old Town Bay St. Louis.” We couldn’t agree more.
Be sure and stop at Bay Elements during the Second Saturday Art Walk on December 14. They are located inside the Shops at Century Hall at 112 Second Street. They will be serving refreshments and have live music from 4 – 7 p.m.
111-B Main Street
Bay St. Louis
Biz-zee Bee is sure to have something delightful for the kiddos for Christmas! This charming little children’s boutique has built up a loyal clientele over the years who keep returning for children’s clothing that is fashionable, adorable and high quality.
Owner Janell Graham maintains a high standard for the shop – she only selects items that are stylish and well-made, but maintains multiple price points so that everyone can find something special for the little ones in their lives.
Biz-zee Bee carries clothing for boys from newborn to age 7 and girls from newborn to age 12. A festive gift for any tiny dancer, Biz-zee Bee has shoes for ballet, tap and jazz. Other popular items include smocked clothing and toys and the popular Bogg Bag, which promises to be weather proof and tip proof. They have both sizes in stock.
Biz-zee Bee also offers embroidery services in-store, so items can be customized. They do accept outside items as well. But, you have to plan ahead – the cutoff to have a custom embroidered item in time for Christmas is December 15th.
Of course, Biz-zee Bee would never forget about Mom. They also sell Comfort Colors tees and sweatshirts with local designs and expressions that are guaranteed to make anyone on the receiving end smile.
Stop by Biz-zee Bee on Second Saturday, December 14, to witness all this cuteness for yourself. They are located at 111-B Main Street and will have refreshments and live music from 4-7 pm.