Saturday, November 13
Be sure to check out November's Second Saturday Hot Spots Fleurty Girl, 216 Main Street, and The Porch, 112 South 2nd Street. Read more about these featured businesses below!
- by McKenzey Northington
Over the past 28 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 4–7 pm, when gallery openings and live music keep the streets humming with activity.
October's Second Saturday Hot Spots are Fleurty Girl, 216 Main Street , and The Porch, 112 South Second Street.
This Second Saturday Artwalk column
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200 N. Beach Boulevard, BSL
In 2009, Fleurty Girl opened its first retail store on Oak Street in New Orleans. After successfully opening seven more locations in Louisiana, owner Lauren Haydel decided to make her first move into Mississippi territory in July 2020 and set up her eighth location in Old Town Bay St. Louis.
Starting with a small temporary property on Main Street, Fleurty Girl moved into its “forever home” at 216 Main Street on Friday, November 6th.
The new, bright green location has 800 square feet of retail space, three vacation rentals (opening in early 2022), a front porch with rocking chairs, and lots of fun finds, including gifts, jewelry, and decor.
Although Fleurty Girl originally began with New Orleans-inspired items made by locals, they've also branched out in the inventory they carry, featuring lots of Bay St. Louis, Waveland, Diamondhead, Pass Christian and Hancock County specific merchandise.
112 S. Second Street, BSL
Located inside historic Century Hall, The Porch is a beautifully quaint shop full of an assortment of exceptional items. The Porch started on Magazine St. in New Orleans and was there for 12 years until relocating to “The Bay” in 2017.
The owner, JoAnn Saucier, curates an inculcating and interesting mix of goods that are not only unique to The Porch, but also Old Town Bay St. Louis. Shoppers can find a creative collection of home decor, jewelry, gifts, and delicious nibbles including Chef Maria’s “In the Cooler” pickup gourmet meals and desserts. JoAnn stated that she strives to find items “that make people smile and puts a bright spot in their day."
During this November’s Second Saturday, The Porch will be open 10 am - 8 pm. They will have Chef Maria serving grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch, along with other refreshments. Live music will be performed 5-7 pm by RJ Pierce and Joy Mehrtens on ukuleles.
Be sure not to miss the opportunity to visit The Porch this Second Saturday and experience the vibrant energy of this shop, making Bay St. Louis truly “A Place Apart.”
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