Saturday, October 12
Be sure to check out "Hot Spots" Southern Accents (125 Main Street) and PJ’s Coffee on the Bay (207 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.
This Second Saturday Artwalk column
is sponsored by
125 Main Street
Bay St. Louis
“It’s Fall, Y’all!” is what you will want to exclaim when you walk into Southern Accents in the old Masonic temple on Main Street. Purveyors of all things typically Southern, Jenny Shubert takes her love of the culture to a new level with clothing and gifts for all ages. The first thing that will welcome you is the scent of one of their homemade, hand-poured candles. Made by the family on their property in the Kiln, delicious scents like Blueberry Jubilee, Green Apple Pie and Vanilla Cotton will fill your home with sweetness.
Candles aren’t the only item unique to the store. Southern Accents also carries its own line of t-shirts, which are both witty and proud. The family also produces their own line of bath products called “The Southern Goat Company.”
Shoppers will find a good selection of casual clothes. Jenny’s daughter, Hannah, has proven to have an eye for style and helps choose trendsetting items to carry in the store. They are also size inclusive, with a respectable inventory of plus size items.
There are also items for men, with favorites being the Tide & Timber line of t-shirts and baseball caps. This line reflects the outdoors, with rustic prints and designs such as fish, ducks and man’s best friend.
Of course, these items are just a snapshot of all you will find at Southern Accents. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy, from team gear to baby gifts to home decor and everything in between. You can check them out at 125 Main Street from 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Of course, they will have extended hours on 2nd Saturday on October 12th. Stop by between 4 and 7 p.m. to take in the music and hors d’oeuvres and experience what shoppers already know - Southern Accents isn’t just a boutique . . . it’s a place that tells the story of what it means to be Southern.
207 Main Street
Bay St. Louis
Pumpkin spice and everything nice! That’s what’s on the menu this month at PJ’s Coffee on the Bay, the October “Hot Spot” in Old Town Bay St. Louis. One step inside this restored creole cottage and you won’t have to wonder why. Seven days a week from 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. PJ’s is open offering customers a selection of tempting pastries and sandwiches. Stop by and check out the scrumptious pumpkin praline velvet ice or try the pumpkin latte or bananas foster cold brew iced latte. These won’t disappoint.
This year, PJ’s and its sister franchise twin, The Creole Creamery, were elected Businesses of the Year by the Hancock Chamber of Commerce. A welcome addition to Old Town Bay St. Louis, owners Jim and Catherine MacPhaille had a vision — three years in the making — to bring these two successful New Orleans-known brands to the Coast. In September 2018, right before Cruisin’ the Coast, that vision became reality, hiring 30 local residents to scoop up some of the best ice-cream found anywhere and serve the best java brew in town.
The MacPhailles are real estate developers that own and operate hundreds of commercial and residential properties in New Orleans and Bay St. Louis. “We’re excited to bring the New Orleans-inspired flavors of PJ’s Coffee to Bay St. Louis and revive a building in the heart of the community on Main Street,” said Jim MacPhaille. “Local residents and visitors alike are embracing the vibrant atmosphere and southern hospitality that PJ’s Coffee provides.”
PJ’s Coffee serves a wide variety of iced, frozen, hot, cold brew, and nitro-infused coffees, using only the top one percent of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea. The New Orleans-based coffeehouse demonstrates that better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making matter.
The drive through at PJ’s on the Bay offers customers a quick way to sample any one of the hot or cold brews and sandwich offerings whether on foot, on a bicycle or the traditional car. “You can’t buy me love," said one customer, “but you can buy me some ice cream and PJ’s Coffee on the Bay!”
Stop in and check it out at 207 Main Street or call 228-231-1942. The clean, efficient, modern (yet historic) facilities in the heart of Old Town-are easily accessible and pet-friendly, as well as being ADA compliant. There will be something for everyone to enjoy there on Second Saturday! Brandon Tingstrom will play on the patio from 3-7 pm, and there will be face-painting from 2-7 pm, fun games for kids and adults, a photo booth with props, a blow-up obstacle course from Waterslides Of The Coast, and more. PJ’s will be the place to be for families and children of all ages this Second Saturday!