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Second Saturday Artwalk Hot Spots - June 2022: Cafe BoneJour, Gulf Coast Home, and The Buttercup
146 Blaize Ave. Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Located in the Depot District of Old Town Bay St. Louis at 146 Blaize Avenue, resides the one and only Café BoneJour. This locally owned and operated pet boutique & bakery is stocked with just about anything you could possibly need for your furry BFF. From toys for dogs of all breeds, a luscious grooming section, expansive Biscuit Bar and Chew Bar, wide variety of adorable collars, leashes, harnesses, bandanas, and clothing, a fantastic selection of healthy dog food options, and many other specialty and unique products.
“I take pride in sourcing out the very best natural pet foods for dogs and cats, gourmet pet treats, toys, collars and gifts for pet lovers“ stated owner and dog mom, Roxanne DeNicola. Café BoneJour has an impressive lineup of amazing, all natural brands of pet food for dogs and cats (but mostly dogs) - including Primal, Nulo, Fromm, Stella & Chewy’s, Nature’s Variety, Nutri Source, along with others that offer a variety of food selection such as RAW, high quality kibble, or gently cooked diet.
Café BoneJour has an inhouse pet bakery that produces super cute, 100% organic gourmet treats that are made with only the best all natural human grade ingredients. This pet paradise also recently added soft serve doggie froyo to their pawsome treat menu, just in time for this Mississippi summer heat! Their soft serve doggie froyo is available in a variety of flavors and is all natural, grain free, and made with lactose free whole milk or goats milk. Your pup even has the option of adding toppings to their chilly treat such as sprinkles, freeze dried raw, and fresh dog friendly cookies.
If you’re looking for more social events for you and your pup to attend, Café BoneJour has y’all covered! Every second Friday of the month Café BoneJour hosts a Yappy Hour from 4-7pm. During this monthly event they provide free dog beer, free human beer sponsored by The Lazy Magnolia brewery, music, and exciting special guests. Café BoneJour also donates a portion of their store sales from the Yappy Hour event to CASA to benefit Remi, Mississippi’s only Courthouse Facility Dog. Their next upcoming Yappy Hour will be on June 10th where they will be featuring special guest Dog Trainer Will from Woofred’s Dog Training.
This Second Saturday, June 11th, Café BoneJour will be celebrating their 1 Year Anniversary Pawty and they have lots of (human and dog friendly) “treats” for those that stop by to join in the festivities. To start off their Pawty Café BoneJour will be giving out goodie treat bags to the first 25 lucky dogs that visit the shop on Second Saturday. The pet boutique & bakery will also be handing out free entries to their Gift Basket Giveaway (valued at $200) with any in-store purchase made that day. From 4-7pm, there will be live music performed by Coastal Gentlemen along with cookie cake, lemonade, and other refreshments.
Gulf Coast Home
317 Ulman Ave. Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
If you venture down Ulman Avenue in Old Town Bay St. Louis, you will find the opulent Gulf Coast Home. In the fall of 2020, sisters and Bay Saint Louis natives Wendy DeBen and Theresa Lacy made the move from their professional fields in New Orleans to come back home to set up their very own Gulf Coast Home.
As soon as you walk into Gulf Coast Home you are embraced by the shop’s gorgeous aesthetic. Wendy and Theresa’s exquisite taste is easily seen throughout their selection of well curated products from high end furniture and beautiful loungewear to unique home decor and local artwork.
Gulf Coast Home has a large retail space that is elegantly divided into various household floor plans showcasing their expansive furniture and statement pieces. No matter what you may be looking for, their extremely friendly staff and owners are more than willing to help. And if you’re lucky, you may get the expert assistance from Karen, their fluffy Pomeranian shop dog that can be found there most days.
In celebration of their HotSpot status this upcoming Second Saturday, June 12th, Gulf Coast Home will be offering specials all throughout the day including 40% off all their printed pajamas, 25% off all clothing, and even more surprise specials throughout the store. Starting at 4pm, Gulf Coast Home will be hosting featured artist Mary Caroline Spano for a huge jewelry designer trunk show along with live music by Hollys Dads Band and serving refreshments from 4 to 7pm.
112 N 2nd St. Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Complete with welcoming vibes and great grub, The Buttercup on Second Street is a favorite of locals, a must-stop for visitors, and a staple of Old Town Bay St. Louis. With its location in the heart of Old Town and outdoor seating area, The Buttercup lives up to its reputation of being "the picture perfect sidewalk café."
Founder, Jamie Temple, built The Buttercup shortly after Hurricane Katrina and opened in the spring of 2006. Temple stated in a previous interview “I wanted to create a place that was affordable and fresh and happy”. The café, serving both breakfast and lunch, became an instant hit. Making it obvious that Temple was able to make his vision a success.
Jamie could be found helping around the restaurant and joking with guests on most days up until about 2 years ago when he asked his niece Tiffany Wiensch to step in and run the show. “This place is special to a lot of people and I want to keep that going, that’s for sure”, says current owner, Wiensch.
The Buttercup has been described as a “cheerful full-menu restaurant” and upon entering this charming café you will find that to be completely accurate. Inside, you’ll find comical signs, colorful flowers, and funky décor, all of which contribute to its upbeat and joyful ambiance.
As for their menu, The Buttercup serves mouthwatering, homemade meals, which includes all-day breakfast and lunch, and freshly made bakery treats. When asked what were some of the fan favorites on the menu, Wiensch replied that the Cajun Benedict and the Eggs Bay St. Louis are some of the top picks. Tiffany also stated that they have recently added some healthier options to Buttercup’s line up and that she has plans of incorporating more healthy options to the menu in the near future.
To celebrate their June Second Saturday HotSpot status, The Buttercup will have live music entertainment and refreshments out on their patio from 4-7pm. They will also be whipping up some delicious pulled pork sandwiches and fresh baked goodies for their Saturday evening visitors.
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