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Second Saturday Artwalk Hotspots- October 2023: Fly Boutique, The Blind Tiger, and Shannon Mullen Art & Katie's Jewelry & Gifts
142 Blaize Ave. Unit A
Wed-Sat: 10am-6pm, Sunday: 12pm-4pm
In the heart of the Bay St. Louis Depot District, a fashion sensation has taken flight, and it's soaring high with a new location that's set to capture the hearts of folks of all ages and sizes. Fly Boutique, a beloved Mississippi fashion brand, has expanded its wings to a fifth location in 2022, bringing its unique blend of style and charm to Bay St. Louis.
With its headquarters nestled in Picayune and existing branches in Gulfport and Hattiesburg, this latest addition to the Fly Boutique family marks a significant milestone in the boutique's journey.
The roots of Fly Boutique trace back to 2005 when entrepreneur Tessie Putnam ventured into a partnership in a small children's boutique. However, as her two daughters blossomed into young ladies, Tessie decided to bid farewell to the children's clothing store. Yet, her unwavering passion for fashion and her deep connection with the shop's clientele kindled a new dream. In 2010, Tessie launched her first adult clothing store, Fly Boutique, and from that moment, it took flight and soared to new heights. Over the course of a dozen years and the establishment of four more locations, Tessie's vision has transformed into a thriving family-run franchise that graces the greater Gulf region of Mississippi.
What sets Fly Boutique apart is their dedication to scouring the country for "quality clothing lines that will make our customers feel stylish and beautiful," as Tessie herself puts it. This commitment ensures a wide range of styles and sizes for all while presenting the latest trends at wallet-friendly prices. Fly Boutique boasts a diverse inventory that caters to all your fashion and accessory cravings. Among its offerings, you'll discover a well-loved men's clothing section and an array of renowned brands like Kendra Scott, Consuela Bags, Vintage Havana, BuDha Girl, and Tyler Candles. Whether you prefer to browse their sleek brick-and-mortar stores or explore their robust online store at ShopFlyBoutique.com, Fly Boutique stands ready to serve your fashion needs.
So, if you're seeking the latest fashions to make you feel "fly," be sure to swing by Fly Boutique this Second Saturday, October 14, as they celebrate their Hot Spot status at their newest location. With its unique blend of family values and fashion-forward thinking, Fly Boutique is the go-to destination for style-conscious individuals of all ages and sizes.
The Blind Tiger
119 N Beach Blvd.
Sun-Thurs: 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm
Surrounded by lush palm trees and adorned with vibrant tropical colors, The Blind Tiger's flagship location stands tall at 119 N. Beach Blvd. in the heart of Old Town Bay St. Louis. This iconic business has become a beloved fixture in the Gulf Coast dining scene. With its laidback atmosphere, family-friendly ambiance, and a menu that boasts a delectable fusion of island flavors and Southern comfort, The Blind Tiger is an experience like no other.
Owner, Thomas Genin, sought inspiration in his travels through the Bahamas and the Caribbean, where he fell in love with casual bars, open-air settings, and the delicious food served in off-the-beaten-path places. This passion culminated in the birth of The Blind Tiger, a restaurant that brings the island experience to you, no plane tickets required.
The small bar with an island vibe that transports patrons to far-off tropical locales was an instant hit which quickly led to an expansion of both on the north and south sides of the restaurant to accommodate the local patrons. As a family-friendly establishment, it's not just the adults who revel in the laidback environment and mouthwatering cuisine. Parents can relax on the patio while enjoying live music, savoring great food, and sipping on handcrafted cocktails. Meanwhile, kids can embark on a treasure hunt in the sandbox—a delightful distraction that keeps the whole family entertained.
The Blind Tiger regularly spoils its guests with a delightful array of weekly specials, including a rejuvenating Happy Hour available from Monday to Thursday, between 4-6 pm, offering enticing drink specials that are the perfect remedy for unwinding after a long day. On Taco Tuesdays, patrons can savor $3 beef or chicken tacos or indulge in shrimp or Mahi tacos, all for just $9.99. Thursdays bring a regal treat with TBT’s Royal Reds special, priced at a mere $15. As the weekend approaches, The Blind Tiger’s menu opens up to Snow Crab clusters, tantalizing chargrilled oysters, and a rotating selection of daily specials and amazing drinks.
The Blind Tiger is all set to take center stage as one of the featured hot spots for the upcoming Second Saturday on October 14th. On this special occasion, music enthusiasts can groove to the tunes of 2Left of Center on the patio from 5 PM to 9 PM. Additionally, throughout Second Saturday, patrons can indulge in food and drink specials that add an extra layer of excitement to the festivities.
The Blind Tiger in Old Town Bay St. Louis continues to be a beloved Gulf Coast hotspot where island vibes and Southern hospitality collide in the most delicious way possible. Whether you're a local or a traveler, The Blind Tiger is a must-visit destination that promises to leave you coming back for more.
Shannon Mullen Art and Katie's Jewelry & Gifts
112 S. 2nd St., Third Floor
Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm, Sunday:11am-3pm
If you’re looking for beautiful custom artwork and jewelry, look no further than Shannon Mullen Art and Katie’s Jewelry & Gifts located on the 3rd floor of historic Century Hall. When you walk into Shannon and Katie’s shop, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a delightful fusion of creativity and craftsmanship, making them the perfect destinations for those seeking custom artwork and unique jewelry.
Over the past three years, Shannon Mullen Art and Katie's Jewelry & Gifts has expanded from a single shop to three inside Century Hall. This growth reflects their commitment to offering unique and original treasures to both locals and tourists alike.
Shannon and Katie both strive to have something special for everyone that visits their booths. And even if you are unable to find that perfect piece you were looking for, have no worry! Both artists offer custom orders. From children’s jewelry to intricate adult pieces, Katie offers custom orders for every occasion, size, and age. From personalized painting of pets, custom Shuckies (hand painted oyster shells), and even Mardi Gras scenes that can be personalized with your family, friends, favorite floats or marching groups, Shannon offers one of a kind paintings. These unique pieces will undoubtedly add a touch of personality to your life and your living space.
This upcoming Second Saturday, October 14, Shannon Mullen Art and Katie’s Jewelry & Gifts will be celebrating their Hot Spot status with a variety of fabulous specials for their shoppers. One event that shouldn't be missed is their Swiftie Party in the Bay. Come dressed in your best era and prepare for a front porch live concert at The Shops of Century Hall (112 S. 2nd St.) featuring the remarkable Juliet Liuzza on vocals and the talented Make Lemmler on the keyboard. This concert will run from 11 am to 2 pm, promising an unforgettable musical experience.
In honor of this event, Shannon Mullen Art and Katie's Jewelry & Gifts has an array of TAYLOR-themed merchandise, including apparel, jewelry, and décor, making it a must-visit for Swifties. On Second Saturday, visitors can also look forward to a free gift with every $15 purchase from Shannon Mullen Art and Katie’s Jewelry & Gifts. Furthermore, throughout the day, the Hot Spot will be hosting multiple giveaways that add an extra layer of excitement to your shopping experience.
With a blend of artistry, craftsmanship, and a dash of local charm, Shannon Mullen Art and Katie's Jewelry & Gifts is a perfect spot to find the perfect accessories for both your home and person. Be sure to mark your calendars so you won’t miss out on all the amazing festivities this October Second Saturday Hot Spot has in stock for you!