Hot Pick: Sweet Christmas Treats

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Whether you’re looking for treats for a crowd or just need a sweet little pick me up, visions of Beagle Bagel’s iced cookies are sure to be dancing in your head! For $1.50 a piece, these sweet morsels are baked and frosted in house and are as festive as they come!

 

The Season of Giving: For the Little Ones

Sometimes Santa needs a little help! That’s where the merchants of Highland Village come in! Make little eyes light up with these special holiday finds from all over Highland Village!

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1. Enjoy winter time, any time with the Be Good Company’s Grow it Snow Day Set. This no mess snow box is the perfect way for kids to have creative, winter-themed fun in Mississippi, where our Christmases aren’t always white! Get it today at Nursery Rhymes, Suite 152.

2. Bundle up little ones in the Widgeon Warm Plus Jacket, also from Nursery Rhymes, Suite 152. This jacket is arguably the best infant/toddler cool weather wear around. Flap-over-flat design has velcro close for easy on/off and double layer protection. Grosgrain ribbon at the top of the hood provides adjustability to ensure a snug fit for windy days.

3. Pack it up with Stephen Joseph gear, like this airplane backpack from Polkadot Pony, Suite 180. Perfect for holiday traveling fun!

4. Encourage kids to pick up their toys (and be a future Highland Village shopper!) with this Melissa and Doug Shopping Cartfrom Olde Tyme Commissary in Suite 174. Just like the real thing, with pivoting wheels and made of sturdy metal, the kiddos will shop till they drop!

5. Stuff stockings with the Malibu Sugar Loofah Lollipop, from Dancing Divas, Suite 155. Soap with a loofah center on a 12” stick makes it easy to reach those hard-to-reach places. Available in four delicious fragrances that smell good enough to eat!

6. The Purple Cow offers cutting edge designs for traditional, classic games. Grab a tube of magnetic letters, numbers or games at Olde Tyme Commissary, Suite 174, and get your child encouraged to read and write! The kit can be used on the fridge, whiteboard, or magnetic blackboard.

Hot Pick: Hobo Lauren Clutch

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Holiday party season is in full swing and we’re here to help you get decked for the season. Enter the Lauren clutch by Hobo. This iconic Hobo design is legendary for her carry-all attitude and cool factor. Lauren serves are your wallet by day and your clutch by night. Just in time to ring in the season! Snag your very own Lauren clutch at High Cotton, Suite 188, and you’ll be festive and party-ready!

What’s Happening at The Village: Snowflakes Under the Stars

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Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 2nd, where we will team up with the Lefleur East Foundation to host our annual Christmas Open House, Snowflakes Under the Stars. This is a great way to get in the Christmas spirit, with horse and carriage rides, Christmas carolers, s’mores, live music, Santa Claus (bring your camera!), merchant specials, and a 100% chance of snow!

 

What’s Happening at the Village: Pancakes & Pajamas with Santa!

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Get into the spirit of Christmas in more ways than one! Join us for holiday fun at Pancakes and Pajamas with Santa in the Highland Village Plaza on Saturday, December 13th from 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and enjoy pancakes, cookie decorating, festive snow, and of course, Santa Claus himself! All proceeds benefit Friends of Children Hospital, so you’ll not only be having a merry time, but making others merry!

$25 admits one adult and one child (pancakes for the little ones only). Purchase tickets at Nursery Rhymes or the Highland Village office now. Tickets are limited, so don’t miss out on this magical experience! Call 601-982-5861 for more information.

Hot Pick: Nicole Paris Boots

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Cooler temperatures, falling leaves, football season and the smell of pumpkin. You know what that means – boot season, of course!
The Paris boot by Nicole is the perfect blend of edgy and comfort. A hidden wedge adds comfort and a back zipper makes for an easy on and off. Visit Cook & Love Shoes in Suite 159 for a variety of colors. Now get to stepping, it’s boot season!

What’s Happening at the Village: Calling All Moms!

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Calling all moms, moms-to-be and fans of moms! Get out to Mom’s Morning Out here at Highland Village’s Pure Barre on October 14th at 9:40 a.m. Social time will be in full force before and after the 9:40 class, so join us in Suite 235-A for coffee, juice, yummy treats and a chance to win a pair of Pure Barre grippy socks! Getting in shape is more fun with friends, so we will see you then!

Beagle Bagel Supper On the Go + $1 Bonus!

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Beagle Bagel always hits the spot for me. Particularly their famous chicken salad! It was a weekday and it was starting to get a little bit late. My husband was out of town so I knew I was flying solo on supper. And I was HUNGRY.

I stopped into this fun little Highland Village eatery with chicken salad on the brain. But I didn’t want to get my regular chicken salad sandwich on a whole wheat bagel. I was in adventure mode. So I allowed my eye to wander over a little bit to a section of their menu I’ve never really paid attention to before: PANINIS.

Right there at the bottom was a Chicken Salad Panini. Hmmm… That could be delicious… It comes on that yummy panini bread with roma tomatoes, provolone cheese, and pesto mayo. SOLD to the woman whose stomach keeps audibly growling for everyone to hear!

The helpful girl behind the counter fixed me right up. “You can pick any Zapp’s chips you want to go with your panini. Anything else I can get you?”

That’s when I saw the sign… Cinnamon rolls are ONE DOLLAR after 3 p.m. Now who can resist a cinnamon roll? Not me! So I tacked one on to my order. What the hay.

When I sat down to dive into my chicken salad panini, I was greeted with a uniquely wonderful combination of flavors! The slightly-sweet-because-of-the-grapes chicken salad melded perfectly with the super savory provolone and pesto mayo. The tomatoes added a lovely freshness to the mix, and of course the bread was to die for. And it was all heated to just the perfect panini temperature! Those Zapp’s chips on the side weren’t too bad either!

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After I downed my sammy, it was time to at least sample that one dollar cinnamon roll. Just a little bite. Ok just one more little bite. I’m going to save this for breakfast in the morning, I swear. Aaaaand one more bite… And before I knew it, I’d eaten half of the cinnamon roll. It was SO GOOD. It was definitely homemade. I didn’t even have to ask. And the sugar they used in it was the big, thick kind of sugar. There was nothing little about this cinnamon roll except for the little bit that I left myself for the next morning’s breakfast…. Oops!

After the take-down I single-handedly performed on all of that food, I knew Pure Barre just up the steps from Beagle Bagel would be calling my name bright and early that next morning… But boy was the splurge worth it! Thank you, Pure Barre instructor Dana Fisher for completely kicking my butt that next day!

If you’re a chicken salad fan looking to switch things up, or a cinnamon roll fan at all (or both!), then I certainly recommend a trip to Highland Village’s Beagle Bagel at the next possible opportunity! You won’t be sorry. But if you sort of are sorry, then there’s always Pure Barre nearby!

Game Day Patchwork at Nursery Rhymes

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If you’ve been looking for the perfect thing in which to outfit your tot this football season, look no further than Nursery Rhymes, located right by Beagle Bagel in Highland Village!

Nursery Rhymes now has a fabulous assortment of game day patchwork for the big three Mississippi universities! Since these patchwork masterpieces are made locally by a very talented Jacksonian, they can even have custom pieces done, say, for local schools like high schools!

Emily Feathers, one of the owners of Nursery Rhymes, says, “It is truly an art form to be able to pick out and put together the fabrics the way that [this artist] does. And she has the cleanest work I have ever seen!”

We agree that these pieces are so well made and so unique that they could be passed down as heirlooms from sibling to sibling, as well as from generation to generation! These make us want to yell Hail State, Hotty Toddy, and SMTTT all at the same time! Hooray for football and being well-dressed!

What’s Happening at The Village: Hilton Hollis Trunk Show

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Tomorrow and Saturday, join Maison Weiss for a trunk show featuring NYC-based designer Hilton Hollis’ fall line. This NYC-based, Mississippi-native has cooked up an amazing 2014 Fall/ Winter collection inspired by Scotland. Promise you one thing – You’re sure to love it.

Also, August is almost over! Only 9 shopping days left to take advantage of our outerwear sale. If you haven’t shopped it yet, stop by this week or next to save 10% on your winter warmth.