The Local: Jennifer Rabalais of JADE
To celebrate Small Business Saturday, we checked in with Jennifer Rabalais to see what she loves about the holidays in New Orleans. As the owner of JADE in Metairie and the spouse of Kenny Rabalais, owner of The Plant Gallery, the Rabalais Family holds a pivotal role in shaping the enchanting Christmas atmosphere in New Orleans. From helping you find the perfect gift to decorating the halls of our beautiful homes, Jennifer and her elves barely sleep until after the new year! Here, Jennifer shares the go-to gift for the season and invites you to shop locally at JADE for everyone and everything on your list.
HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS? | 12 years.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL HOLIDAY TRADITION? | Visiting hotel bars & savoring hotel decor on a Sunday Funday with the family in December!
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT OUR CITY THIS TIME OF YEAR? | The excitement in the air for the anticipation for cooler weather…outdoor dining, shop door open.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LOCALLY SOURCED GIFT TO GIVE? | A fresh fragrant Frasier fir, cedar, & pine green arrangement from The Plant Gallery that will last all the way to Christmas.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LOCALLY SOURCED GIFT YOU’VE RECEIVED? | A gift card to my favorite restaurant….Lillete, La Petite Grocery, or Saba. Makes me get out of my zip code and enjoy the wonderful delights on Magazine Street.
WHAT IS GOING TO BE THE “IT” ITEM TO GIVE THIS SEASON FROM JADE? | A new size acrylic love knot.
Visit JADE at 324 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA or shop online at jade.shoplightspeed.com