About two years ago, we were looking for a gift for a female family member. Being that we like to support all things local, we luckily came across the designs of local New Orleanian Sarah Ott and her locally inspired tees, jewelry, scarves, and accessories.
Although the collection at Sarah Ott includes a myriad of fun designs that locals and lovers of New Orleans will certainly enjoy, Sarah’s foray into the design business was sort of an accident. “I just kind of fell into it; there was no plan,” Sarah explained. “I’m creative, I love to be given a theme, and I can create beautiful things around that theme.”
She continued, “When working on a committee at my daughter’s school at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, we wanted something we could all wear to make us stand out. I love scarves, so I made simple red scarves with the Sacred Heart logo hand stamped on one of the ends and that’s pretty much how my business started. People saw them and wanted to buy them! I started making school scarves, which evolved into NOLA- themed scarves, and we have what is now Sarah Ott.”
For us at IntheNOLA.com, we absolutely LOVE the NOLA-inspired jewelry. From the rings to the necklaces and bracelets, these designs are for sure dedicated to New Orleans and her beauty. “Growing up in New Orleans and then leaving it made me appreciate it even more when I returned as an adult. I saw, heard, and even tasted things differently. I began to appreciate the architecture, the food, and the music a lot more, which I kind of took for granted having been raised here my whole life. You could say I loved ‘her’ more after being separated from her for so many years. It is a true NOLA LOVE!”
In addition to the jewelry, Sarah Ott also offers clothing and other accessories. “My Place d’Armes and new Ya Ya scarf are items that I love. They are great pieces to incorporate in a day-to-day outfit while still wearing a little NOLA flare. The Skyline necklaces have been very popular. I love how subtle the design is; you have to know and love New Orleans to almost be able to recognize what it is. My oyster fabric has also been very popular whether it’s on a purse, pouch, or pillow.”
New Orleans, we hope that you find that perfect gift for your mamas this year!
For more information about Sarah Ott, please visit the website and Facebook.
See other Mother's Day gifts:
Kismet Cosmetics: Body bronzing lotion, vegan lipsticks, and liquid illuminators
Color Your Way Through New Orleans: A coloring book of New Orleans for adults