A super-sized version of the strip mall staple.. The Scene Everyone knows what to expect from the local Hallmark store, but Rose Lynn's, tucked in its own corner of concrete in old Metairie, sells a mass of interesting gift items besides the requisite trademarked greeting cards, wrapping paper and Precious Moments figurines. Sure, there are hipper gift shops in the area, but none perhaps as dependable for everything from a first communion to grandpa's birthday.
The Draw Dog lovers will find an entire aisle dedicated to their furry obsessions, including mugs featuring a favorite breed's likeness, specialty shampoo, treats, bowls, picture frames, Christmas ornaments and ceramic figurines. Other favorites include the Over the Hill section, home of the "50 sucks big time" pacifier, and spinning racks of stickers frequented by preteen girls. Around the holidays, expect to see lots of Metairie moms filling out their miniature Christmas villages.