• Fleur-de-Lis in History

    The Fleur-de-lis. A symbol most Louisianans are familiar with as a decorative piece on porches, wall hangings or clothing. But have you ever heard the story of how the Fleur-de-lis came to be, and why it made its way into Louisiana? In French, fleur-de-lis literally means "lily flower". It may come as no surprise that an emblem found all over the state of Louisiana has its roots in a flower from French culture, stemming from the French colonization of the Americas, particularly present day Louisiana...
  • Making Roux Brands

    Roux Brands was pioneered by Angela Carville Fluker in 2006. It began as a retail store in the confines of a small guesthouse and is now a bustling cluster of warehouses. Angela focused primarily on Fleur-de-lis pewter but, over the years, we quickly diversified into a broad line of Southern décor products inspired by the charm and decadence of the Gulf South. We’ve gone from single piece sales to bulk orders of hundreds in a very short time. But our growth has not been without hardship. Fortunately, persistence prevails...
  • Creation of the Gumbo Bowl

    Gumbo, the quintessential melting pot, is a Southern tradition and quite possibly one of the few truly indigenous American fares. It is an elegant dish that permits endless variation. Yet some aspects of the dish are completely obstinate. When Roux Brands elected to pursue the legacy of Gumbo bowl design, we knew “the recipe” permitted pizazz, but never felt so at home as to recreate the classic bowl without adhering to the standards by which the dish is measured. Our designers took creative charge while maintaining a truth to Gumbo that should never be left out...