About

Once in a While, featuring Green Eyed Goddess Gifts, is owned and operated by the Miley family.


The Miley family are born and raised in the Covington and Abita Springs, Louisiana area and has deep roots in the community going back many generations. Pam and Gary Miley always dreamed of having a family gift shop. They looked for a while at different locations and eventually found their way to 226 E Lockwood in downtown Covington, formerly known as the Covington Brewhouse and across the street from the Trailhead Amphitheater. The family always admired the picturesque windows lining the Lockwood Street historic building and thought it would make a great location for a store.

Pam launched the Once In A While gift shop, featuring Green Eyed Goddess gifts, on January 31, 2020.  Besides the gift shop, there is a built-in coffee shoppe that serves New Orleans Roast crafted by PJ's Coffee and espresso drinks, sweets and savory; and a large 1,500sf meeting space.

This meeting space is perfect for town halls, homeschooling, tutoring, yoga class, tea parties, engagement and wedding parties, special events or whatever you need an unique, historic and spacious space for!

The Miley family has owned, operated and worked in many other businesses in the Covington and St Tammany Parish area over the years. Among the many, Pam Miley has over 40 years’ experience as a specialist in early childhood education as the Founder/Owner of The Little Red School HouseKids Community Kingdom, and Kids Kingdom, which offers full and part-time care for infants to Pre-K children including summer camps for young children.

Together, the family looks forward to serving those who appreciate fine home accessories, beautifully designed jewelry and locally roasted coffee, while also offering a well-appointed and spacious meeting space for your next private event.