Monday, December 28, 2009

Come meet the new "you" on January 14

If you've been to Peter's Path Store, you probably know that owners Christine Peters and Ronda Balfe know how to create totally chic little outfits for you. But did you know they're gaining quite the reputation for putting together a fabulous soiree, too?

I'm talking, kitten, about fabulously fun networking events disguised as parties. Can you believe the nerve of these ladies? And they're scheduled at tres' convenient times for working moms, entrepreneuresses (is that a word?) and girlies who just want to have fun, meet other successful women and learn new stuff.

This next "special invitation" event --OK, OK. I will concede dear reader that you won't be receiving a gold embossed calligraphy invite nor will you be greeted at the door by a steroid induced bouncer selectively deciding what divas are allowed to enter under PP's yellow awning. But when you see the eclectic crowd of smart and chic women, you'll be glad you were privy to the hottest party this side of Hollywood. And you'll feel sorry for the photogs at TMZ who missed it!

Oh, but back to what I was saying...The next event is January 14 at 6 p.m.

That's when the entouragette (is that a word?) welcomes the darlingly dynamic duo of Professional Organizer Kim Cossette and Personal Trainer Elizabeth Jaeger.

The theme of the party is "A New Year. A New You." And here's why....Psssssst. Stay with me.

You see Kim is a professional organizer. And she will help you tame your life gone a little amess sista' starting in the heart of things. Your kitchen. Then, there's Elizabeth, a personal trainer who knows just a few things about eating right and how to put your derrier in gear. Together, these damsels will show you how to take charge in 2010 and change your life! "Viva la difference" you'll exclaim as you learn how to create a vision of how you want your life to be. And how to make the right choices to bring about your intentional vision.

Now, I know what you're thinking. This get together sounds oh so amazing. But can I afford it?

But of course, dahling. While a 600 sq ft studio in NYC is a cool mil. And a BMW is 50K+. You, m' dear are priceless. And this function is FREE!!!! And did I mention, you could win a 12 week nutritional coaching prize?

Plus there'll be wine to sip and cheese to nibble on as you sit on vintage furniture and show off your mojo to all your new friends at Peter's Path Store. No purchase necessary. Except don't blame us if you happen to fall in love with a pair of skinny jeans or a fluffy sweater all the same. You're on your own when it comes to your pocketbook, shop girl.

To read more about it, you can become a fan of Peter's Path Store on Facebook or follow us at

Friday, December 18, 2009

Call for nonprofits! Sign-up now for "Peter's Tees For A Cause"

Our passion goes way beyond fashion at Peter's Path store. We're out to change the world one garment at a time, too. So, we're selling US Aid tees and offering your caring organization a nice percentage of the profits. Not to mention, the Ugandan made shirts also help poverty stricken Africans. Here's how the program works.

Step one: We offer a selection of 100% organic cotton tees with beautiful designs like the one you see here. The shirts retail for 24.00 (short sleeved) and 26.00 (long sleeved).

Step two: Your organization is one of 12 selected for the monthly t-shirt program. Hint. Hint. First come. First serve. So, email us asap with your nonprofit information:

Step three:
For one month, your 501(c)(3) receives 10.00 for every t-shirt sale as well as promotion on our blog, tweets, facebook page, e-newsletter and in-store signage.

Step four:
We kindly ask that you provide a link to as well as information about this Cause Marketing promotion in any other marketing materials available to you. After all, the more you can promote this program on your end, the more tee-shirt sales and goodwill for your organization!

Step five
: Your nonprofit makes money from one whole month of tee-shirt sales at our shop, plus invaluable marketing support to boot.
Peter's Path Store feels happy from our Fidel hatted head to our Alegria clogged toes knowing we've helped out your cause. Because that, and fashion, are quite simply, our passion.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Peters Path Store. The perfect "mother-daughter" or "friend-friend" holiday outing

One thing I've always loved about the holidays was spending time with my mom.

My first memories of shopping with her begin circa late 1960's on the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver.

One year, she took me to this beautiful boutique--there were no Walmarts back then. We picked out a double breasted wool coat in ivory with a matching faux fur collar. As we walked out of the store at night, I recall the glistening holiday lights and the yuletide music being sung by carolers. It was a magical time. I think we went to Woolworth's lunch counter for a shake afterwards. Probably cost my mom 50 cents.

In later years during and after college, my mother and I would head to Tamarac Square (also in Denver) where we'd shop for ourselves and others just a bit, too. The afternoon would usually end at a little french bistro nibbling on croissant sandwiches while sipping coffee and Kahlua topped with whipped cream.

Skip ahead to current days. I've moved to Georgia and my mom still lives in Colorado. I miss her so much and wish we could be together this holiday season. I know exactly what we'd do. First, we'd head to downtown historic Lawrenceville for lunch. We'd find a great parking space, because street parking is free in downtown. We'd either go to Dominicks for pasta and vino or head to McCrays for a soup and sandwich. Next, we'd stroll along the square in Lawrenceville and visit the Aurora Theatre Festival of Trees. Finally, we'd walk down to our main destination at 164 E. Crogan Street. We'd open the door under the yellow awning and enter Peter's Path Store, a boutique like no other for fashion conscious women and girls who won't settle for anything less but tres chic!

For instance, did you know that Peter's Path has beautiful wooden hand painted rings for only 7.00? Or what about soft cami's, oh so perfectly layered under a blouse or jacket as a holiday outfit accent. They're only 12.00 each. Unbelievable. It's these kind of prices and lots of beautiful items, that will keep you enthralled at every turn.

Peter's Path is truly like going into a candy shop for the funky, creative, fashion conscious girl at heart.

You can just thank Christine Peters and Ronda Balfe who both have a certain knack for finding special items from the funky to a twist on comfort and style. While this may sound like a cliche', Peter's Path has something for every girl. Be it an Allegria mary jane, LTB jeans, Johnny Was embroidered tops or hip baseball hats. I know my Mom would buy me an outfit at Peter's Path and she'd end up with something funky too. She's now 70, but so ageless and youthfully spirited as all of us girls should be! So, Peter's Path is the perfect place for her too, with its easy going sweaters and such.

My mom would also appreciate that Peter's Path does complimentary gift wrapping, too. She'd say, "you don't get that kind of service at Macy's." Yes, mothers just have a way of knowing everything, don't they? So I hope you get to spend some time with yours this holiday season. And that you two get to visit Peter's Path together. Not only will you find the best stocking stuffers and holiday outfits, you'll also enjoy the atmosphere and holiday spirit that's Peter's Path Store. Since, my mom's not here, I guess I'll just have to treat myself to Peter's Path solo or bring a friend. See you there and happy holidays.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Networking with Kate Atwood and friends

We recently held a Women's Networking Event at our store, where fabulous women gathered to meet and mingle. The highlight of the event was a visit by Kate Atwood, founder of Kate's Club. We've written about Kate before, and how much we appreciate her organization's efforts to help children dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Kate Atwood

Kate just launched her book, A Healing Place, which she read from. We all listened, as we choked back the tears, then applauded in joy at her passion and tenacity. Kate started her organization at the tender age of 24 after having lost her mom to cancer 12 years earlier. The clubhouse is place where kids go be among children dealing with similar grief. It's a place to escape with fun activities and therapeutic play.

Having been featured on CNN, The View and in various news publications, Kate is becoming known nationally for her compassion and untiring drive to help heal grieving kids. Check out Kate's Club and her book, you'll be glad you did.

We also love the new book by our friend Lisa Washington, owner of B'Tyli Natural Skin Therapies, as much as we love her products. Check out Living Within the Silver Lining, an inspirational read about finding your blessings.

We were so thrilled to have all of our other guests join us to celebrate the passion, generosity and spirit of women who work, give and care.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Falling into Fashion

Fall is here and the crisp air has us reaching for our long-sleeved tops and sweaters. The trick for staying warm and stylish? Layering. Wear our new Johnny Was Spanish Hoodie over a tank or tee, paired with a pair of jeans or leggings. Made of 100% silk with gorgeous embroidery, this will be a signature piece in your wardrobe.

Our Christine Dress by Cmarchuska is a great eco-friendly addition to your fall wardrobe. The a-line button dress is made of 50% cotton and 50% modal fabric with Italian recycled polyester buttons. Pair with your favorite leggings and boots and you're ready to hit the town! Designer Christine Marchuska's line supports charities and organizations active in responding to and addressing global issues.

Wear our three-quarter sleeve charcoal gray cable knit bolero to add an extra layer of warmth and dress up any outfit, from jeans to dress pants.
Check out the rest of our great fall styles online, or visit our store on the historic square in Lawrenceville.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Peters Path opens flagship store

Peters Path will open its flagship store in the historic square in Lawrenceville, Georgia on Saturday, September 5. The store combines the company's full clothing line with unique accessories, including purses, jewelry, scarves, belts and footwear with eclectic home items. “We are thrilled to open our flagship store in the Lawrenceville square,” says Christine Peters, president and founder of Peters Path. “It was a dream of mine to help people in need by creating Peters Path and launching an online store. This is an even greater accomplishment to be able to interact with customers face to face and share our passion for fashion and philanthropy with them.”

The store will feature our best-selling brands like Johnny Was, LTB, DL1961 and Alternative Apparel, as well as up and coming designers and artisans. As with the website, the store will also feature a charitable organization, to which portions of sales will be donated. The store is open Tuesday through Sunday.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

YFB: Perfect for day into night fashion

If you're looking for stylish apparel that feels as comfortable as your pjs, but makes a statement when you enter a room, Young, Fabulous and Broke is your answer. Dubbed the quintessential L.A. brand, YFB includes items ranging from flowy dresses and vests to figure-flattering pants and evening wear. A favorite of celebs like Lindsay Lohan, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sophia Bush, YFB clothes are made from soft, sumptuous fabrics including silk jersey, cotton and fine cashmere.
Versatility is the name of the game for YFB. Wear your zen pants with a t-shirt and flats for a casual look and throw on a dressy top and heels for a night out on the town. Toss your YFB vest over workout clothes while you're running post-gym errands, then over a hot mini for dinner and drinks that night.
Discover the comfort and ultra-chic style of Young, Fabulous and Broke at Peters Path!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cool styles for hot summer days

When the temperature brings sweltering hot days, some of us feel challenged to remain stylish when a bathing suit sounds like the most layering we want to do. Relax! There are ways to keep and look cool without looking like you're heading to the pool.

Tanks a lot
Once thought of as too casual for anything but the gym, tanks have come a long way in the world of fashion, but no need to reach for your guy's underwear drawer. There are plenty of stylish options that can be dressed up or down. Top a flowy summer skirt with a pretty tank and some great accessories, and Voila!-- instant summer glam. Or, layer a tank under a cute cropped denim jacket for a night out!

The long and short of it
Shorts are a summer essential, but few among us can pull off Daisy Dukes, and many of us don't want to wear bermudas. A happy medium? A stylish mid-length cargo. Cargo shorts are super comfortable with enough pockets to carry essentials, but with an edgy look you can dress up with a flowy tank and strappy sandals.

Dress the part
One of the coolest options for hot summer days is a flowing dress that doesn't bind or constrict, and still looks hot. When you have a more formal summer event or a hot night out, the tank maxi is the perfect choice. The hot and trendy maxi from Young, Fabulous and Broke is one of the season's great finds. Why? The combination of fleece and jersey provides a great fit with just enough stretch and holding power to offer a truly 'fabulous' fit with the ever-flattering slightly plunging neckline and shoulder-hugging straps.

For the coolest styles to beat the summer heat, check out Peters Path's summer styles!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

July's featured charity, ALS TDI, partners with Major League Baseball on July 4th

Right now, 30,000 people throughout the U.S. have ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease, as it's commonly known as, and 8,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks motor neurons in the brain (upper motor neurons) and spinal cord (lower motor neurons) and causes the muscles to waste away (atrophy). Motor neuron, or nerve cell, death makes it impossible for the brain to control muscles or signal them to move.

ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) develops therapeutics that stop ALS as soon as possible, by employing the leading drug discovery program for ALS, bridging a critical research gap. The Institute is the largest ALS research in center in the world and to date, ALS TDI has screened hundreds of drugs in its mission to discovery and develop effective therapeutics that slow and stop this disease. As July's featured charity, we hope to promote awareness of ALS research and provide an opportunity for our customers to support ALS TDI. This 4th of July holiday, ALS TDI will team up with Major League Baseball for the 4♦ALS Awareness campaign to honor Lou Gehrig’s retirement from baseball 70 years ago. All home games across the U.S. will feature memorabilia and readings from Lou Gehrig's famous 7th inning speech. Proceeds will benefit ALS TDI, ALSA, MDA and Project ALS. You can learn more by visiting

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Beautiful jewelry that empowers and inspires

When I first heard the story of Acholi Beads from my partner, Christine (the founder of Peters Path), I was completely moved. In this world, where we often complain about the "little things", this is truly a survival story with a beautiful outcome.

Acholi Beads are handcrafted beads made from recycled paper. The beads are created by the women of the Acholi Tribe. The Acholi Tribe fled a brutal civil war in the north of Uganda that ravaged their community for decades. Everyone in their tribe lost someone to violence, hunger or lack of necessary medicine. They ended up in a hillside slum just outside of Uganda’s capital, where the only way they could feed their families and the orphans they cared for was working in a dangerous rock quarry, crushing rocks for $1 per day - the international standard for Extreme Poverty. Now these women earn a professional wage through fair trade making Acholi Beads. They are able to feed their families, send their children to school and they have paved the stepping stones to their future.

We love the charm and beautiful versatility of these beads. Wear them long, doubled, triple or single strand. Make sure you tell the story of Acholi Beads to everyone who comments on them, and remember your purchase has made a difference in the world.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Jeans with a figure-flattering secret celebs love: DL1961

The never-ending search for the perfect pair of jeans. You go to a store, find a great pair hanging on the racks that look like "the ones", only to sigh in disappointment when you try them on the dressing room. No amount of deep knee bends or lunges can get them to fit right. Or, you take a nice fitting pair home and find they've stretched and lost their shape after a few wears.

Take heart denim divas. DL1961 Premium Denim jeans are the answer to your prayers. From Twitter to the major fashion blogs, DL1961 is the hot, talked about denim. Manufactured with XFIT LYCRA, the latest revolution in stretch denim, the jeans have a patented, cross-weave technology with a four-way stretch that moves 360 degrees and delivers superior shape retention, fit and comfort. The jeans mold to your body shape, providing the support you need with the soft fabric feel you love--it's as if you've found a custom-made pair!

With the patented stretch, DL1961s never lose their shape, so you don't have to worry about sagging or gapping after wearing. You can wear them several times without washing, which saves on laundry! The best part? A denim that looks as great as it works. DL1961s are stylish and sexy, with several cuts that flatter any body type. The boot cut of the Milanos provide a dressy look that lenthens the leg, while the Tory skinnies are slimming and ultra chic.

Don't just take our word for it! Celebs like Halle Berry, Blake Lively and Rose McGowan are fans of DL1961s, too! Get your pair and you'll be telling everyone you've found your perfect pair of jeans!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Buy an organic tee and help grieving kids

Kate's Club is an organization that helps children dealing with the loss of a parent or sibling, by providing support groups, counseling and fun activities that allow the kids to heal and have some fun. Kate Atwood, founder of Kate's Club, knows the importance of support and guidance for kids facing a devastating loss, since she lost her own mother when she was 12 years old. At Kate's Club, therapeutic services and activities, as well as outings such as bowling trips, help children in similar situations bond with each other and allows them to take their minds off their grief.

Help support Kate's Club! For one week, June 1-8, when you buy an organic t-shirt from Peters Path, 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Kate's Club. Simply choose Kate's Club at checkout once you've put your organic tees in your shopping cart. Why not get a comfy, stylish tee that helps children in need?

Monday, May 18, 2009

These summer sandals are a treat for your feet

We've been loving our Alegria clogs all winter, and so have our customers, who've told us time and again their clogs are their "go to" shoes for comfort and style. Thankfully, you can get the same style and comfort this summer with our new Alegria sandals.

Available in blue paisley and metallic pewter, the sandals feature the same patented components of the clogs, including a removable leather insole, an anatomically correct footbed that forms to the natural shape of your foot, a rocker outsole that rolls as you walk--reducing pressure on your heels and the balls of your feet.

And, while all those healthy "feetures" are great, we love them because they're cute, especially the butterfly clasps! Don't forgo style for comfort this summer. With Alegria's Barcelona sandals, you can have both!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Passion Fueled Fashion series

This is the first post in a series of profiles of people Peters Path admires for their efforts to make the world a better place.

Kate Atwood
Founder, Kate's Club

Kate's Club is an organization that provides support and services to children who have lost a parent or sibling. Kate lost her won mother when she was 12 years old. Although she filled her days with sports and activities after her loss, her real spirtual healing began when she served as a counselor at a bereavement camp when she was 20. She says she was able to feel and see the benefit of bringing peers together that had shared this experience and became aware of the importance of support she did not have as a child.

Kate Atwood

Kate started Kate's Club in 2003, serving six children and their families with an outing to a local bowling alley. Today, they have served more than 250 children, have over 100 volunteers and a curriculum of four main programs providing social, recreational and emotional support to the children of Kate’s Club.

Recently, Kate's Club moved to a large space in midtown Atlanta, where a bright, cozy and fun atmosphere is home to kids in need when they visit. From art and music therapy to support groups and outings, Kate's Club gives deserving kids a chance to find joy after tragedy.

At a young age, this philanthropic star is paving the way for young people who have dreams of making a difference in the world. A success in every sense of the word, Kate has won distinguished awards for her work, including being a 2003 City of Atlanta’s “Outstanding Atlantan”; a 2005 Turner Broadcasting System’s “Pathfinders." She has been featured in People Magazine and has appeared on CNN and ABC’s "The View". We celebrate Kate and the hope and support she has provided to so many children in need.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Peters Path Helps the Child Rescue Centre

In the war-torn country of Sierra Leone, a decade of conflict has made the poverty, abuse and neglect of children so bad many families can't afford to take care of their children. Thousands of children witnessed horrible violence, were subjected to systematic abuse and, in many cases, were forced to become combatants themselves. The war deprived them of an education and, worse, confronted them with the brutal human cruelty at a tender age, destroying their childhood. Children have been orphaned and left on their own on the streets, in danger of violence and sexual abuse.

The Child Rescue Centre in Bo, Sierra Leone, is a non-profit organization that provides food, shelter, clothing, health care, education and skills training for orphans and street children. In addition to nurturing the 46 resident children at the center, the CRC provides educational funding and health care for 100 additional children in Bo who live in family settings.

You can help the Child Rescue Centre help these vulnerable children. From May 4-10, when you buy an organic tee from Peters Path, 100% of the profits will go to the CRC. It's easy to make a difference! Just purchase a cool, comfy tee and help the CRC protect and nurture the children of Sierra Leone.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Get the hottest boyfriends

Did we get your attention? Well, we can't promise you a new love life, just a new look that will add life to your wardrobe. Made famous by Katie Holmes, the boyfriend jean trend is still a hot look that's a welcome change from tight skinnies. No Spanx required!

The one comment I hear the most about boyfriends is, "I'm not sure how to wear them." So, here are some tips.
  • Go for straight leg, not boot or flare cut as the you won't achieve the same look.
  • Roll cuffs up more than one length so they sit just above ankle.
  • You can wear boyfriends with flats or heels.
  • Belt them. Most boyfriends are low to mid-rise and look great with chunky, decorative belts.
  • Because boyfriends are slightly masculine, pair them with a more feminine top.

Peters Path's boyfriends are made by LTB, and have a darker rinse with a slightly distressed look. We suggest getting a size or two smaller than your normal size for the right baggy effect. Who doesn't love buying a size smaller? Get in on this great trend now!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Eco-friendly can by stylish with bamboo fabrics

When you think of eco-friendly, comfortable clothing, visions of beige cotton t-shirts tend to come to mind. But today's alternative fibers offer more fashionable, sophisticated options without compromising comfort.

Peters Path's bamboo line proves this with chic, fitted tops and shirts that can be dressed up or down with jeans or dressier bottoms. Bamboo, which is a wonderfully renewable resource, offers a variety of benefits, including breathability, slight elasticity and the ability to produce vibrant, rich color since the fabric is highly permeable and favorable for pigmentation.

A recent article by a well-known textile manufacturer notes some interesting facts about the use of bamboo in apparel, highlighting the superior fiber and softness, which they say outranks Tencel, and the durability of the fabrics, which withstand standard washing and drying machine cleaning.

Because bamboo resists disease, the plant does not require potentially harmful chemical treatment. The fabric also possesses resistance against the sun's damaging UV radiation, and also has anti-bacterial properties. It's a great choice for people who are prone to skin problems and allergies.

We plan to continue adding bamboo to our line of ec0-friendly fashions, so keep checking in to see what's new at Peters Path!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Words of Wisdom

I'm a big fan of cool, funky art with inspirational sayings. Emphasis on cool and funky. These days, it seems "phrase art" is a bit ubiquitious, and sometimes pretty hokey.

However, I do like pieces that are intriguing or have phrases that either motivate or inspire me. One such piece is a canvas giclee by a hip company called Papaya Art that hangs in my downstairs parlor room (my posh way of saying bathroom). It's a beautiful image of a woman with dreads tied in a headwrap that doesn't quite seem to match her vintage-looking profile. The words "Dream", "Imagine", "Create" and "Expand" hover over one of my favorite sayings of all time, "Follow Your Bliss". I have to remind myself to do that a lot when life starts to weigh heavily on me.

Find something that inspires you daily, whether it's art, music, poetry or nature. Use that inspiration to guide you and you'll see you're following your bliss, too.

Friday, April 3, 2009

What is for-profit philanthropy, and more importantly, why?

Peters Path was recently fortunate enough to be featured in an insightful and entertaining blog called Triple Pundit, for a series on philanthropy. The article focused on profitable philanthropy and talked about how many companies engage this model later in their business plans as a reaction to consumer demand or to remain viable in a market that's shifting toward corporate consciousness and social responsibility, but highlighted Peters Path as a company that was actually established on this model.

This got us thinking about the concept in general and how the fashion industry plays a part. It also made us realize not many people know about the concept at all. In fact, people often say, "why don't you just give money to charity instead of forming a company to do it?" So, I thought I would explain our philosophy and the difference between us and some of the big brands that are considered for-profit philanthropers.

Companies like Ben & Jerry's, The Body Shop and even Gap, with its (PRODUCT) RED campaign, which no doubt have altruistic characteristics, were not founded for the purpose of giving. These companies engaged in philanthropic endeavors later and have now become known for their compassionate consumerism--something Peters Path set out to do from the beginning.

We knew we had the passion and motivation to do the work it took to establish the company. But some may wonder if this model, while nobel, is sustainable and relevant. As Triple Pundit points out, experts say it is. They site a study by Cone revealing that the move toward cause branding and corporate responsibility indicates an evolution in consumer thinking about the ways businesses interact with society, and that an overwhelming majority of Americans (85%) say they would switch to a more socially conscious company's products or services, making this a competitive differentiator--and critical market advantage--as well.

We look at this as a great sign that, even in a down economy, people are socially consious and care about philanthropy. We also know the reality is, it's hard to continually donate money to charities. That's why we believe our company is truly making a difference. By creating an opportunity for people to "shop for social good", we offer a sustainable source for recurring contributions. We realize the ongoing potential for charitable giving by offering customers a way to give through compassionate consumerism. We knew we wanted to help various charities more immediately than we could do through sometimes tedious grant applications or donor solicitation, which may result in small, one-time donations.

Our passion is what drove us to create this company. We want to make a difference and we want our customers to help us with their share love of fashion. Passion Fueled Fashion! That's what it's all about.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fashion Blogs to Bookmark

In the vast blogosphere of fashion blogs, we've found a few that stand out above the crowd. Why? Great content, eye-pleasing layouts and necessary information, like links where shoppers can purchase the items shown. It doesn't hurt to have a fab name, too. Take "Life of a Rockstar", written by a hip, California writer named Nicole Hanratty, whose takes on life, love and fashion are infotainment at its best. We love her tips and her personality shines through each post. She's the kind of passionista we want to share a glass of good California chardonnay with. Find out more at

Locally, we love Jessica Shops. Jessica Dauler, Atlanta's shopping guru, writes about deals and steals in and around Atlanta, with such attention to detail you won't miss a sale and you definitely won't overpay! Her creative blog covers fashion and cosmetics and points readers to the best sales and shopping secrets around. As my friends from New England say, "we all like a baaagan". Find out more at:

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Celebs love Alternative Apparel. So do we!

The perfect cotton tee. Everyone should own one. In our opinion, everyone should one of everycolor and size. Alternative Apparel makes ultra comfy and very affordable tees, hoodies and wraps, among other items for men and women, and we at Peters Path can't get enough of them.

Christine, who is an artist at layering, loves to be creative by layering her long-sleeved Alternative tees under cute tops and vests, or layering her Alternative tanks in different colors. She's in good company. Apparently Heidi Klum is a big fan, too. Ronda loves her Stevie Wrap, and no wonder, it's a favorite of celebs like Naomi Watts.

Alternative Apparel Men's Golf Shirt

If you want uncomparable comfort and style, wear Alternative Apparel! Great for layering or worn alone, this brand will become the foundation of your wardrobe.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Add edge to your accessories with Angel Court

We absolutely love our line of Angel Court jewelry. And, we're not alone! Take a look at Angel Court's blog and you'll see rock stars and celebs alike dig this beautiful and daring line as much as we do. The line features one of a kind pieces created from found objects and antique findings. Designers Angela Burress and Courtney Taylor have added their poetic and funky style to cool pieces like the Pocket Watch Timepiece necklace featured our website.

Want a statement piece everyone will comment on? Get some Angel Court jewelry. Why just wear jewelry when you get wear a piece of history?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Peters Path Digs This Site!

In today's world, it's refreshing to see a site about being nice. Yep, just being nice. That's kind of what we're all about. We started our company to help people and organizations in need. We even have cool t-shirts that promote our beliefs: unity, harmony and peace. We believe everyone can make a difference in the world, and we give big props to Operation Nice because they say kindness is a great way to start!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Peters Path Lauches Website!

We are officially live! We have so many exciting things happening and we're receiving some very positive feedback on our site. Now we just need help spreading the word! We'll begin a PR campaign in the next week, and of course, we've turned into social media addicts. We're tweeting on Twitter (follow us), posting on Facebook (become a fan!).

Soon, we'll announce some really cool charity projects we have in the pipeline, so keep on the lookout. Tonight, Christine is attending a premiere of "A Powerful Noise", a documentary that explores the lives of women who face seemingly unsurmountable daily challenges. The film chronicles their significant victories over poverty and oppression. Christine and Ronda met one of the film's producers recently, and we're hoping to become much more involved with organizations dedicated to fighting poverty and empowering women. Hopefully, Christine will 'tweet' from the premiere!

One cool design note: We have a fabtastic relationship with a local design college, Bauder College, from which we scoop up our hardworking, talented interns. The designers in training there are working on a super cool project: taking our organic tees (incredibly soft, sourced fair trade from Uganda) and repurposing them into their own creations. Daring, hip and oh so unique, to say the least. We've posted some pics and can't wait to see the final productions. Stay tuned to the blog for more!

Keep spreading the good vibes on Peters Path and check frequently, we're adding cool new items all the time!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Peters Path Designs Exclusive Tee to benefit Southside Firefighters Burn Foundation

A few weeks ago, we participated in the Southern Women's Show in Savannah. Since part of our mission is to help charitable organizations, we searched for a project or organization we could help while we were there. We discovered the firemen of the Southside Fire Dept. were going to do a "hotties" fashion show during the event to benefit the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation, a great organization that supports burn patients and their families during and after treatment of the trauma of a burn. We jumped at the opportunity to design a special t-shirt that we could sell at the show, and donate proceeds to the foundation.

The shirt, which features an antique fire truck with the phrase "Help Firefighters Help", designed by artist/filmmaker/photographer extraordinnaire Chris Nealon, was a huge hit. The firemen wore the shirts before stripping them off to throw out to screaming women in the audience. The fire department and Peters Path sold the shirts at our booths and raised hundreds of dollars for the burn foundation.

Half naked men wearing Peters Path? We know how to put the fun in fundraising!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Peters Path Website Launch

We are almost there. The long journey to launching Peters Path online is finally coming to an end as we are about to go live. As a latecomer to the company's creation, but not to launching websites, I've tried to remain cautiously optimistic during the course of the launch. Now that we're almost there, I'm chilling the champagne.

I'm so proud to be a part of this company. Not just because we carry great clothes and accessories, but because of what the company is all about. One of Peters Path's partners and the president of the company, Christine Peters, created Peters Path because she wanted a creative way to bring awareness to and raise funds for various charities, namely Ciudad de Angleles, an organization that runs an orphanage in Mexico. Christine later joined forces with Ronda Balfe, who handles accounts/operations and vendor relations. I was the last partner to join and consider one of the biggest blessings in my life.

While I've been actively involved in charities my entire adult life, I've never had the chance to really make the impact I've hoped for, and I see this as my opportunity to do it. Peters Path is here and we hope we will indeed make a difference!

When customers shop at Peters Path, a portion of each sale goes toward charity. You can choose from the charities we have listed. Eventually, we hope to enable our customers to enter their own charity. We'll also be looking for other ways to help. At a recent fashion expo, we helped raise funds for the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation by designing an exclusive t-shirt for the show. Firemen from Southside Fire modeled the shirt during their fashion show and sales from the shirts directly benefitted the burn foundation.

We are excited about our new path and hope to meet all kinds of great people along the way, who will join us in our efforts to make a difference in the world. Visit us at