Thursday, May 6, 2010

Calling all stars! Red carpet diva, Tami Reed wants to meet YOU.

Perhaps you've seen her on the Real Housewives of Atlanta or caught her interview with Fergie, Sean Puffy Combs or numerous other celebs. Maybe you've read about her in Skirt Magazine, Essence or Glamour. Or, watched her, with mike in hand, traipsing down a red carpet at the Grammy's or Miss America Beauty Pageant. Even if you live under a rock, girl, at least now you know! And you gotta' admit, a PR diva like this has 'nuff moves, moxie, sass, charm and skillz to emcee Carrie Bradshaw's next birthday bash. It also means she's a superwomangirl-on-the-go.

That's why you'll want to catch her while you can: May 20th from 6-8 p.m. at Peters Path Store. Shall we call it "Tami Tells All In The Square?" Let's shall! Because that's when Tami Reed will reveal her secrets to working her way up in the entertainment biz. And dish on celebrity tidbits and gossip. Plus, she'll also let you--"Ms. Babs Walters"-- ask a few probing questions of your own. Tami is happy to tell all....Well maybe not all. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

As a professional reporter and red carpet interviewer, Tami's always on the lookout for the next big thing. So be sure to bring your calling card--be it a 2 x 3 1/2" paper or just your gorgeous self. As always, at Peters Path Store's networking events, we'll have door prizes and light refreshments. And am I hearing something about Vera Bradley giveaways? Hmmmm.

So mark your calendars and high tail it over Kardashian and company. And we'll see you on May 20 at 6-8 pm in historic downtown Lawrenceville Square. 164 E Crogan St. Lawrenceville Ga 30046. Be there or DON'T be on the square!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Vera Bradley & Michelle Augusta jewelry signal first signs of summer

There has not been a time I've gone to Peters Path Store (probably a few times a month) that the shop has not been full of surprises. So just imagine my "non-surprise" last Saturday when I stopped by for their Vera Bradley and Michelle Augusta trunk show.

After I traipsed through their front door past their newly arranged storefront window, I quickly espied lots of fun new trinkets to wear lining the walls. And then, I saw it. There, against the back wall of the store was a gorgeous new display of Vera Bradley's oh so colorful Summer Collection. (Psst..Christine Peters tells me there's a lot more coming!) But if you're a fan of these designer totes, flip flops, towels and more, you're going to want to see the latest collection on the square like I did.

Michelle Augusta also was there with her super professional sales rep, Debbie Caddell and oodles of Michelle's handmade silver jewelry. Her pieces are absolutely gorgeous and I can't imagine anyone not wanting at least one.

So stop on by Peters Path soon. And while you're at it now, join their Facebook page to get updates on their next soiree. It's May 20th btw. Oh, and one more thing. I forgot to mention, that they always put out a yummy spread of hors' d'oeuvres at their events. Combined with their unique fashions and accessories, it's always a feast for (more) than the eyes.

Friday, April 16, 2010

I Francophiled myself at Peters Path Store. (You can too.)

French women have a way of turning an ordinary outfit like a pair of jeans and a white t-shirt into an outfit tres chic. How do they do it? By adding just one thing. Just one. In fact, it was basically Coco Chanel's rule to get dressed as normal. And then, to edit your outfit, thus making a fashion statement with that one special thing. It could be a pin. It could be a hat. It could be a special belt. Whatever "it" is, in singling out that one accessory, you, the fashionista, truly can make a statement of style. Peters Path Store gets this "French" thing. In fact, they've just brought in an abundance of lightweight and colorful scarves 14.00 and up, ready to swoosh over your shoulder, beautifully bow-tie under your chin. or drape around your neck instead of pearls. I must admit, as a total Francophile and the cartoonist of Chloe Pink, I could NOT resist a candy pink cotton scarf embellished with tiny pink pompoms. So, so french! I love it so much, I wear it when I blog and I wear it when I jog. I wear it as I nibble croissants and sip espresso in the historic downtown Lawrenceville Square. Because suddenly, you know what happens? I am in Paris!
But if scarfs aren't your thing, Peters Path has other accessories: belts --choose the belt strap, choose the buckle -- pins, fab new jewelry from Michele Augusta and more! They even have colorful dishwashing gloves with daisies for the picking. I mean, why stop being a glam girl or get dishpan hands just 'cuz you're left to scrub off last night's Carbonnade de Boeuf from your 5.5 quart Le Creuset. You know who woulda' loved these? Julia Childs. I digress...Just know there are so many affordable and unique ways to make your spring 2010 fashion statement at Peters Path Store--also known as my absolute favorite boutique. And if that word, (boutique) isn't French, I don't know what is!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Get your flower power, meet Michele Augusta at Peters Path Store

Spring has sprung ladies. And it's time to plant flowers. No. We're not talking about putting pansies along your mailbox. But posies around your neckline. So we've brought in our own harvest of fresh picked floral jewelry and then some! The delicately mod designs are by fabu jewelry designer, Michele Augusta. And just like every cute little posy you see outside, no two pieces by Michele are alike. In fact, Michele says "I love to make one-of-a-kind jewelry 100% by hand." And at her April 24, Trunk Show at Peters Path, you can meet Michele and find out how she does it! (Hint. Hint. A hammer is involved.) And if you're nice to her, maybe she'll make something special for you. After all, Michele specializes in doing custom work for weddings or whatever the occasion. Hmmmm...A signature piece of your own jewelry to dangle on a wrist or drape from your lovely neck everyday? Not a bad idea. Especially when it's a flower made out of Swarovski crystals. You won't find any of those at Pikes Nursery.

Monday, March 15, 2010

To Haiti From Lawrenceville With Love. Event Raises $5,000 For Haiti's Orphans

On Saturday, February 27, the downtown Lawrenceville community and beyond came together along with Peters Path Store to help "Love A Child." The 501(c)3 nonprofit Christian Humanitarian organization is working to reduce poverty in Haiti and offering a home to orphaned children there. The silent auction and wine tasting was held from 7 pm to midnight at Sperata's on the Square. The evening raised nearly $5,000 from ticket sales, live and silent auctions and a raffle as well. In addition to the great food and drink, the evening featured live music and dance performances by National Champion Southern Belles from City Center in Snellville. The highest ticket auction item sold was an electric guitar signed by Billy Joel and Elton John, which netted a cool 1K for Haiti's orphans. Special thanks to Dominic Stanley, photographer and Brittany at Cocktail Cupcakes who donated her baked concoctions in strawberry lime and chocolate to the evening. They were a big hit! Also thanks to "Sweets on the Square" who donated 2 yummy cheesecakes, and Speratas who did a fabulous job, as well. Of course, we can't forget Lucy and Larry Troutman, who were awesome auctioneers and Guy Valcourt and Michael Samnik, our speakers.
Money is still being raised through t-shirt sales on our website. We will also be collecting emergency items at the store to ship to Haiti. Thanks again to everyone who helped make this event a success and contributed to helping kids in Haiti.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

This roving reporter needs a Baggallini asap. And Peters Path's got 'em!

When Ronda at Peters Path showed me their new line of handbags the other day, all I could think of was the value of time. That's every second, minute and even hour I might save every month if only I had a Baggallini!

While I love
the fashion statement my black bag with the big rhinestone peace sign makes, I do have those moments of disorganizational despair. It happens once a day while searching for a pair of glasses at the bottom of what feels like a bottomless pit. Or trying to remember which of its 3 inner pockets I stored my lip gloss.

The makers of Baggallini obviously understand my "postpurse syndrome." After all, I read they used to be flight attendants and know what women on-the-go need. So they created these purses, tote bags and travel accessories to help you compartmentalize just about every aspect of your life.

Got cards? There's a place for those. Got make-up? There's a place for that. Designer shades? No problem. And not just any little pocket, but a sneaky, clever little spot you'd never expect. While Baggallinis come in several shapes and sizes (retail 25.00-75.00), even the smallest of styles truly pack a bunch!

The creators of Baggallini tout these handbags as both fashionable and functional. In other words, they look as good as they perform. Well known for distinctive color palettes, fun fabrics and lightweight durability, Baggallinis are just plain fun to carry.

As a roving reporter always thinking about my next blog post, tweet or Facebook pic, I like the ones that have compartments for my camera and new My Touch 3G (cell). My only problem with Baggallini is deciding which one is perfect for MY needs. There are just so many styles and colors to choose from.

I hope I pick one soon before my ultimate Baggallini is gone...And now, if you'll excuse me, I have a set of keys to fish out of the bottom of my purse.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It takes a village. Peters Path Store organizes a silent auction fundraiser for orphans in Haiti

The pieces are coming together for our fundraiser for Haiti's orphans (Help. Hope. Love) Last week, our group met at the shop to divide and conquer. So happy to have so many talented people and industry leaders such as Emory Morsberger involved. Here is our awesome logo. Plus a flyer, from Blake Bartlett Dunn and Heather Bartlett Kohberger of City Center Dance. After MUCH time J, I have figured out how to sell these on our website. Here is link:

Also, here is the blog page that wonderful Lizzie loaded. Things are coming along nicely, thanks to everyone in our village!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

News Bits from Peters Path Store

Announcing the deals you've waited for!
Winter Closeout Sale! Sale ends January 31st.
Your favorite styles at great prices. (In-store only.)
40% off Coats & Sweaters
30% off Jeans
25% off Home Decor
20% off Alternative Apparel
10% off Belts & Scarves

A call for help for Haiti from our Peters Path Store's founder, Christine Peters

Nine days ago a tragic earthquake hit Haiti. Like everyone around the world, all of us at Peters Path have desperately wondered what we could do to help. So, we've decided to have a dinner fundraiser. I have lots of ideas to make this a success as my goal is to raise as much $ as possible. After all, Haiti's going to need help for a long time. Their lives have been torn apart in ways that seem unimaginable to me--physically, financially, emotionally & probably spiritually as well. The future of their country & people is dependent on the support & donations of others & every little bit makes a difference.

My evolving ideas include making & distributing " change collectors" in local businesses until the end of February. They will each have an explanation of the mission; to collect extra & spare change to help Haiti. The business or group that collects the most, will get some sort of recognition. This could perhaps be done with local Girl Scout & Boy Scout Troops as well or other groups/ teams in area that anyone may have an affiliation with.

As for the 2/27 fundraiser at Sperata's. I need to sit down with Amy there & work out the details for selling dinner tickets and offering a silent auction as well. I'd love to find a local celebrity to come speak, to help draw attention to the event & drive ticket sales, but I have no connections so will have to look into that. If any of you all do; please let me know. I'm also hoping for a band that would volunteer their talent for the cause. In addition, PRIZES for silent auction are needed!! Gift certificates, art, sport tickets, services, etc. No prize is too small & we can combine items in gift baskets to bid on also.

Any individuals or businesses who can help would be listed in any material that we print up for event. I have never planned any event like this, nor have I any fundraising experience. I need as much help as possible. This is not "my" event, I would love for it to be Lawrenceville's event. Anyone that enjoys this type of planning would be more than welcomed to help me, direct me,or guide me. Please feel free to forward this to anyone you know, who may be able to help at all.

There is not a lot of time to waste, but tight time constraints many times lead to most productive results. So, please consider how you could help us in this effort for the people of Haiti. You could leave comments after this blog post or contact the shop at or call 770-910-7722.

Christine Peters
Peters Path Corporation

Fit to be tied. Beautiful scarves that benefit a woman's life.
Peters Path Store is now selling gorgeous hand woven scarves that benefit Woodsmoke. By purchasing a Woodsmoke product you are directly helping an African artist and his/her family.

This spring we would like to give a child in Africa the opportunity to a better life. Miriam Kamanthe was our first artist that started working with Woodsmoke. She is an amazing person and has built a vibrant little business in Nairobi, Kenya. Woodsmoke’s goal is to support education in Africa.

We have worked out that it will cost $450 to educate one of Miriam Kamanthe’s children for a year in Africa. This $450 includes books, school clothes, and school fees. Woodsmoke is pledging to donate 5 percent of sales from our scarves towards educating Christopher, Miriam’s son. That means that we have to sell 258 scarves to educate Christopher for a year. Here at Woodsmoke we will work tirelessly around the clock to make this happen.

Woodsmoke's goal is to sell 258 scarves by March 9th so that we will have enough money to educate one of Miriam Kamanthe’s children for a year. To help Woodsmoke achieve their goal, purchase a scarf at Peters Path Store.

Friday, January 15, 2010

These boots were made for networking at Peters Path Store

The second Thursday night of January was a tad chilly in Lawrenceville, GA. But that didn't stop the droves of well heeled Gwinnetian women from coming out to Peters Path Store's first shindig of 2010.

They'd learned of the event as readers of Peter's Path blog, as Facebook fans, Twitter followers and friends who just can't get enough of the latest fashions at the stylish boutique in the downtown square.

Adorned in sleek boots, scarves, winter coats and skinny jeans, the femmes in their 20's-60's came for some new year's cheer. Not to mention a little pre-promised motivation from Kim Cosette, Certified Professional Organizer and Elizabeth Jaeger, personal fitness trainer.

To get the party started, PPS's hostesses with the mostesses, Christine Peters and Ronda Balfe catered in tres cute kitchy snacks. (The unexpected tex mex shrimp dip and BBQ meatballs get two thumbs up from this writer, btw.) And next to the hors d's spread was a sweet little wine bar of reds, whites and pinks, plus a cooler below for suds sippin' chicks.

"I enjoy having these events because I love introducing my friends to people I think they'd enjoy knowing," explains Christine Peters, President/Founder of Peters Path Store. "I think everybody has a unique story and gift to share."

Case in point, one such tale was shared by a Lawrenceville woman who said her spouse had been laid off. Her personal networking consisted of distributing his "handyman" business cards. The group roared when she pleaded, "Please give my husband some work and help get him out of the house!"

Other highlights of the evening included nutritional food and grocery shopping advice from fit and svelte Elizabeth Jaeger. (If you're looking for someone to get you off your duff, I sense that just might be your girl. ) The ultra self-disciplined fitness trainer suggested that even women who don't commute to work should pack a cooler when running long errands. "Put carrots and healthy snacks in it," she said. "That way you won't be tempted to stop for fast food."

Continuing the food theme of the evening, Kim Cossette, professional organizer explained how to tidy up your kitchen. "We take up a lot of unneeded room there with big gadgets we never use," she explained. "We need to become more conscious of our space, claim it and make it our own. Because it is." One clever secret she divulged was to put all of your supplies in one easy-to- get-to-container, ie: bread making or pasta making tools and ingredients. To summon Kim's help, email her:

"I can say Kim has helped me get organized and improved my life," says Christine Peters. "There are so many ways we women can help each other -- not just in business, but in relationships, raising children, going through hard times and more. Peters Path Store is a great venue to do that!"

To find out about the next Peters Path Networking soiree, follow @PetersPathStore on Twitter or join their fan page on Facebook.

Peters Path Store's flagship boutique at 164 E. Crogan in Lawrenceville offers clothing, accessories and items for the home. Winter hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:30-6. And as if their hospitality isn't enough, a portion of every sale benefits charitable organizations. Fashionista devotees to the chic boutique and its hip brands can also shop 24/7 at their online store.