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.