a must~see new shop in alpharetta~ la bella maison

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good morning friends!

i would love to introduce you to a brand new, must-see shop, La Bella Maison.

located on the square in downtown alpharetta, this exquisite shop provides design consultation, decor, gifts & some of the most beautiful unique jewelry! their sister store, Isabella Bleu,  is just down the street so make sure you drop in there as well. i’ve shared images from Isabella here & here as well.

the day i photographed this beauty was actually my birthday. it was a delightful spring morning. we had the doors open and soft gentle breeze was blowing. the neighborhood lab was outside making her rounds & even the ups guy was friendly. 80’s dance music was softly playing on pandora. we scooted down the street & ordered delicious sandwiches for lunch. anytime i make the drive up to shop or photograph these shops it truly is a wonderful way to spend my day!

i think thursday evenings there are food trucks on the square…which we all know makes community!

best wishes la bella masion!!

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April 29, 2015 - 8:55 am

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April 29, 2015 - 9:02 am

Kimberly Falls - My vet is right next door to Isabella Bleu and every time I drive by the square in Alpharetta I look for La Bella Maison and can’t find it…I am going to stop and walk around and find it!!!!

April 29, 2015 - 9:32 am

Melissa - Oh my gosh what an amazing shop! Your pictures are gorgeous as well.

April 29, 2015 - 11:15 am

cathy G. - OH MY LANTA!!!!!! I want to go there!! The home decor…… the jewelry!!!!!!! What a gem!!!! Dang I need to come to Georgia!!!

April 29, 2015 - 1:23 pm

bethanie - oohh!! I’m going to have to find this little gem!! I definitely looks like a Paige place!
On another note, did you see that The Grove summer party (June) is going to be in Piedmont Park?! I can only imagine how awesome it’s going to be!

April 30, 2015 - 11:21 am

christina - oh. my. word. i could live in that shop … and your images, paige, are just beautiful and make it even MORE inviting. when i’m over there, i rarely get “otp”, but i’m putting this on my list for sure. some of the jewelry looks like it might be my friend, stephanie’s. i’d love to know if, perhaps, you saw some beautiful pieces from stephanie quinlan designs. she does great work.

looking back~ savannah’s graduation party

while we are knee deep in graduation & all the festivity and planning around here i thought it might be fun to look back. i hope to share some of the ways we celebrated both savannah & madison during this exciting time!!
the following post was originally posted may of 2011~~
i think for me,
some of the most memorable moments as a parent
are those when i was able to witness my friends and family
bless and love on one my girls.
this past sunday ( as i may have mentioned once or a hundred times)
we celebrated savannah’s graduation along with sweet bailey, at our home.
i think we had between 250 & 300 people
come & do just that.
priceless memories tucked into my heart.
i can’t imagine a wedding….this was so special
& it was only a couple hours of an open house.
while we ended up with a completely overcast , unseasonably cool day,
we missed out on our usual hot & muggy heat and we had no rain. i’ll take it!
the girls wanted their colors to be red, pink, orange and yellow.
i ordered candies from (i think it was) candy warehouse
for our candy bar.
we made strawberry mint water, inspired by The Paris Market.
bailey’s “gran” brought freshly picked blueberries for the lemonade
and watermelons from florida.
we served subs and chips.
we also had a kona ice truck that served up snow cones for everyone!
i apologize in advance.
while there’s only one highschool graduation party,
there’s a few hundred images from a super fun day
that we’ll never forget!
 i have the sweetest sister in law in the world.
she helped serve food & keep drinks filled
so i could visit.
thank you cindy lou!!
& to one of my besties, jill,
thank you for all your hard work!!
i’m so glad that the anthropolgie apron you gifted me was debuted at the party!
the only time i saw you
you were tirelessly scrubbing the porch floor.
i opted against capturing that moment on film!
 one of my dearest lifelong friends showed up
& brought smk and i both to tears.
we’ve loved you all these years sweet shannie
& thank heavens for precious friends
who brought a treat for the mom of the grad!
love you pauls!
to everyone that came,
thank you
for taking time out of a busy weekend
to come & encourage savannah & bailey,
for your words of blessings,
for  your gifts
& most importantly
for your friendship
April 25, 2015 - 9:54 am

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April 25, 2015 - 10:16 am

michelle - Do you sell Caroin’s dress? A a Lu just outgrew the blue and green one we purchased from you a few years back. It was a favorite.

April 25, 2015 - 10:39 am

Lindsey - I remember reading this when it was posted for the first time in 2011 and tearing up as I read through it. Can’t believe that oldest daughter of yours is about to graduate from COLLEGE!!

April 25, 2015 - 2:26 pm

Becky - Absolutely beautiful party! I love the picture of all of you in your pink! You have beautiful daughters with the best smiles. Congratulations and best wishes to them.

April 25, 2015 - 3:05 pm

Heidi Ferguson - I’ve loved this trip down memory lane! Nice to see Lily back in the spotlight and not have a negative though come with it (hellooooo Target!-LOL!). You guys obviously worked so hard to get every single detail perfect for that day! I know they had so much fun! Like I said, I’m available for adoption at any time- although my son and hubby might miss me-I’m good for a weekend of nothing but girl time! Haha!

April 25, 2015 - 5:34 pm

carol Jane - What a beautiful parry. The colors are gorgeous. Beautiful family.

April 26, 2015 - 9:16 am

Kittyluvr - I remember reading this in 2011…as Savannah was graduating from HS, my oldest was graduating from college and I was so worried about the next 4 years..but I have to say it’s been the most fun yet….the first job, the first apartment, meeting “the one”, planning the wedding….first year of marriage and the new house…Savannah is such a together young woman..only the best for her future and yours!

April 28, 2015 - 8:53 pm

tara - no detail spared.
what a special day celebrating those sweet girls.

I can’t believe how fast it’s all flying by! so proud of your girl.