Fall 2016

Dear Tribe,

Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tides always and a full moon every night; and thus he would never know the rhythms that are at the heart of life. -Hal Borland

After a summer of sailing the Caribbean with Jean Noel, followed by a retreat and trunk show at Blackberry Farm, I am now home in South Walton. I delight in the arrival of the fall season, a quieter time of peace and reflection. I hope that you too had an enjoyable, fun-filled summer and this correspondence finds you and your family well.

I wanted to take this opportunity to share our latest news:

Cowboys & Indians Magazine, Western Fashions for Fall, ” Fall Into Winter” featuring the Bora Bora Collection, October Issue

Billboard Magazine, July Issue

Western & English Today Magazine, May Issue

Tribune Review, May 2016

You may have seen Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line wearing Wendy Mignot Designs on his “Dig Your Roots” Fall Tour as he appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show and TheTonight Show.

Maddie and Tae, the American female country music duo, are also rocking Wendy Pearls.

Now available at wendymignot.com in the FusionBora Bora and Society Collections
Watch for Breast Cancer Awareness limited edition design “Pink Tata’s” to benefit Seymour Pink in October
And don’t forget there are a number of exclusive and one-of-a-kind pieces that are showcased at La Vie Est Belle, Seaside, FL
We are looking West this season-California, Colorado, Arizona  in particular. Send us your favorite boutiques in these regions who you would like to see showcase Wendy Mignot Fine Pearls + Leather Jewelry®. Please email: pearls@lvebseaside.com.HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
Thanks to you, it is with great pleasure that we announce the two year anniversary of wendymignot.com. With countless 5 star reviews, we are so grateful to you, our friends and collectors for the success of the eBoutique. To celebrate this milestone and to thank you, we are offering 15% off the entire eBoutique beginning today. September 15-30! Promo Code: 2YEAR15SAVE THE DATES
Jean Noel and I have been preparing for the busy season ahead and look forward to sharing our plans in anticipation of:
 November 25, Black Friday
 November 26, Small Business Saturday
 November 28, Cyber Monday
Congratulations to the winners of our Pearls Around the World Photo Contest -Amber Scruggs, Alexis Guillery, Rebecca Adkins and Stephanie Craig! With over 400 entries, I am over the top, seeing you enjoy your lives while traveling. Thank you for the beautiful photos, all the votes, and for sharing a part of your life with us. For new contests and giveaways and all things “Pearly” get social with us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and now, Snapchat!I hope the change of seasons brings a calmness and warmth to you and your family.Life is beautiful, 

Where Are They Now: Callie Clark-Wood

My name is Callie Clark-Wood. I worked at La Vie Est Belle as a sales associate in 2011 and 2012 while I was working  on my master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Reading and Language Arts at FSU in Panama City. For part of that time, I was also working as a research assistant for the Florida Center for Reading Research.

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Lesley Isacks Photography and Chryseis Golden

Currently, I am a third grade teacher at Butler Elementary School. Since working at La Vie, I have taught 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. This is currently the start of my fifth year teaching. I hope to one day become a reading or curriculum coach, but want to have at least a couple more years’ experience in the classroom before taking on this type of position.

A teacher affects eternity; she can never tell where her influence stops”  – Henry Adams

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Lesley Isacks Photography and Chryseis Golden

The most beneficial skill I gained from working at La Vie Est Belle, was to learn to connect with everyone I met. All types of people from all over the world are drawn to Wendy’s designs and I always tried to find a connection with each of them in order to personalize their experience at the gallery. It was a great skill to develop and I now use that in many aspects of my life and current career.

The first piece I got was a pink versatile necklace. I was always the person that wore my traditional strand of pearls with everything, even jeans and a t-shirt. Before I even worked for Wendy, I went into the gallery. When I saw the unique design, and the beautiful color, I knew I had to have it and saved for weeks to make it happen. It was the first “real purchase” I made after graduating from college and trying to make it on my own.

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Lesley Isacks Photography and Chryseis Golden

If I could say anything to Wendy, I would say thank you for welcoming me at a time when I really wanted to make a change in my life and go back to school for my master’s degree. I felt supported and know that she has never stopped rooting for me.

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Lesley Isacks Photography and Chryseis Golden

The beautiful  Callie is just the beginning of this stroll down memory lane. Stay tuned to see who is next!

Much Love,

Blakney B