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September 21, 2010

Meet Julia-Carr Bayler of Belvedere

I absolutely adore Julia-Carr Bayler and she is sooo easy to be friends with. She started Belvedere 11 years ago in Atlanta and it has become known as the high end home goods and jewelry store that has really transformed the city's design scene. If you are in the area, stop by our trunk show to meet Julia-Carr Bayler, and our very own Karen Bates, on Friday September 24th from 2pm-8pm and Saturday the 25th from 11am-5pm.

Belvedere Store

We asked her a few questions about her current favorites:

Best restaurant in Atlanta: Lots!!!: Shaun’s, Sotto Sotto, Abattoir, JCT. Kitchen, Holeman & Finch

Book you are reading right now: I’m actually plowing through a huge box of out of print books on interior design, fashion, etc that I bought for a song at an estate sale. They were priced so well that I even bought duplicates of all the books I already own by Billy Baldwin and David Hicks. Late night reading this week is “When You Are Engulfed In Flames” by David Sedaris. I especially love his stories about growing up in Raleigh, NC since I went to school at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Favorite piece of architecture in Atlanta: The legacy of Atlanta architects Neel Reid and Philip Shutze…beautiful homes scattered throughout the city

Best dessert in Atlanta: Chocolate & Peanut Butter Bars at Star Provisions (to-go)…also the Red Velvet Cupcakes at CamiCakes

Greatest aspect of your job: (1) The hunt (2) The transformation (3) Selling something that will give the client years of beauty and pleasure

Favorite Fall must-have: Weekend getaways to see my friends who are all over the country…Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Charleston.

Favorite Fall color: Benjamin Moore’s “Turning Leaf”

Favorite thing to do in Atlanta: Eat out with friends

What is your favorite museum/art gallery in Atlanta?: Jackson Fine Art (photography)

Favorite piece of jewelry: I wear my Elizabeth Showers chandelier earrings (three round and one teardrop) every day! The size is perfect…not too big, not too small, so they work day or evening.

Turquoise and Gold Chandelier Earrings
$1475 (18kt Gold)
$365 (Silver)

Caroline Finnerty and Duvall Fuqua are two of our customers through Belvedere and recently hosted a Carlisle and Per Se Fall Clothing Collections Trunk Show in Atlanta. I love the cute outfit that Julia-Carr is wearing below! Our turquoise is a great pop of color with black or chocolate brown. Duvall, along with Mimi Woodruff, will be hosting a Holiday & Winter Collections Carlisle and Per Se Show this week in Atlanta through October 5th. Go to Sister Act Collections to view their collections. Buy our jewels at Belvedere then hop on over to the clothing show to pick out an outfit to go with! Julia-Carr calls Duvall a walking Elizabeth Showers jewelry ambassador because she wears her emerald-cut Deco earrings daily, and wears her Marilyn chandeliers for special occasions. Love that!

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