Friday, November 25, 2011

"Avec Moi Decor"

     Over the gentle Parisian music playing throughout the store I overhear these comments, "Your style inspires me" says a customer. "I have traveled the world but never been to Paris yet so when I come here I go ooh! what have I missed" raves another customer. "I just like your style" says another.

      Avec Moi Decor is the shop to visit when you are in Los Olivos. My husband and I have shopped there for ourselves, as well as for others and have never left empty handed.

     Personally, I felt really great that Michele would take time out of her busy schedule and grant me this interview. It gave me that rare opportunity to briefly glimpse inside the world of shop owner Michele Power and see what inspires her.

Q. How did you choose the shops name?
A.  My best friend came up with the name and I considered it but wasn't sold on the name until an untimely death of my best friend and fate. I was overwhelmed and very sad as I was trying to deal with the lost. While in Paris one day I was riding in a cab and a bus passed by me with the name Avec Moi and I felt that  this was a sign from her best friend and fate so I said okay this will be the name of my shop.

Q. What does Avec Moi mean in French?
A. It means decorate with me.

Q. How long have you been in business?
A. I celebrated the one year mark in October.

Q. What do believe is the secret to your success?
A (Giggles) "Have I had one yet"? Well you have to love what you do and be passionate about it. This is what will sustain you when times get tough.

Q. What inspires you?
A. Magazines and tear sheets. That is what the garment industry calls it and I have about 400 pages of them. I was a dress designer in the Los Angeles area for 29 years.

Q. What are tear sheets?
A. Pages taken from magazines, books, etc.

     The holiday season is here and Michele will be hosting a party at her shop on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011. To learn more about this event please visit on her at

     I know that you will enjoy these pictures of this gorgeous shop and please post a comment to let me know what you think.

     Until then happy shopping!

One of my favorites


Something for baby

Shop view

Beautiful decorated at every angle

Owner Michele

Come inside

Keeping everything nice

Thank you Michele

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