fashion stylist
I bought this handbag on a visit to SF
back in 2005
my friend brought me to the shop
April in Paris
owned by Beatrice Amblard
She trained and worked at Herm├Ęs
before moving to the US and starting her own brand
I loved the idea of being able to order a 
one-of-a-kind bag made by an artisan 
of her talents and training
Coincidentally, during my visit
Beatrice was celebrating 
her 20th anniversary in business.
I was thrilled to be able to attend the event
Her studio is still on Clement St
but in a larger spot,
now with a school!
would love to go!
Bea's logo is the bee
I have one on my bag