Sometimes new adventures come at inconvenient times but just cannot be passed up. New opportunities...new challenges...new stress - all good but certainly overwhelming at times. We at Arabella have been blessed with the opportunity to do just that- provide a new opportunity for someone who needed a helping hand.
We began shopping at this cute little store in Breckenridge, Colorado, a few years ago, and it just got under our skin. The previous owner was an amazingly talented and joy-filled woman named Susan. Susan had a way of making you feel like you were the only one in the room and spending all her energy (which is a lot!) making sure you had a wonderful shopping experience- and likely feeling a little better about yourself as you walked out the door. However, the time had come for her to move on so...in come the Schmidts. After much discussion, deliberation, and prayer, Susan gave us the opportunity to take on this fun boutique in the heart of a beautiful ski town that we love.
We now want to pay it forward. Arabella means 'prayerful servant'. We believe in the power of prayer. We also believe that God provides opportunities for us to show His love through our actions. We love the verse found in Proverbs 31:25... "She is clothed in strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future." This is now our mission and vision for the store. Our goal is to not only provide a unique shopping experience, but we also want to help you find strength during a tough time. We want to make sure you know that you deserve nothing but respect and to be treated with dignity. And, maybe most importantly, we want you to face the future without fear, knowing that all is possible with prayer and opportunity (and, of course, a super cute outfit!!).
The past year has been a whirlwind, and it is hard to believe that we are coming up on our first anniversary of owning Arabella Boutique. We have had some bumps along the road but many more fun experiences and stories along the way. We have so many goals for this little store and are grateful for the relationships that have just started and those that have grown stronger. So stay tuned...you might just find a little opportunity of your own.
Heather Schmidt & Jodie Schmidt
Heather Schmidt and Jodie Schmidt.