Grand Opening Recap!

Our big grand opening of the Bottega was November 14th! As the big event approached, we were wondering if all of our long hours planning and setting up would pay off. To our delight, we had a busy and anxious crowd waiting for Ron and I to cut the ribbon and officially open The Bottega! We were so excited to see so many supportive and excited people. With a snip, the ribbon fell and our first Bottega customers climbed the fabulous stairs. The Bottega was buzzing, the champagne flowed and the conversations were lively with much laughter. A happy site for us who worked so hard putting it together!

As the night went on, we were pleased to learn that the industrial chic look in The Bottega was a hit. We loved listening to customer's comments and questions and got the positive feedback that the G. Milam Private Label was very personal and specific to our customers. Goal achieved! By 7:30, myself and my dedicated family and staff were exhausted and we called it a night. Success!

One of the best things about The Bottega is that it truly felt like an artist's studio and the open space was perfect. This was really important to us, and I'm so glad the execution was on point. We will have to remodel the entire downstairs showroom, which is quite ironic. I think it will be totally worth it!

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Bottega! Enjoy a few photos from the night.













Author: Glenda Milam
Glenda is the lead designer and buyer for Lighting Emporium. she and her husband Ron, opened Lighting Emporium 24 Years ago. During that time her style, taste and selections for Lighting Emporium have been right on target. Traveling extensively has lead to a knowledge of how to mix international products into everyday design. Making close friends in the Lighting and Home Furnishings Industries has been crucial in the decision to take this step to create G.MILAM branding. And so, begins another phase (chapter) of Lighting Emporium. A new website and exclusive product on line and in our store.