Beau Joyau Boutique
Fabulous Finds in an Intimate Setting
By Angella A. Arndt
A warm greeting, exclusive finds, and personalized service are all part of the experience at Beau Joyau, a boutique that specializes in lifestyle accessories for both you and your home. Why combine home accessories with things to wear? Owner Pam Huerta sees it this way: “It makes sense because it’s all beautiful. Women want to look beautiful and to be surrounded by beauty.” Chic clothing, stylish accessories, and artisan handcrafted stoneware are just some of the unique items you’ll find at Beau Joyau.
Pam’s journey began when her sister sent her a piece of the stoneware. Pam fell in love with the stoneware’s beauty and durability, so she was disappointed to learn that it wasn’t available locally. She introduced it to Omaha when she opened a home-based business called Select Polish Pottery in 2002. She offered handcrafted Polish stoneware imported from Boleslawiec, Poland. A few years later, she added women’s accessories, and her son came up with the name Beau Joyau, which means “beautiful jewel.”
Her business eventually outgrew her home. Five years ago, Pam moved into her current showroom. Her line of products has expanded to include Polish pottery, apparel, accessories, handbags, jewelry, skin care products, perfume, and shoes.
The Boleslawiec stoneware originated in the German province of Silesia, which is now part of Poland. Artisans handcraft each piece. The original design featured peacock feathers in cobalt blue, peacock blue, and earth tones. Historically, male peacocks have been a symbol of prosperity in Europe, and this design was created for the King of Prussia. Beau Joyau carries the most extensive inventory of Polish pottery in Omaha, offering limited-edition, traditional, and modern patterns. “There are so many different looks,” Pam notes. Polish pottery is lead-free and cadmium-free, and it is safe to use in the oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher.
Beau Joyau carries several lines of distinctive jewelry, including designer, trend, and travel collections. Pam says that she “tries to carry lines that no one else carries,” and Beau Joyau is indeed one of only a few boutiques in the country to carry Lafonn jewelry. This line is made with sterling silver that is bonded with platinum, yellow, or rose gold and set with simulated diamonds and lab-grown or genuine gemstones. The designer collection at Beau Joyau, including Lafonn, showcases timelessness, quality, and beauty at an affordable price.
The trend collection features current styles at lower prices. The travel collection is excellent for women who want to look great while traveling but would prefer to leave their most expensive pieces of jewelry at home. Travel jewelry provides a chic alternative to bringing expensive jewelry on a trip.
Beau Joyau also carries several distinctive lines of clothing, focusing on designers that are not widely available in Omaha. These lines include Elana Kattan and Clara Sunwoo. The Elana Kattan line is a unique line of fashion to fit and flatter a wide range of feminine shapes. Clara Sunwoo is a mother-daughter line of clothing that features their signature soft-knit stretch. It’s wrinkle-free and washable, making it great for travel.
Annette Everhart-Brown, a Beau Joyau customer since it opened five years ago, shares her thoughts. “The prices are really good, but the style is exceptional. Everyone can find something here. Pam knows how to put outfits together for specific body types.” Pam’s enthusiasm shows when she talks about her clients. “I love styling people and making them feel great.”
Beau Joyau also hosts events to promote women and women-owned businesses. Recent events have featured speakers on topics including “Reducing Stress and Expectations Over the Holidays,” “How to Reach Your Goals,” and “Love Your Gut!” Check out Beau Joyau online at beaujoyau.com or on Facebook to learn about upcoming events.
This fall, Pam has plans to add a “bracelet bar,” which will feature chic, stackable bracelets at affordable prices. She will also have a “beauty counter,” which will feature samples of skin care and cosmetic products from the Beautycounter line. This company uses only natural, organic, sustainable, and synthetic ingredients and avoids over 1,500 harmful or questionable ingredients. Customers will be able to try samples before they buy.
Pam is excited about the future, and her philosophy is simple. “I put my heart into the whole business. We take care of our clients and work one-on-one with them to make sure they’re happy. We provide the kind of excellent customer service that you can only do at a boutique. We’re not a chain or big box store. We’re part of the community.”
Beau Joyau is located at 2947 South 108th Street, in Omaha. The boutique is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Thursday, from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call 402-301-7103 or find them online at beaujoyau.com or on Facebook.
Pam Huerta, owner