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Perfectly Painted: Avoir Le Chic

Posted on October 21, 2020 by Ariana Baio

Avoir le Chic painted champagne bottles. Andrea Krout Photography

There’s no better gift to give than a one-of-a-kind, creative and sentimental present. Olivia Hughes of Avoir Le Chic knows this well; she spends SIX-plus hours painting customized bottles for her clients. Avoir Le Chic was created to celebrate moments in life through personalization, and it does not disappoint. Olivia has created hundreds of unique designs on all types of bottles—Champagne (her personal favorite), liquor and non-alcoholic to celebration her clients in a tangible way.

Olivia from Avoir le Chic. Photo by Andrea Krout Photograpy
Designer Olivia with a painted Veuve Clicquot bottle. Andrea Krout Photography.


Hailing from Boonton Township, Olivia started Avoir Le Chic by chance.
“[It] started when I posted a boomerang of a Dom Perignon bottle I painted just for fun on Instagram,” Olivia says. “My DMs exploded! People kept asking if I could paint them one, and thus Avoir Le Chic was created.”

A Lilly Pulitzer–inspired bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Andrea Krout Photography.

As for the name? Olivia wanted to keep it classy while paying homage to Champagne, France. The translation from French means “to have (or be) chic.” Olivia’s love of Champagne is evident since her trademark bottle is Veuve Clicquot.
“I look up to Madame Clicquot Ponsardin, she was a go-getter and a great business woman,” Olivia says. “She quite literally is the Grande Dame of Champagne.”

Andrea Krout Photography

“Ever since I was young, I always gravitated to the art world,” Olivia says. “Painting and drawing come naturally to me. I truly love creating.” All of Olivia’s designs are unique to her customers. The time it takes to make the bottles is time well spent since each detail is meaningful to her client. Whenever a client requests a painted bottle, she asks them to send her a list of things most important to them, and things that they would be OK not seeing on the bottle. That way each bottle is truly custom to each person. Olivia even copyrights each of her designs to protect her art.

Avoir le Chic painted champagne bottles. Andrea Krout Photography
Andrea Krout Photography

The inspiration for each bottle design is a combination of the client’s wants and Olivia’s creative mind.
“Beauty and inspiration can really be found anywhere,” Olivia says. “Sometimes you need to look at it in a different way.” Anything from sunsets, to broken glass on concrete to frosting on a cake, Olivia finds artistic innovation everywhere.

Olivia paints bottles for all kinds of occasions- engagements, weddings, bachelorettes, graduation, birthdays and more. Avoir Le Chic make the perfect personalized gift for anyone looking to celebrate in a memorable way. Since each bottle is custom, pricing varies depending the type of bottle you want painted and what you want painted on it. But to inquire, you can reach out to or visit their Instagram.

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