Our Story

Our Story

Meet Paul & Meg LeFaivre

Owners Paul and Meg LeFaivreMy husband Paul and I moved to La Grange from Chicago eight years ago. The downtown feel, historic architecture and warm community atmosphere instantly attracted us. It was no surprise the town was named “Best Downtown” by Chicago Magazine.

With parents that were successful business owners, both Paul and I have always aspired to become entrepreneurs of our own. After experiencing Bottle & Bottega firsthand, we knew we had found a great fit and opportunity. We’re excited to bring such an amazing concept and brand to our area and share it with neighboring towns. One of our passions is community building through partnerships with local artists, restaurants, businesses and charitable organizations.

We look forward to creating a unique experience that is entertaining, eclectic and empowering. Everyone deserves to treat themselves to a fun night out. Whether it’s with friends, a corporate group, or special event, come join us and uncork your creativity!

One part artistic adventure and one part cocktail party, Bottle & Bottega is great for get-togethers with friends, creative corporate retreats or any special events! Our fun, eclectic look, upscale approach, and emphasis on real art, has helped create lasting memories for thousands of Bottle & Bottega guests.

Testimonials

  • Bottle & Bottega "B&B is our favorite painting house!"

    Carol J.

  • Bottle & Bottega "So much fun!"

    Lexi

  • Bottle & Bottega "My sisters best friend had this for her Bachelorette Party"

    Sandy T.

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Bottle & Bottega’s History

  • 2009 Founder Stephanie King-Myers creates her first masterpiece - the paint and sip concept was born
  • 2011 Franchise Executive Nancy Bigley partners with Stephanie and the concept that started as “Bottles & Brushes” gives way to the “Bottle & Bottega” brand that we all know and love
  • 2011 The Bottle & Bottega flagship studio in Lakeview opened. Then, the brand expanded through national franchising, giving us over 25+ locations nationwide
  • 2011 We innovate the “paint and sip” concept by focusing on all art forms (not just paint), to ensure we are always fresh & creative
  • 2011 We created and launched Paint Your Pet, glass painting, and nude male figure painting parties
  • 2012 MILESTONE! We hosted our 20,000th painter
  • 2013 We raised over $20k for local charities via our Bottle & Bottega Fundraiser Parties
  • 2013 We launched our electronic Loyalty Program to reward our VIPs
  • 2014 Launched black canvas painting parties
  • 2014 USA Today names Bottle & Bottega one of the best franchise concepts for Moms
  • 2015 Bottle & Bottega is named in Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top New Franchises” list
  • 2016 Bottle & Bottega is named in Franchise Business Review’s “Best of the Best” list
  • 2016 We launch even more new product line initiatives, including mosaics on canvas, Illumin-Art, and art masking.
  • 2017 Bottle & Bottega launches our new painting on wood pallet parties!
  • 2017 Bottle & Bottega ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500

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