Monday, December 13, 2010

It's Funky - It's Retro - It's Exclusive.....

.....I am so happy to announce the newest line that will be sold exclusively at Cordially Invited; Retro Hero!!

So a little back story -
A customer comes into Cordially Invited, she makes a purchase, I comment on her jazzy hand painted wallet - she tells me how her friend - revives old wallets, hand paints them and gives them to friends as gifts!!.

Fastforward two weeks later - i get a call from Grace - she reminds of the interaction I had with customer and wants to come in and show me some of her pieces. Two hours later Grace and her design partner come into the store - with 4 pieces - that i absoulutely LOOOOVE and i know instantly that this is going to be a new line for Cordially Invited and sitting at my table in my absolutely FAB amethyst ghost chairs(that everyone loves)

RETRO HERO is born.

To read about the amazingly creative ladies - visit them here and see how they re-purpose - re-new and re-awesome the accessories that are now available at Cordially Invited

You can meet the awesome ladies of Retro Hero this Saturday, Dec 18th at our Shop Holiday Event 12pm - 5pm.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Shop Holidays at Cordially Invited

Christmas is coming, its time to get in the mood! Let's approach shopping with a new attitude!! Join us this Saturday for the Last Shopping Saturday of the season.

Saturday December 18th 10:00am - 7:00pm
*local artisans will be in the store with unique handmade gifts from 12 - 5

Here's a sneak peek of what you will find

Jewelry from Stella & Dot

Wear Love (New product at Cordially Invited)

Exclusively at Cordially Invited - Funky Retro Gifts from

Handmade Gifts from Local Artisans

So mark your calendar and join us this Saturday for some holiday cheer and shopping of course!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Its Party Time.....

We like to party!! Do you like to Party??? Well its the best time of year to party!! Holiday Time. So we decided to combine your last minute shopping with our end of the year Holiday Party!!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

12 - 5

Cordially Invited

5571 W Pico Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90019

We'll have some great vendors at the store - with some Fabulous gifts and of course it wouldn't be a holiday party without some Holiday Treats

So SAVE THE DATE - invitation to come!!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

18 Days till XMAS - Have you started shopping??

I know that I have always been a last minute Lucy when it comes to buying Christmas Gifts. As much as I would make lists and tell myself on December 26th of the prior year that I was going to pick up gifts throughout the year it NEVER has happened...and then I feel rushed - I cant remember who to buy gifts for, what do they want - and on top of shopping for family I have THREE holiday parties to attend and they all require a gift fot the gift to help some of you out who may be Last Minute Lucy like me - over the next few days I will post some great gift ideas. Gifts that will go well for the Holoday Kris Kringle Party, the family Secret Santa and even gifts for the little ones....Let the countdown to Christmas Begin...

Now this item has been a top seller in our store since the day we opened our doors - i've already had to re order it FOUR times...

The Glamorama Pen

The "G" pen, as I like to call it comes in 6 gem stone colors and adds just the right amount of "bling" any pen should have.

A few reasons why its stayed on our top seller list:
1. It pairs well with nice boxed note card set or a journal
2. Every women wants a little bling in her life
3. THEY ARE $ 4.95..... WHAT??? You can't beat that with a bat!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Book Signing at Cordially Invited

Cordially Invited will host our very first Book Signing this Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 1pm - 3pm and all are welcome.

Gregory V. Arnold is the Founder/President of Help Enterprises and author of the critically acclaimed book HELP! Motivation for the Mind, Body, and Soul.

So what is HELP?

• HELP! Presents the piece of the puzzle that only fits your personal agenda.
• HELP! is the missing link in your personal chain of command.
• HELP! is the answer to all your questions that you were afraid or ashamed to address in the front row of the class of life.
• HELP! is an inner strength that will issue a master’s degree in the prescribed coursework of YOU!

A Few Chapters Are: Love Thyself, Where Do We Go From Here?, Faith Dreams and Aspirations, Self Defense, Divine Guidance, Bliss!

For addition information, visit Gregory’s website at

As a new business owner i know about Faith Dreams and Aspirations and I am really excited to host Gregory and assist him in promoting his new book.

If you are in the area - feel free to stop in Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 1pm - 3pm

Happy Hanukkah

Festival of Lights begins sunset on December 1st and ends sundown December 9th

We still have plenty of Hanukkah Cards and lots of great gifts!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

BRRRR..... Its Cold Outside

Looks like Sunny Cali is getting a bit of the Frosty East!!!( anything below 70 degrees is cold)

Here at Cordially Invited we have you covered...stop in and check out our new scarves and shrugs

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Small Business Saturdays - Nov 27

Kick your holiday shopping off at Cordially Invited with great savings on Saturday, Nov 27th!

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Its Time to Party Ya'll -

This Saturday we are FINALLY celebrating the GRAND OPENING of CORDIALLY INVITED - Party Paper Wrap; just in time for the holidays. It's going to be a festive day. We are open from 10am - 10pm (That's right an extra 2 hours).

Although not officially in the store YET(Blame it on LA CITY) Southern Girl Desserts will be in the house selling some of their favorite flavors. So if you have yet to try a cupcake from Southern Girl Desserts,I suggest you stop in and see what the craze is all about!!!

Speaking of Holidays...Holiday Cards, Gifts and Christmas and Chanukah wrapping paper are in store and to show our appreciation all our guests on Saturday will receive 10% off your holiday cards and wrapping paper purchase this Saturday ONLY!!!

At 5:00pm The Plumbers will join us ... as they release their 2011 calendar. The calendar costs $15 with a portion of the proceeds going to CHARITY ( click the link to see the great work they have been doing with the Jenesse Center!!

Hope to see you at Cordially Invited....and tell a friend or two...the more the merrier!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thinking about Thanksgiving...

...and all the goodies included, yum yum yum! I can’t help but imagine the menu my mother has planned for this year's feast! Turkey, roast beef, candied yams, greens, mashed potatoes and ,THE BEST macaroni and cheese EVER
Apple pie, Pumpkin pie, and Vanilla Ice Cream... Let me stop cause I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

So what are you having for Thanksgiving Dinner??? What's that...You havent planned the menu, you don't know how to cook? Oh you think YOUR mom makes the best Mac and Cheese??!! HMMM

Well these books arrived at Cordially Invited just in time to help those of you who have not yet planned the menu.... or those of you that dont know how to cook

This sensational cookbook features over 30 different macaroni and cheese recipes. Yes over 30! If that's hard for you to imagine let me paint the picture: Cajun Macaroni and Cheese, Hot and Spicy Macaroni and Cheese, Souffleed Oniony Macaroni and Cheese, Gratin of Penne with Articokes and Four Cheeses, and Cicatelli with Pumpkin Sage. If executed properly your family is guaranteed to thank you for the wonderful surprise, so pick up Macaroni & Cheese and start planning now.

And once you plan the menu - its time to think about table settings. Check out these great wooden salad serving set, napkin rings and coasters. (They also make great gifts if you are a guest at dinner!!!)

No matter what you decide on the menu, who has the BEST Mac and Cheese or how you set the table - as you spend time with family and friends over the holidays - BE THANKFUL!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Show Off Your Pups!!

Dogs – they are the ultimate companion, always loyal, and oh so cute!

If you love dogs you probably can’t resist the desire to take yours with you everywhere. But as we all know, there are just some places they just cant go;but who's to say you can't show off your furry friend at the a frame that is!!!

How cute are these!!!

and if those are a bit too femme for your dog try these

Friday, October 29, 2010

Cards ,Candy Bags and Cupcakes....

We celebrated Halloween at Cordially Invited a week early with an Arts and Crafts and Cupcake Decorating Party and man was it fun.

We'd like to thank all the parents and kids from the Wilshire Vista and PicFair Neighborhoods that came out as well as our patrons who came and brought thier children...we also had some of our friends come out too(it was great meeting you Wan Family!!! )

Also a special thank you to the other half of our store Southern Girl Desserts for bringing in yummy cupcakes to decorate

On to the Pictorial Recap

The Treats

Arts & Crafts
The Prep

The Process

The Final Product

The Aftermath

And now on to decorating the cupcakes

Future Cupcake Decorator...Notice his technique

The Southern Girls had to get in on the action...

Thanks again to all 45 families that came out and participated in Cordially Invited and Southern Girl Dessert's first in store event... We look forward to many more

Have a Happy Halloween!!! Be Creative - Be Scary - but most of all BE SAFE

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Please! Spritz Before You Go!

Have you ever been at a friends house or even worse the new boyfriend's house and nature calls.... and when it calls it calls..what are you to do???

Have No Fear...Poo Pouri is here ( in Cordially Invited - waiting for YOU!!!)

Poo~Pourri is a bathroom natural air freshener and spray deodorizer that eliminate bathroom odors - it is forever changing the bathroom experience.Poo~Pourri toilet deodorizers work hard to eliminate bathroom odors and remove most evidence of your embarrassing moments in the bathroom. Its patent pending formula of essential oils control odor by creating a barrier that prevents embarrassing bathroom smells from every escaping the toilet.

Now dont you think this is essential to have in your bathroom cabinet or better yet in your purse??? Go ahead, let others think your Poop don't stink- maybe even convince them it smells pretty nice?

"Spritz the Bowl Before You Go and No One Will Event Know"

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

October 23rd - Happy Halloween Party!

Cordially Invited will host our 1st in store event and you all are invited!!

We're Making Halloween Cards and Trick or Treat Bags and Southern Girl Desserts will join in on the fun to decorate CUPCAKES!!!

No need to RSVP - Just Drop in and Join in on the FUN

Saturday, October 23, 2010
Cordially Invited
5571 W Pico Blvd
12 - 5pm

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Haunted Halloween

Boo! The holidays are just around the corner... 1st up…Halloween! You gotta get candy, find a costume, and decorate your home; and you're probably wondering how you are going to do it all. Well we have a few things in the store that might make it a bit easier for you.

You should already know that I’ve got you covered on the invitations! Spooky, fun, sophisticated, fall inspired, whatever you need (pre made or custom). Halloween is the best time to get excited and have fun in a unique way so be creative, we can do it all!

We’ll even teach you how to cook… not in the store but we do have some great cookbooks for your fall parties.
TIP: You can use these great recipes for Halloween then recycle your favorites for Thanksgiving!

Whatever you've got planned,we've got you covered!!!

P.S. If you are stumped on ideas for your Halloween party, haunted house, or Halloween in general, check out this great this link to 101 Halloween Ideas. You're bound to find some practical spooky ideas here.

Also have a look at these cool creative costumes and even learn how to make them.

Have a Haunted Happy Halloween!!