Thursday, June 23, 2011

Presentation is Everything!

We're always talking about our custom gift wrapping services - well, it's about time we showed you an example of what we can do!

This customer came in and asked us to help assemble a gift basket for an evening at the Hollywood Bowl. Outings like this mean fabulous stuff, like music, wine, and a picnic dinner:


After we carefully placed everything inside the reusable picnic bag, a bit of cellophane and color-coordinated ribbon was the final touch:


For another customer, we turned a cornucopia of small presents for the new arrival into a beautifully wrapped gift tower:


These are just a couple of examples of the creative and gorgeous work our expert staff can do for you! You can shop from our wide selection of gifts for all occasions for complimentary wrapping. If you prefer, bring in items of your own and we're happy to pull them together into a prettily wrapped offering for a nominal service fee and cost of materials.

Let Cordially Invited help you with the A to Zs of gift-giving, from shopping to wrapping!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sweets for our sweet

...customers, that is!

We love our customers at Cordially Invited, and when we find great local products, we want to share them with you! Mark your calendar for an upcoming event we're hosting in the shop on Saturday, July 16th showcasing Justin Chao of Le Bon Garcon!

Justin is a classically trained chef who trained under top pastry chefs in Paris, eventually moving on to a Michelin-starred restaurant and continuing to learn about the art of pastry.

Le Bon Garcon specializes in artisanal French caramels in delicious flavors like mango-passion, salted caramel, and macadamia nut.

We'll also be featuring local wines that Justin will be pairing with these tasty treats.

Call or e-mail us to RSVP to make sure that we have enough for everyone to enjoy. It's an event you won't want to miss!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Coming Soon - Sidewalk Sale!

Mark your calendars, folks!

Cordially Invited is gearing up for our very first-ever sidewalk sale! We've just finished up with our inventory and are getting stocked up for the fall season (yes, already!), and we've got lots of great merchandise to clear out.

There'll be tons of books, candles, frames, and great gift ideas on sale marked down as much as 50% off!

Hope you'll join us on Saturday, July 9th from 10am to 6pm!

Friday, June 10, 2011


Lots of people keep track of their lives in a journal of some sort. Are you one of them?

Cordially Invited has some really cute ones in stock right now, perfect for a gift or just to keep for yourself. They cover all sorts of things - and some of them are definitely no ordinary notebook!

For someone with a fantastically sarcastic, dry wit:

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Insomniac, perhaps?

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Maybe for someone who's a little...offbeat:

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If those are a little too out-of-the-box for you, we've got a few others that might work:

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Whatever you've got going in on your busy life that needs tracking, we've got a journal to help you!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Eat Like a Man... The Only Cookbook a Man Will Ever Need. Curated by Esquire food editor Ryan D’Agostino, the cookbook contains a collection of over 75 man-friendly recipes as well as a host of essays and helpful kitchen tips that every man should know.

This would make a perfect gift for dad!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Perfect POPS!!

with father's day around the corner you probably think this is going to be a post about why my Dad was such a great guy(one day i have to tell you) but for now this post is all about a new book we just got in the store today....Just in time for Summer (you hear that Mother Nature SUMMER!!)

OMG it has 50 recipes for some pretty cool treats(pun intended): Fruity Pops,Creamy Pops, Fancy Pops, and how can you resist Grown Up Pops!!

I'm telling you if there's one cookbook you need for the summer - this is the one. Call the store today and I will put one on hold for you!

Just to get your mouth watering I'll leave you with one more freaking cool picture

The Mango Lassi Pop

I dont know about you but im going to be all about the POPs this summer. we now only have FOUR books left (I just bought one...LOL)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Wine Parties with Cordially Invited!

As you plan your summer, why not add in a fun wine party with your friends? We've got some fantastic items in the shop to help you enjoy a little vino as you celebrate the summer season!

Govino "glasses" are perfect for partying - they're shatterproof, reusable and recyclable:

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Play a fun trivia game as you sip:

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These coasters are perfect for a wine party:

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Need a bit of inspiration for your gathering? The Wine Deck can help, with 50 ways to choose, serve, and enjoy great wines!

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Pair your wine tasting with some fabulous cheese! This kit will add the perfect finishing touch:

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Plus, keep your eye on this blog for news on our upcoming caramel & wine pairing event, coming in July!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Get Carded!

Graduation season for the Class of 2011 is in full swing! Have you got a grad to buy a card for? We've got a really fantastic selection to choose from!

Some with fun embellishments:

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Fun graphics:

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Some that'll make you smile:

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Gorgeous letterpress:

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Or maybe...just tell it like it is!

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Whatever your style is, we've got something that'll suit your needs perfectly. Don't forget to check out our awesome gift selection too - fun alarm clocks, inspirational and functional products, beautiful leather accessories, and more. Gift wrap for items you buy in the shop is always free, or bring in your own present to wrap for a nominal fee plus materials.

Yay for the Class of 2011!