Wednesday, July 27, 2011

We're a bit dusty

But we are OPEN!!! If you need a card, a gift wrapped, or
just want to come in and see the 12 foot trench in the middle of our store
we are open
We're still cleaning but do have some clean areas to assist you with your needs!!

Stop by - I promise not to ask you to help us sweep or dust!!

(the Plumbers are gone - insert sad face here - no more eye candy :))

Monday, July 25, 2011

Closed for Construction

So last week we leaked a picture of our new ice cream counter. A lot of you may be wondering..what does ice cream have to do with stationery and gift wrap?? Well in our world its all so cute and yummy and we thought why not combine the two. ( Cute and Sweet stationery products and sweet treats for you to eat!!

So we partnered up with Southern Girl Desserts and then decided that we wanted to add ice cream to the mix and well.... in just a few weeks - Cordially Invited will open the brand new Souther Girl Desserts Dessert bar..right inside of the store - bringing you yummy cupcakes, pies, bananna pudding, cobblers..oh and Ice Cream too!!

But to get to this point - we've had to cross lots of red tape( read LA CIty and LA County) and we are almost there....but we have to close for the next TWO days to finish up some contruction...(read cut a trench 6 feet long in my beautiful glazed concrete floors)

But we're doing all this so we can bring you...


We'll be open Wednesday!!!

I least i get to look at Cute Plumbers!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sweet Summer Soiree on Saturday!

Just a reminder - today's the last day to save $2 on your spot at our special caramel & wine pairings event! Early RSVP'ers pay just $8 to join the party in the shop this Saturday from 6:00 till 9:00. You'll savor three delicious pairings of Le Bon Garcon's artisan handcrafted caramels along with European wines carefully selected by Chef Justin Chao.

You can call the shop (323.931.0200) to reserve your spot, stop in, or drop us an e-mail to let us know you're coming. Bring your friends and enjoy the sweets while you shop from our fun selection of cards, books, and gifts! Of course, if you don't get a chance to RSVP today, you can still join the fun for $10 at the door.

We hope to see you at the Soiree!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wrapping It Up

You already know that custom gift-wrapping is one of our specialties, but maybe you didn't know that we also carry an extensive array of supplies for creating your very own special gift packaging.

We've got this rack of beautifully printed, colorful flat gift wrap:

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There's also a lovely variety of rolled gift wrap suitable for all occasions to choose from. Plus, if you don't want to use a full-size greeting card, this is waiting for you at the counter:

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So if you prefer doing your own gift wrapping, Cordially Invited's got everything you need to get it done. More selections are arriving every week, so make sure you visit often to see what's new in-store!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Stuff for Snail Mailing!

We've got this adorable little set-up right at the front of the shop:

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to show off the new line of super cute customized stationery items we're now carrying! There are lots of different designs available for all sorts of uses. You can choose a ready-made item and then customize it to reflect you or your family. Check out these samples:

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There are so many different ways to make these cards and notepads your own. Stop in and head for the vintage typewriter to see more samples or get started on creating your own unique style!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I Scream, You Scream

...well, you know where this is going, right?

Oh yes! Just in time for the hottest days of summer, Cordially Invited is gearing up to bring you something guaranteed to cool you down and bring a smile to your face. We've been working hard, rearranging the shop, bringing in professionals, and we're almost ready:


We're going to be serving up creamy, delicious Fosselman's ice cream!


This local cult favorite is a family-owned and operated business since 1919, based right here in southern California. They churn over 40 different flavors, and we are SO excited to be featuring them in our brand-new freezer case!

Keep reading this blog and watch our tweets so you can be the first in line for a cool, sweet treat when we open.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer Soiree Switcheroo!

Quick change for our upcoming caramel & wine tasting in-store event - we've changed the date to Saturday, July 23rd!

Bring your friends and make it into a fun pre-dinner party, or enjoy an early meal and come in for dessert! This is bound to be a popular event, so make sure you call or e-mail us ASAP to secure your spot and get the earlybird discount.

It's gonna be "sweet" - don't miss out!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Love Love Love

my new little business card holder!!!

Yes, even in this day of technology; where you can scan a business card, send a Vcard or whatever other techy way of transmitting your contact info there is..I still love to keep business cards. Especially when i can tell that lots of time and detail went into the design and printing of the business card.

But up until now all the business cards that i keep have been sitting in the top drawer of my desk with a rubber band around them... but NOW - now they are neatly stored inside of my cute little red and white striped Semikolon business card holder. Take a look inside - it even comes with the tabs so you can organize them alphabetically(i tend to organize by business and sometimes by name - depends on the person..)

Anyway - we have lots of new SemiKolon products in store and a few of them will be on sale this weekend (10% off) at our First Annual Sidewalk Sale

You know you want one??? First 10 local readers to leave a comment will get an extra 10% off their sale purcahses this Saturday or Sunday.

Monday, July 11, 2011


Who doesn't like a good sale ?!?! This weekend we are giving you a good reason to stay South of Wilshire and not get caught up in the "Carmageddon" -

It's our First Annual Summer Sidewalk Sale - This Saturday and Sunday we will have great savings up to 50% off. Also a special Christmas in July table with savings up to 65% off - so for all you early bird shoppers...this is the place to be

Friday, July 8, 2011

Sidewalk Sale Saturday!

Cordially Invited's first sidewalk sale is nextweekend July 16th !

While you're out running errands, doing your usual shopping or just looking for something to do, drop by the store and check out all of the awesome stuff we're clearing out. There's tons of gift items, home goods, and great cards to scoop up, all at a terrific discount!

And, don't forget that we'll be having our Sweet & Savory caramel and wine tasting event Saturday, July 23rd. Chef Justin Chao of Le Bon Garcon will be here with samples of his gourmet artisan caramels, and he's pairing them with delicious wines for you to enjoy. Be sure to stop in from 6:00-9:00!

Whether you're browsing for gifts or coming by to savor some sweets, we're looking forward to seeing you at Cordially Invited!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Buy One, Get One

Do you love scented candles? We do!

Check out these gorgeous, luxuriously scented Kobo candles that we just got into the shop:

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There are six different scents - Fresh Currant, Vanilla Citrus Zest, Champagne Ginger, Water Mint, Golden Mimosa, and Artemisian Lemongrass. They all smell heavenly, and are sure to add a special touch to any room in your home!

And for a limited time, when you buy a full-sized candle as pictured above, you'll get to choose a second one in a travel size for a discounted price( 25% savings):

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This way, you can enjoy your favorite Kobo scent at home and while on the go - or maybe you'll want to try a different scent for your getaway. It's up to you!

Visit the shop today to see these and other fun new items that are arriving every week!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Cordially Invited is open during regular business hours all weekend long - but we'll be closed on Monday, 4th of July so that we can enjoy the holiday with our families.

So make sure to stop in for your last-minute partying goodies! Check out these cool printable cards, and they're super appropriate for Independence Day:

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Have a wonderful 4th of July! God bless America!