Friday, January 27, 2012

All Coupled Up....A Contest!!!

One of our newest lines to hit Cordially Invited..Greenwich Letterpress !!! And why do we love them so much because we get to carry awesome things like this:

Awesome Red Pencils - stamped with the most powerful teenage TV couples!!

With Zack & Kelly, Angela & Jordan, Dawson & Joey, and Brenda & Zooey, looks like they’ve got a pretty good start.

Leave a comment and tell us who some of your favorite TV couples are and enter a chance to win a Valentine's Day Gift from Cordially Invited!!

Contest closes 2/13/12 at 11:59pm

Thursday, January 26, 2012

World of Thanks

It's never to early to learn about the art and ettiquette of sending a Thank You note. 

We just put these new kitsout and they are perfect for teaching your little ones the importance of writing and  sending a Thank You note for all the great gifts they received on their birthday....

World of Thanks - A Thank You Card Kit for Kids -

African Safari

Under the Sea
 The Kits include:
10 Thank You Notes
10 Envelopes
Loads of Stickers
The Golden Rules for giving thanks

Stop in and pick up a kit today..

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Myth, The Magic and The Spirit...

Oh the Spirit...The Spirit of Tequila that is!!!!

We just got this book in the store .. and not to sound like a lush but Oh My Gawd!!

This book is a must have. Even if you dont drink..but love to cook and add a few spirits to your recipe..this book has it all.

History of Tequila, The Culture of Tequila, The Myth and The Magic of Tequila.

How to cook wtih tequila and how to make great mixed drinks with Tequila.... I mean seriously they have savory and sweet recipes in the book, soups and salads ALL made with Tequila!! Some of my faves I think I'll give a try
- Tequila Lime Shrimp Ceviche
- Black Pepper Encrusted New York Steak w Anejo Glaze
-Seared Scallops wtih Tequila Cilantro Cream

Oh and the drink recipes....These are all perfect for Hot Summer Days...

Like this drink here...Raspberry-Meyer Lemonade with Tequila!!!

Tell me this drink doesn't look refreshing!! A few other drinks i see on the summer line up..
-Tequila Grapefruit Soda
-Watermelon-Tequila Agua Fresca
- Reposado Ice Coffee ( Now you are really speaking my language...Coffee and Tequila..ON

Okay and this is totally unrelated to the book - but i found this photo in my stash of saved photos. ( i think it is from a Mindy Weiss Event - one of my fave wedding planners) But look how Fab she made this tequila bar at one of her events...

Not sure what you are waiting for - but i dont see this book staying on the shelves much today and we can put one on hold for you..323.931.0200

The book outlines many ways to enjoy Tequila..... but the most common and universal is straight up - whether you sip it, cook it, mix it, ....Enjoy!!

Editors Note: Drink Safe and Responsibly!!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Look Who Made The NEWS!!

We got so busy during the holidays that we did get a chance to share some great news!! Well actually we made the NEWS.  Our Weekly came by the store interviewed me and Gail Hawkins, owner of Cultural Interiors, and added us in thier nifty Holiday Shopper's Guide cover story.

We shared links on facebook and twitter but in case you missed it you can go here and read it.

Just want to keep ya'll up to date!!  We look forward to seeing you soon too!

Thanks again for all your support.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

When Was The Last Time You Did Something...Just Because

I bought flowers today for my neighbor.....just because.

I do not recall the last time I did something, just because.  The reaction on her face was priceless.  She had no clue whatsoever that these flowers were from me and I was sending them.....just because.

Doing something just because is a really nice gesture.  When was the last time you did something just beacuse? 

Here at the store we have cards & gifts for "just because" moments. 

It's the little things that make people happy.

In a world that never stops, it's good to know that people take the time out to do something special.  I persoanlly didn't need an occassion or special day to send flowers.

Do something nice...just because.  

Happy New Year--Its 2012

Happy New Year!! Our first post of the year is a bit late..but for good reason!! Did you notice our New Blog Design!!!! Do you love it!! We do!!! I can't thank Allison of Green Tangerine Designs enough - if you are in need of a new blog for the new year - check her out HERE.

We're so excited about what the New Year will bring!! I'm headed out to the LA Gift show in a few weeks and there's a growing list of new vendors, and new merchandise im looking forward to introducing to the store. We're also expanding our Wrap Bar. Gift Wrapping has been such a great hit with our customers its only right to give tou what you..and your gifts deserve!!

In addition to new inventory we're also planning some great events and fun contests; and we hope that each of you will attend and enter and even better spread the word!! And of course.....We have Ice Cream and the Cali weather is Ice Cream just about 365 days a year - give a few for the occassional chilly day.

To stay up to date on all the upcoming events, new merchandise and contests where you can win great prizes continue to check our blog.
Happy New Year!