The Newest Thing …

The newest and hottest thing this year is the CORKCICLE!!!  It’s such a fun hostess gift, stocking stuffer, gift to oneself, etc …
Oprah listed it as one of her Favorite Things for 2012, so … it’s been hard keeping them in stock!  If Oprah likes it, there is a demand and they go quickly …
How the Corkcicle works is you put the “wand” like item in the freezer where it will freeze, and then once you’ve opened a bottle of wine, you simply put the Corkcicle in, and the bottle will be corked, and it will keep the wine chilled and won’t water it down!
It can be used time and again, and is BPA free!  Retails at $25 and is available in the colors above!  Let me know if you want to order one!!

Perfect Presents … Round 2

I posted last year about how to make your presents the best they could be … and this year I’m back, around the Holidays, to give some updated tips …
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Along with wrapping paper (I’ll get to that soon), Gift Tags are definitely a fun way to say who the gift is from.  Cards can get lost, so what better way than to tie on a tag, or stick on a sticker!  Sugar Paper does it right with these amazing, letterpress gift tags!  20 to a pack for $18.
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For those extra large gifts, Sugar Paper made these cute, letterpress tags.  Let me know if you want to purchase them from Small Field Papers and I can send you all the info!

In terms of wrapping paper, Mr. Boddingtons always has a great selection to choose from!  Below are some of the swatches!

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All of these items are available at Small Field Papers, and there are a ton of other options to choose from!  So pick your paper, your tag or sticker, add a fun, colorful ribbon or bakers twine to tie it all together, and you’ll have a perfect present!!

Personalized Ink Stampers!

I was introduced to Lauren, owner of Rock, Paper, Scissors, through my friend Dabney at the Stationery Show last Spring!  I was ecstatic when she sent me images of her new Stamp line!  SO fun and different than the ones I was selling before!  They are super chic and perfect for cards, notes, bills, etc.  Below are some images of my favorite designs … so email me if you are interested in seeing the whole line and ordering!

Planning a Sip ‘n See …

My friend Kristin had a baby girl in August!!  Her mom wanted to throw her a Sip ‘n See so all her friends could see just how cute and precious she is!  Since Kristin’s shower turned out so well (well … I think so at least!), her mom asked me to help out with the Sip ‘n See.  Below are my ideas and you’ll see in the next post how it all came out!

I thought it would be super cute to have pink and white macarons at the shower!  They can be incredibly yummy (if you get them fresh and from the right place), they are easy to pick up and eat and aren’t messy!  I found a great place in Beverly Hills, Lette, that has the most exquisite macarons!  Not only are they absolutely beautiful, they are SO incredibly delicious!!

If you remember, I used a lot of elephants at Kristin’s baby shower.  Elephant cookies, elephant invitations, napkins with elephants, etc … and she really liked the idea and even got a little elephant stool for the baby nursery, so … I figured, why not stick with the theme …
I found these really cute elephant card holders and thought it would be really cute to have in front of the drinks, coffee (decaf, regular), milk (skim, cream), etc.  They’re cute and small, so won’t overpower a table … just give it a little extra, cute detail!

Since it was a baby girl, we had to have Pink Champagne!!  I thought it would be a really cute decoration and there’s so many great, fun cocktails to make with Pink Champagne.  Check back soon to see how the shower came together and turned out!

Brooklyn Wedding

Another one of my best friends was married a while back, and I was lucky enough to be a part of her special day and do her save the dates and wedding invitations!  Another one of our friends from High School, Sarah Geiger was the wedding photographer.  Sarah captured the day perfectly, and was featured on Style Me Pretty.  Click here to see the full story and see all the pictures!

Photo by Sarah Geiger

Brooklyn is a special place for Vivia and Will, so they decided to get married at The Liberty Warehouse.  I thought it would be a cute idea for their Save the Date to feature the Brooklyn Bridge.  It turned out great!  We toned down the colors and printed it on a more grey scale, rather than black and white which would have been too harsh.

Photo by Sarah Geiger

Above shows the Rehearsal Dinner invitation, Reception Card, Save the Date and RSVP card (clockwise starting at top left).  The Rehearsal was at Frankies 457, so we found an invitation that captured the feel of the restaurant.  The Reception and RSVP card were letterpress in navy ink from my calligrapher.
All in all, it was an amazing wedding … Sarah did such an amazing job with her photography and I had the best time with Vivia creating her Save the Dates and Invitations!!

The Results are in …

Small Field Papers ... Winner for Best Wedding Invitations!

I am SO happy and proud to announce that Small Field Papers is the proud winner of Moffly Media’s annual Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut reader’s poll for
Wedding Invitations!
I couldn’t have done it without all of your votes so thank you, thank you, thank you!!!  I am beyond thrilled!!!

The Perfect Baby Shower

Flowers by Green of Greenwich

As soon as one of my best friends told me she was pregnant, there were a million “ohhhhs, ahhhhs, and yeaaahhhhhs” … and then several minutes later, I told her I wanted to throw her baby shower!  I had such a fun time planning all the small details and making it a special, memorable day for her.
Below are images from the day with tags of all the vendors that I used to create the perfect baby shower!

Place CardAnyone that knows me, knows that I am obsessed with handwriting, calligraphy, fonts, etc … Anything that is different and unique.  Jessie from Mr. Boddingtons always sends little notes in the packages that she mails to me, and I have always been a huge fan of her handwriting.  It’s unique and fun!  Instead of using my calligrapher, I thought it would be fun to ask Jessie to address the place cards.  Of course we had to use Mr. Boddingtons place cards for the event!!  Every guest had a different motif at the top of their card!  You can also see in the background the cookies that I had made for the shower.  I used Annie from Annie’s custom cookies to create animal shapes.  Each was tied in a cellophane bag with a matching colored ribbon.

Again, no detail went unnoticed!  Notice that with each drink there was a stripe straw in it!  And since we didn’t know whether it was going to be a girl or a boy, we made sure each drink has a raspberry (pink … girl) and a blueberry (blue … boy)!
I don’t have a good picture of the invitation, however, will post as soon as I have one … but I made sure that the napkins matched it perfectly!  Such a fun little touch that made the shower that much more personal!

I will try to add more pictures as they come streaming in … but a big thank you to Adare Kiely for taking these and being the photographer of the day!  Also a big thank you to Greens of Greenwich for making the flowers for the table absolutely exquisite!!


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