Monthly Archives: May 2010

memorial day

On this Memorial Day my family and I are celebrating our dear friend Ryan Beaupre, and all fallen heroes, by doing what Ryan (center with blue board) loved most: hanging out at the beach with family and friends.

While you’re enjoying your day off, remember those who sacrificed. Please consider a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project.

 

 

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customize it yourself: jewelry color bar

My kind of DIY is CIY (Customize It Yourself). While I truly love the idea of DIY, I don’t actually have the time (or the skill) to do most projects myself. I prefer to leave most things to the experts. Which, basically, is why I came up with the customizer technology on our own Delphine website (we provide templates, you tweak the colors, fonts, designs until it’s perfect for you … then we professionally print your designs).

Sooooo, when I saw this Kendra Scott Jewelry Color Bar (via Always a Blogsmaid) I was in LOVE! The basic design templates are fabulous, the colors are lovely, the options are endless, and the prices are sweet, too (just $60 for the earrings I “designed” above). Of course Kendra also offers already designed, beautiful jewelry as well. These are on my wishlist.

 

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nice package: crips snack bags

There is something so wonderfully weird about these Crips snack bag packages. Right? I would totally buy these, but not sure if I’d be able to ruin the package by opening up the bag!

I first saw these cute packages via TheDieline.com.

 

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color in new york city

Yesterday I was riding the subway from Brooklyn to Manhattan and noticed that I was the only person on the entire train wearing a colorful jacket (bright yellow, no less). But I was able to spot some color on the streets, which soothed my senses.

 

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delphine guest post on The Sweetest Occasion

All this week I’ll be at The National Stationery Show (the highlight of my year, truly!). Please check out my guest post about the show over on The Sweetest Occasion; it’s a primer on NSS.

If you’ll be walking the show please do stop by to see my line of stationery (including forty brand new greeting cards!!!) at the VIGO booth: 2648.

And of course please drop by the booth on Monday (May 17, 2010) for Monday Morning MMMimosas!

 

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i heart design week

I’m en route to the Big Apple as I write this (gotta love WiFi on Virgin America! Yay!) for Design Week. Of course the National Stationery Show is most near and dear to my heart, but I’m also looking forward to visiting all the amazing artists at Surtex and ICFF. Stay tuned for news from the Javits Center.

 

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wish list: bedding by dwell studios for target

It’s a certain someone’s birthday (ahem) next week, and this chic lemon yellow and grey Mandala bedding by Dwell Studios for Target is near the tippy-top of my list (along with sunglasses, a flatter stomach, a new car, and an iPad). I actually tried to buy the bedding for myself as a gift, but our local Targets seem to be out of it, and it’s unavailable online. Boo. So I guess I’m not getting it. But I do love it, don’t you? I think it’s perfect summer bedding. Our down comforter is way too hot and it’s not even June yet.

 

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sweet summer soirée: a lobster bake outfit

While I have never been to a lobster bake (I’m more of an oyster roast girl myself … think flip flops, jean shorts and cold beers), my alter-ego would simply love a fancy beach party involving shellfish, white wine spritzers, and a kitchy outfit like this.

shown above: 1. lobster dress from anthropologie  | 2. rattan purse by tory burch  | 3. red sunglasses by kate spade  | 4. hand knotted rope bracelets  from knotworks | 5. black espadrilles with shells by nanette lepore

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packaging crush: vosges chocolate

A few weeks ago I received an extraordinary surprise: a four-tiered box of Vosges chocolate caramels from a friend. The treats could not have come at a more opportune time … I was in the thick of a stressful warehouse move, re-organization of our studio, national stationery show prep, garage sale prep, client deadline stress, and general malaise. My family and I (and my dear friend/lucky house guest) had a wonderful evening tasting, oohing, aahing, sharing, and arguing over which flavor was the best. My favorite, hands down, was the rose-peppercorn (made with roses and pink peppercorns). Mmmm. We were all (including my 6yo son) impressed with the fabulous packaging … more arguing ensued over who gets to keep the box. I won out and got to keep it (now in my studio, the box is filled with “boring” things like paper clips and rubber bands). Although I didn’t technically buy these goodies myself, it is totally something I would buy first for the packaging, then fall in love with due to the contents.

I just discovered this gluten free page on the Vosges site and am trying to decide which to try first when I visit their chocolate shop in NYC next week. About 8 years ago my doctor told me that I have an allergy to gluten, but only recently have I started to take her advice to lay off it (and yes, I’m feeling much much better). It makes me happy to know that on days I have to pass up a warm baguette I can console myself with a truffle.

 

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