- A first look at Anthony Bourdain's soon-to-be-released book, Medium Raw. — Grub Street NY
- Announcing the winner of the Food52 and Cook's Illustrated recipe-off. — Slate
- How to date a chef without getting fat. — iVillage
- An all-encompassing guide to paprika. — Serious Eats
- Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto is launching a Summer booze cruise in New York City. — Eater NY
- Rick Bayless's menu for the recent state dinner at the White House sounds amazing. — Huffington Post Food
- Learn how to make pad Thai at home. — Chow
- Entertaining pros provide their advice for the perfect party invitations. — The Epi-Log
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Writing about ways to turn your photos into art, I stumbled upon Etsy seller Phunklab's Custom Lover's Portrait ($50), which got me investigating the cool custom couple portraits available out there. This isn't your typical, photography-esque artwork. My faves are the ones that have their own unique, sweet style. Seeing as this is wedding season, these artsy renderings could be used by soon-to-be-hitched couples for their invitations, or they'd make lovely, personalized gifts for guests thinking outside the Pottery Barn box.
While I love letterpress cards for holidays like Valentine's Day, Father's Day, and Easter; just saying hello cards; and thank you notes, I'd have to say letterpress wedding invites top my list. By now, you should know that I love Hello!Lucky's wide selection of paper pretties, but I thought I'd show you five other sources for finding your dream letterpress wedding invites.
Feathers, ribbons, and rope, oh my! I'm loving all the creative ways invitation makers are thinking outside the cardstock with funky accents. The adorned wedding invites and save the dates can be antique-y, glam, or homespun, but they are anything but ho hum. If you're in need of some chic inspiration for your big day's pretty papers, look no further!
But like everything else wedding-related, all those little pieces of paper can easily cost a small fortune — unless you know where to look. No matter your budget, there’s an invite option to fit. To choose the right one for you, read on.
A cinch to figure out, and party queens can choose between traditional, contemporary, modern, and casual templates and add the perfect touch with an embossed design, colorful trims, a grosgrain ribbon, or even their own photos. New members get 25 free virtual stamps (good for 25 email addresses) when they sign up and pay an additional fee when they want to send out their notice to more guests. If a hostess wants to blast the invitation out to 100 people, she would only pay the $8 fee for 100 e-stamps as opposed to a $44 bill at the post office. For an extra $5, mama can make the envelope fancy and add a liner. In the end, an $8 stamp fee and $5 envelope liner are peanuts compared to the snail mail option, and she never has to wait in that dreaded line! The bonus is it makes managing the party details as easy as one, two, three. Mommy can tell who has opened the invite, replied to it, and made comments on it.
So the next time mum's throwing a bash — holiday or otherwise — she should consider Paperless Post. The guests will be impressed by her fabulous and savvy eco-friendly ways, and it will give her the opportunity to spend the money on wine and music, 'cause that's what will make her party legendary.