June 1, 2016

June Wallpaper Download from Kramer Drive!

Welcome to June! Time to break out the sunblock and Popsicles, summer is coming our way. Get your desktop in the summer spirit with this vibrant and colorful wallpaper from Kramer Drive.



If you like this wallpaper then you'll be sure to love Kramer Drive's selection of summer party invitations. Shop the collection on FineStationery.com to get your summer celebration going.

May 24, 2016

Sincerely: A Conversation with Monique Lhuillier

We recently sat down with leading bridal and fashion designer, Monique Lhuillier, to discuss our recent collaboration. Inspired by her ethereal bridal collections and elegant ready-to-wear pieces, this collection is the epitome of luxury stationery. Read below to see how Monique describes her inspiration and her favorite pieces of the collection.

Q : Explain the inspiration behind the line. How is the process the same or different than developing bridal wear?

A : It was important that my new fine paper collection had the same elegant but not over-the-top feeling of my bridal gowns. The collection is special because we spent so much time on the details - cotton paper stock, blush accents, rose gold patterns. I'm all about the details whether it's a gown or an invitation, the process to create something beautiful is the same.

Q : What is your favorite invitation suite from the collection?

A : Jolie is without a doubt my favorite. I love rose gold and a strong metallic statement is always so glamorous.

Q : What do you love most about weddings? Tell us about a favorite moment from a wedding you've attended.

A : I'm a hopeless romantic and love the fantasy of weddings. I feel very honored to be part of one of the most important and celebratory moments of a woman's life. I love when the bride makes her entrance, I always watch the groom's face for that instant when he first sees her. It's a magical moment to watch as he lights up and has eyes for only her.

Q : Which piece of stationery from the collection do you see yourself adding to your desk? What do you love about it?

A : I love the Gilded Monogram stationery. It's simple, chic and so versatile. Everyone needs an all occasion note card on their desk!

Q : Why was developing a line of stationery important to you?

A : I wanted to create invitations that incorporated traditional techniques with the modern, romantic feeling of my gowns. Tradition is important to my brides and me, whether its couture or stationery.

May 23, 2016

Announcing our Newest Partnership: Monique Lhuillier Fine Paper


We are so excited to announce our newest partnership with leading bridal and fashion designer, Monique Lhuillier. With focus on all things wedding, Monique Lhuillier Fine Paper is inspired by the designer's coveted bridal collections, as well as her modern and elegant ready-to-wear design aesthetic. 

The collection explores Lhuillier's love of stationery tradition through wedding suites, bridal shower invitations, save-the-dates and personal stationery. Highlights of the collection include rose gold foil, floral motifs, soft ombré washes and delicate patterns executed on hand-chosen paper stocks. 

Below are some of Monique's favorite selections from this collection, available to shop any time exclusively 


May 5, 2016

Sips & Spirits: Sweet Tea Mint Julep


Celebrate the fastest two minutes in sport with this refreshing cocktail. For this Kentucky Derby inspired libation, we blended two favorite southern beverages to create the ultimate derby drink.


We took sweet tea, infused with mint leaves, and mixed it with bourbon and a touch of lemon for a cool cocktail. Serve over ice and in a mason jar for a perfect southern treat.


Ingredients

- 5 cups of water
- 1 cup of sugar
- 5 to 6 mint leaves
- 2 family-sized tea bags
- 3/4 to 1 cup of bourbon
- ice
- lemon slices

Instructions

1. Bring 2 cups of water, sugar, and mint leaves to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
2. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Steep for 5 minutes.
3. Remove tea bags and add the remaining 3 cups of cold water.
4. Refrigerated until ready to serve.
5. Add bourbon to tea and squeeze lemon juice for extra flavor.




May 2, 2016

May Desktop Wallpaper Download!

It's beginning to feel like summer! Introduce those warm vibes to your work space with this blue sky inspired wallpaper. Blue watercolor strokes will give you a relaxing feeling while the calendar will help keep you on track for all the important deadlines. Click below for the free download!