Thursday, May 27, 2010
Favors + Vendor Spotlights :: Linda & Harriett + Frankie’s Olive Oil
In continuation of supporting great local talents, we enlisted one of our absolute favorites for our paper design :: Linda & Harriett. Liz of L&H is one of the most talented stationary designers we’ve come across and we’re lucky enough that she is a local Brooklynite. For years L&H has turned out the most beautiful custom invitations + stock note cards that are whimsical and bright, artistic and unique. Recently, she has taken L&H in a new direction, and will be creating larger projects one at a time (for instance her famous calendar, and the just debuted birthday calendar).
For our paper element we needed the bar signs + labels we talked about, labels for our Frankie’s Olive Oil guest gift, and these beautiful recipe card/books. We told Liz the theme and let her run with it. She started with thick gorgeous paper and began hand dying it for that old, found in your grandmother’s attic warmth. As it turned out tea produced the best results. For a design, she incorporated a stamp she had made from handsome antique wallpaper with a floral print. We could not ask for work that sat better with our display, or was more outstanding on it’s own. It created such nostalgia, we could just see coming across it in a shop on a tiny back road of Florence, or in a kitchen stack in the hills of Tuscany. You can buy her products online here. Thank you Liz !!
Also, as our take home gift (in addition to our recipes) we gave out small bottles of Frankie’s Olive Oil. This is something fun you can do for dinner parties at home. To keep down cost, buy a big bottle and distribute it to much smaller. This particular olive oil is from some of New York’s favorite chefs – The Franks ! who own Frankie’s 457, Frankie’s Clinton Street, two Café Pedlars, and Prime Meats. Their oil is so above and beyond, they began selling it to the public. Since we used it in our dinner, we thought it was a great continuation of the theme. Now when our guests roast veggies, make tomato sauce, or just dip bread, they will be reminded of our fun cocktail party ! Definitely check out a Franks restaurant if you’ve never tasted their delectable meatballs, and you can buy their oil here.