Alissa Bell & Frances Austen Celebrate at the Riddler

With our recent return to Northern California, a celebration seemed necessary!  In January we hosted a special evening at The Riddler in San Francisco with Frances Austen to welcome the FA Collection II and The Essentialist Collection's arrival to the Bay Area.  Read more about the evening covered by Haute Living and enjoy a few of the photos below. 

Frances Austen & Alissa Bell
The Riddler SF
Alissa Bell & Frances Austen
Alissa Bell & Margaret Coblentz
Anthony Carnazzo at the Riddler
Frances Austen & Alissa Bell
Alissa Bell and Frances Austen at the Riddler

Photo details include...
1) Me in Frances Austen's Bow Back Blouse in Soft White
2) Cashmere & stationery - the best pairing
3) Guests enjoyed champagne & caviar while shopping!
4) Margaret & I are old and dear friends from UCLA.  I'm so grateful to have her along during this journey of entrepreneurship and motherhood. 
5) Of course Anthony joined for the evening!  He looked so handsome :)
6) Frances Austen cashmere with hangtags printed by me!
7) Invitations were mailed to guests in advance... created by me, of course! More details about the project in our custom gallery.  

And of course... photos from Instagram stories. 
a) Frances Austen's Bow Back Blouse.  My styling was inspired by Frances Austen's Collection II photoshoot.  I had to copy the look!  Margaret made sure my "Yves Saint Laurent" bow was fresh all evening. 
b) A reunion with dear friends and old roommates (Jackie & Lauren) who live in SF joined the celebration!
c) High School classmate and talented friend (who also shot our wedding), Eileen Roche made it to the event too <3.  I'm so happy to be up north with closer access to these faces. 

Alissa and friends
Alissa Bell & Eileen Roche

With the exception of the Instagram Stories & Invitation photos, all images are compliments of New Rev Media.  (Another serendipitous reunion... when the photographer walked in, I was shocked to see Pierce Larick who is also from my hometown.  Such a special surprise to the evening.)  Special thanks to Margaret, Frances Austen, Emily Martin Events, The Riddler, and Di Moda PR for creating an extraordinary evening.  

Women & Whiskies

We LOVED getting the opportunity to add a little touch of Alissa Bell Press into Kara Elise's dreamy dinner party for Women & Whiskies. Take a look at this magical evening and see if you can spot our customized menu and place cards...

if you're feeling inspired to throw your own dinner party head to our shop and place a menu and place card order of your own! 

And the winner is...

We had so much fun receiving all your pretty mail for our National Letter Writing Month Giveaway - thanks to all who entered! We loved hearing about your lives, paper love, and creative imaginations. This time the luck of the draw went to Dorothy Huynh! Congrats Dorothy!! We're so excited to see what you choose to use your paper money on. For all our runner up's, be on the lookout for a surprise in the mail and for more giveaways in the future :). And as always - send more mail.


After much labor and love, our House Wedding Collection is now available in the shop! You'll see a few of our old favorites, mixed with a wide range of new designs we're thrilled to share with you.  Coming up on the blog, we'll be sharing the inspiration and creation process behind a few of the designs. For now, we hope you enjoy a peek into the collection! Click here to shop.

Photography by REN Concept