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.  

Valentine's Giveaway | A Collaboration with Drew Melton

This week we had the fun of having an Instagram giveaway with this piece we collaborated with Drew Melton on! The limited edition Valentine's art print, designed by Drew and printed by us, was made to be sold at Apolis. All but one were sold, and the last remaining print is now going to our winner, Sean O'Connor! Congratulations - we hope someone you love enjoys it!

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                                           Illustration by Drew Melton


In the Studio | This Week's Projects

Our press has seen a lot of action this last week! We've been working on a variety of projects, all that we are so excited to see materialize. Here's a look!

Above are a limited edition Valentine's print made for Apolis, designed by Drew Melton, and wedding invitations for Darcy and Ryan! This suite has been such a uniquely fun design to work on and see come to life! Below are business cards for our friends at RVCC, and a bridal shower invitation for Alissa's friend Carol. We especially loved printing in this soft, succulent green color.

Happy Valentine's Day Weekend!

Tell Someone You Love Them

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. We know people have mixed feelings about this day. Some celebrate singles awareness and some go all out for their significant other:  roses, chocolate, candle-lit dinner, the whole thing! Whatever your opinion is, there's no doubt it is a great excuse to show your special someone you love them. 

If you are still wondering what to get your loved one or have yet to make plans with your girlfriends, we have a few suggestions!

1) You can join us for a Valentine's card crafting pop-in at our studio! We'll be providing some paper goods for you to make something thoughtful for your loved one. Did we mention there'd also be champagne?

2) You can purchase these lovely cards we printed for Honey Honey Calligraphy. C'est chic!

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We love working with this sweet Calligraphy company run by Rachel Meadows. We printed their business cards as well. You can read more about them on their site.

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We hope you're well on your way to having a beautiful Valentine's Day!