Friday, November 13, 2020

Holiday Must Haves

It won't be the same, but it can still be cute! It's your...

Covid Compliant Holiday Dinner

(you'll stay safely distant until the champagne kicks in!)

Hundreds of dollars less than your Annieglass: wavy gold paper chargers and salad plates

Disposable and adorable: gold plastic silverware

Foam and frost ready to roll: festive frost and foam cups to grab and go

Everyone's favorite stationery brand

Because you always know someone who has moved: Return Address Stamps



Come and get these great gifts because

That list won't check itself twice

You'll need lots of bourbon to drink off 2020: Waterford Bar Glasses

Weightless, Soundless, Waterproof, TSA proof, baby proof
and so stylish - the original: All Weather Bangles

Because they fancy themself a writer: Lamy Fountain Pens

A Compliment to their candle obsession: Pura Nest Diffuser

Stuff their stockings: Gifty Socks

Peony Bath Lovelies from K Hall Candles & Bath

Relax and recharge: Musee bath balms

You'll never leave home: PJ Harlow Loungewear

Cheese straw boxes and assortments: Mississippi Cheese Straws

They will enjoy sparkle all year: Waterford bud vases

Lightweight sustainable neoprene never looked so chic: nadachi purses

Witty and useful: weekend Waterford cups and napkins

Everyone coated-canvas favorite tote: the Codie tote

So fun to use for every celebration: stemless champagne flutes

Deck your bar cart for that perfect post with these: Stemless Gilded Glasses
Obsessed with these mini sets: makeup eraser


They are just so hard to buy for

The Man Shop

(they buy themselves everything they want anyway)

All the man bath things: Shop men's Bath



Things you can still get last minute because, you know,

Because you've just been so busy

(pandemic busy, that is)

Perfect price and personalized with personality: mix and match stationery

So chic and timeless in soft shades: mode de Paris

or make a donation to a worthy cause

like one of our favorite local organizations: Cheshire Abbey



You know what they say,

Time waits for no man

(aka things you'll kick yourself over if you don't order early)

unfortunately as of 11/16 we were notified by Jon Hart that they have exceeded their capacity and can not guarantee any more orders for Christmas delivery. We are happy to continue to wrap up gift cards for you to present showing the item is on the way!


Great looking and holds plenty: Jon Hart Weekender

The bag that every guy loves and girls, too: Jon Hart Medium Square Duffel
Our most popular hanging bag: Jon Hart Two Suiter Garment Bag

Still to come:
Corkcicle Whiskey Glass
Candy for days
Blue crane stationery with butterfly liner
Gourmet gift box
fir diffuser
horn candle
Our favorite modern acrylic photo frames
slim can coolers from brumate
New Rifle Gifties
Tin Plates
Museum Cards
Nest Holiday Candles
Bloody Mary Mix
Holiday Wrap Sheets (Idlewild)


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Meet me in New Orleans

Shop for Good

2020 Cafe Reconcile Holiday Market

Friday, December 4, 11-7pm

wine, nibbles and Jefferson’s bourbon signature drink 5-7

Saturday, December 5, 10-6pm

The Church of Sara & Paul Costello 

818 6th Street
New Orleans, Louisiana

10% of sales from each merchant is donated to Café Reconcile.

The market will be safe, distanced and masks required.

  • SUE SARTOR ~ artisan kaftans & tunics
  • Cynthia Cazort Collins ~ hand-sewn clothing, ready made in the USA
  • RICCIO ~ Belinda Nixon ~ curated European collections  
  • Lucy Cat Kimono ~ Marti Howe ~ Unique collection of vintage kimonos 
  • Lottie Mae Lounge ~ Art ~ Libby Tilley Hogg ~ art gallery in a vintage air stream
  • Fresh Ink - Elizabeth Upchurch~ stationary, sentiment & style.
  • Sotre ~ Grace Kaynor ~ curated home goods, holiday gifts and more 
  • B. Viz Design ~ Becky & Sarah Vizard ~ one of a kind hand made pillows, holiday stockings & textiles 
  • Amulet ~ Mimi Danovsky ~ statement jewelry reimagined 
  • Bene handbags ~ Eleanor Schwing ~ luxury leather goods 
  • Ella Bartlow ~ luxury fashion jewelry  
  • Noble 31 ~ on trend tops & pants 
  • BounBoun ~ eco friendly sacks & totes 
  • FIG & DOVE ~ Colleen Waguespack curated holiday home goods 
  • Oxalis Apothecary ~ Erin Wexstten ~ approachable natural skincare 
  • Bow Shoe Shoe ~ Bow Ties & Neck Ties made in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho 
  • Mimi Koch ~ Estate Jewelry
  • Moss New Orleans ~ a boutique florist
  • V’s bees | hand rolled organic bees Wax Candles, drunk cherries, organic honey  
  • Hazeltine Candles ~ candle line 
  • Nicki Epstein ~ holiday / seasonal potted plants  
  • Snacxs4U~ artisan charcuterie boards (cocktail reception) will be available to order for the holidays 
  • Café Reconcile ~ holiday gift goodies & hors d’ oeuvres for Friday happy hour.


Monday, November 2, 2020

Rush Packet Items


We get lots of inquiries about preparing presentation packets for girls going through recruitment or "rush." While there was a time when lots of money was spent on preparing elaborate presentation packets to try and impress the girls in the chapter, the reality is that now most active girls never touch the presentation packet because all information is submitted electronically. When you, as a mother or a potential new member, prepare a presentation packet, you are preparing it in a way that makes it easy for an referring member to submit your information online. The presentation can still be elegant but it does not have to be as complicated or expensive as it was before.

We like to use just a simple white folder from Office Depot for your materials. We encourage you to type your resume neatly on white paper just as you would for a job application. Fancy fonts and elaborate designs are really not needed.  We like a cute sticker on the front of your folder, and a thank you note that can be hand-written and included with the packet to the referring member or used for a follow up. Any photos that you include need to be labeled with a simple black and white LEGIBLE sticker on the back because if the materials are mailed in to the recruitment chairmen, they are scanned into their system and legible information is important.

Most importantly, include an email address or phone number for the referring member to contact you if they would like to get your materials electronically. There is nothing more time-consuming than retyping someone's activities from a beautiful packet when it can be simply copied and pasted from a forwarded email.

We encourage people to pick out a sticker they like here for the front of the packet first:

Most of these stickers have coordinating thank you notes that will be displayed as you review the products.

The 1.5" round sticker shown here is great for the back of photos:

As always, your friends at Fresh Ink are happy to help in any way!

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