Good Food, Great People, and the love of PaperJune 13, 2012
Last night I attended the opening of The Tasting Room, the new offices/venue space for and hosted by Mary Crafts-Homer of Culinary Crafts, Mara Marian-Harwood of Events by LMG, and Pepper Nix of Pepper Nix Photography. They are three of the best at what they do. Great friends and people, fabulous professionals, both in the wedding industry and otherwise in Salt Lake, and OHHHH SOOO GOOD FOOD! Oh My. The food was delicious. The mixologist created this cocktail served, The Cradle of Life. Unbelievable PHENOMENALITY! It was so good. I had three of them, and would have had three more were it not time to go!!!
In addition to seeing and meeting new wedding professionals, as well as other professionals, in Salt Lake, the highlight of the night for me was seeing Pepper Nix. I hadn’t seen her in a while. She is a fun lady to be around and great to talk to. I was excited to see her because I wanted to show her my new business card. It was she who impressed upon me to improve my business card. “This is a good card, but not good enough for the clients you’ll be meeting,” she told me some time ago. My previous business card was pretty good, and many other people liked it. Pepper was the only one who had an admonition (if not a dissenting voice) regarding my business card. Considering that she is one of the best photographers in the world (that IS a true statement; It’s certainly my sentiment), I took her seriously. So I set out to make it better.
It was a foregone conclusion that my new card would have three things: 1) my own calligraphy, 2) letterpress 3) and it would be printed on my favorite calligraphy paper: Crane’s. Creating the calligraphy was the simple part. It was time to head to my favorite stationery store, Tabula Rasa. When I told the store manager, Sean, that I was ready to upgrade my business card, he retorted, “Well it’s about time!” Sara, a sales associate there, helped me through the process. We looked at some other brands, and some were pretty good, but I was pretty set on Crane’s. Its Lettra paper, 220 weight, the color, and a secondary font was chosen. All that was left was to wait for the magic to happen.
And then voilá! They came. I was ebulliently enchanted by the feeling, quality, and overall beauty of the card! Just astonished! It is a card I am very happy with and very proud of. I was especially enamored by a note sent with the cards signed by a lady named Diane, who inspected the cards to make sure they all met Crane’s standards (I still have this note).
So back to the party yesterday. “I have been dying to see you to give you this.” I handed Pepper one of my new cards. Upon seeing it, for a moment she remained speechless. She had a few superlatives: stunning, beautiful! “This is what your business card should look like!” And THAT was what I hoped to hear. The lone ‘dissenter’s’ approval. YES!