Finding The Paper: Boboli

During a busy season filled with packing, wrapping and shipping (not to mention parties) I welcome the brief lull of holiday festivities within the sample studio. I need those moments to recalibrate and get back into my favorite routines. It was during one of those reprieves that I came upon the brand refresh of Vancouver’s luxury boutique, Boboli. In this installment of Finding the Paper, we’ll see how Glasfurd & Walker updated and unified a brand through the use of its paper and print techniques. – Jill of Parse & Parcel

Finding the Paper: Boboli / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Established in 1985 and situated in Vancouver’s South Granville Shopping District, Boboli is a luxury boutique known for its exquisite collection of clothing and accessories for women and men. The team at Glasfurd & Walker were tasked with updating the existing brand across an extensive number of touch points including packaging, stationery and signage as well as some bespoke interior elements.

Glasfurd & Walker drew inspiration for the design from the original logo (which had the building in it and had been in existence since their launch in 1985), with an updated more modern typographic system featuring a classic, minimalist sensibility to compliment the many brands that Boboli showcases.

All of the print elements are unified in look and feel, with the logo and crest featuring a stunning a gold foil stamp. The letterhead, business cards, thank you notes and envelopes are all printed offset on Classic Linen Recycled 100 Bright White stock with Pantone 405 as the flood of gray or type.

Finding the Paper: Boboli / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The business cards are actually two 80# Cover sheets laminated together to create a custom duplex sheet, lending some nice heft and stature to reinforce the brand’s classic style. The letterhead follows suit, using 100# Text as the paper stock, imparting a feel of importance coupled with the tactile hand of the linen finish.

The minimalist design lends itself beautifully to the print techniques and papers selected, the gold foil of the crest on the envelope makes one do double take, closely resembling engraving. The stationery suite is a great example of how minimal paper specifications paired with the right print production techniques can have maximum impact on a project.

Finding the Paper: Boboli / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Finding the Paper: Boboli / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Finding the Paper: Boboli / Oh So Beautiful Paper

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How to Make a Classic Martini

Christmas and New Year’s Eve are just a few days away, which means I have holiday dinners and parties on the brain! For my latest eBay guide I’m sharing a recipe for a classic Martini, which also happens to be SUPER easy to make ahead of time in large batches. Which means that you can actually socialize at your party without being chained to your bar cart all night – making it perfect for holiday parties and gatherings any time of year. Yay! You can check out the recipe right here!

How to Make a Classic Martini / Oh So Beautiful Paper

It really doesn’t get much more classic than the Martini – a sharp, refreshing, and very boozy drink. You can check out the guide right here – and enjoy the original recipe for one of the all time classics over the holidays!

p.s. How to make a classic Old Fashioned, a Rosé 75 for New Year’s Eve, and Mulled Winter Sangria

This post was created in partnership with eBay. All content and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make Oh So Beautiful Paper possible!

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! So, apparently I’m a wee bit crazy, because I decided that the last couple of weeks before Christmas was just the perfect time to completely gut and renovate the only full bathroom in our house. Ha! Actually, our contractor just happened to have an opening in his schedule (we’d been on the waiting list for 5 months), so I decided to just go for it. I’ve absolutely loathed our bathroom from the very first time we ever looked at our house, so I’m super excited to see it go – even if our house is a complete disaster zone at the moment. Our contractor is doing all the demo and pre-tile prep work for us, but we’re planning to do all the tiling. So my Dad is down from New Jersey this weekend to help with everything – wish us luck! I’ll be sharing the final results here in January and I can’t wait! But in the meantime…

Jill Rosenwald / Behind the Scenes via Instagram / OSBP

Love this behind the scenes peek from Jill Rosenwald via Instagram

…a few links for this weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

That’s it for me this week! Check back a bit later for this week’s cocktail recipe – and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo

A Copper Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar

A few weeks ago, the editors at Better Homes & Gardens asked me to share some ideas for holiday entertaining in partnership with Keurig. I’m a big coffee drinker, but when it comes to cold winter nights I seriously crave hot chocolate, and I was super excited to discover that the Keurig brewers can make single mugs of hot chocolate in addition to coffee and espresso! So I put together the hot chocolate bar of my dreams – with tons of copper details for holiday sparkle! The full post is up over on the Better Homes & Gardens blog, Delish Dish!

Copper Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar Inspiration with Keurig / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Copper Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar Inspiration with Keurig / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Copper Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar Inspiration with Keurig / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Copper Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar Inspiration with Keurig / Oh So Beautiful PaperCopper Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar Inspiration with Keurig / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Copper Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar Inspiration with Keurig / Oh So Beautiful Paper

You’ll find plenty of metallic holiday party inspiration along with some tips for setting up an amazing hot chocolate bar for parties any time of year! This was my first time using a Keurig brewer and it was so easy – and the easy set up and clean up makes them totally perfect for a party. Plus, who doesn’t love a nice mug of hot chocolate on a cold winter night? The Keurig brewers also make fantastic espresso drinks, which would be great to bring out as the party starts to wind down.

Sources: Copper Bottle Brush Trees | Cake Stand | Tinsel Drink Stirrers | Copper Vase (with the tinsel drink stirrers) | Everything else is vintage found on eBay!

Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper and Delish Dish

This post was created in partnership with Keurig and Better Homes & Gardens. All content and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make Oh So Beautiful Paper possible!

Fresh Cut Paper Flowers: Magnolia Paper Flower Holiday Place Settings

We’re closing out a wonderful year with lots of festive greens and paper flowers! Yes, It’s already December and Christmas is right around the corner. Naturally, my favorite part about hosting for the holidays is creating something homemade to make our loved ones feel right at home. Enjoy these magnolia paper flower holiday place settings with just a few easy steps! –Rachael

Magnolia Paper Flower Holiday Place Settings / Appetite Paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper

 

Paper Flower Magnolia Holiday Place Settings / Appetite Paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Materials

Cream Crepe Paper

1/2″ Polystyrene Sphere

Hot Glue Gun + Glue Sticks

Scissors

Liquid Gold Leaf and Paint Brush

Cream Cardstock and Gold Pen

Paper Magnolia Pattern (Download Here!)

Magnolia Paper Flower Holiday Place Settings / Appetite Paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Here’s how to make the magnolias:

Step 1 + 2. Cut out six large petals using your cream crepe paper, stretch the paper grain to form a deep, bowl shape. Place hot glue at the bottom of three large petals and adhere them, as outlined in the diagram below.

Step 3 + 4. Fold the bottoms of the three remaining large petals, to provide a deeper bowl shape and a little bit more body then the last.

Step 5. Hot glue the three new petals on top of the original three large petals, alternating to form a flower shape.

Step 6 + 7. Cut three small petals using your cream crepe paper, stretch the paper grain to form a deep, bowl shape. Just like your large petals, fold the bottoms of your small petals to provide a deeper bowl shape and give them a little bit more body!

Step 8. Glue the small petals on top of the large petals, alternating where the last petals were placed.

Step 9 + 10. Cut out one bud, using your cream crepe paper. Stretch the paper grain of your bud to form a smooth square.

Step 11. Scrunch a small piece of scrap paper into a tight ball. Adhere your the scrap paper ball on top of your polystyrene sphere with a dab of hot glue. Cover the polystyrene sphere using your bud square, twisting the excess crepe paper at the bottom. Paint the bud gold using liquid gold leaf. Once dry, trim the bottom of the bud.

Step 12. Place hot glue at the bottom of the bud and adhere to the center of your flower!

Magnolia Paper Flower Holiday Place Settings / Appetite Paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Magnolia Paper Flower Holiday Place Settings / Appetite Paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper

To create the name tags simply trace your leaf shape found in your Magnolia pattern onto cream cardstock. Write the names of your guests with gold ink, then cut and place inside your paper magnolia.

Magnolia Paper Flower Holiday Place Settings / Appetite Paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Photo Credits: Appetite Paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper