October 17, 2014

Flashback Friday….

…. to October 12, 2013 when Kelly and James Affinito said I Do! We are so happy to finally be able to share their wedding day with all of you. Their invitation suite is one of our absolute favorites — with its accents of gold foil, pale peach color and laser cut belly wrap. Their suite continued to play a role on the day of their wedding – they even designed the cake the mimic the invitation backing. We loved working with this couple and cannot wait to see what is in store for them in the future!



July 2, 2014

Wine Bags In Flower Magazine

We are thrilled our custom wine bags are featured in the August ’14 issue of Flower Magazine. They are the perfect way to dress up the classic hostess gift – a bottle of wine. Need more hostess gift ideas? We have plenty of other options available on the Taigan website. Some of our favorites are our embroidered cocktail napkins, cocktails at 6 entertaining tray and our cocktail components notepad.


June 13, 2014

It’s Raining Tomatoes – Lettered Olive Goes to Cooking School

We decided to try our hand in the kitchen on Wednesday night at Southern Season’s cooking school! We learned lots and it was fun too! A class where every dish incorporated local farmers market tomatoes was the perfect (and tastiest) way to start our summer. We wanted to share pictures of our creations along with the yummy recipes from Chef Melinda Piercy. Enjoy!


May 16, 2014

Shop Until You Drop

Did you miss our Pop Up Shoppe collaboration with our sister company Tara Guerard Soiree? The Life is a Party Pop-Up Shoppe opened this past March for 4 days only. We featured custom paper goods, table top accessories, entertaining items and gifts — all things entertaining! If you missed us in March, you are in luck! We are now featuring items sold in our Pop-Up Shoppe online. You can shop our exclusive, limited edition collection on Taigan.

Here is a preview of the items you will find up for grabs! Happy Shopping!! Enjoy!

May 15, 2014

Life Before Pantones…

We all remember elementary art classes of color wheels and finger painting. The days where red + yellow = orange and blue + yellow = green seemed so simple. Today we look at color a bit differently. There is not just orange; there is pumpkin, tangerine, coral, rustic, sunset, ginger… just to name a few. In the creative industry, we specify these never-ending tones variations with Pantone colors. Our handy little Pantone book allows the creative industry to have a complete color language – meaning one’s version of tangerine orange can always match another’s if given the right Pantone reference.

Where did this color coding all start? In 1962, artist A.Boogert hand wrote an 800-page book on color theory and mixing, entitled Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau. The pages are filled with water color mixtures and explanations on how to achieve each hue. This single-copy book was one of the first of it’s kind. The first Pantone Color Guide book wasn’t even in existence until 1963. Today, we can pick up our Pantone book and have a bit more of an appreciation of the colorful history behind it!

To see the full book, click here.