Thank You!

I guess it’s the southerner in me that is a sucker for a thank you card. Although if the only mail you got were random solicitations addressed to Mr. Egan Gauntt, you might develop an obsession with handwritten mail too. I love to send an email and i luv 2 text, but there is nothing more charming and heart warming than getting a thoughtful note in the mail.

My favorite places to spend a half hour are Urbanic on Abbot Kinney here in Venice or Sugar Paper at the Brentwood Country Mart.


(from top left: Sugar Paper, Rifle Paper Co., Urbanic, Paperless Post- PAPER, Sugar Paper, Rifle Paper Co.)

DIY T-shirts

I’m bringing the Olympic Games to Venice for my son’s upcoming 8th birthday. Needless to say, there is a lot of planning involved, especially since I decided to invite the entire second grade class! Right now I’m finishing up the team t-shirts. I am kind of obsessed with the Avery transfer paper- they are very easy to use and the results are pretty great.


Give Good Gifts


The General Store in Venice (and San Francisco) is a great spot for picking up gifts for every occasion. I’m currently putting together a care package for a friend who just had a new baby with some of their jams- also a great alternative to bringing a bottle of wine to a party.

Here are some other stand-outs: