Monday, August 11, 2008

Bottoms Up

Congrats to our hometown of Cleveland for being ranked (in a three-way tie) on the top-ten list of America's Hardest-Drinking Cities. We like to think that we here at Luscious Verde contributed just a bit to this great honor, and hope to continue all of our hard work as we look toward the future.

(Above picture stolen from the Great Lakes Brewing Company site.)

Friday, August 8, 2008

Mazel Tov

If you're one of those Luscious Verde stalkers that we like to think that we have, definitely check out this week's edition of the Cleveland Jewish News, which profiles Chris-Anna and Wendy, the two owners of Luscious Verde. Congrats, guys!

Our Addiction

Something that I have been obsessing about is the new season of Project Runway. I always get so excited to see such great talent amongst a variety of people. My little heart goes out to the two Ohio natives, Kelli and Suede.

Kelli grew up in Columbus and has since created a cutting-edge boutique called Black Market in her home town which I am going to try and visit in two weeks. Yay!

Suede, the guy who’s trying to make catchwords happen, grew up in Seven Hills, right outside of Cleveland, and studied at the Kent State School of Fashion. He just so happened to be a panel judge at our proofer Beth’s senior critique right before her last runway show. I guess you could say he was the Tim Gunn of Kent at that time minus the wack-a-doo. P.S. They both already each won a challenge. Go Ohio!

-- Megan @ L.V.

Hot Card of the Day (Eight is Enough Edition)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Things We Love: She & Him

Today brings us the first installment of a never-ending series called “Things We Love,” chronicling, yes, the things that we, the stylish and hip employees of Luscious Verde, love. Expect reports from the worlds of fashion, entertainment, and any other worlds we feel like exploring.

We here at “the Verde” work extremely hard to make sure each order is the model of perfection. But that’s not to say we don’t kick out the jams when we’re designing, printing and assembling those orders – if we learned anything from “Cinderella” (other than staying out after midnight can lead to some bad things), it’s “whistle while you work.”

Lately we’ve been smitten with “Volume One,” the first album by actress Zooey Deschanel and singer-songwriter M. Ward under the name She & Him. It’s a simple, short album that sounds a bit like Motown filtered through the voice of a 1940s torch singer. Yeah, it’s pretty great, and the video for the first single, “Why Do You Let Me Stay Here,” is pretty cute too. Check it.