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SUNDAY WILL officially mark Bob Mankoff’s final day as cartoon editor of the New Yorker, capping a two-decade tenure. But the occasion also prompts him to reflect on his four-decade history as a contributor to the magazine. “When I look back on those [hundreds of] cartoons over the course of my career,” Mankoff tells The Washington […]
We’re on a roll with tropical destination weddings this week! First these tropical Hawaiian wedding invitations, now a beach wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico! These lasercut destination wedding invitations from Clara of Goldie Design Co. feature a beautiful watercolor crest with tropical greenery, a gorgeous envelope liner with a hand painted watercolor pattern, and a seriously stunning floral lasercut enclosure. A custom watercolor map and address calligraphy in navy ink complete the invitation suite!
From Clara: This wedding invitation suite was designed for a couple having a gorgeous, luxurious, traditional summer wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Their wedding will be filled with lush florals, greenery, lots of white and ivory, and hints of blush pink. We wanted the invitations to give off a grand and classic feel while having some fun accents since it will be set on a beach with gorgeous ocean views!
The custom watercolor crest was designed to coordinate with a crest that was used in their save the dates, but brings in tropical greenery accents with a hand-painted watercolor look. This watercolor crest would also tie in with the custom watercolor wedding map. The map is a wonderful pop of color amongst the otherwise quite neutral invitation pieces! The map shows the island of Cabo San Lucas with their wedding venues and hotel, as well their custom wedding crest. By tying that familiar piece of the crest throughout several pieces of the suite, it gives a uniform look that keeps it classic and traditional.
The envelope liner also coordinates with the belly band pattern from their save the dates, but has been transformed into a beautiful hand-painted watercolor version. The soft colors bring a gorgeous subtle texture to the entire suite! This same tiled pattern is used in other pieces throughout the invitation suite, such as the RSVP card and the wedding timeline. By bringing in little familiar pieces from the save the dates, it gives an overall sense of coordination and purpose in the design of the wedding invitations.
The invitation card itself has very simple design, again utilizing that custom wedding crest, gorgeous and clean modern calligraphy, and a traditional serif font. The simplicity pairs perfectly with the intricate and lavish laser cut enclosure. The laser cut enclosure has a gorgeous floral pattern that ties in with the white and ivory florals that will be used throughout the ceremony itself. The enclosure is cut out of a metallic ivory paper to give it an extra little shine. All of the pieces are placed within the enclosure, and the whole set is tied with a simple white satin ribbon. The outer envelope is a classic white envelope adorned with navy blue modern calligraphy to match the pieces of the invitation suite.
Design and Calligraphy: Goldie Design Co.
Laser Cut Enclosures: Simply Scripted Design
Photo Credits: Goldie Design Co.
An old style LACK shelving unit was used but it should work with the new design with thinner cross-members (KALLAX):-
- Carefully cut the shelf in half and finish cut edges
- Attach surface to one edge with standard fixings
- Secure to wall using standard mountings
- Use 2x drilled aluminium angle in the corners underneath surface to secure to vertical section and to side wall
Small section at the top is for drawer made from one cross piece hollowed out and lined (unfinished).
~ John V English
Carrots are in-season (now and for nearly the rest of the year) and it’s time to give these bright-orange beauties a real spot on the dinner table. We might be used to mincing and dicing carrots into oblivion for use in fried rice or shepherd’s pie, but they can be the star in a stellar side dish, best prepared simply to enhance their sweet, earthy flavor.
Steamed Carrots with Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette
Forget about dicing or shredding. Left in their full-form glory, these sophisticated knife-and-fork carrots are steamed until tender and dressed with a sweet and tangy sauce of honey, lemon, Dijon mustard and red wine vinegar.
Carrot, Date and Feta Salad
Though this may look like a modern art masterpiece of three-dimensional brushstrokes, it’s easier to make than you might imagine. Cut thin ribbon slices of carrot, using a vegetable peeler or mandoline, and soak the strips in ice water. Serve with a simple dressing of cilantro, olive oil and honey, and a topping of feta cheese, almonds and dates.
For this ribboned carrot dish, make your own gomasio seasoning by grinding up toasted sesame seeds and sea salt. Build a tangy sauce with a kick using Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, curry powder and sriracha powder.
An easy carrot salad made with cilantro and lime juice gets an interesting twist in the form of shredded coconut, toasted with cumin seeds.
For a quick-cooking dish, make Ina Garten’s 5-star recipe in 15 minutes with just five ingredients. The carrots are simply seasoned with salt and pepper, sauteed in butter and tossed with fresh dill (or parsley) for herbaceous flavor.
Carrot Fries with Lemon-Mint Dip
Don’t let potatoes have all the fun. You can fry carrots too! Pair with a refreshing dip made from sour cream, mint and lemon juice.