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REM January 2014 CoverWith interviews covering five interesting (well, who’s not around here?) local business owners AND a great piece on “Propreneurs” by Cynthia Wall, this month’s Real Estate Magazine is crammed with ideas and inspirations to kick off our new business year. For instance, I love what Tracey Coddington had to say about selling real estate: “Real estate is about as dynamic as life can be. In the real estate field. one is supporting people in some of the largest decisions they will make in their lives — it involves all of the pieces of their life: family, home, work and finances, hopes and dreams.” The way we frame our businesses and their goals and intentions actually makes our work deeper, richer, and more meaningful.

I had a coach once (Bill Rodgers) who told me my design work and printing and my card line “supported people from cradle to grave” …He meant that from birth announcements, to business cards, wedding invitations, to memorial cards, and everything in between, people need and use my various services for the celebrations in their lives, for connection and communication in their lives. That simple assessment really changed the way I held my work. It’s all true.

I have emails from people who actually got married because of one of my Ladies Who Lunch cards (not too many more of those left but I have sold probably close to a half a million of them!) One couple nicknamed their baby Pinkie Lou after one of my cards…you never can tell when you are going to make a difference in someone’s life through your particular “genius,” which is what this month’s REM is all about. Last month’s issue, “Community Can-Do” — about local charities, was a huge success. We couldn’t keep our boxes full! This community is just so full of caring, dedicated, beautiful, and effective people that it’s kind of mind boggling. (If you missed this one, you can see it online, along with all our last issues here.)

Thank YOU for making Real Estate Magazine a part of your life too, and for telling your friends that the name of the magazine doesn’t exactly tell the whole story of what the magazine represents in our community. Every reader makes a difference, and we so appreciate hearing that you enjoy the magazine and read it all the time (and we hear this a lot!). Every time you buy something from one of our advertisers, you are helping all of us make a difference, too. Every time you take out an ad, it’s not just an ad for your business, but a support for what REM is able to do in keeping our whole area aware of what fabulosity we get to live inside here on the coast. It’s a big, huge win-win situation, and thank you.

Starting the New Year with a lot of gratitude and much excitement for what’s coming in the next months. Next issue, Brendan McGuigan will tell you all about the amazing Stornetta Lands. Stay tuned!

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One of the ten reasons best friends were invented: So they can stay under the porch with you when you don’t have a date.

Life has not been the same since our Ladies Who Lunch cards went into their long hibernation. Schmoozing, commiserating, inviting friends to shop, do lunch, to make whoopee or a date for drinks have all been severely underfunctioning without the  preventive maintenance our multi-purpose cards provided for so many years. Since they have been holed up in our basement acting shy, people call or email or wander into the shop looking for their favorites and we are happy to let them have a few to tide them over. We finally realized that it is dumb to deprive the world of such a rich lode of resources for the invitationally challenged, and so, guess what: Weep no more: The Ladies Who Lunch are back, and you can buy them online right now. Just go to our web site: studio-z, click on the line that says “buy Ladies Who Lunch Cards online,” and go shopping. They are available by the piece or by the dozen, or even by the gross, so let us know which ones you have been dying for and we will send you a little parcel that should assuage your long held LWL hunger in no time.

YOU WHAT??? Let me slip into my shoulder pads — I’ll be right over!!!

All the collections are there: Lovers and Lovees, Girls Club, FUN-damental Get-Togethers, Best Friends Forever, Fun by Any Other Name Is Still Fun, Friends and Soulmates, Brilliant Holiday Get-Togethers, Wish You Were Here, and all your other faves. Remember “Let Us Prey,” with its strip-of bacon-skirt and lipstick that looks like refried beans? It’s there. Ditto “You’re a Total Goddess — Life would be so unmagical without you in it,” cheek by jowl with “Hello Sexy,” “Dog,” and everybody’s favorite, “I Don’t Want to Be Mad Anymore.”

Now you can buy all the cards you meant to buy but didn’t, catch up on your condolences, apologies, party-giving, lunch-doing, mash-note-sending, and actually do all the socializing you wanted to do but were unable to find any Ladies Who Lunch cards to smooth the way. Life is good.

Happy Anniversary! You make it look easy.

With something for almost every occasion and some occasions you never thought of, we look forward to your urgent order. Studio Z Mendocino: Ladies Who Lunch

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After five or six years of not actively selling or adding to our famous Ladies Who Lunch line of Studio Z Mendocino greeting cards, we finally took that whole section of our www.studio-z.com web site down not too long ago. Lo and behold, we have had a flurry of interest and inquiries in those cards and wonder where the heck those customers have been hiding out all this time. We now have a little button on our web site home page that takes you to a pdf catalog of all the designs. So now you can browse and inquire if we still have any of those left. Chances are, we do!

If you are one of those who have suddenly developed a hankering for replenishing your supply, you should know we still have lots of inventory downstairs at my shop and a very few shops have placed orders lately too. So if you want to order, please just call us us and we will do our best to fulfull your Ladies Who Lunch desires.

We have some boxed stationery too: Rose-is-a-Rose Blue-BirdVery cute, and very good prices…

We also have lots of fabulous Christmas and Holiday cards available a reduced prices! Not every design below is in stock but if you like one, call to see if it is.

2003 Xmas

Additionally, it might interest you to know that the paper company, Southworth, has put several of our Ladies Who Lunch cards in their line of papers, which is available through Office Max stores nationwide. You can see the designs at http://shop.southworth.com/groups.php?cat=4&group=46

For about ten years, our Ladies Who Lunch Cards were sold by Papyrus stores, Kates Paperie, and many, many other stores around the country. They provided a fresh, fun way to keep in touch without writing a desertation, and fill-in party invitations too. I’m so happy Southworth has done up a few to present to the mass market now. If they do well at that level, we should be adding to the line as time goes on. I also design for Graphique de France, so look for Studio Z-esque things in those two fabulous paper lines. Here is the page with Ladies Who Lunch cards on it. It’s not live, so you should go to Southworth.com if you want to order from them.

Personal: Reflections of Style Cards

Reflections of Style Cards
Stylish and sophisticated, this collection presents the perfect way to keep in touch with friends, plan your next get-together, or say “thank you”. The sophistication of Zida Borcich’s designs show through in gold foil and lovely letterpress inspired graphics. Kelle Boyd’s vintage flowers and bold graphics will delight your friends. And you’ll lose yourself in the lush garden fantasies of Terri Conrad Designs. Boxed sets come with envelopes to complement the design.

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