Jeffrey’s Style Journal

Freedom with Dryel!

I'm so excited to be partnering with Dryel so more of you can know about how amazing these products are!!

Dryel is the best way to safely and thoroughly clean your special care clothes at home. I got so sick of spending so much at the dry cleaners! Especially when many times they took too long or would end up messing up my clothes!! The Fabric Protection Bag protects clothes and concentrates the gentle cleaning vapor from the Dryer Activated cleaning cloth for optimal cleaning performance. No fading, shrinking, or stretching like is often caused by wet washing or dry cleaning.

Dryel works in the convenience of YOUR dryer in as little as 15 minutes and saves up to 90% of the cost of dry cleaning. 15 minutes!!!!! That saves so much time going back and forth from the dry cleaners and waiting on them to have your pieces even ready!!! Which takes days! So, when you have suits, dresses, or even jeans and sweaters that need to be cleaned, skip the hassle, expense, and harsh chemicals of the dry cleaner- Dryel is a no-brainer!!!

I'm also obsessed with Dryel's On-the-go Stain Pen Remover!! This product is perfect for you to put in your bag for those accidents that happen when you are out. This is a lifesaver for me!!

I'm always wearing special pieces that needed to be "dry clean only" but thanks to Dryel that has saved me not only money, but more importantly TIME!! And now I don't feel annoyed when I see a tag says "dry clean only" because of how easy Dryel has made it!!


Emily Men

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Dryel 101: My New Obsession!

I am so excited to partner with Dryel and tell you about one of my newest discoveries that I can't believe I just heard of!!

Dryel is the original at-home dry cleaner! And I am so obsessed because it has saved me SO much because now I spend a ton and have to go to the dry cleaners!!

Dryel is the best way to safely and thoroughly clean your special care clothes at home. The Fabric Protection Bag protects clothes and concentrates the gentle cleaning vapor from the Dryer Activated cleaning cloth for optimal cleaning performance. There is no fading, shrinking, or stretching like is often caused by wet washing or dry cleaning. Which I have had countless pieces ruined from expensive dry cleaners!

Dryel works in the convenience of your dryer in as little as 15 minutes and saves up to 90% of the cost of dry cleaning. So, when you have suits, dresses, or even jeans and sweaters that need to be cleaned, skip the hassle, expense, and harsh chemicals of the dry cleaner. I have not been able to stop using Dryel!!!

This is the Dryel Starter Kit and its perfect for first time users to try out the product! It's so easy to use!

First, you use the stain pen to remove any small stains on your pieces. Side note- what I love is you can also use the stain pen on the go and put it in your bag for any accidental stains when you are out and about!

Second, spray the Odor & Wrinkle Releaser on high odor areas on your pieces! This is a MIRACLE worker!!!

Third, put up to 5 garments and 1 Dryer-Activated Cleaning Cloth in the reusable Fabric Protection Bag. Then you tumble in the dryer on MEDIUM HEAT for 15-30 minutes. It's amazing because the Dryer-Activated Cleaning Cloth and Fabric Protection Bag work together to steam-clean clothes!

Lastly, when the garments are ready you need to hang them so the wrinkles will fall out. If there happen to be any wrinkles left then just spray with the Odor & Wrinkle Releaser and it will smooth ll the wrinkles away! And now you have all your clean and fresh pieces ready to wear!!

How easy was that? and you will love the results.

And now I am ready for my day and the new year with my pieces freshened up with Dryel!! Love it so much!


Emily Men

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San Diego Museum Month x Hilton Bayfront Trip!

I love taking trips as you guys know and one of my favorite spots is San Diego!! It's close and just so beautiful! I was so excited to come down to San Diego for a weekend trip because not only is it beautiful and a quick getaway, but February is San Diego's Museum Month! If you love visiting museums too, then it's perfect for you. There are over 40 museums that participate in Museum Month and it’s half-off admission for the participating museums. You can grab a museum month pass for free at any Hilton Hotel in the San Diego Area. And who doesn't love a Hilton Hotel! I mean, how gorgeous is this pool at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront? You know I love a good pool.

And my gorgeous view from my hotel room! This was the first time I have stayed at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront and I am loving it! I love walking everywhere so it's perfect because it's close to everything you would want to go explore! Not to mention, every morning that breakfast buffet is sooo good and convenient.

We got in around 4pm and settled into the hotel and then went to such an amazing spot for dinner called CUCINA urbana! And I was having too much fun in the wine shop... haha.

I mean, how delicious is that?! Not to mention, they had AMAZING cocktails!!

I was so excited to hop on the Old Town Trolley's! Its an amazing way to see the city especially if it’s your first time to San Diego! It's so much fun and our guide was super funny with lots of interesting facts about the city!  I love that you can hop on and off all day depending on what you want to do.

And now for the museums! My first stop was San Diego's Natural History Museum!

We had so much fun learning from one of the paleontologists, Christopher Plouffe about all the fossils found and how they preserve everything! I love the museum because I love the animals and they even have a live animals exhibit. Also, obsessed with their collection of over 100 gems where you can learn about mineralogy and so much more. I had so much fun exploring here.

Look at this little babe! Can't wait to come back.

Oh yes, and after a delicious lunch at Panama 66 our next stop was- The San Diego Museum of Art!

I loved this museum because I could honestly look at art all day. I love the guided tours, but also just love exploring on my own and trying to see my interpretation too! I fell in love with the gorgeous Bouguereau exhibit, which will only be there until March 15th. So hurry and check it out!! It's totally worth it.

I'm obsessed with gardens so obviously had to make a stop at the Japanese Friendship Garden too!!!!!! Oh my gosh, so magical and lush! And loved all the baby bonsai trees!

Balboa Park is so gorgeous and I had no idea about it. I loved exploring around the park after I checked out all the museums. I mean I can't say how beautiful this spot is! Picture perfect too if you ask me!

Last stop of the day and probably my favorite was the USS Midway Museum! I mean, oh my gosh- how did I also not know this place existed? It was so amazing. We also went at the perfect time, sunset!!! So happy we were able to get guided by one of the Midway's Docents! This museum consists of the aircraft carrier Midway and the hip houses a crazy collection of aircrafts!

And after a super fun day at the museums we had some Mexican food and margaritas at Puesto! So good and such a beautiful restaurant too!!

After a well rested night we headed to the Living Coast Discovery Center in the morning!

As I mentioned, I love animals!!! I loved this visit and isn't too far from Downtown San Diego! They are not only a non-profit organization, but help preserve nature and give back. We were able to learn about how important it is to help care for our environment and learn about these animals too. We did so much fun stuff like feed the sea turtles and string rays!! It took a minute for one of the sting rays to come to me though! Definitely somewhere you need to stop by!

Museum Month is the perfect way to make a fun trip down to a Hilton in San Diego and see a lot of the museums!! I can’t wait to go back before the end of the month to see some new ones that I didn’t get to see on this last trip. When are you heading there?!


Emily Men

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My Simple Human Semi-Round Sensor Can

I am so excited to partner with simplehuman because I love all of their products! I recently decided that I wanted to upgrade my old simplehuman Step Can, and I found the perfect replacement with their new Semi-Round Sensor Can! It’s the perfect size for my kitchen, and I am obsessed with the chic rose gold color!

The new simplehuman Semi-Round Sensor Can adapts to all my tasks! The sensor is so sensitive that when I’m using it, it doesn’t close unexpectedly – unlike other automatic trash cans, this one is not on a timer, so it won’t close on you while you’re still using it! The Sensor Can also has an innovative ‘liner pocket’ in the back that stores and dispenses the liners for a faster change and hides the edges of the trash can, so it always looks sleek. Not only does this trash can not distract from my home’s décor, it enhances it!

I mean, how gorgeous is this!?

I am especially obsessed with the motion sensor as the infrared fields can sense the area above and in front of the can so it opens automatically with the wave of your hand! It makes life so much easier - I know it might sound silly, but this is really one of those “once you try it, you’ll never want to go back” situations! The planetary gear system transfers speed for smooth and consistent lid operation and its 50% quieter than other brands!

They’ve thought of everything! So, when are you upgrading?


Emily Men

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Papyrus at NYFW: The Shows Spring 2018!

Papyrus and NYFW: The Shows are the match made in heaven and its that time again when they bring all the magic to NYFW! At this point, I think it wouldn’t feel like fashion week without Papyrus! As they enter the 12th season as the official greeting card sponsor of NYFW: The Shows- they brought even more of an experience this season to fashion week!

Papyrus exudes beauty, detail, self-expression, and love in everything they are do! This season their presence at fashion week was a fully-immersive experience with the return of the Café by Papyrus, fun activities, and collaborations with world-renowned designers. They inspire not only during fashion week, but EVERYDAY!

Papyrus always has the perfect set up to refuel with a new signature drink, recharge, and relax during this hectic time of the year! How perfect is the set up this year in Spring Studios? I love the vintage yet modern feel this season! Not to mention, It’s also always the perfect time to check out and stock up on all your favorite Papyrus cards!

Papyrus has always been known for their premium handcrafted paper goods and for their attention to detail, and they have always had a connection to fashion and to the arts. How beautiful is this display?! So relaxing to just chill out in between shows and look at the beautiful cards- it’s truly not just a card, but a piece of art.

But first, cofffe- right?! I’m always looking forward to the new signature drink and snacks to help you get through this crazy time of the year! My favorite this year was to get the Blush Latte. It was delicious and beautiful at the same time!

And what is a cup of coffee or tea without a sweet treat?! There was so much to offer from hazelnut & dark chocolate or earl grey & vanilla bean cram puffs, granola bars, to white chocolate passion fruit macarons! My favorite was the hazelnut & dark chocolate cream puff! Literally got 10 a day!

One of the most special and unique parts of The Café by Papyrus was haiku poet, Lisa Ann Markuson from the Haiku Guys + Gals group, who was at the café everyday to customize fashion week attendees with a special haiku written on the spot. How special is that? Only Papyrus would  think of something so genius!

This haiku was personally written for me was so personal and touching. Every person that got a haiku written left with so much happiness, hope, and inspiration. This was truly one of my favorite activations in all 12 seasons!

We can never forget all the beautiful Papyrus cards handed out during the week! Papyrus’ cards truly show so much attention to detail, innovative and cutting-edge treatments, premiere artist and world-renowned designer collaborations, and not just cards but new product categories like entertaining and desk accessories!

Everyday, there were 2 different cards being handed out by the Papyrus team and you can only imagine the look of sadness and frustration if they ran out of cards for the day! I always love how easy and fun Papyrus would make it to mail your loved ones (no matter where in the world they were) and spread the joy and beauty of Papyrus from their café at Spring Studios! I was sure to mail out all my Valentine’s Day cards on time in between shows!

This year, Papyrus had one of the most powerful movements I’ve seen with a “Beautiful Statement Walk”! The brand partnered with noteworthy fashion designers Prabal Gurung, Jonathan Simkhai. These designers have all made an impact on the fashion industry in their own unique way, and together with Papyrus they created empowering and inspiring works of art called and installed them backstage at the shows! Take a look at each designer’s twist on the concept!

Papyrus successfully collaborated with the designers to incorporate the designers' collections with the beautiful statement boards! They took the concept of walking directions and infused it with their usual creativity and beauty and really brought these words of CONFIDENCE to life! In the world today, with all the pressures to conform, this is such an important message to everyone.

Backstage at Jonathan Simkhai
Photographer: Kathryn Page

I loved how different all the designers collaborations were!

There was just so much fun going on! One of my favorite collaborations was Papyrus x Judith Leiber! You can only imagine how excited I was to hear about another collaboration between my favorite cards and my favorite accessories! I had so much fun attending the Papyrus x Judith Leiber Party that kicked off NYFW: The Shows!

Dee Ocleppo collaborated with Papyrus on this collection and she is having all the photobooth fun seeing the Judtih Leiber Bag translate to the gorgeous Papyrus card!

How gorgeous are the new Papyrus x Judith Leiber cards!!?! I am obsessed!!!! Per usual!

Papyrus cards truly elevate everyday moments into the most magical events, and as everyone knows by now, I only get my cards from Papyrus! They truly make every moment you are celebrating that much more special, and even with an already amazing event like NYFW- it gets taken on a whole new level by Papyrus every season! I can't wait to see what magic they come up with next season!


Emily Men.

In partnership with Papyrus! All opinions are my own.

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Papyrus at New York Fashion Week: The Shows!

I’m always super excited for New York Fashion Week, and I love that Papyrus is a part of it too! I always look forward to seeing the beautiful cards they have on display (I always stock up)! This September, Papyrus celebrated their 11th consecutive season at NYFW: The Shows! Every season with Papyrus is better then the last!

Papyrus’ week long activation had so many fun things to check out at the center of Skylight Clarkson, specialty drinks, complimentary cards (so gorgeous!), and so much more!

Everyone was enjoying the Papyrus Café at Skylight! It was the perfect place to relax, refresh, and check out at all of their beautiful cards and fun activations between shows! Papyrus has always been known for their premium handcrafted paper goods and for their attention to detail, and they have always had a connection to fashion and to the arts. Papyrus has had so many beautiful collaborations with premiere artists and world known designers.

How gorgeous is this display?! I can spot two of my favorite designer collaborations - Judith Leiber Couture and Lela Rose! These cards make such a statement - I even framed some of them as artwork in my home!

Everyday, there were 2 different cards being handed out by the Papyrus team. To make things even more fun, you are able to send them to your loved ones and spread the joy and beauty of Papyrus straight from their café at Skylight Clarkson!

New York Fashion Week is always exhausting and show goers need a place to refresh and recharge! I loved how the café was so much more interactive this year! The beautiful display in the back with the cards and coffee books were such a beautiful touch and there were fun custom compliment cards to hand out for fun! The drinks were delicious and I loved all the specialty drinks they had – depending on how my day was going, I would grab a coffee, tea or LifeWater!

I was just obsessed with these displays showing different elements from their cards. The attention to detail that every Papyrus card has is amazing, and I love how handmade and unqiue each card truly is. They are just so special!

So many goodies! These were my favorite drinks! The lavender latte was a huge hit with everyone, and I love everything lavender! And I couldn’t stop drinking the Vietnamese coffee! I just love sweets, so the adorable macarons with the signature Papyrus hummingbird was a great way to start fashion week!

One of the most special and unique parts of The Café by Papyrus was a hand-lettering artist, Angie Durbin, who was at the café everyday to customize fashion week inspired illustrations and select Papyrus cards! I mean, how beautiful is her lettering!? Can you guess which phrase I picked?

I also loved the beautiful and on-trend design of the stationary! I picked the Central Park stationary for myself and the New York skyline stationary for my brother!

How perfect did this turn out?! This a super cool photo-ready art illustration by artist Deanna First It was so fun to be able to take such a special piece back with me from fashion week! Papyrus just thinks of everything!

There’s nothing I love more than a beautiful card, and as everyone knows by now, I only get my cards from Papyrus! They truly make every moment you are celebrating so special, and even with an already amazing event like NYFW gets taken on a whole new level by Papyrus every season! I can’t wait to see what they come up with next season!

Always the most fun when Papyrus is involved!


Emily Men.

In partnership with Papyrus! All opinions are my own.

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Wedding Season Ready with Papyrus!

Wedding season is upon us, and Papyrus has got me covered!  Whether you are a wedding guest or a bride/groom to be, you will find everything you need at Papyrus!  A wedding is one of the most special moments in someone’s life, and there is no better way to elevate and celebrate it than with the joy of a beyond beautiful Papyrus moment!

As everyone knows by now, I’m obsessed with Papyrus! I love how unique and innovative all their cards are, and amount of thought and love brought into the design and details of every single card and product they come out with really makes all the difference.  I am especially in love with their new product categories like entertaining and desk accessories – you’ll see later how I used the entertainment pieces to decorate my sister’s bachelorette party!

Everyone knows that Papyrus has the most luxurious and stylish cards and gift wrap products around, and it is the same when it comes to their wedding collection. They make cards and giftwrap that are just as beautifully detailed as the wedding itself! To me, a card is always the most important and special part of the gift because it is a visual expression of how you feel in your heart.

Shop the photo!:

  • Laser-Cut Cake on Lavender Glitter, buy here.
  • Vintage Lace Medium Gift Bag, buy here.
  • Graceful Bloom Small Bag, buy here.
  • Graceful Bloom Medium Gift Bag, buy here.
  • Forevermore Tissue Paper, buy here.
  • Graceful Bloom Tissue Paper, buy here.
  • Printed Foil Gold Heart Tissue Paper, buy here.

The wedding dress is one of the most important and memorable parts of a wedding, and I love that Papyrus highlights this special moment in their cards too. They really do think of everything!

Shop similar wedding gown cards!:

  • Vibrant Butterfly Wedding Dress Card, buy here.
  • Lace Wedding Gown Bridal Shower Card, buy here.

I always love the handmade feels of every single card – there really is a card for every type of bride! Loving this one for the more rustic bride!

Shop the photo!:

  • Bride & Groom Chalkboard, buy here.

For those who can’t wait to be called Mr. and Mrs.! There are so many gorgeous cards and entertaining pieces for this theme! How adorable!!

Shop the photo!:

  • Whimsy Bridal Outfits Card, buy here.
  • Happily Ever After Party Picks, buy here.

This is probably my absolute favorite card from the collection. It is from the Judith Leiber Couture collection (which is the newest of Papyrus’ collaboration series), and I cannot believe how gorgeous this card is!! The entire collection of gem-encrusted wedding cards are modeled after some of Judith Leiber’s most iconic wedding handbag designs! I am so obsessed with this card!!! I’ve already chosen it as the one I will give to my sister for her special day coming up – it is so beautifully embellished and perfect for the super glamorous or over-the-top bride!!

Shop the photo!:

  • Pink Pearl Wedding Cake Card, buy here.

How fun are these beautiful top hats from the Judith Leiber Couture Collection??  Love this card for a more modern bride (or grooms)! Also, how cute are the heart gift toppers?

Shop the photo!:

  • Top Hats Wedding Card, buy here.
  • Gemmed Silver Heart Gift Topper, buy here.

Papyrus just has so many different designs and styles to choose from.  This card is another one of my favorites, it is just so delicate and beautiful! This is a great example of a card that is simple in concept but stunning in execution – the colors and glitter and ribbon details are just enough to make everything pop!

Shop the photo!:

  • Lavender Wedding Blossoms Card, buy here.

I recently attended a friend’s wedding and opted for this gift bag to match the card from above! It was the perfect set and really complemented the wedding theme!

Shop the photo!:

  • Forevermore Medium Gift Bag, buy here.
  • Forevermore Tissue Paper, buy here.

Papyrus has what you need for every occasion! I recently planned my sister’s bachelorette party in Palm Springs, and incorporated several pieces from Papyrus’ event decoration collection for the occasion! How adorable is the set up!? I love the “celebrate” banner because it really brightens up the whole room in a stylish way, without being too theme-y or cheesy! It’s the perfect way to celebrate!

Shop the photo!:

  • Jardin Banner, buy here.
  • Happily Ever After Dinner Plates, buy here.
  • Happily Ever After Lunch Napkins, buy here.
  • Happily Ever After Party Picks, buy here.

I love cupcakes and dessert, so of course I had to incorporate some sweets into the celebration!  The Papyrus plates and napkins were the perfect complement!

Shop the photo!:

  • Happily Ever After Dinner Plates, buy here.
  • Happily Ever After Lunch Napkins, buy here.
  • Happily Ever After Party Picks, buy here.

I added even more color and fun to the cupcakes with the party picks!

Shop the photo:

  • Happily Ever After Party Picks, buy here.

I made goodie bags for all the girls, and had to include my favorite Papyrus card for the occasion! This card was especially perfect for the weekend because all of the girls celebrated with rosé!  I also added the puffy silver heart gift topper to decorate and elevate every gift bag!

Shop the photo!:

  • Gemmed Silver Heart Gift Topper, buy here.
  • Cheers Watercolor Champagne Card, buy here.

Don’t you think the gift toppers add a great “something special” to each bag?? Shop more Bridal Party themed here!

Weddings are one of the most special occasions of your or your loved one’s life, and I think that attention to detail really makes it more memorable.  The Papyrus wedding collection is the perfect one-stop shop to get everything you need to make the occasion perfect. And if you need more inspiration for the big day, you can get it here and all things wedding here!

Shop more of my favorites from the wedding collection below! Celebrate with Papyrus! Xoxo.


  • Couture Love Wedding Lace Card, buy here.
    • The Couture line has the most elevated and exquisitely designed cards in the whole wedding line! It takes the art of the card to a whole new level- I just love them!
  • Beach Wedding Scene Card, buy here.
  • Cake on Floral Wedding Card, buy here.
  • Two Grooms Silhouette Card, buy here.
  • Mrs. & Mrs. Bridal Veils Card, buy here.
  • Wedding Vintage Lace Correspondence Cards, buy here.
  • Handmade Wedding Dress Thank You Boxed Notes, buy here.


  • Elegant Floral & Scroll Roll Wrap, buy here.
  • Chevron Text Roll Wrap, buy here.
  • Forever Love Medium Gift Bag, buy here.
  • Rainbow Reflections Tissue Paper, buy here.
  • Silver Fiber Tissue Paper, buy here.

Décor, Tableware, and Serving:

  • Happily Ever After Banner, buy here.
  • Happily Ever After Dessert Plates, buy here.
  • Vintage Lace Beverage Napkins, buy here.

In partnership with Papyrus!

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The Andy Warhol at Christie’s Exhibition with Papyrus at NYFW: The Shows Celebration!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

As regular readers know by now, I’m obsessed with Papyrus. One of my favorite stops during NYFW is the Papyrus exhibit – you may not know, but they’ve been a part of NYFW for the past 10 seasons! I love checking out all of the fun and fashionable Papyrus cards on display. Every card is so beautiful and unique.

This season I was so excited to celebrate Papyrus, fashion, art, and creativity through their partnership with Christie’s, the famed auction house, for a special celebration to kick off NYFW: The Shows! hosted by the fabulous and multitalented Zanna Rassi!

Fashion week is such a hectic and busy time – I’m always running around from show to show, so to save time I wore this look all day ;)! I love the retro feeling of this outfit, which felt very appropriate and in line with Andy Warhol’s pop art!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

As soon as I arrived, I was greeted with a beautiful and super fun Papyrus card and a tray of champagne – who doesn’t love that? The entrance was absolutely beautiful and framed with so many flowers!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

There were so many displays of Papyrus cards all over the room, and I had so much fun looking at all of the different designs during the event. The cards are just so gorgeous, and like fashion, always make a statement!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

The party had so many creative and fun events going on all night, and one of my favorites featured the amazing illustrators that were on hand: Deanna First and Veronica Collignon.  These talented ladies were drawing live illustrations of guests! How great are these illustrations Veronica Collignon drew of my brother and I?!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

The bar was beautiful and there was even a specialty custom pink cocktail created for the event, which was delicious!!!! I may have had one or two (or three!)!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

Every element of this part was thought out – even the hor d’oeuvres matched the cards!!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

Here’s a picture of the yummy cake that was served – the perfect sweet bite!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

And here’s one more! This was one of my favorite cards of the night. It’s so feminine and the colors are beautiful, with just the right amount of sparkle!

A special part of the night for me was my interview with Zanna Rassi, the lovely and extremely talented host of the event! Zanna shares the same passion I have for Papyrus because they have the perfect cards for any and every occasion! Some other fun tidbits she shared with me included which fashion trend she wants to see more of (60s and 70s inspired looks) and which trend she wants to see fizzle out (high-waisted jeans)! She was so much fun to talk to and a fabulous host!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

Because this was an Andy Warhol party, there were several Andy Warhol originals displayed, and Zanna drew out one lucky winner got to take home an original Andy Warhol Polaroid! Sadly, my brother and I did not win, but what an amazing prize!!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

The overall décor was just gorgeous, and everyone was having an amazing time starting off fashion week with Papyrus!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

Simply beautiful!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

And as the celebration sadly was coming to a close - everyone got to leave with some surprises! This was definitely one of the chicer goodie bags I’ve received!  I can’t wait to use all of the cards I got.  One special guest received a Papyrus goodie bag that included a bonus giftcard! Lucky!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

After the kickoff party, the fun continued at the Café by Papyrus during NYFW.  The Café was based in the center of Skylight Clarkson, where many of the shows are, and continued to display the Christie’s Andy Warhol collection! It was so nice being able to stop by the Papyrus Café between shows to grab a coffee, tea or LifeWater refreshment and mail out a gorgeous Papyrus card to a loved one!  So convenient and fun.  The Café also featured sweet treats like Maria Sharapova’s Sugarpova candies and a special Valentine’s Day themed experience! I loved popping in all week long!

Here’s a look at my favorite Papyrus cards from the goodie bag! I love all the special touches every card has!

Shop the cards pictured above and just a couple of my favorite Papyrus cards below! There are too many favorites, honestly!

  • Celebrate Your Existence Birthday Card, buy here.
  • Frosted Accessories Birthday Card, buy here.
  • Leather Cake Birthday Card, buy here.
  • Honeycomb Engagement Ring Card, buy here.
  • Bashful Lotus Gal Blank Card, buy here.
  • Bejeweled Tiara Pattern Blank Card, buy here.
  • Laser-Cut Japanese Garden Blank Card, buy here.
  • Tray of Champagne Congratulations Card, buy here.
  • Beach Wedding Scene Card, buy here.
  • Sushi Roll Trio Friendship Card, buy here.

Each Papyrus card has a special and unique design that speaks to individual style and the beautiful connections that are shared with loved ones just like each individual designer that shows at NYFW: The Shows! There is nothing more personal and touching then sending a handpicked card from Papyrus to your loved ones!


Emily Men

In Partnership with Papyrus.

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Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day with Papyrus!

Valentine’s Day is not only for your significant other! Now you can celebrate with your bests for Galentine’s Day! And as always, the only place I get my cards and wrapping is from my all time favorite, Papyrus!!!

There is no secret Papyrus is my favorite and only place that I get cards for every occasion, but I definitely love their special occasion cards! Of course who doesn’t love flowers and hearts, but that’s not all Valentine’s Day is about. Papyrus gives an opportunity to truly embrace and appreciate real gestures of love through the thoughtfulness of a beautiful and unique message written from your heart!!


It’s crazy to think that there are 180 million Valentine’s Day cards sent annually as it’s the second largest card sending holiday!! There are 173 cards in the Valentine’s Day collection this year, and over 30 new designs! These are some of my absolute favorites from the collection!!


The details that Papyrus employs in their cards are just amazing. They add so much through these unique designs and meticulous details in every card. How cute is the sushi card? I’m just obsessed with them all!


Apart from cards, Papyrus also has the perfect giftwrap products. They use the same kid of details with all their products so it carries over to their gift bags, tissue paper, bows, and ribbons!


I just love sweet treats, so these were the perfect Valentine’s Day small goodie bags to put some candy in for my friends! I love to make each gift a little different, so I love alternating different tissue paper to personalize each one!


Special moments with your special people! Just so many beautiful designs to choose from!!! I always spend hours picking out cards for my loved ones!

Shop the amazing items I used and more below!

Valentine’s Day Cards here!

Valentine’s Day Wrap and Bags here!


This is probably my favorite card. And just really shows how special their cards are. Papyrus puts so much thought into each card – you can’t find these kinds of designs anywhere else! Cards are always my favorite part of the gift because of the keepsake quality of it.  You know that each card was specifically picked for the person. There’s nothing I love more then a gift topped with the perfect Papyrus card!

Cheers! Happy Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day to you all! Hope you all have the most special day!


Emily Men

In partnership with Papyrus.

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Holiday Entertaining with Papyrus!

Everyone knows Papyrus is the only place I buy cards, so imagine my excitement when I heard that Papyrus was launching an entertainment collection just in time for the holidays! I’ve always loved Papyrus’s cards because of the unique designs and meticulous craftsmanship in each and every design, and I was thrilled to see that the Papyrus Entertainment Collection is no different.

I recently held a small get together at my apartment for the holidays, and the decorations I got from the Papyrus Entertainment Collection were the perfect details to highlight my snacks and gifts! Take a peek at how I entertained with Papyrus!


I was beyond happy with how everything turned out! It was so easy to create a fun and festive atmosphere when you start out with great decorations. I was so impressed with all of the handmade details that Papyrus is known for in all of the decorations. The details are what got me obsessed with the cards in the first place, and now I’m just as obsessed with their entertainment collection!


I just love the pom pom banner – it was so easy to decorate and transform my bar cart (I just taped it!).

Who doesn't love presents? The perfect present deserves the perfect wrapping, and these bags and tags are so perfect for the gifts I plan on giving to my friends and family this year!


The food is everyone’s favorite part of the holidays, and I accented everything with these adorable plates and napkins, which add the perfect festive touch to my desserts! The pom pom banner was also a great decoration piece for the table!


I mean! I’m just obsessed with these party picks!!!! The penguin is my favorite!


And how cute are these candy cane party picks I used to decorate my cupcakes?


And of course, the holidays wouldn’t be complete without Papyrus’s beautiful cards. I always spend hours in the store looking for the perfect cards for everyone on my list. There is nothing I love more then a card from my friends and family, so I hope they feel the same when I write a card for them! And if you are anything like me, I’m always last minute so hurry and get your decorations, giftwrap, and cards!! They are all on sale for 50% off right now!!

Shop the items I used below! I added in some of my other favorites too!


  • “Ho Ho Ho” Decorative Holiday Banner, buy here.
  • Holiday Pom Pom Banner, buy here.
  • Angel with Gifts Ornament, buy here.
  • Green Sparkly Pig Ornament, buy here.

Tableware & Serving:

  • Peppermint Dinner Plate, buy here.
  • Santa Suit Dessert Plates, buy here.
  • Elegant Floral Dinner Plates, buy here
  • Santa Suit Holiday Beverage Napkins, buy here.
  • Peppermint Holiday Beverage Napkins, buy here.
  • Blue Snowflake Beverage Napkins, buy here.
  • Peppermint Party Picks, buy here.
  • Honeycomb Holiday Critters Party Picks, buy here.


  • Holiday Bloom Small Gift Bag, buy here.
  • Jingle Bell Ornament Medium Gift Bag, buy here.
  • Pattern with Tree Shakey Medium Bag, buy here.
  • Treat Gift Bag, similar here or here.
  • Felt Snowman Holiday Bottle Gift Bag, buy here.
  • Plaid Tissue Paper, buy here.
  • Red & Gold Metallic Duo Tissue Paper, buy here.
  • Gold Foil Snowflakes Holiday Roll Wrap, buy here.
  • Eco-Friendly Candy Cane Bow, buy here.
  • Patterned Luggage Holiday Gift Tags, buy here.
  • Red with White Pom Pom Ribbon, buy here.


  • Handmade Geometric Neon Trees Boxed Holiday Cards, buy here.
  • Geometric Garland Tree Boxed Holiday Cards, buy here.
  • Reindeer with Wreath Boxed Holiday Cards, buy here.
  • Handmade Shadow Box Scene Boxed Holiday Cards, buy here.
  • Handmade Tacky Christmas Sweater Holiday Boxed Cards, buy here.
  • Handmade Dog with Scarf Boxed Holiday Cards, buy here.
  • Handmade Laser-Cut Happy Holidays Boxed Cards, buy here.
  • Beaded Sequin Tree Christmas Card, buy here.
  • Iridescent Ornaments Christmas Card, buy here.


Hope you enjoyed a sneak peek into how I celebrate the holiday season. Happy Holidays to you all!!!


Emily Men
In partnership with Papyrus.

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