Happy Tuesday – party inspirations + event recap!

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Happy Tuesday!

If you’ve followed along for a while, you might have noticed that we really enjoy a great gathering. From our Williamsburg birthday party this spring to our Park Slope store reopening to last month’s event with The Style Line, we jump at any opportunity to celebrate the little things with friends and loved ones.

This past Saturday, we threw what might have been our most exciting fete in recent memory. With customers both old and new, we commemorated our company’s eighth birthday at our East Village shop, where it all began. As usual, there were bubbles, bites, and giveaways: we enjoyed charred grapefruit cocktails with tonic from Bittermilk and mini cupcakes from Sweet Generation, and the first 25 customers to spend $25 got special VIP giftbags from ban.do! We also handed out raffle tickets to everyone for a chance to win a free OliveBox. (Want to see who won? Check out the list in the P.S!) And of course, we couldn’t resist a bit of bright decor, including stunning bouquets from 2hflowers and a smattering of confetti from Thimblepress. Check out a few of our favorite snaps from the fun-filled afternoon in the gallery below!

While the official celebrations may be over for now, we’re still keeping the party going via our #dailydoseofwhimsy feed, where we’re sneaking glimpses of the whimsical details you’re adding to all sorts of special events. From flag-decked cakes to hand-stitched menus, we’re inspired by the creative touches you’re using to brighten up an average bash.






P.S. Congrats to these eight lucky ladies who won our OliveBox raffle!

Ticket #7234868 Liz Boslo (@liz___lemon)

#7234893 Lillian King (@lillking)

#7234892 Caitlin G (@caitleroo)

#7234884 Alaina Raftis (@alainaraftis)

#7234880 Blair Trader (@blair_trader)

#7234883 Caroline Wyatt (@caroline_wyatt)

#7234890 Samantha Rodriguez (@samdorsey)

#7234894 Sierra Seifert (@sierraks)


Paper goods are here to stay!

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In this increasingly technological age when smartphones reign supreme, you might expect paper products to turn passé. But there are certain life experiences that just can’t be digitally translated. Tablets might be trendy, but they lack that tactile feeling; iPhones may be intelligent, but they aren’t particularly personal; and an email will never be as special as a hand-written note.

The paper industry is more than alive and well – in fact, it seems to be thriving and continuing to grow. Our agendas are so popular that we can barely keep them in stock, and our greeting cards are always flying off the shelves!

But there is a way to marry the convenience of this digital era with the sweetness of old-fashioned stationary. That’s what we’ve aimed to do with OliveBox, our monthly subscription box for unique paper goods and gifts.

Many of our awesome subscribers use the service as a way to treat themselves to a surprise package each month, but it also makes a perfect present. With each doorstep delivery, the recipient receives a thoughtful reminder that they are loved, and they might even return the favor by sending one of their nice new cards your way!

If you’re craving some sentimental self-care or seeking a gift for someone special, now’s your chance – today is the last day to sign up for our August box. You can also check out some of our past OliveBox offerings and share your own favorites with the hashtag #OliveBox.

Happy Tuesday – here’s to crazy eights!


Our new East Village blue storefront.

Team Olive has much to celebrate this Tuesday. Just last week, we hit a major milestone when we surpassed 8,000 followers on Instagram. We’re so grateful for all of the inspiration we find on the platform and for every #dailydoseofwhimsy that you share with us via smartphone!

We wanted to give our Instafriends a special treat to say “thanks,” so we’re entering all online orders from now until 8/8 into a raffle to win a free OliveBox. We have a total of eight set aside (Are you catching the theme here?), and all you have to do is leave your Instagram handle in the comments box at checkout.

We also put the final touches on our East Village store renovations this past weekend (including a shiny new sign outside our front door). One of our favorite sections of the revamped shop is our gallery wall shown above, which we created courtesy of Framebridge. The online custom framing company generously provided us with some of their fantastic frames, and they’re the perfect way to highlight each pretty piece of art.


Our new art gallery wall, featuring frames from Framebridge!

Framebridge is offering a sweet gift to our customers, too: you can use the code PINKOLIVE10 for $10 off your first order (which applies to all XS-XL frames starting at $59) at www.framebridge.com.

If you want to check out the gallery wall and other shop updates in person, stay tuned for an invitation to our next event on 8/8, when we’ll be celebrating the eight-year anniversary of Pink Olive’s founding. And in the meantime, we’ve handpicked eight of our favorite prints below to inspire you to create your own gallery wall at home!

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Happy Tuesday!







Photos by Leah Pellegrini