Taking new photos for the website is always one of my favorite LJP activities. It's so exciting to see the product as part of a complete look and see the ties come to life. I also love seeing people's reactions as they walk by!
I had the privilege of having Nick Peciaro (nickpeciaro.com) agree to model for us again. I love his look and think he kills it in every shot! The very talented Jeni Rogers agreed to take the photos. I emailed her after she sent me the completed shots with the subject line, "Problem" whining that there were too many amazing pictures to choose from. Good problem to have! In short, she's fabulous. You guys should definitely check out her website and contact her if you need any photos done. Here's her website: http://www.jenirogersphotography.com
I think all three of us were really excited about this batch of photos. We started at the Plaza Hotel and then made our way into Central Park. It was a very fun day and hope you enjoy some of the behind the scenes shots taken with my iPhone. For the real deal, check out the slide show on the front of our website!
Nick and Jeni at the Plaza. Nick is wearing the Kegs & Eggs bow tie. Shop the look here.
Love this one because you can see our All Tied Up socks in the shot! Shop the look here.
Nick sporting the Spread Eagle bow tie! Shop the look here.
Jeni directing Nick w/ Nick wearing the Anchorman tie before putting the Seeing Spots pocket square in his pocket! Shop the look here.
Nick is wearing the Mullet bow tie (business in the front, party in the back) reversible bow tie. Shop the look here.
Jeni and Nick – Nick is wearing the Lazyjack The Knife tie! Shop the look here.
Even Princess Isabelle got in on the fun!
I had the privilege of being interviewed by Hubba's, Saul Colt. For anyone who doesn't know Hubba, definitely check them out. They're a social media mecca, basically, that brings together retailers and designers into one spot. I'm obviously not doing them justice so check them out: Hubba.com.
Anyway, back to the interview. Check it out below. Saul interviews me about all things Lazyjack Press. There might even be a 50 Shades of Gray mention in there!
We love everything about Shopify. It's really our one stop shop for running our business. They featured us today on their site. Here's the article below with a link! Thanks, guys! Cheers!
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The end of Summer invokes many mixed emotions – relief if you’re a parent, excitement if you’re heading back to your college campus to continue to fail at everything but funneling beer, or Klonopin numbing stress if you’re already in the work force. Summer is over, now it’s time to get shit done. The commuter train seems to triple in crowd, the streets of New York are overrun with suits and the nannies of the elite are parading the newest, most teched out strollers of the season. Your boss has all of a sudden instilled an 8:30am start time – who the hell is up that early other than traders and garbage men? This is usually time for mid-year reviews (biggest joke of corporate America) and in which case, I’ll preemptively congratulate you on getting promoted for the job you’re already doing. In essence, “back to school” is a euphuism for putting Summer Fridays away in your “better” memories and getting back to the grindstone.
So, here at LJP we can offer you three things to help with this transition: (a) our new Mullet bow ties, or try one of the Mullet straight ties if your office is super conservative (it’s business in the front, but fun in the back), (b) a new twist on an old favorite, The Manhattan, which only the most sophisticated and hardest workers of the city drink and (c) an encouraging “when work feels overwhelming, remember that you’re going to die.” Shit’s about to get real.
The Mullet Bow Tie
The Mullet Ties
Here's a link to a Manhattan recipe from a past blog!
Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! Even though Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, we are still in full summer mode and in utter disbelief that summer flew by so quickly. So in celebration of continued warm September nights and dinners al fresco with friends and loved ones, I give you a super simple champagne cocktail that incorporates fresh watermelon and mint – two refreshing summer ingredients I'm not yet ready to retire. So move over, mimosa! This watermelon cocktail definitely deserves a spot in your next soirée.
What You'll Need:
A small watermelon
8-10 mint leaves
Prosecco or champagne (preferably dry)
What To Do:
1) Blend the watermelon and use a strainer to separate the solids away from the juice.
2) Fill a champagne flute about a 1/3 of the way with the watermelon juice (or to taste).
3) Add a squeeze of lime.
4) Top with champagne.
5) Garnish with a mint sprig and piece of watermelon.