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A Favorite Summer Party Recipe!

So … the most searched items that leads to the Lifeguard Press blog? Lilly Pulitzer and Jonathan Adler parties … and recipe for Potatoes Anna! (And, we have to be honest, we had never heard of Potatoes Anna until it started popping up on our search statistics weekly.) Quickly, we fell in love with Potatoes Anna, too, and think that it is the perfect dish for summer parties and bbqs outdoors during this sunny weather.

Of course, we think that any party works perfectly with fun invitations, party lanterns, pinwheels, coasters, paper plates and napkins, drink umbrellas, and so much more from Lifeguard Press! After all, every casual party should be chic, too. So, go ahead … browse www.lifeguardpress.com and check out our Party Essentials as you begin to plan your party (whether it is for 2 or 200!).

And, enjoy this wonderful recipe for Potatoes Anna that we found on the Food Network site from Emeril Lagasse (BAM! Sorry, couldn’t resist.). It is super simple and really tasty. And, an easy recipe to play with – we love goat cheese with this!

Bon Appetit!

2 pounds large Yukon gold potatoes
1/4 cup clarified butter
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Peel and trim the potatoes into a uniform cylindrical shape. Cut the cylinders into thin, 1/16-inch slices, preferably with a mandoline so that the slices are of uniform thickness.

Liberally brush an 8-inch saute pan with clarified butter and arrange the potato slices in concentric rings emanating from the center of the pan. Lightly brush each layer with clarified butter and season each layer lightly with salt and pepper. Place the potatoes on the stovetop and cook undisturbed over medium heat until golden brown on the bottom, about 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer the potatoes to the oven and cook until caramelized and cooked through, about 30 minutes, pressing the potatoes occasionally to compress and shaking the pan to keep the potatoes from sticking to the bottom.

Drain the excess butter from the pan and turn the potato cake out onto a cutting board. Slice into quarters and serve.


Item of the Week :: Jonathan Adler Tumblers

Just in time for fun in the sun … Lifeguard Press is excited to announce that our Item of the Week this week is Jonathan Adler Tumblers.
Playing opposites has never been so chic. These plastic tumblers feature “Sweet” on one side and “Sour” on the other. Which one do you feel like?

One set includes six tumblers. And, the tumblers are dishwasher safe! (At this price, they could be a disposable cup at your party … but, we think you will j’adore them so much that you’ll want re-use them!) Perfect for your summer soiree, lounging by the pool, or a quick sip of lemonade as you mow the lawn.

Call one of  Lifeguard Press’ “party go-ers” at 800-992-3006 today to place your order! (And, order more than one set … you’ll be happy you did!)


Lifeguard Press

Jonathan Adler Tumblers, Zig Zag / Sweet & Sour
Item # 100368
$12.95 SRP

Jonathan Adler Spring Fling Party!

Spring kicked off in swanky style at Jonathan Adler's Brooklyn disco bash

Spring kicked off in swanky style at Jonathan Adler's Brooklyn disco bash

The pictures were just posted for Jonathan Adler’s Spring Fling this weekend at his always-chic store in Brooklyn. We especially love the way the paper lanterns were used at the party … and check out the colorful giftwrap! We are soooo jealous that we weren’t at the “fling” on Saturday. Wish we lived closer!

Happily (and Chic-ly) Ever After with Jonathan Adler

On a recent trip to the New York, we picked up an issue of the New York Weddings Magazine and swooned over the “I Heart Jonathan Adler” cake that was featured. We immediately started looking at the new Jonathan Adler Stationery & Gift items as wonderful ways to celebrate weddings. The tumblers for beverages, or cocktail hour, are too chic for words. And, the photo books are great for guests to remember the fun evening! We even love Jonathan Adler’s salt & pepper shakers from his pottery collection as cake toppers – like the set featured here in “Mr. & Mrs. Muse.”

At Lifeguard Press we also feature Jonathan Adler’s letterpress correspondence cards. These colorful, letterpress cards are perfect to write thank you notes on … and for invitations! The paper is so luxuriously thick that we recommend having them letterpressed by your local letterpress printer, or we are happy to do them for you. Save the Dates, Cocktail Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, Engagement Parties, Showers … the possibilities are endless! (And, don’t forget the stylish Jonathan Adler ink pen to address your invites.)

Jonathan Adler’s new Stationery & Gift line from Lifeguard Press is perfect way to add “Happy & Chic” to your wedding day!


Jonathan Adler’s Stationery & Gifts can be found at Jonathan Adler and Lifeguard Press.

Tumblers : Set of 6, $12.95 SRP
Photobooks : $11.95 SRP
Letterpress Cards : Set of 6 with envelopes, $14.95 SRP
Personalization of Letterpress Cards : price upon request (depends on quantity and number of colors used)

Send Some Lilly!

Having a party? In need of creative and unique calling cards or gift stickers? Looking for personalized cards that are bright and colorful? You are in luck! We at Lifeguard Press are honored to be the licensee of Lilly Pulitzer ®

The Lilly Pulitzer ® Correspondence Album lets you choose the colors, patterns and fonts for all of your stationery needs.  You can choose from 22 fun fonts, 14 colors, and 31 Lilly Pulitzer patterns to personalize your own stationery needs.Here are just a few things that we adore:

This invitation can be used for personal stationery, thank you notes, birth announcements, graduation parties…the list goes on!


It's a jungle out there! Use these cute Animal Parade cards as inviations to a "wild" party.

But there is more…Lifeguard Press also makes stickers and calling cards! You could get stickers printed in the same pattern to use as favor tags, “to and from” tags, or as a gift for the birthday girl. (Or get them non-sticky to use as calling cards, RSVP cards, gift registry cards…you get the idea.)

With many great Lilly Pulitzer® patterns available, the options are endless!

Another one of our favorite and most popular patterns available is the Crazy Caravan Pink pattern. While this could be used for any occasion, birth announcements tend to be the most popular (Awww…isn’t it cute!)

And with great Lilly Pulitzer® dresses, you can even match your party invitations. Check out the pictures below. The hostess wore a Lilly Pulitzer® patchtastic dress …which would look great with our Patchtastic cards!

lilly baby shower

Every family needs a stationery "suite"! Birth announcements, stickers (shown as book labels here), and foldover notes.


Why only coordinate your outfit to the invitation? Lifeguard Press also has matching tableware for several of the invitations! We have plates, napkins, tumblers, drink umbrellas, favor bags, and even a princess crown!

It also works well to match the pattern to the kind of party you are having. For a sunny cocktail party, we love the Juice Bar theme to get your guests in the mood for your party and brighten their day.


And if you want to warm up a party this fall with a colorful and beachy feel, we love the Loco Patch pattern.


So next time you are planning a party or in need of cards or stationery, remember the endless possibilities of the Lilly Pulitzer® Correspondence Album. (As if you need an excuse! Why wait? Go order some now at http://www.neimanmarcus.com or http://www.finestationery.com).

And don’t forget to join the conversation! We would love to hear what you think. Leave us a comment in the box below and tell us about a how you used our custom stationery or how you will in the future.