How Badly Do You Want It?

Sophia Loren quote on www.CourtneyPrice.com

I hope everybody had a wonderful holiday weekend, and for those of you not in the US, a lovely regular weekend.  Labor Day marks the end of summer and sends us back to the routine of school or work. I recently came across this Sophia Loren quote, which seems appropriate for this seasonal shift. Have you ever noticed that Sophia Loren, with her bombshell good looks, has never been the type to [Read more…]

The Importance of the Handwritten Note… Inspired By: Alexa Pulitzer

to be or not to be a letter writer with style…

Alexa Pulitzer Custom Stationery on www.CourtneyPrice.com

Have the texting and email functions of hand-held devices wiped away our manners? What has happened to the handwritten note? I have noticed that it is getting harder and harder to find decent stationery, note cards and note pads to buy. Is it a supply and demand issue? Are good manners being shorthanded and emoticonned into extinction? Let’s hope not. When someone has sent you a gift, done you a favor, shown you hospitality, or the like, there is nothing more important – or appropriate- than to demonstrate your appreciation in a thoughtful manner, taking the time to be expressive about why you are thanking this person. A handwritten note has a memorable way of conveying that another’s efforts had been appreciated. Especially a well written note on beautiful paper. Elegance matters. Stylish New Orleanian, Alexa Pulitzer, is the master of designing unique personal logos for people to bring their A game to handwritten notes. In fact, her designs are so incredible that what may start out as a notecard design order will often extend to cocktail napkins, cups, business cards and invitations- she has evolved into quite a personal branding queen. Luckily for us, she is our guest today on the blog, and she will school us on the importance of the handwritten note. Please welcome Alexa (who will be represented by blue text): [Read more…]

Word of the Day: Kindness

Henry James Quote: "Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind." on www.CourtneyPrice.com

Famous Henry James quote- said to his nephew, Willie James, in 1902.

Howard Slatkin posted another great quote to his instagram account yesterday-  “When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.” -unknown

Samuel Johnson reminds us that “Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.”

How to be the Best- HuffPost

How to be the BEST... www.CourtneyPrice.comWe are over at Huffington Post exploring what separates the good from the best… specific to Interior Design but the ideas apply to all professions. Link over to the article and please share your thoughts while you are there~

Social Media- Paragons of Netiquette

Social Media: Paragons of Netiquette on www.CourtneyPrice.com http://wp.me/p2e5e8-4Ai

In the wolf hierarchy, there exists a ranking system. Dominance in a pack has more to do with confidence and strength of character than size or physical strength. Which means that contrary to popular belief, the Alpha dogs are not the snarling, ferocious ones, but the calm and wise ones. They know their place and don’t feel the need to prove anything to the pack. It’s the lower ranking members who are insecure and have something to prove to their peers. Spoiler alert: if you watch the wolf pack behavior videos, you will note that the ones with the most self-serving or bully behaviors don’t meet a good end. They usually get taken down by the rest of the pack to restore balance to the group. Natural selection.

This same mentality transfers to the social media world. Social media platforms are stages for all kinds of behavior- the good, the bad and the ugly. I’m sure you have seen the nasty behavior, and the disappointing encouragement of it as well, but we will not dwell on those types today. Instead, we will focus on the paragons of excellence, the true alphas of the social media world, and what they are doing so well. [Read more…]