Wrapping Up 2016 and Get Ready for 2017

Hi all, It has been such a looong time I haven't posted anything. Wow, since October – and now Christmas is right around the corner! I think it's time to write a post talking about what we have been doing and wrapping up our 2016. First of all, Huy and I can't wait to meet our baby ...

5 Ways Handwritten Notes Enrich Our Everyday Life

It's true that the first reason I started Chic+Nawdie was because of my watercolor illustrations. I taught myself watercolor when I was still working full-time as a graphic designer and this medium captivated me so much I wanted to create a product that can carry my illustrations and transform them into useful everyday objects. However, a ...

Working With Watercolor for Beginners: My Process and Tips

  Watercolor is a fascinating medium and is often considered difficult. It blends when you don't want it to, you have to be very patient for layers to dry and sometimes things just can't be reversed or fixed at all... This post is about my watercolor process but don't mistake it for a how-to tutorial from ...

National Stationery Show ’16: Our 10 Tips for First-Time Exhibitors

  Hi all, It has been awhile since I last posted because we just wrapped up our first National Stationery Show (NSS) and (as everybody probably knows) it takes quite a lot of time and energy preparing for it especially when we are first-time exhibitor. As I am sitting here and writing this post, it suddenly strikes me how ...

Mini Collection Spring ’16 “Unstoppable Kawaii”

  Hi all, I'm happy to introduce our new Mini Collection Unstoppable Kawaii. Inspired by our trip last October to Japan where everything can be miniature (hence the word "kawaii" in the name), we decided to create a mini collection of mini cards. We also have heard friends and customers said that they do wish to send more cards ...

Order by Feb. 4th to Get Your Cute Love Cards in Time for Valentine’s Day

  Hello there! Valentine's is close, we have a few lovely cards available on our site if you are looking for a cute note to send to your special one. In order to get your package in time for Valentine's Day, make sure to submit your order by next Thursday, Feb. 4th for our regular shipping option: ...

At Chic+Nawdie’s Studio: How We Make Our Giclée Art Prints

Today I decided to add another column to our blog where I take you to our little studio and explore how we make Chic+Nawdie's products. In the ages of mass production and everything-made-in-China, we want you to know that Chic+Nawdie is truly a business that emphasizes craftsmanship, sustainability and our local community. Our first entry of ...

Goodbye Summer: 2nd Renegade + Siesta Key Vacation Quick Recap

Hello there! The past weekend was our 2nd Renegade and it has nicely wrapped up our summer. Compared to the first Renegade back in June, this time everything went much more smoothly. We didn't go insane with all the set-up and the fact that it was an indoor location where we can pull our van right outside ...