BOOK STORIES: THE INTERVIEW

Welcome to Anatomy of a Personal History Book – a new installment of Book Stories, where we explore the process of creating an 11stories Life Story or Love Story book. From our conversations to record your stories to the end result of you holding a beautiful custom book in your hands, how does it all happen? Let’s find out! Each …

11STORIES ANNUAL SALE & CELEBRATION

Each year, in honor of my father, the original storyteller in my life, 11stories gives a 20% discount on all packages booked during his birthday month of June.* This sale includes the 11stories Wedding Book, Life Stories and Love Stories.  If you’ve been thinking about giving one of these as a gift, now’s the time! 11stories was started in large …

STORYTELLING: LILLIA & JORDAN

Jordan: “I know I’m not supposed to say this, but I’m totally in love with you…” Lillia and Jordan’s interview was two hours of sheer fun! the two of them sat snuggled together on their couch on a rainy saturday afternoon, holding hands the whole time, sharing their whirlwind love story. they met in colorado on vacation – a one …

PERSONAL HISTORY AWARENESS MONTH: DEBUNKING THE MYTHS

This is the third in a three part series, in celebration of Personal History Awareness month. Throughout this month, I’ve talked about the importance of recording life stories before it’s too late, and how to start the process of recording those stories with your loved ones. Now, let’s get real – here are a few of the misconceptions around personal …

PERSONAL HISTORY AWARENESS MONTH: STARTING THE CONVERSATION

This is the second in a three part series, in celebration of Personal History Awareness month. Last week I wrote about the importance of capturing stories before it’s too late. I encouraged everyone to start having conversations with loved ones. For some, a service like 11stories will be the perfect way to capture and record those precious stories. For others, …

PERSONAL HISTORY AWARENESS MONTH: RAISING AWARENESS

This is the first in a three part series, in celebration of Personal History Awareness month. Each time I talk with someone about my work, I inevitably hear some version of the same response, “oh, I wish I had known about 11stories last year, before we lost my mom. She had such a wonderful story…” And each time I hear …

FEATURED: LOVE/MAKE

Please join 11stories on Sunday April 27 at love/make. Our friends at The Bold Italic have put together an extraordinary group of talented wedding professionals (including 11stories!), and it is sure to be a fabulous event. Come explore the best of what the Bay Area has to offer! I can’t wait to meet you all and hear your stories!

STORYTELLING: CAROL & MAURICE

11STORIES:  If you could change anything about each other, what would you change? MAURICE:  I’d make her 30 again! CAROL:  (laughs) Oh my god! carol and maurice are truly high school sweethearts. they met when she was 14, he was 15, at a local dance in their small town in upstate new york. maurice cut in on carol’s dance partner, …

BOOK STORIES: THE PROUST “BOOK” QUESTIONNAIRE

every once in a while, you find two of your favorite things come together to create something better, like bacon and chocolate. and then once in a blue moon, you get three of your favorite things. this is that moment for me – books, design, and interviews, all rolled into one fabulous project: The Proust Questionnaire Book Edition. the folks …

STORYTELLING: THEA & EDITH

This sweet little video tells us so much – about the meaning of love, the importance of recording your story, and the power of sharing that story. may we all enjoy a long life of love and happiness and the chance to share our story with the world.

LOOKING FORWARD: 2014

happy new year! we are bubbling over with excitement about the year ahead. 2013 brought us many wonderful opportunities, and we are looking forward to many new adventures in 2014. it’s been a busy holiday season, and we have two new books going to print this month. one is a wedding book, celebrating the first year of marriage, the other …

INTRODUCING: BUSINESS STORIES

over the last year, we’ve had many requests to offer our storytelling and book-making services to businesses. 11stories is happy to announce the launch of a new product: business stories. we now offer services for life stories, love stories, and business stories. small businesses and creative businesses in particular need to connect with their audience on a personal level – …

INSPIRED: CREATIVE COMMUNITY

One of the unexpected pleasures of being a small business owner here in the San Francisco bay area has been working with an extraordinary community of creative colleagues. In the past few years as 11stories has grown, I have been lucky to collaborate with a wide variety of creatives, including photographers, chefs, wedding planners, artists, writers, and makers. This weekend …

FEATURED: HANDCRAFTED WEDDING EVENT

I’ve been invited to moderate two panels this Saturday – come join me at the Handcrafted Wedding & Event Fair at Flax Art in San Francisco! Co-sponsored by Locally Grown Weddings, this event will feature two panels of experts, plenty of Q & A time, as well as demonstrations and inspiration. It’s sure to be a fun event, and best …

FEATURED: MAKESHIFT SOCIETY

Reminder – we’re teaching our InDesign for Creatives class at Makeshift Society later this month, read all about it on their blog. Feel free to share, you don’t need to be a Makeshift member to join us. Hope to see you there!