Behind the Scenes: Studio Carta

by Maggie Battista on July 7, 2014

in Boutique Businesses, Featured, Food Gift Love


Last weekend, I did a little interview with Angela Liguori of Studio Carta for Style Me Pretty Living. It’s always a privilege to write for that site because, oh my goodness, it’s a way to share the good small batch word with their millions of readers. And guess what?! I’ve become a regular contributor to Style Me Pretty Living so there will be more maker stories and recipes over yonder each month.

But let’s get back to the story…let’s talk about Angela Liguori.

Angela runs Studio Carta, a small design studio and grand online business totally dedicated to Italian sourced ribbons, twine, textiles and tapes that she designs and packages from Brookline, Massachusetts. I visited with her a few months back and you bet we’re going to feature some of her designs in my forthcoming cookbook, Food Gift Love. On top of her interview on Style Me Pretty Living, Angela answered a few fun questions for Eat Boutique readers.

If someone wanted to incorporate one item from Studio Carta into their everyday life, what would you suggest?

“I would pick a vibrant colored ribbon and suggest wrapping a present with it. When wrapped with a simple vibrant ribbon, an everyday gift will look quite special.”

What is the best homemade food gift you have ever received?

“Before hopping on a plane back to the US, I received a big bundle of my favorite biscotti from my best friend in Rome.”

Ah, biscotti, from Rome. Heavenly. Thank you, Angela! See the full interview – and loads of pretty photos – with Angela here.


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Photos by Heidi Murphy/White Loft Studio.

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Maggie Battista

Founder at Eat Boutique
Maggie, is the founder of Eat Boutique. She started Eat Boutique as a blog in 2007, and sold out of her first gift box of small batch independent food in 2009. Maggie continues to offer unique and delicious handmade food in tasting subscriptions and seasonal gift boxes for food fans and home cooks. Maggie also hosts Eat Boutique Markets, where she spotlights cookbook authors and food makers. She’s written for Style Me Pretty, Food52, Time Out New York, Spencer Magazine, and writes a cocktail column for the popular wedding blog, Snippet & Ink. Maggie's also created retail experiences for the largest floral and event design company in New England. She regularly travels far distances to find the next great chef, farmer, food maker or host. You can follow her worldwide – and homemade – gastronomic adventures on Twitter at @mizmaggieb or @eatboutique. Maggie's first-ever cookbook Food Gift Love will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in October 2015. You may pre-order now.

  • angela liguori

    Thank you Maggie! a real pleasure working with you! grazie

    • Maggie

      Oh Angela, I miss your shop and really love and adore what you do. I hope we can work together more soon and I can’t wait for you to see the photos of the cookbook! xo

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