The wedding invitation company expands its space and vision at 50th & France

Paperista, which spent a year as a custom wedding invitation business at the Semple Mansion, has moved to a bright, modern storefront at 50th & France–expanding not only its space, but its mission. You’ll find artisan cards and notepaper, chic journals, gifts, and accessories for entertaining.

Paperista’s move is a mission accomplished for owner Antoinette Ramos, who set her sights on the thriving shopping district when she and her husband moved to the Twin Cities three years ago.

“Growing up in California and traveling to Europe often, I’ve become accustomed to finding boutique areas to spend an entire day walking and shopping,” she says. “I love dining al fresco and watching the buzz of people strolling along at 50th & France. I love knowing the owners of the boutiques. That gives you a special sense of place.”

How best to capture that feeling? On pretty paper, of course. 5023 France Ave. S., Mpls., 612-886-3470,