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Addressed to impress

Evite and the economy should be killing her business. But Karen Bartolomei is quietly building a stationery empire, one lavish invitation at a time.

Karen Bartolomei Karen Bartolomei (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
By Christopher Muther
Globe Staff / July 30, 2009

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‘My husband wishes I had an off switch,’’ says Karen Bartolomei, Boston’s reigning queen of wedding invitations, thank-you notes, and all manner of over-the-top paper products. She pops a bit of calamari into her mouth at Les Zygomates on a recent rainy afternoon. “He honestly thinks I’m a freak about design. I’ll get up in the middle of the night ... (Full article: 1199 words)

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