I had one of those days that I couldn’t have scripted any better.
Lunch at BG with a longtime friend, visiting from out of town. Followed by a little browsing on the 7th floor of Bergdorf Goodman. Then, as if on cue, Bernard Maisner, the gifted King of Calligraphy, stopped by to say hello to the associates who sell his eponymous line of engraved stationery, bookmarks, place cards and holiday cards.
I have a box of his engraved flower stationery….bought in Dallas on my last trip home. It’s an understatement to say I’m a fan.
Bernard Maisner is an internationally renowned calligrapher, stationer and contemporary artist. Owning one of his little masterpieces is owning a fine piece of art. 
If you live in, near or will be visiting NYC on December 11th…mark this on your calendar! 
Bernard will be at Bergdorf Goodman that afternoon, on the 7th floor, offering complimentary customization for any of his work purchased that day. 
Here are some ideas on how to leverage this opportunity:
❤Select a bookmark for a friend, have it customized with her name and give it with a special book
❤Customize bookmarks for each of your book club members
❤Customize a set of place cards for each member of a friend’s family
❤Customize a set of place cards for your family and use them for holiday dinners
❤Customize a paperweight to commemorate a wedding, a birthday, a new baby
For questions or orders on anything you see above or to know more about what is in stock, contact:
Joseph Riccio @ BG
What would you want Bernard to write for you?

images: permission granted by Bernard Maisner, all others by Joseph Riccio


  1. I am seriously hoping that I am next to him…in heaven.
    As an artist and calligraphy addict, I adore Mr.Maisner's work. Just heaven on earth!
    Wonderful photo of the two of you!

  2. Oh wow! There is that lucky creative cloud over your head again! How amazing, new to this stationery line, and in LOVE! The gift ideas? Amazing…as per usual! xx

  3. How fun! You know how much we love BG and bumping into Bernard – icing on the cake! I've been meaning to pick up some stationery and now I have a good excuse to visit the 7th Floor.


  5. So beautiful!!

  6. As a font addict, I absolutely love his work! What a fun day for you! xo Cathy

  7. So very talented…lucky you! I love any thing in beautiful script.
    It's just such a beautiful and artful gesture.

  8. What a treat! His work is stunning. I love your ideas for personalization too!

  9. WOW, can you imagine how beautiful his planner looks? Everyday and every activity would look thrilling!! I'm glad it was part of yours :)



  10. How exciting! I wish I could be there! I would love to get a bookmark. I dunno, I think I sense a giveaway coming up ;o)

  11. Wonderful! You did have a great day, didn't you? I think I would go with a paper weight & perhaps a wonderful card for the hubby.

  12. Elizabeth,

    How wonderful he is so truly gifted!

    I have a Luxurious New Giveaway on my site!

    Art by Karena

  13. so pretty…if only i had that talent!

  14. Oooh, that is so cool! What serendipity! XX!

  15. Oh, la la! Thanks for the heads up! And, might I add you look amazing…that ensemble is fabulous Elizabeth! You always look smashing!

  16. What FUN Elizabeth! How lucky are you. I wish I was closer:( Such wonderful ideas. And following your post with the calligraphed menu! –Gretchen

  17. That certainly sounds like a great day. And Bernard Maisner is such an amazing talent. Gorgeous work!
    XO Piper

  18. Oh, how I love BG! And what a lucky encounter! His work is gorgeous.

  19. Look at
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    I love your
    sweet gift ideas!
    xx Suzanne

  20. What a fun day you had – and what fortuitous timing. I adore his work – am putting the date on my calendar and I just love all your customization ideas – am going to write them down and bring with!

  21. As a paper lady, you know I LOVE some good stationery. Who does it better than Mr. Maisner?

    PS. Did you see the new Bell'Invito series that should be in store by now? So cute!! It it gold engraved with some killer italian liners. Swoon!

  22. Super pretty.