Seasonal Wardrobe Change

IMG_4587It’s offically Fall! Bring on the pumpkins, apples, cool days, sweaters, fireside nights, football season, mums and falling leaves.

I’ve already switched out my closet….sundresses and sandals are stored until warmer days, sweaters and boots have taken their place. In other words, I’ve installed my fall wardrobe.

In that same way, I’ve switched over to my Fall stationery wardrobe. Earlier this year, my friend and fab artist, Patricia van Essche (aka PVE Design) designed a monogram for me for each season. One of my summer projects was getting cards and stickers created for these designs. I’m sure any print house could do this for you…I just happened to use my local Staples.

So….between now and Dec 1 these are what I’m planning on using for all of my correspondence.IMG_4593 IMG_4595 IMG_4597 IMG_4599I hope that they are enjoyed as much by the recipients of my snail mail as by me. Happy Fall, y’all!

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Summer Style Stationery

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Among my summer to-dos: order more stationery. That’s actually a good sign to me, as it means I’ve written a lot of notes. And, while I love to use my monogrammed notecards, I also like to have a variety of stationery, just to keep things interesting for me and whoever is on the receiving end.

This new summer collaboration goes to the top of my list. The Maryn (former Domino editor, Michelle Adams) x Caitlin McGauley (NYC based illustrator and artist) for Dempsey & Carroll. The blue and white striped boatneck makes me think of Nantucket and would make an especially cute gift if you are lucky enough to snag a summer invitation with friends. Or the perfect note to accompany your hostess gift.Screen Shot 2017-07-30 at 9.16.50 PM

Screen Shot 2017-07-30 at 9.16.59 PMstationary_heroSummer is the perfect time to jot off a quick note and having stationery you are excited to use makes it so much easier! So get started….”write” away!

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4 Favorites – Stationery

DSC_9938_4x4In honor of National Letterwriting Month, I wanted to give a shout out to 4 of my favorite stationery companies. All women owned and all small businesses.

Haute Papier is my go-to for personalized notepads and stationery with stylish liners. This month they’ve upped the ante with collections of vintage stamps that will dress up your snail mail. I’m snagging the Space Exploration set for letters to my oldest son….he’s a SpaceX fan and dreams of working for NASA.Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 3.34.30 PMDSC_9932_4x4-1Bell’Invito creates the most exquisite stationery…both bespoke and boxed. Heather Wise Alexander has continued to raise the bar on stylish papers. If you want a mind-blowing bespoke creation (perhaps a wedding, baby announcement or very special occasion), this is where I would go.Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 9.04.53 PMScreen Shot 2017-04-04 at 9.53.09 PMAnother favorite that I have in my own stationery wardrobe is Sugar Paper. I was thrilled to visit their jewel box of a shop in LA this summer, as they had designed one of my favorite notecard sets. Their quality papers are dotted with charming, feminine designs.

Sugar-Paper-Perfect-Thank-You-Blog_grande Unknown-5_1024x1024Finally, one of my favorites for greeting cards is 9th Letter Press. I love their whimsical style and enjoy receiving their Confetti Courier each month with a selection of cards for the season. They also do custom design work for personal and business.20161207-IMG_7863_45060d2c-282f-4130-a23f-f8c112462071_1440x640Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 9.44.06 PMNo matter your writing style….write often and select a stationery that you’ll be excited to use!

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