Confetti Courier

mainslider_img_1Oh, how I love a beautiful card via snail mail. They arrive rarely these days (but, I love when then do…hint, hint ). So, here’s a great way to have some beautiful cards on hand. The Confetti Courier is a new stationery subscription service from 9th Letter Press – whose standout cards you’ll find at places like Anthropologie, Terrian and Swoozie.

5 cards, delivered on the first Monday of each month for $14…you can stop, start or pause at any time. screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-10-11-59-pm screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-10-12-11-pm screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-10-12-48-pmAnd, it makes the perfect stocking stuffer, too! So, order one for yourself and one to give away!


Sugar Paper – So Sweet

IMG_0028Welcome to September! I am ready to get back into a routine, after a lovely summer.

My youngest son starts school this Thursday, which will be when I finally  get organized. I’ve heard a lot lately about how September is the new January…fresh start, new beginnings and all. It’s probably why you see a lot of calendars that begin in August as opposed to January. As far as I’m concerned, any time is a great time to regroup and rework your desk, your office and anything that keeps you organized.

So, it was a a great pleasure for this “paper and stationery fanatic” to visit a shop I have long lusted after from afar, during a family trip to Los Angeles. Sugar Paper, located in the Brentwood Country Mart,  was just as adorable as I had hoped.

Signature products, from notecard sets to pencils, pens and their new  journals (which can be monogrammed) were displayed with the best of other product lines, making for a visual feast.IMG_0017 IMG_0018 IMG_0019 IMG_0020 IMG_0021 IMG_0022I came away with a few new items, including the pink Today “to do” pad pictured above. It’s my grown up version of “back to school” supplies.

Whatever you’re planning for Fall, you might as well do it in “sweet” style!


Letters of Luxury – Nancy Sharon Collins


That’s what I thought when I saw the engraving work of Nancy Sharon Collins. Her work, which has appeared in Veranda, Town and Country, Martha Stewart Weddings and Departures magazine,  is not new….she has been designing custom monograms and ciphers since the 1970s. But, in an era where communication is usually limited to 140 characters and hitting “send”, it seems that I am drawn more than ever to the art and craft of hand engraving.

Nancy specializes in hand engraving on onion skin…a whisper-thin stock that was favored by Ernest Hemingway and jacqueline Kennedy Onasssis…at one time delicate and precious.

Nancy welcomes custom work, so if you are looking for something truly special, reach out to her and have her create an heirloom work of art.3000Ledonne_Violett-1500x1250 Blue_OS_NSCII-1500x1250 Figure5-Lagnaippe-Fall2015Artcmyk-III Lane-Ewing-card-photo-1125x1500 Leslie-Rylee-green-photo-1500x987 nsc-9-998x1500 Pink_NSC72a Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 9.49.37 PM Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 9.50.09 PM Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 9.51.57 PM sMs-ciphershalf-inch-steel-die-1500x1120 Wei_Monogram-e1410547727136Hello-Darling-new-product-shot-web-retouched-1500x1091Receiving a thoughtful letter on gorgeous stationery is a luxury today….let’s be part of the movement to fill up those mailboxes! The ones attached to our houses, not our computers!