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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The Thanksgiving Project by Sugar Paper

02-sugarpaper-thanksgivingproject_2048x2048No matter how this week felt for you (elating for some, disappointing for others, shocking to most), we can all agree that this is a month to express gratitude. It is a very powerful emotion. And, one that can lift you up. So, I am especially happy to share that the team at Sugar Paper is bringing back their gratitude cards.

The cards which were created in partnership with Casper ter Kuile, who is a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School, are meant to foster positive conversations and connection around your Thanksgiving table. A complimentary set will be included in each order from Sugar Paper (until they are gone), but are also available free for download here.

03-sugarpaper-thanksgivingproject_2048x2048May your heart be full of gratitude this month, for whatever blessings are in your life.

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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!

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