Jot Down Your New Years Resolutions in These Chic Leather Notebooks From Smythson!

Make it Happen
and Follow Your Dreams notebooks, $75. Be Happy notebook, $60.

Along with a new year comes new dreams, new aspirations and resolutions to improve ourselves and our lives. I recently declared “Make it Happen” my personal mantra for 2011 so when I came across this chic notebook emblazoned with those very words, I wanted it immediately! I’m thinking of getting this as my personal goal journal for the year. What better place to chronicle my hopes and aspirations than in a luxe pink leather notebook from Smythson of Bond Street?! There are several other equally colorful …

5 Favorites for Social Stationery

My desk

I have fond memories of receiving my first set of personalized stationery. When I was 6 or 7 my mom surprised me with a set of pink, purple and sea green folded note cards, note pads and envelopes with little seashells all over and I thought it was beyond cool that my name was printed on them. I would always find excuses to write notes to people just so I could use it. Nowadays personal correspondence is all about speed and convenience. The prevalence of email has made correspondence quite impersonal and new innovations like text messaging and …

John Robshaw for Barnes & Noble

John Robshaw is one of my favorite textile designers so I was excited to learn that he recently launched a collection of eco-friendly stationery and gifts for Barnes & Noble! Below is a look at some of my favorite items. I especially love the elephant notecards! All items are available at Barnes & Nobles stores nationwide or at bn.com.

Elephant Handmade Paper Notecards, $14.95

Indigo Madura Journal, $14.95

Handmade Paper Wrapped Colored Pencils, $9.95


Metallic Goa Natural Canvas Pencil Pouch, $6.95

Peacock Hand Painted Natural Canvas Tote, $19.95…

The Smythson Guide to Everyday Stationery

A couple of years ago I picked up a copy of The Smythson Guide to Everyday Stationery, a useful reference book on the art of correspondence by Smythson of Bond Street. I originally purchased my pink leather bound edition shown above as a gift for someone else but loved it so much I ended up keeping it for myself!

The book mainly focuses on etiquette and style but is also is a primer on stationery in general, covering such topics as watermarks, paper textures, typefaces and the appropriate paper weights for various types of correspondence.

There’s also a short …

Haute Paper from Horchow and Mr. Boddington

I’m almost out of my favorite personalized stationery so I’ve been shopping around and wanted to share two very chic sets of correspondence cards that I’m loving right now…

This stylish stationery is from Horchow. I love the top two cards which feature a Chippendale print in either blue or red. I love that these are personalized in gold ink. So Haute! This style costs $154 for a set of 50 correspondence cards with personalized envelopes.

These cards are by Mr. Boddington’s Studio and are from their Kyoto collection. I love the chocolate colored Japanese tree lining and the very …

{Haute Paper} Inslee

“Parasol,” “Chic” & “Little Black Dress”

One of the best gifts I received this past Christmas was a set of super chic personalized note cards from my good friend Marissa. They’re by a fashionable new paper goods line called Inslee. The stationery features stylish illustrations by Inslee Haynes, the designer of the line who, by the way, is still a senior in college! If only I was that ambitious in my younger days! I’m absolutely obsessed with the Parasol, Chic and Little Black Dress designs. They’re perfect for writing thank you’s to all of my fashion friends and they …