if it’s there, use it

These days, in the midst of our highly digital world, you might assume most well-to-do establishments place their resources on state-of-the-art technology. While this may be the case at times, many still stay true to the old-fashioned paper.

Our numero uno brown ink fan, Jenni David, continuously supplies me with paper goodies she brings home after her trips around the globe. This last round it was a cool postcard from BookMarc, the Mark Jacobs bookstore and a notebook from The Mill where she was editing a spot.

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I’ve also received a handful of stationery from fab hotels, from New York City to Santiago.

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JenniINTL Whenever on the road (which is rare these days) I search for boutiques which sell their own line of paper products. The one below came back from our weekend in Palm Springs last Fall, visiting the Ace Hotel & Swim Club. Not only is the notepad a handsome “field note” style, and moleskin made, but it always reminds me of my carefree state-of-mind when I glance at the cover.

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Locally, institutions such as the Minneapolis Institute of Art, are smart with giveaways. Last year we helped host an event and came home with a sturdy, spiral notebook. Aside from the quality, it’s a Thank You gift I will actually use. Double bonus.

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Now that Nick is not currently traveling for work there is a bit of a lull when it comes to hotel stationery. Thankfully I have stored up! Ha. But it’s something I hope hotels, art institutes, cool boutiques and not-so-trendy boutiques keep up with – free stationery or inexpensive paper goods in their stores. Every time I travel I seem to have a reason to write a letter using the hotel stationery. And my need for notebooks only grows over time. I’m also pretty certain if the Chicago hotel where the boys camped out this past week had not supplied stationery, Emmett might not have written this note while on vacation, away from his sister.

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(Not even prompted! I’m just saying.)

1 thought on “ if it’s there, use it

  1. David McNally

    Well articulated Wendy. In terms of one’s personal brand writing notes rather that sending emails is a real differentiator. People always open an envelope with their name hand written on it. Oliver’s note was very special.

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