Archive for January, 2014

Are you a note taker, or a list maker?
January 29th, 2014
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Is it possible the world divides as neatly as this? Do some of us take notes, while others make lists?

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What I do know — unequivocally — is that a splendid alchemy occurs when you put your thoughts down on actual paper. Ideas become clearer, and tasks seem less intimidating. A good list is nothing less than an “antidote to confusion” (a Maira Kalman expression I’ve long adored).

In fact, we have a friend who has been known to write down a task already accomplished, for the pure pleasure of checking it off a to-do list. (Ok, that friend is us.)

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For the note taker, we have an elegant giraffe encouraging your thoughts, on a soothing French blue palette. Blue, we’re told, is the color most conducive to new ideas.

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For the list maker, we have our Busy Bee. In fresh green to provide a buzz of energy — and, incidentally, that classic Palm Beach color combo, pink and green.

Each pad contains 75 tearaway pages, and a luxe smooth paper stock to let your pencil glide. Order one, or both, online here. Tuck in a matching pen — we favor those slim Japanese LePens that come in a rainbow of colors — and our notepads make a great hostess gift for just $7.50 each.

Thank YOU Serendipity Magazine!
January 22nd, 2014

Serendipity Magazine, the lifestyle magazine for Fairfield and Westchester County, ran a lovely story on the art of thank you notes in their last issue — and imagine our delight to see our little Whale “Thanks Tons” card feature in such a nice collection.

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It’s always a treat for us to see our cards in the hands of a talented photographer, and we love the pretty composition of pens and paper against a mint green background. So fresh!

Probably there is some etiquette about getting your thank you cards out in a timely manner, but we think January is generally one of those dreary months when any bit of mail, whenever it arrives, is always welcome!

So sit yourself down with a box of thank you cards (which could always be ours if you wanted to order them right here), and thank Aunt Ethel for those Christmas wool socks …