Jane Austen Novel Notecards Jan06

Jane Austen Novel No...

Chronicle Books Now that the new year is officially upon us, the best way to begin 2014 is with your best foot forward.  Which means thank you notes for the kindness of gifts and cookies and company which we have received over the last couple months. With the temptation of cleaning...

PANTONE Stationery S...

  Chronicle Books In shops now I love this stuff.  My Mary Cassat notecards are lovely and all (purchased at a museum gift shop, of course), but innovative designs like these make great stocking stuffers for others or a nice little gift for yourself. This set has 16 writing sheets with the...

Hello! Lucky Greeting Cards May22

Hello! Lucky Greetin...

Website I have a drawer in my office with a stack of cards ready for almost any occasion.  This includes Get Well cards and general sassiness. Any time I stumble in a stationery shop or a market like Unique LA I stock up on terrific (and, if we’re being honest) over-priced cards for...

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Apr16

Los Angeles Times Fe...

Festival 21 + 22 April 2012 I arrived in Los Angeles as a New York book snob.  I missed The Strand and the (real) edition of the Sunday Times.  It took me a minute to discover the literati scene here.  Turns out, you can find a lot of it while listening to NPR on your way to the annual...

Monocle Travel Guides Feb27

Monocle Travel Guide...

    Subscribe I’m irrationally in love with Monocle as a publication.  There isn’t a classier briefing on “global affairs, business, culture & design” out there.  Part of its appeal are the regular reports they do on cities and countries as they change...