As technology advances, we’re seeing less and less paper. It started small, fewer files in the office, fewer bills as we opted for electronic statements, and less postal mail as we opted for email. However, now the reduction of our reliance on paper in our daily lives has created an interesting side effect – a renewed love affair with pen and paper. While the love has always been present, it is more prevalent now as we romanticize a time when people wrote letters to one another, shared handwritten recipes, and wrote in a journal by hand. The good news is that luxury pens and stationary are more popular than ever, we’ve chosen some favorites.
Brooks Brothers Diary
One of the best ways to stay organized is a desk diary and where better to start than with Brooks Brothers. Filled with great resources, the Brooks Brothers desk diary has a leather-crafted cover and includes an agenda, calendar, and maps. They even offer free personalization of up to three letters they’ll add with gold block letters.
Brooks Brothers Pen
In order to stay organized with your Brooks Brothers Diary, we recommend that you get one of Brooks Brothers excellent pens. Their Patterned Cap Pen Prince of Wales Plaid is our pick. It’s an elegant, fine-tip rollerball with black ink and has a lovely plaid engraved on the cap. Imported from Italy, it’s a perfect pairing with the Brooks Brothers Diary.
Crane & Co. Correspondence Card
Many feel the art of correspondence has been on the decline for many years, but let’s help contribute to its reprisal starting with Crane & Co.’s Correspondence Card. These cards are simple, elegant, and multi-purpose. An excellent note to drop in the mail to say hello, a lovely way to express your gratitude as a thank you note, or even a luxurious way to share a thought with a friend or loved one, these cards will be a reflection of your style and grace.
Smythson Viceroy Fountain Pen & Case
Handmade in England, Smythson of Bond Street’s Viceroy Grand Fountain Pen is sheer luxury in solid silver. You can also add an engraved inscription for a personal touch. This fountain pen is an ideal accompaniment for drafting correspondence, journaling, or keeping your diary up to date. You’ll feel the true luxury with each pen stroke and gain an even greater appreciation for the art of the handwritten missive.
Montblanc Fine Stationery Sketch Book
The art of correspondence is enhanced when you practice your prose in your own journal. The Montblanc Fine Stationery Sketch Book is one of our favorites. Again, it is classic in its simple design and helps Montblanc to fulfill its “dedication to writing culture and the pleasure of writing.” Manufactured in Italy from the finest Saffiano leather and high-quality paper, each page is subtly watermarked with the Montblanc emblem.
Are you inspired to put pen to paper and share your enduring love? Keep in mind, each of these luxury pens and stationary items makes a perfect gift. For further love of the paper, you may want to see our favorite luxury wedding invitations.