Monday, 24 April 2017

Write it down

Don't look back, look forward they say. 

As we step forth into an increasingly digital world, communicating with each other through emojis, acronyms and digital shorthand via multiple screens, for hours of everyday; anything and everything seems possible. Here's a radical idea; let's hit pause for a moment though and take some inspiration from the evergreen existence...slow living, la Dolce Vita, savouring every moment, the written word...and dream that maybe technology and old world living can co-exist in perfect harmony? I believe it can!

Concept Room at Paperchase Flagship Store, London (aka stationery Mecca!)
Even though I appreciate stationery and the written word all year round (and by appreciate I mean stockpile pretty notebooks and spell the word stationery correctly - it drives me mad when people spell it 'stationary'!), April 24 through 30 is National Stationery Week. This is the week in the year to really go to town with celebrating the physically written word, because writing still matters. How nice is it to receive a handwritten letter or card in the post (as opposed to bills bills bills?!) or to look back and cringe over old journals?! 

So the call to action is to pick up your favourite pen and some paper and get writing; whether that's a hello or thank you card to loved ones, a postcard to friends whilst on holiday, a day-to-day journal or even a short story or a poem. Any old paper you have will do OR like me you can use this as an excuse to nosey around the shops and pick up some pretty new stationery. I've pulled together my favourites edit below...sorry not sorry!

Say 'Merci' in style with these navy personalised notecards, from £0.90, Papier 
Put pen to paper with this trio of chic pens, £12, Ban Do at ASOS
Write a proper letter with this stunning Japanese writing set, £10,12, Etsy
Keep a journal, jot your innermost thoughts within this chic tome, from & Other Stories new stationery line, £17
Reflect on everyday feelings in this thought-provoking, prompting journal, £15, Kikki K
This stylish notebook set is perfect for penning your story or makes a beautiful gift, £10 for three, Lulu Guinness at ASOS 
Realise your travel dreams or capture your adventures in this beautiful travel journal, £5, Paperchase
Make your to-do lists as pretty as this orange marble notebook, £8.75, Katie Leamon at Trouva
What will YOU write? What are your favourite pieces of stationery?
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