In Defense of Snail Mail

IN THIS LOOK: PENCILS BY HAUTE PAPIER

IN THIS LOOK: PENCILS BY HAUTE PAPIER

A love letter to the lost art of keeping in touch...

I was asked this week why I still waste my time sending snail mail. This, of course, struck a nerve. While it makes me sad that others don't always value the art and etiquette of keeping in touch the old-fashioned way, in this digital age I can understand that, to some, taking the time to purchase a card or writing paper, thoughtfully inscribing a note, stamping an envelope and locating a mailbox or post office can seem like hard work....

Nautical by Nature

Ahoy! The ocean waves are calling my name as I prepare for an upcoming getaway to Nantucket, and I seem to have gone a bit overboard with my love of seafaring tones, all-American stripes and anchors galore. Summertime is the perfect time to incorporate nautical-inspired style into your everyday correspondence, and today a selection of blue-hued beauties have come aboard the  Mail Models BoutiqueTake a peek!

Building Your Stationery Wardrobe

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In an ideal world, there would be plenty of time to shop for the perfect greeting every time an occasion for correspondence arose. But if you're anything like the rest of us, you've probably sent a birthday card belatedly, missed an opportunity to express gratitude or posted a note on paper you weren't proud of simply because you weren't prepared.

Following are the pieces I believe should form the foundation of every stationery wardrobe, so you can keep in touch in style very time.

July To-Do List

This month, I vow to:

  • Don my red, white and blue best in celebration of the 4th
  • Maximize my lobster roll intake
  • Indulge in the guilty pleasure of a trashy beach read, or two
  • Explore Nantucket's gorgeous nooks and crannies, at last!
  • Write a long letter to granny
  • Keep on looking for that perfect pair of white jeans (continued from June, oops!)
  • Stake out a primo spot at Bryant Park's Film Fest
  • Add a few more champagne corks to my ever-growing collection