I hope everybody had a wonderful holiday weekend, and for those of you not in the US, a lovely regular weekend. Labor Day marks the end of summer and sends us back to the routine of school or work. I recently came across this Sophia Loren quote, which seems appropriate for this seasonal shift. Have you ever noticed that Sophia Loren, with her bombshell good looks, has never been the type to [Read more…]
to be or not to be a letter writer with style…
Have the texting and email functions of hand-held devices wiped away our manners? What has happened to the handwritten note? I have noticed that it is getting harder and harder to find decent stationery, note cards and note pads to buy. Is it a supply and demand issue? Are good manners being shorthanded and emoticonned into extinction? Let’s hope not. When someone has sent you a gift, done you a favor, shown you hospitality, or the like, there is nothing more important – or appropriate- than to demonstrate your appreciation in a thoughtful manner, taking the time to be expressive about why you are thanking this person. A handwritten note has a memorable way of conveying that another’s efforts had been appreciated. Especially a well written note on beautiful paper. Elegance matters. Stylish New Orleanian, Alexa Pulitzer, is the master of designing unique personal logos for people to bring their A game to handwritten notes. In fact, her designs are so incredible that what may start out as a notecard design order will often extend to cocktail napkins, cups, business cards and invitations- she has evolved into quite a personal branding queen. Luckily for us, she is our guest today on the blog, and she will school us on the importance of the handwritten note. Please welcome Alexa (who will be represented by blue text): [Read more…]
Famous Henry James quote- said to his nephew, Willie James, in 1902.
Howard Slatkin posted another great quote to his instagram account yesterday- “When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.” -unknown
Samuel Johnson reminds us that “Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.”