Rediscover the power of the written word with these fabulous finds.
Jot It Down
Carry a blank journal as an everyday accessory—you never know when creativity will strike.
Our Pick: 144-page notebook ($115) with silk cover in graphite Brazil print cover. Hermès, Palm Beach (561-655-6655, usa.hermes.com)
Make an impression in your correspondences with the timeless and sophisticated art of wax envelope seals.
Our Pick: Double ($42) or single ($32) initial seal with wooden handle. Il Papiro, Palm Beach (561-833-5696, ilpapirofirenze.it)
Step away from the computer and send a thoughtful note the old-fashioned way.
Former graphic designer Jason Arbuckle brings Florida-infused whimsy to the world of stationery and greeting cards through his West Palm Beach company, J.Falkner (561-833-8455).
Goal: “Living in Palm Beach, and sharing this magical place with friends, made me realize there is nothing like a jolt of color to make people happy. Bright, colorful cards have since become our trademark at J.Falkner—our motto is to share color and spread happiness.”
On the lost art of writing: “Ironically, the ease of email and text means the written word now has that much more impact. A great card with just a few words is so much more memorable than any text. After all, who ever took an email and put it on their pin board?”
Our J.Falkner pick: Happy Flamingo folded cards ($16.95 for boxed set of 8). Stationer on Sunrise (561-833-7971, stationeronsunrise.com)
Create the perfect place to write with a mix of function, fashion and history.
Our Pick: Nineteenth-century English bamboo lift-top writing desk ($2,500) with gold tooled leather writing surface, upper gallery and lower storage shelf, available on 1stdibs.com. Coco House and Co., West Palm Beach (561-573-7150, cocohouseandcompany.com)
Don’t settle—use the perfect tool to express your writing voice.
Our Pick: Five-inch Betteridge Collection sterling silver bamboo ballpoint pen with clip ($200). Betteridge, Palm Beach (561-655-5850, betteridge.com)