Posted by Marisa Sellitti, Stationery Expert
It's still a ways off, but my husband and I are planning a trip to the South (West) of France in early June to celebrate a dear friend's wedding, and I'm really looking forward to it! Our plan is to relax in the countryside for a few days, then head to the City of Light! As I was thinking about the trip, I couldn't resist sharing with you a few my favorite haunts (paper related, of course) in Paris. (Or maybe it was the Paris honeymoon feature in our Spring issue—on newsstands now—that inspired me.)
130, Rue du Bac
Oh, those Sweeds! Bookbinders Design stocks the most beautiful cloth-covered notebooks, journals, and albums and displays them in spectral order (seriously brilliant!). They are simple, handcrafted, and would make the perfect guestbook or photo album. There are so many gorgeous colors (so hard to choose) you'll be sure to find one in you palette, I promise. I've been thinking about keeping scrapbooks for the little one and can't wait to stock up while I'm there.
26, Rue Vavin
Marie Papier is my destination of choice for writing paper and simple note cards and envelopes. If you love paper like I do, this quaint little shop in Montparnasse will not disappoint. The cards and envelopes come in every possible format and the widest range of colors I have ever seen. I love to mix and match
depending on the person I am writing to and the occasion.
P.S. I have a little confession: I purchased all my wedding stationery from this shop, shipped it back to NYC, and had it letterpressed here. (Of course, I'm not suggesting you do this—I do have a practical side.)
What crazy things are you doing in the name of quality paper products? Do you have a passion for pretty paper? I can't be the only person who searched far and wide for good wedding stationery, right?