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Best Wishes! - Choosing a Graduation Gift Pen

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Best Wishes! - Choosing a Graduation Gift Pen

The Ideal Graduation Pen Several of my Pen Boutique workmates will soon be graduating from high school, and my nephew recently graduated from college, so graduation has been on my mind. My colleague Aurora mentioned to me last month that, second only to Christmas, graduation season is our busiest time of the year. It makes sense. A nice pen is the perfect gift to say, "Congratulations. I'm proud of you. Best wishes for the future!" A graduation pen is usually an elegant and classic one that you hope the recipient will treasure. Many customers have told me that their first "fancy" pen was a...

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So Many Sailors... Part Two!

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So Many Sailors... Part Two!

As promised, I'm back for another edition of the "So Many Sailors..." Saga that I started last month! The last one was so fun to write and photograph, I've been looking forward to this. Check out my original post if you haven't already, because it contains a quick Sailor model summary and all about my first five beautiful picks. For my sequel article, I've selected six more unique Sailor releases that you may have missed over the past few years, and my choices are extra colorful this time. The Sailor waters are very inviting, so let's jump in! The Next Six When I looked through our gorgeous sunlit...

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Pelikan Fountain Pens - My Secret Passion

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Pelikan Fountain Pens - My Secret Passion

I have been secretly hoping that Leena and Raj would suggest I write about Pelikans, so I was thrilled when Raj messaged me, "I think the next topic can be the Pelikan pens." I love Pelikans, although I hadn't personally used the larger models, and I was eager to be able to explore them in depth. I own a gorgeous White Tortoise M400 and the mysterious looking Petrol-Marbled special edition M205, and I've probably spent more time than I should gazing longingly into the Pelikan display case at the store, wishing I had the money for some of the other classic models. I knew I would enjoy this...

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S.T. Dupont - Parisian Luxury with Weight Behind It

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S.T. Dupont - Parisian Luxury with Weight Behind It

Meeting the Dream Pen My first introduction to S.T. Dupont was back in December when I was creating Instagram posts featuring our store elf admiring different products. Pen and notepad in hand, I posed this question to one of my colleagues, Fana:  "What's your dream pen? If you could own any pen that we sell, which one would you want?" She immediately went to the S.T. Dupont case and unlocked it to show me one of the Line D pens, saying, "If there's a fountain pen that writes like butter, this is it." She went on to describe how it was so well-balanced, even unposted, and...

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Falling in Love... with the Lamy Cursive Nib

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Falling in Love... with the Lamy Cursive Nib

I Never Expected This To Happen... I feel like I should start this blog post by admitting... I have never owned a Lamy pen, and I never felt the urge to get one, either. I don't have anything against Lamys, I just started my fountain pen journey with a Pilot Metropolitan and didn't follow a trajectory that included Lamys. I never wanted one.... until now. And this may sound crazy, but the reason I want a Lamy is all because of the Lamy cursive nib! I knew as soon as I tried this nib that I wanted to write my next blog about it, and...

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