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Imagine Spring - Pens, Inks, and Stationery to Inspire You and Lift Your Spirits

What do you think of when you imagine spring?  Living in Connecticut, I always looked forward to spring with great anticipation after the long months of darkness, cold, and ice. Not that winter d...
Pilot Pens by the Numbers

Pilot Pens by the Numbers

If you've ever watched me in our weekly Instagram series, "The Battle of the Pens," or on our YouTube show, For Your Penjoyment, you've probably seen me struggling with pen names that contain numbe...
Opus 88 -- Eye-catching Eyedroppers!

Opus 88 -- Eye-catching Eyedroppers!

Have you ever tried an eyedropper filled pen? I hadn't, until this week! We've been carrying Opus 88 fountain pens from Taiwan for a while, but recently received some unique new colors that really ...
Loving the Little Liliput from Kaweco!

Loving the Little Liliput from Kaweco!

I admit, the Kaweco Liliput is not for everyone. And, it wasn't a pen that I paid a lot of attention to until I started using my new TRAVELER'S notebook this week. I love my notebook and want to ta...
Seventeen Ink Questions

Seventeen Ink Questions

I'm a little under the weather this week, so I decided it would be a good idea to choose a fun blog topic that doesn't require a lot of research.  I found my inspiration in the #17InkQuestions meme...
Getting Inspired by TRAVELER'S notebook!

Getting Inspired by TRAVELER'S notebook!

This week's article isn't going to be "The Ultimate Guide to TRAVELER'S notebook!" I'm not going to try to describe every single Traveler's refill and accessory, show all the ways they can be used,...
Talking Handwriting with Linda Pennington

Talking Handwriting with Linda Pennington

As I was driving to work on National Handwriting Day, listening to one of my favorite Mozart operas, an exciting idea came to me:  I should interview Pen Boutique's very own calligrapher, Linda Pe...
Exploring the Multifaceted Visconti Van Gogh Collection

Exploring the Multifaceted Visconti Van Gogh Collection

Lately, I've been noticing that I really enjoy the look and feel of faceted pens. From the humble Kaweco Sport, Faber-Castell Hexo, and TWSBI Diamond series, to the intriguing Caran d'Ache and ystu...
Laura's Five Favorite Fountain Pens -- $50 & Under. ( A Beginners guide to fountain pen)

Laura's Five Favorite Fountain Pens -- $50 & Under. ( A Beginners guide to fountain pen)

This week's article is part of a new series excitedly suggested to me by Pen Boutique owner Leena:  "Laura's Five Favorite Fountain Pens" in different price categories.  Maybe it should be called L...