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Thoughtful Valentine’s Gifts List

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Less than ten days to go before the day of love arrives in shades of pink and red, and tiny hearts patched all over it. If you have already got the perfect gift for your significant other, kudos to you. But if you haven’t, chances are that so far you have no gift ideas and may be you never will. This is where we step in. We bring to you an assortment of gift ideas that might be your only saving grace, come 14 February.1. Letts of London Verona Lilac Pocket Academic Diaries Isn't it...

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My Top 10 Favorites

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At Pen Boutique I have seen it all when it comes to pen. I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly, and while it is easy to pick out the rotten of the lot, it is never easy to pick out a favorite. Well, the list of good pens does run longer than the list of bad. But even if it were otherwise, the task of picking out the top 10 favorite pens would have been tough. At least it is for me, because I have always felt that my decision would hurt “the feelings” (of course, I...

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The Urgency of a Handwriting Comeback

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Happy National Handwriting Day A look at the open diary in front of me (which belongs to me) and the notebook that is carelessly tossed a meter away (which belongs to my colleague), and there is little doubt in my head about the dire need of a national handwriting day, every day of the year. We have that bad handwriting. The hypocrite that I am blames technology. With the advent of computers and mobile phones, we are habitual of typing instant text messages and send it in a jiffy. What is the use of laboring over handwriting anyways when there...

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Cross Luxury Peerless 125 Review

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Cross Peerless 125 Luxury Collection The newest pen in the Cross Luxury collection is the Peerless 125. The original Peerless pen was introduced by Cross in 1889. These pens are beautiful in their finishes of Black Lacquer, Platinum and 23k Gold Plate. Each pen has an individual serial number, on the cap, that you can register with Cross. The Navy Blue and White box is a show piece on its own. The inside is white velour and each pen comes with a clear Cross pen stand for displaying. The Obsidian Black Lacquer has the Platinum trim, the Platinum is available...

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Graf von Faber-Castell Tamitio Fountain Pen Review

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Graf von Faber-Castell Tamitio Fountain Pen The Graf von Faber-Castell Tamitio line brings the high quality and craftsmanship of the luxury brand to the affordable price levels of the workhorse Faber-Castell lines. It is an elegantly designed piece which is constructed of a metal body covered by multiple layers of varnish. This varnish imparts a matte finish which is non-reflective and smooth to the touch. The front section, rear section and cap are all polished metal. The nib is stainless steel and plated with Rhodium. The body has fluting which not only gives the pen a sleek look but also...

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