Cupcake wedding cake.

Jennifer Hronek was our wedding planner almost eight years ago. Since then, we’ve stayed in touch… she has contacts in the stationery world and I get my personalized letterhead from her.. as well as buckslips and everything else we can imagine together. I send her various clippings about what’s trending in weddings these days… and…

Cake crazy — aka “Nerdy Nummies”.

Justin Goldstein, age 8, is already a very interested baker. He sent me chocolate chip cookies for Mother’s Day. In turn, when I see an interesting recipe for cookies or cake, I make sure he gets it. This PEOPLE magazine story is about an actress who’s made it big — with her baking tips. Maybe it…

On vacation…say ‘goodbye’ to your digital technology.

“GLAMOUR” magazine has a “See It, Share It” page. This month’s has a picture — “PLEASE BE PREPARED TO SAY GOODBYE TO ALL OF YOUR DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY”. If must be at a campground or somewhere in the woods… Doesn’t that mean I could still use my typewriter? How do you feel about giving up YOUR…

Ask Amy.

An “ASK AMY” column in today’s Los Angeles Times caught my eye. A preschool teacher wrote “Amy” to say that after her little students gave the teachers gifts for “Teachers’ Appreciation Day”, she went home and crafted individual ‘thank you’ notes. Her other teachers disagreed.  They figured they deserved the gifts, and they didn’t need…

Sofia Coppola’s stationery “wardrobe”.

Teri Keresey, who’s my elegant Pilates teacher, has impeccable taste. She used to be a top salesperson for Fred Segal Boutique on Melrose, when there were no other hip stores in town. She’s got the eye. When I need to put something together, I trust Teri implicitly. She understands that there can be as much…

Letter-writing stations & stationery queens.

“They share a deep love to old-fashioned letter writing, but it was a thoroughly modern missive — an e-mail — that first connected French blogger and illustrator Garance Dore with Anna Bond, cofounder of Rifle Paper Co.” (From “STYLE” section of LUCKY magazine, May 2014) http://www.shopbop.com/rifle-paper/br/v=1/29581.htm http://www.garancedore.fr/en/ http://riflepaperco.com/  Together they created a paper line.  Then…

Albondigas soup and dental hygiene.

It’s hard to have a meaty conversation when you’ve got your mouth wide open, but Veronica (my dental hygienist) and I manage to communicate despite the obstacles. She told me about a wonderful “Albondigas Soup” recipe she’d found in a Latina magazine, and I shared how I love making soups, too. We both admitted we’re…

Thanks for the inspiration…

It’s probably way too late to dream … but these pictures caught my gaze… and reminded me that summer’s around the corner, and it’s never too late to aspire to impossible beauty and a perfect body, is it? Please Share

Louise Marler — “She’s my Type”!

Louise Marler, my friend the ‘Typewriter Artist’, sent me this story about herself… after I sent her an article in the Palisades Post featuring collector Steve Soboroff, whom she knows from the very small ‘typewriter world’. ************************************************************************************************************************* Louise Marler: She’s Our Type Marler’s latest – Orson Welles’ typewriter To enter the Santa Monica Airport studio of Louise…

A Police Commissioner who loves typewriters.

Chuck Larsen, a long-time friend — and someone who’s been in the television/syndication business forever — knows of my typewriter obsession. He found this clipping in the Pacific Palisades paper and sent it to me. Steve Soboroff is the pre-eminent typewriter collector IN THE WORLD, it says. He gets his machines repaired at the same…