Anyone else get a little excited when you discover a new place that stocks cute stationery, which you may not necessarily need but you purchase anyway just because you feel there would be a huge un-fill-able hole in your life if you didn’t? Yes? Oh I feel you, I have exactly the same problem. I regularly find myself scrolling the Internet of an evening, accidently clicking ‘add to basket’, accidently typing in my card details and delivery address, and then impatiently waiting 3-5 working days for my delivery of all sorts of uber cute stationery paraphernalia to arrive. (Mum if you’re reading, I really did NEED that pink whale cellotape dispenser that should be arriving any day now.)
When I learnt our online department store, And so to Shop, was being created and this meant that we could view and purchase products from all our suppliers in one place, I literally leapt up and did the happiest happy dance (whilst my over-used bank card wept at the bottom of my handbag). So now we’re up and running, and my pre-empted excitement was most definitely justified due to the amount of gorgeousness our online department store is brimming with, I thought I’d share with you Lu’s favourite stationery picks.
Where better place to start than with Loveli. Loveli pride themselves on design for love and life, which is clear to see through their stunning wedding stationery design packages and their wide range of other quirky stylish products. Their greeting cards offer originality that will no doubt put a grin on the recipient’s face when opening your little note – ‘I love you more than chocolate cake’ is one I could personally put to good use. Another thing we all love to do is write a good list and enjoy that satisfying feeling when ticking off the completed jobs. Well Loveli can help us write our lists in style with this to-do jotter pad that is the perfect desk accessory. And then, if they couldn’t suit me down to the ground any more, they go and put a motivational quote on a notebook - perfection! You can find all of these products and more on our website, and what’s more, Loveli are currently offering free UK shipping exclusively to ASTS customers.
Hoard Pretty Things
As soon as I saw their name I knew I was going to love them. Hoard Pretty Things understands the stationery addicts of the world and caters for them perfectly in every way possible – and for this we thank you! Yes the unicorn craze is currently in full swing and I can safely say I have also jumped on the bandwagon, and am crazy for this magical greeting card Hoard Pretty Things have designed (not that my birthday is fast approaching or anything *hint hint*). Then comes what I would call their trademark, a vast range of simply beautiful notebooks with the added option of being able to personalise them. I think these are such a perfect pretty gift for someone, or yourself of course. I mean you really can never have too many notebooks, right? So if hoarding pretty things is something you like to do, or like the sound of doing, go and check out the rest of their products on our online department store.
Glitter & Grace
Another supplier I have to mention is the wonderful Glitter & Grace. Lisa, the founder and creator of Glitter & Grace says, ‘I love to be organised and creative, and to create in my everyday life, You also know, I love stories of any kind, I love writing and creating stories, and sharing stories, I believe in the power of words, of giving, of love, of life, of family, and the stories we create for ourselves’. Lisa, you are speaking my language! Two traits that naturally come with a stationery obsession is the love to be organised as well as creative, and so Glitter & Grace most certainly hit the nail on the head with their curated gift boxes. For Bridesmaids and Brides to be, these boxes are just fabulous, especially for all those notes and ideas we need to jot down in the lead up to the big day.
Written by Luella Murray