We love tying the knots!

Our girls admire new and creative packaging ideas for all the orders flying out the door!  We just love taking the time to create beautiful bows to match the lovely stationery our customers are receiving.  That's why when we saw this latest from packaging knot "how-to" from Craftzine we just had to share.  It is too cool ... and will be adorning a few of our silk boxes soon!!

On Our Desks

Like many, we are totally swooning over Japanese Washi tape!  We just love it and can't get enough.  But paired with our acrylic tape dispensers it's just over the top!  We love the creative and modern feel of both the tape and dispenser.  The only problem we see ... which of the many wonderful colors and patterns do we want to use at any given time!  It truly is the small things in life that can bring a big 'ole smile to your face throughout the day!

Walton Street Stationers

Walton-Street Walton Street Stationers is a consult only location. In the heart of Alexandria, Virginia, Nancy helps clients create wedding stationery and gifts personalized for each person in their lives. I wanted to ask Nancy some more information about Walton Street and how she started.

How many years have you been in business? I started my business in 1999.

Do you have a website, if so, what's the address? www.waltonstreetstationers.net

If you were to sell something other than stationery, what would it be? I would sell fabulous bespoke cashmere from Scotland...just like stationery, it is about color and texture and finding the perfect thing

Besides the obvious (stationery ), what is your favorite thing to give as a hostess gift? Some of my favorite things for hostess gifts, (besides notepads and coasters from Haute Papier) are: treats for the hosts pets, if they have them, or some special confections....once again, it is about finding the perfect thing for that person

Here at Haute Papier, we love to eat!  When in NYC for the National Stationery Show, where is your favorite place to grab dinner? Two of my favorite spots in NYC are:  Osteria al Doge at 142 W.44th Street.  It is a great place to relax and enjoy fresh and fabulous Italian food, after being at the Show.  Another favorite little spot, although further away, is: Bistro Chat Noir, at 22 E. 66th Street.  It is a delightful little french bistro.

Any other tidbits about your store you'd like to share? Without a storefront, I work by appointment and will go wherever my clients are.  The beauty of this is that I can give them my complete, undivided attention as we pick out their personal stationery, invitations, holiday cards, baby announcements, and gifts.  It is such a treat to get to know clients over the years and to be a part of the milestones in their lives, as well as the everyday. Since I do not have a storefront, my business is based largely on referrals, which is the best compliment anyone can give. I also donate to causes that are important to me, as well as to my clients.

A few of our favorite things - Designer Cell Phone Cases!

Fun, Funky, Fantastic ... We love our new iPhone cases from Dabney Lee At Home!  Our good friends over at Dabney Lee have been busy adapting all of their wonderful patters to cell phone cases for the iPhone 3, iPhone 4 and Blackberry smart phones.  And the best part - they're only $56!  We've designed ours and can't stop swooning we love them so much.  Let Haute Papier help you design your new cell phone case today!  To get more information on ordering a custom cell phone case, please email info@hautepapier.comPost10.25