a romantic afternoon : at thornwillow

Oh my goodness, Thornwillow. It is a magical place. This past Saturday afternoon I sat at a beautiful desk perched in the window beneath two enormous velvet drapes and held court as the Valentine calligrapher, adding love notes to each customer's cards. I got to chat with my hosts, Victoria and Luke (the founder) about paper, printing, stationery and the incredible center they've established in Newburgh, NY where the Thornwillow engraving and letterpress printing presses live and where and all the hand-crafted book binding and publishing is centered. Everything is quality and craft to the max.

It was a wonderful afternoon, topped off with a signature Red Snapper cocktail (the original bloody mary invented at The St. Regis Hotel). Thanks again, Thornwillow!

They posted some photos as well from our afternoon together -- view the post.