Il Papiro: A Feast for the Eyes & the Soul

Written by on September 18, 2012 in Celebrations - No comments

The thank you note is a rare gift these days. And one written on beautiful paper or in a lovely card is a particularly wonderful treat. For those looking for unusual and perfect paper products, I’d like to recommend Il Papiro.

I first came across their charming stores during my globe-trotting days a few years ago. On a trip to Rome, I stumbled upon one of their locations. My heart literally skipped a beat. I left the shop with a big charge on my credit card and the most wonderful cards and papers that I could imagined. I learned that Il Papiro had stores all about Italy, so as I made my way to the great cities of Italy, including Florence and Venice, I made a special effort to visit their stores. It was always worth the trip! So you can imagine my delight when I learned that Il Papiro had a store in my own neighborhood on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, on Lexington Avenue around 73rd Street.

These days, I don’t have as much time as I’d like to send cards and journal and such, but when I want something really special along these lines, I visit Il Papiro. It is a tiny little shop that is filled to the brim with handmade papers, special cards, journals, photo albums and unimaginably beautiful paper and desk products. Just yesterday, I stopped by to purchase a journal that would serve as a guest book for an upcoming wedding for one of my couples. It is hand stitched leather with exquisite paper—I hope my grooms love it as much as I do! When you’re in a mood for a feast for the eyes and a gift to your soul, visit their store in NYC at 1021 Lexington Avenue. You can reach my friend John there at 212-288-9330.

About the Author

Life-Cycle Celebrant Sarah Ritchie respects all faiths. She has received diplomas from the Celebrant Foundation & Institute, USA, where she now serves as a faculty member. Sarah wants to lead the way in creating a ceremony that reflects you, your love, and all the things that you hold most dear in the world. She lives in New York City, but brings along a hospitality that she attributes to her home, Oklahoma. In addition to this work that she adores, she devotes herself to a variety of charities on issues relating to education, children, health, and the arts.

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