Chic Sparrow Review

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So a slight change of pace around here where it comes to reviews. I have posted more than one review of a Gillio planner cover and I do love Gillio, but frankly they’re stupidly expensive. Yes the leather and the craftsmanship are first rate (can’t be beat really) but the vast majority of us can’t, Read more

Smell like Seattle! (Really)

Smell like Seattle! (Really)featured

I really enjoy trying perfume from smaller perfume houses. Sonoma Scent Studio is a favorite, their Velvet Rose being perhaps the most perfect rose perfume of all time (to my nose anyway). So when I heard of Olympic Orchids, located a few miles from me in Lynwood Washington, I had to grab some samples. Many Read more

A Pen Made out of Amber, Almost…

A Pen Made out of Amber, Almost…featured

I have a checkered history with Visconti. My very first Visconti and I didn’t get along at all, in short, I hated the thing. It writes, it’s pretty (but not my taste), it just doesn’t fit my hand and the captive converter filling system left me feeling cheated (I’d certainly paid enough for a real Read more

A Love Story

A Love Storyfeatured

Everyone loves a love story, right? Well this one is a dual love story, it’s the story of a pen, and the story of the human who bought it for me. But we should probably back up a bit. Not long after I got into fountain pens I discovered fountain pen message boards and with Read more

Guerlain Mitsouko

Guerlain Mitsoukofeatured

I fell down the perfume rabbit hole. It’s a lovely rabbit hole to fall down, if you must chose one, it smells divine. For Christmas my dear husband bought me a bottle of perfume. I’d never tried it before (now I know how dangerous that is) but it was rose and he knows I like Read more

Experiment – Finis

Experiment – Finisfeatured

So a few months ago I started an experiment to really see which pens I actually use. You can hit that previous post to find out where I started, I myself just reread it as I start this, the end of the experiment. I had initially predicted that a few more pens would find their way out of my Read more