No this blog won’t be about Bananarama : ) It’s about my favorite letter writing spot in NYC is Maman Tribeca. A splendid little french confection where you can wile the day away with the most delicious Quiche, chocolate chunk cookies, coffee….and for me tea. I was introduced to Maman 2 years ago by one of my besties and loved it so much I began making the short walk from my apartment there every weekend to write letters.
Sometimes despite how lovely our homes are, we need to experience another environment where we can get away from our quotidian responsibilities. Those places can inspire us, make us feel at home and make us appreciate our own homes when we return to them.
Maman soon became my favorite date spot with @sdionbakerdesign. And eventually I started going every morning on my way to work when time permitted. I am fascinated by the patterns of the coffee/tea cups – each day the barista gave me a different one. I started taking pictures of them to save for a Pinterest board of tile ideas for my one day dream home. Being in that beautiful space and carrying the pretty tea cups on the subway made me want to redecorate my apartment in a blue and white theme.
TURN YOUR SOUND ON!
I just kept envisioning the wallpaper all the time and gravitating to everything blue and white that I encountered. I decided it might be a little less costly to create a box for Mail More Love with Maman as my muse. So I did just that. The Blue Box contains five amazing cards for varying occasions by some amazing card makers. One of them features the illustration of one of my favorite illustrators Kelsey Garrity Riley.
Also enclosed is my favorite roll of washi tape in the world. For use on your mail, in your journal, planner or anywhere you want to make more beautiful. If you lined your walls with this washi, you just might feel like you were in Maman.
I always write the location I write from at the top of my letters. The people who received some of my Maman letters loved looking it up on-line and being able to visualize where I was when I was writing. Next time you are in NYC, pop into one of the Maman locations….and if you see a brunette with curly hair writing letters, it just might be me!
Until the next note, Rhea