I purchased my Classiky Desk Tool Box from Baum Kuchen in Los Angeles after asking a long list of questions of my dear friend and stationery GURU Eunice Roe about the box. It was a considered purchase so boy did I consider it. Eunice warned me that the box would not be good for air travel, being jostled in a suitcase, it was too fragile, and better suited to be a desktop letter-writing box. As you will see from all the pics in this blog, I completely ignored her advice. I will say after the travels I have taken it on, it is still in perfect shape but I do agree with Eunice, it is a better for being left at home on your desk or in your crafting studio.
Rhinebeck, NY – this is the first trip my Classiky took. I was staying in the woods on a retreat with a dear friend and needed to have all my letter writing gear.
Westport, CT – I spent last Labor Day weekend housesitting for one of my besties in Westport. It was so amazing to get away from my studio apartment and have an entire house to myself. And what a house and back yard it is. I wrote letters every day and virtually participated in the Letter Writers Alliance Letter Writing Social. My Classiky was VERY happy in Westport.
Palm Springs, CA – this was the first time my Classiky Desk Took Box got to the west coast. I was lucky enough to be invited to the weekend 40th birthday celebration of one of the member of the NYC Letter Writers Society. I spent one glorious evening that we all stayed in, writing letters.
NOMAD, NYC – this park off of Madison Square is one of my fave letter writing haunts when the weather is great as it is right under the FlatIron building and looks directly at the Empire State Building. In a real estate obsessed town, you can’t get any better.
Davis Bay, St. Croix – Just last week I took my Classiky to the Carambola Beach here on la isla bonita for an afternoon letter writing session and to enjoy the beauty of my homeland. I had just learned that Hurricane Maria was bearing down on us and I wanted to engage with the natural beauty and let the sound of the waves de-stress me. It worked and I wrote some lovely letters from this vantage point.
What do I fill my Classiky box with when I go on a trip: Rubber stamps and lots of them including my rolling date stamper and return address stamp, an ink pad, many rolls of washi tape, pencils, stickers, erasers, colored pencils, copic markers and postcards.
I collect postcards and I put some of the ones I will never send in the top of my Classiky. It takes them out of the box where I store all my stationery and gets me to feast my eyes on them. I usually change my two featured postcards every month.
Hope you have enjoyed the tour of my Classiky….it sure does get around – LOL – happy letter writing!
Until the next blog, Rhea