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Lamy Al-Star 2016: Charged Green!

Lamy’s 2016 Al-Star is in! It’s called Charged Green, and being an Al-Star, it’s a metallic, almost olive green. It’s a beauty.

Every year Lamy releases a new colour of the year – last year’s Al-Star was Copper Orange and the Safari was Neon Lime, both personal favourites of mine. This year, they’ve just released their Al-Star, this Charged Green, and in the spring, they’ll be releasing their Safari.

It’s hard to quite capture how the green looks in a photo because it’s metallic, but it’s not a really bright colour, although it’s definitely green. A bit subtle, but still something cheery. Would be good in the spring, which I’m already pining after.

Lamy 2016 Al-Star Charged Green fountain pen

Lamy 2016 Al-Star Charged Green Wonder Pens Toronto Canada

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We even brought in a very limited stock of the cartridges and bottled ink in Charged Green. I think this may very well be my first bottle of Lamy Ink, although I’ve heard good things about the Lamy Blue-Black and also the Lamy Turquoise.

Lamy 2016 Charged Green Bottled Ink

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In other news, I’m going to my first yoga class tonight, which would mark the first time in about two years. Yikes.

I used to do yoga when I was teaching, and then after we started the business, there just didn’t seem to be enough time. I did some half-hearted pre-natal yoga when I was pregnant with Caleb, but it’s been a while since I did anything even close to stretching. I’ve been talking about doing yoga in the same way Jon talks about going to the gym, but in some fit of inspiration, Jon signed me up. I guess we can’t use my yoga mat to stop drafts from coming in under the door anymore.

We’ve got a few more things coming in, and I’m trying to keep on top of all of them, but check into the “Just In” section of the website as they start to trickle online. Of course you can always come by and say hello us in person, too 🙂

Lamy 2016 Fountain Pen of the Year Charged Green Al-Star Wonder Pens Toronto Canada

The Vac Mini (+ Other Shop Updates)

The Vac Mini’s are here!! ! !  ! !

So, it’s basically Christmas, already.

TWSBI Vac-Mini Fountain Pen at Wonder Pens wonderpens.ca Toronto Canada

I have been looking forward to these Vac Minis for as long as I can remember. I get excited now and then for new pen arrivals, but I have to say this is the most exciting thing we’ve ever received from TWSBI. And that is including the Minis with white & rose gold, one of which I have and love dearly.

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Thoughts on a Fresh Fall Start (+ a Back to School Giveaway)

Fall is my favourite time of the year. Spring is also nice, it’s stretching again after a long winter’s hibernation, but there is nothing quite like fall. It’s fresh and the air smells clean and crisp and you can feel the wind in your hair. Everything is great about fall, the leaves, the weather, the back to school excitement. I even love fall colours! Brown! Diamine Ochre and Ancient Copper, Kiowa Pecan, Lie de The, Oku-Yama, Alt-Goldgrun.

You can get hot apple cider and savour every sip as the weather gets chillier. People are returning to the city after their long summer vacations and cottage stays, and everything is bustling again.

Every year, Jon and I talk about driving up to Kingston and seeing some of that fall foliage and reliving the old memories, walking by the lake, and maybe this will be the year!
Did you know? When Jon and I were in school and he was “wooing” me, he made a kite out of old shirts from both of us cut up and hand-stitched together, not following one manual of instruction on kite-building. After it was all put together, we brought it down to the lake to see it fly! Unfortunately, it was unable to take flight… 

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