When I sit down and reflect on the journey this blog and I have been on since 2014 (!), one of the coolest things about having this little corner of the internet is that over the years, I’ve been able to enjoy some amazing experiences and met some wonderful people that probably wouldn’t have come my way without A Touch of Teal. My life has been enriched in so many ways because of this blog, and while I don’t have as much time to work on it as I once did, I’m committed to keeping it going as long as it keeps bringing me avenues to experience new things and meet new people.
Last week after work, another one of those experiences came my way—I was invited into Appointed’s new Ivy City store that opens its doors to the public this Thursday, October 14! For those of you unfamiliar, Appointed is a paper and desk goods store that was founded here in DC by Suann Song. While they were founded here and have been operating in Ivy City ever since, this is the first time they’ll have a storefront, and I am so excited for them! Appointed sources American-made materials and the majority of their products are manufactured and assembled on-site in DC. Their products are absolutely stunning! They have planners, calendars, notebooks, journals, stationery, writing tools, and more. I could have bought the whole store.
The coolest thing about Appointed’s new store is the Notebook Bar! They’ll make you a customized notebook while you shop—you pick the paper type [lined, blank, graph], the cover color, and whether you want a monogram, which can be done in a serif or sans serif font. As someone who has always loved school and office supplies, this was so much fun!
For my notebook, I went with the forest green cover with lined paper and my initials in the sans serif font. I loved how it turned out and it brings a lot of joy to my workday whenever I use it. I already know I am going to have to pick up another one when I fill this one up.
If you’re in DC, definitely stop by this beautiful store and treat yourself to one of Appointed’s beautiful products—they would also make great gifts, especially for the holidays!
Thanks so much to Appointed for having me in for a preview of their gorgeous new store, and for the free monogrammed notebook. As always, opinions are my own!