My friend Hopsy recently hosted a Preppy Cards giveaway, but I had actually already ordered my own set. When I was moving from my old apartment into this one, I got rid of all my piecemail stationery and quickly realized I was left with practically nothing. I decided to consolidate and order one set of notecards to use for everything - correspondence, thank yous, et cetera. My first and only stop was Preppy Cards. I knew I wanted to use my initials rather than my name, but I went into the picking process unsure of design. After all, there are so many good ones. The Jack Roger, the seahorse, the Kappa key, to name a few of my favorites. But at the end of the day, I had to choose Speedy.
A little backstory here... Speedy is like my pet. She belonged to my mother first - my parents actually drove up to Palm Beach in the late 70s to get her. You couldn't buy Louis Vuitton in Miami back then. As you can see, Speedy is old and decrepit these days... she probably belongs in a museum somewhere but resides in my closet instead. My mother all but begged to buy me a new one, to which I politely declined. No way was I replacing that bag. In the end, I settled on a Palermo GM, which I use almost every single day. Of course, I still take Speedy out for a spin now and then. That bag means so much to me. It's one of the first things my mom and dad ever bought together. I will never, ever get rid of it. I'll probably be buried with it. Kidding. Maybe.
I decided to do my initials in turquoise as an ode to my new humble abode. Here's the end result...
Isn't it perfect? If you're attached to a bag as well... perhaps your Hermes Birkin, or your Longchamp tote, or your Nantucket basket... you too can can have these iconic images etched into your stationery. Or you choose from the 300 plus other designs... because truly, there isn't a bad one in the bunch.
P.S. Use code HOPSY in the special instructions box now through July 15 to receive 15% off your order.