Hello again! I’ve been out and about these past few weeks, travelling with friends and making sure my summer ends with a bang. The friends have left, sigh* and I’ve finally had a little time to start going through some pictures and get this little post together.
I want to let you all know about a great paper store I ran across on a funky little island in a world-class city. The city is Vancouver, the island is Granville, and the paper store is the beautiful Paper-Ya!
A friend had told me about the store just prior to leaving Seattle for our week in British Columbia. It sounded lovely so I made sure a visit was on our itinerary, and I’m so glad I did. The only thing I would have changed, being a bona-fide paper addict, would have been to give myself more time there, and perhaps to have saved up a little money for the visit beforehand. In fact, I would have set aside a whole afternoon and most of a paycheck for Granville Island.
The store was stunning! They carry everything a paper lover could want: cards, planners, notebooks, stamps, inks, tapes, the most beautiful leather briefcases, and of course paper, paper, paper. I managed to control myself and after much deliberation walked out with a with a linen textured day planner, called the Daily Book. I wanted to leave with their entire library of planners, the map drawers, and at least two leather bags.
If after you’ve looked at these pictures, you need to prolong the paper fix, I highly recommend going to a Paper-Ya online equivalent immediately. Here are a few; Present and Correct, Rifle Paper Co., and kikki.K. What are your brick and mortar or online paper store favorites? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!
When you’re done drooling, grab your passport and press on over to Vancouver and paper heaven!
These lovely pictures were all taken by the very talented Andy Lien. Check her out. She is wicked smart, takes beautiful pictures, and is a wonderful travel partner.