A veritable stationery extravaganza best describes our ‘Celebrating the Art of the Handwritten’ event. In partnership with the Bond Street Series and the FT weekend, we opened the doors of our flagship boutique to a whole host of discerning ladies and gentlemen in order to reveal the craftsmanship and curiosities of stationery.
Whilst sipping Veuve Clicquot and sampling scrumptious chorizo scotch eggs, Dorset crab toasts and beetroot tatin, guests were treated to a live calligraphy demonstration by the supremely talented Paul Antonio.
After experiencing the showmanship of Paul’s wonderful craft, it was no surprise that guests gathered to obtain a bit of his artwork for themselves. Names were captured forever by Paul’s calligraphy on signature Smythson White Wove cards.
The modern equivalent of a mind reader, our graphologist Margaret White was on hand to decipher guest’s inner thoughts from the secrets hidden within their handwriting.
Surrounded by letters spanning the decades, etiquette experts Henry Faber and Walter Kerr dispensed the top tips of letter writing etiquette. Did you know that you should never start a thank you note with the words ‘thank you’?
Smythson artisans were on hand to demonstrate the meticulous craft of hand-tissue lining envelopes giving guests the chance to try if for themselves. With so many delights to behold it should come as no small wonder that guests could not help but share their #smythsonstories.