The name is Blanc, Montblanc

Mont Blanc Fountain Pen

If James Bond was reincarnated as a pen it would be a fountain pen by Montblanc.

Nothing compares to perusing a stationary shop selling fine writing instruments and paper. Just the thought of this gives me a sheer pengasm, and who wouldn’t want a pengasm right? Exactly! Which is why I want to share my personal James Bond between my fingers.

Mont Blanc Fountain Pen

Meet Blanc, Montblanc, the James Bond of pens. Smooth, good-looking, luxurious and commands the attention of the writer to put this pen to paper.

Mont Blanc

Montblanc offers a variety of finishes to suit a variety of budgets. The fountain pen featured in this post is a 9 carat rose gold and black precious resin one and it’s mine! Hooray! It is a little heavier than your average pen, but that is expected from such a luxurious item. Coming from an age where writing isn’t conducted as often as it used to (as I am forever tapping away at my keyboard to communicate with those in my life) I find writing with this pen to be limited only to when I want to write a special message, I couldn’t use it continually (or perhaps I am just to afraid to ruin my James Bond) as my fingers start to hurt when writing (do you find that too?) however, having said all that, it is easy and pleasing to write my little special messages knowing that I write with such a fine writing instrument. I have had this pen now for less than six months, and to date have not had to service it, though I believe I would be in good hands with the Montblanc service when the day arrives when I will need my James Bond serviced. I’ll keep you posted of that day.

Mont Blanc Fountain Pen

I do recall a time when I conducted a business meeting and found myself eyeing off a CEO’s Montblanc pen. Well I can now say I am such a person – I now own my very own Montblanc pen and perhaps may one day find someone else eyeing off my fountain pen.




Duomo ‘Tuscany’ Leather Journal In Tan.

Duomo Leather Journal

I am a big fan of good quality stationary so I want to share with you this amazing journal that I currently use. It’s by Duomo, an Italian company who make beautiful writing instruments, nautical instruments and of course leather journals. This one is from the Tuscany range and is tan in colour and refillable. The super soft leather will wear over time, much like other leather goods, but a coat of conditioner every once in a while should bring it back to life again (personally I prefer the worn look).

Inside the journal you get blank pages, however upon request you can ask for lined pages or even a ‘day to a page’ diary insert. If you are in the market for a new luxury leather journal then this product is definitely one to add to your shopping list! Go to