Just under two weeks ago, Zeb and I had the pleasure of popping to Top Drawer with Steph from Flat 102. If you haven't been before, that might be because you have no reason to, but equally might be that you hadn't realised what treasures you may discover.
Based at London Olympia, Top Drawer pays host to, in my opinion, the best UK trade show for stationery. This is why I am SO excited about Top Drawer, while I love perusing through all the gift, play, fashion & home sections, it's the stationery that is on my main agenda.
It's the perfect way for me to suss out new papers and actually get to touch the samples (yes touching is important) to discover some new beauties that I can start folding.
While this year seemed a little thin on the ground compared to previous years (maybe due to timings slightly clashing with Maison & Objet) I still came away with some wonderful new contacts and my mind frantically buzzing with inspiration.
Some of my top picks for beautiful wrap include:
Amaretti Design even inspired me to quickly produce a Christmas collection, which I had thought I wouldn't be doing this year, so keep your eyes out for my new collection, launching early October!