Aaron Britt
Fashion columnist, Editor at Dwell

Walker Lamond

Recently, I've developed a weakness for hotel stationery. It's rare enough to receive an honest to goodness letter in the mail these days. Getting one on hotel letterhead just adds to the romance. If you believe my stationery, I'm at the Hotel Ritz one day, Fontainebleau the next. And while a box of Crane's correspondence cards will run you north of $100, hotel stationery is complementary, so I try to go home with a stack every time I'm on the road. (Some of the classiest joints like the Chateau Marmont will even print you up personalized stationery.) And if it's a vintage find off eBay, all the better. I just got a box of stationery from the long defunct Eastern Steam Lines. Along the bottom of the paper it says, "Onboard Steamship." That'll keep 'em guessing.

"Rules for My Unborn Son," $10 at Amazon

Stationary: complimentary with a stay at the
Chateau Marmont. Rooms from $370.

Lauren Thumlert
Owner, Bows + Arrows