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Montblanc Albert Einstein

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I was quite proud of my local television broadcasters this year – I only saw one Christmas advertisement before Halloween.

Montblanc Jonathan Swift Writers Edition

A good satirist is arguably one of the cleverest, funniest and most informed members of society.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lamy Safari

A travel companion who is fun, strong, vibrant and flexible; meet the durable and affordable Lamy Safari.

Available in wide choice of nibs and colors, Lamy Safari easily fits in whichever category you want it to; Be it Everyday Pens - Luxury Pens - Fine Writing InstrumentsGift PensInk Pens; simply because it’s one of the best pens from LAMY.

Overall Rating: 7.25/10
Price Range:  $21.60 - $37.00
Where to buy it: http://penboutique.com/m-158-lamy-safari.aspx

Comfortable to hold, efficient to write with, a sense of balance, easy cleaning, and hassle free refilling, the Lamy Safari is the pen that can compete well with the pens you buy twice or thrice its price. Not a style statement but definitely an invariable must-have!
Lamy Safari
Lamy Safari

In the course of my never ending quest for acquiring one of the best writing instruments, I came across the perfect one!
A German migrant, the Lamy Safari is designed through experience gathered from around the globe, which must be how it promises such a joyous ride through the writing world. I must admit that it is pleasant company to have. Lamy was a pioneering force behind the use of molded synthetic plastics and they have continued that legacy to this day, providing a sturdy design that is both physically strapping and a nod to those who are minimalists. I have found it to be quite durable. But the best part is the color palette: black is classy, pink is perky yellow is bright, red is glamorous and white is so pure; making it a difficult decision on which is that ONE color you want the most, each one of them being as alluring as the next. With the attractive row of colors, a few special editions, the characteristic design and the ergonomics, the Safari is the best selling member of the Young Writing Family by Lamy pens.

Let’s take an overall look at this series before we break it down (not literally of course!) for an objective view. The grip is ergonomic, denoting a scientific approach to a pen designed to meet your needs, your likes and your style of use. I would say this is a carry-wherever-you-go kind of writing instrument, the kind that is tricky to find. The appealing metal clip holds on to your pocket, or your backpack, or your organizer while at the same time safely keeping you away from the much maligned but omnipresent unknowingly-there scratches to your skin, clothing, or whatever you may be carrying that day. Designed by Wolfgang Fabian, the Lamy Safari writing instruments series is comprised of matching Fountain Pens, Rollerballs, Ballpoints and Mechanical Pencils.

The Lamy Safari has always been described as the best pen for new entrants to the Fountain Pen world.

With an amazing choice of nib sizes, colors, inks, a surprisingly inexpensive cost, and ease; this is not just a good choice for starters but a wonderful tool in the repertoire of even the most practiced pen-aficionado.

1. Lamy Safari Types

The Lamy Safari Series is offered in your choice of Navy Blue, Red, Charcoal, Yellow, Shiny Black, White, or Limited Edition colors and is comprised of the following writing instrument styles:

A. Lamy Safari Fountain Pen
Lamy Safari Fountain Pen
Lamy Safari Fountain Pen

With a sturdy plastic body, characteristic front section and flexible clip of shiny chrome, the Lamy Safari Fountain Pen features a steel nib and is compatible with a converter filling system or ink cartridges. The use of a fountain pen, as fascinating as it might sound, is equally intricate. The Safari fountain pen eases users into the experience with its wide array of options and variety of ink colors.

Lamy Safari Colors available in Fountain Pens:
Lamy Safari Charcoal Fountain Pen
Lamy Safari Pink Fountain Pen
Lamy Safari Shiny Black Fountain Pen
Lamy Safari Navy Blue Fountain Pen
Lamy Safari Red Fountain Pen
Lamy Safari Yellow Fountain Pen
Lamy Safari White Fountain Pen

B. Lamy Safari Rollerball Pen
Lamy Safari Rollerball Pen
Lamy Safari Rollerball Pen

Enriching the Lamy Safari series with yet another incredible experience of quality writing is the Lamy Safari Rollerball Pen. Focus your effort on creativity rather than on keeping pressure between pen and paper.

Lamy Safari Colors available in Rollerball:
Lamy safari Charcoal Roller ball pen
Lamy Safari Shiny Black Roller ball pen
Lamy Safari Navy Blue Roller ball pen
Lamy Safari Red Roller ball pen
Lamy Safari Yellow Roller ball 

C. Lamy Safari Ballpoint Pen
Lamy Safari Ballpoint Pen
Lamy Safari Ballpoint Pen

Matching with the Fountain Pen build, the Lamy Safari Ballpoint Pen sports the same look and feel that makes the Safari series stand out. For the student in a classroom or for the on-the-go traveler; for a short scribble or full page writing, this retractable, lightweight, well balanced Ballpoint from Lamy can be the ideal selection.

Lamy Safari Colors available in Ballpoint Pen:
      Yellow, Blue, Red, Charcoal and Shiny Black

D. Lamy Safari Mechanical Pencil
Lamy Safari Mechanical Pencil

The Lamy Safari Mechanical Pencil completes this series of fine writing instruments. This piece utilizes 0.5 mm lead (Lamy M41) and includes a Lamy Z18 Eraser (Eraser Refills available too!) with cleaning needle underneath the removable cap. Stylish looks and design and fantastic performance is what these Mechanical Pencils are synonymous with.

Lamy Safari Colors available in Mechanical Pencil:
Lamy safari Charcoal Mechanical Pencil
Lamy Safari Shiny Black Mechanical Pencil
Lamy Safari Navy Blue Mechanical Pencil
Lamy Safari Red Mechanical Pencil
Lamy Safari Yellow Mechanical Pencil


E. Lamy Safari Special Edition
Lamy Safari Special Edition
Lamy Safari Special Edition

For the collector and enthusiast, Lamy has released a number of Special Editions in the Safari line. The latest color, Neon Yellow, is a new fashion statement in writing styles.  It is available in all but the Mechanical Pencil.
Lamy Safari Colors available in Special Limited Edition:
      Lamy Safari Neon Yellow Fountain Pen
      Lamy Safari Pink Fountain Pen

2. Appearance, Design / Look & Feel
Lamy Safari Looks and Design
Lamy Safari Looks and Design


Specific Rating: 6.5/10
The first thing you will notice about the Lamy Safari is how good looking it is; it may be the shiny smooth finish or the non-sparkly matte touch. The colors are trendy, desirable and brilliantly flashy yet elegant, distinguishing it from any other regular pen. The large LAMY logo on the lower section of the body and embossed GERMANY at the very end endow it with distinctive character.
Add it to your collection of personalized pens with a private engraving to the resilient body, if you desire.
Going by the historical approach, the Safari was designed and produced in 1980 with ABS plastic making it especially affordable and durable for students. This accounts for its different colors as well. The pen still is still loved by all. This proves how timeless and future-proof of a design the Safari enjoys.

The barrel of the Lamy Safari Ink pens is designed with an ink window to provide the user an easy way to view the amount of ink left. The cap for both Fountain and Rollerball Pens is accompanied by the shiny smooth metal clip, which is located at the top of the barrel on the Ballpoint Pen and Mechanical Pencil also. The facets on the grip section are simple, plain and well-crafted for a perfect hold of the pen that you will never want to let go of. The facets are designed to be used by both left and right handed writers.


3. Construction & Quality

Specific Rating: 7/10
The Safari is made of perfectly molded ABS plastic. Plastic may not sound like a superior material for a pen but just keep that thought aside until you see the body of Lamy Safari. The construction is smooth and clean. The cap clicks in place with ease and the button for the Ballpoint and Mechanical Pencil is faultless.

The Fountain Pen is comprised of 4 pieces - cap, body, front section (including the feed), and the nib which is removable/replaceable.

While the Safari may not rise to the same expectations you would have of a Montblanc or Visconti, they are not meant to compete with such luxury pens. Instead, the Safari is meant to give you a high quality. Its a well made, durable pen that is a fantastic writer but won’t break the bank.
If you are a fan of lighter pens, try using the Fountain and Rollerball pens without posting the cap on the back.

The Safari is virtually like a feather weighing approximately 17 grams.
Dimensions:
Length:
Capped pen – 140mm
Uncapped pen – 130mm
Length of the cap – 65mm
Length of the pen with the cap posted back – 167mm
Width:
At the widest – 15mm
Clip width – 65mm


4. Accessories plus Filling System
Lamy Safari Accessories and Filling System
Lamy Safari Accessories and Filling System


A.    Lamy Safari Nibs
Nibs for Lamy Safari are available in either stainless steel or black, in the following sizes:

  • Lamy Safari Extra fine nib (EF)
  • Lamy Safari Fine nib (F) 
  • Lamy Safari Medium nib (M) 
  • Lamy Safari Broad nib (B)
  • Calligraphy nib (1.1mm, 1.5mm, 1.9mm)

B.   Lamy Safari Fountain pen Converter and Cartridges

The Lamy Safari Fountain Pen is a cartridge/converter pen which is the most flexible of the different filling systems. Every fountain pen fanatic has used a pen like this at one time or another. Like other products from Lamy, the Safari uses a proprietary Lamy ink cartridge (T10), one of which is included with the pen.  A Lamy Safari Fountain Pen converter (Z24) is not included in the box but can be purchased separately.
Lamy Ink Cartridges are available in black, washable blue, blue-black, green, red, turquoise and violet. These will fit all lines of Lamy fountain pens.

C.    Lamy Safari Ink
Lamy Safari Ink
Lamy Safari Ink


We strongly recommend using Lamy brand ink (T52) with the converter filling system. While filling the converter, make sure the whole nib is immersed in the ink and that you don’t spill it over the lip of the bottle!

D.    Lamy Safari Refills
Lamy Safari Refills
Lamy Safari Refills


Lamy Rollerball refills are available in black, washable blue, green and red.
Lamy Ballpoint refills are waterproof and available in black, blue and red in the either Fine, Medium or Broad; Green is also available, though in Medium only.
Lamy Pencil Lead refills come in 0.5 mm size with and HB lead hardness.


5. Performance (Writing Performance, Reliability)

Specific Rating: 7.5/10

The Lamy Safari is a writer which is balanced, light and smooth. The nib is made of stainless steel but glides well across the paper, leaving no scratches or issues with skipping. While steel nibs tend to be stiff, there is some line variation noticeable in the larger nib sizes. Unlike some pens, the Safari is not adversely affected by writing angle. Write fast and it will and keep up with you; but stop for a moment and you may develop a drop of ink on the paper.
Nevertheless, ink flow is constant and that’s a good thing. The Lamy Safari is always ready to write whenever you want. With the material so resilient and colors so trendy, you will want to use this pen again and again. This can be your everyday pen that is able to do the job on demand.


6. Maintenance

The 4 piece construction of the Fountain Pen allows for very easy cleaning. Some users have submitted their experience of rinsing with water, which in our experience works well. The design of the Safari allows those who follow the strictest cleaning regimen to easily detail clean their pen, even if there is something stuck between the nib and feed section. The interchangeability of nibs is swift and hassle free, though I must add not ink free!


7. Cost/Price

Sale Prices exclusively at Pen Boutique: $21.60 - $37.00
Specific Rating: 8/10


8. Pros and Cons

PROS:
Durability: made of ABS plastic
Lightweight
Variety of nib choices available (Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, Calligraphy 1.1/1.5/1.9, Lefthand)
Variety of colors available (Navy Blue, Red, Charcoal, etc.)
Design: Elegant and timeless but not too flashy
Large capacity Cartridges, best for everyday writing
Affordable : Reasonably priced series of pens for starters and aficionados alike
Functional Ink window on the Fountain Pen
WARRANTY - Lifetime mechanical guarantee from Lamy
Available for both left- and right-handed writers

CONS:
The package doesn’t include a converter which needs to be purchased separately
The ink capacity of converter is low compared to the cartridges
Wet and can be a thick writer, which everyone may not love
Classic Lamy look may turn off some users. Since it’s made of ABS plastic, it may lack the gloss and shine of other luxury fountain pens.
The difference between the EF nib and F can be hard to discern.


9. Final Remarks/Conclusion

So after going through all the good and bad (mostly good!) points of the Lamy Safari’s character, I am happy to conclude that this pen is one of the most reliable and durable pens that you can throw in your pocket or backpack and still expect it to write as well as it does. Leave the Fountain Pen at your desk, pick it up after a week and you are bound to be amazed at how well it will start right where you left off. No drying out, no skipping, nothing. If you are a beginner with fountain pens, you are going to love it. If you are not, you are going to love it even more. Try out new inks or new writing styles with the easily switchable nibs. The fine writing experience at such a great price is something that only the Lamy Safari can promise you.

Well, short and sweet, I’m going to say that the Lamy Safari is a pen that everybody should add to their collection, for the fun of writing.


Friday, March 14, 2014

Ugly Pen Contest

                                         Official Rule "Ugly Pen Contest" Contest


We are giving our Facebook fans a chance to win "Cream color textured leather Tornado with chrome accents "  ! Show us your ugly pen and win!

a. Like our Page to become a fan!
b. Submit photo of your Ugly Pen in our facebook timeline to Participate (https://www.facebook.com/pensboutique)
c. Bring maximum votes on your Photo with "Likes"
d. Win the contest

Ends: 4/14/2014

We are hosting this "Ugly Pen Contest" for our awesome Pen Boutique fans. The winner of this contest will be announced on our Timeline and Pen Boutique blog ( blog.penboutique.com) during the last week of April.

The Prize
Cream color textured leather Tornado with chrome accents

Entry:
One Entry Per Person.

Photo Acceptance
* Photos of Ugly Pens—Fountain pens/Rollballs/Ballpoints, Recent or Old, must be original.
*No Computer Generated Photos Will be Accepted.
*Photos with Copyright or the Images from Internet will not be accepted.
*If somebody claims the Copy Right for Uploaded image your participation will be considered as invalid. 

Total Winner
1 winner


Shipping
Free shipping to Winners within USA.International participant shipping will be additional and you can also add it free to your any pending orders.


Eligibility

All the citizens from USA with valid Facebook ID are encouraged to participate.International customers are welcome to participate but shipping will be additional and you can also add it free to your any pending orders.


Winner Selection

Winners will be selected based on total likes gain by the Contestant Photo.

Get your friends to like your photo(s). Please make note that the winner is primarily based on Ranking by the Page Owner or the Contest Moderator. The number of Likes on photo will improve your chances to be Ranked.


All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

 More Legal Stuff

1.) This giveaway/contest is void where prohibited by law. The contestants assume the total responsibility of knowing their local laws in regard to "Ugly Pen" Contest ! and are subject to any local, state, national or international laws. Friendship Circle accepts no responsibility for making these individual legal determinations.

2.) Winner are solely responsible for any taxes on their respective prizes.

3.) No substitution of prize is offered.

4.) Prizes are non-transferable.

5.) Prizes should be claimed within 30 days of the announcement of winner. Any claims made after 30 days will be considered void. Pen Boutique, Limited, USA, is not responsible for any such claims after that time.

6.) If a prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, Pen Boutique, Limited, USA, reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value. That determination will be made by Pen Boutique, Limited, USA.

7.) Winners must verify their email and shipping address when contacted via email address on file.

8.) Winners name may be used on future Pen Boutique, Limited, USA, marketing media, including, but not limited to Facebook, website & blog

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Saint Patrick’s Day

Let’s paint the town green!

Saint Patrick's Day

Looks like, it’s the shared thought on everyone’s mind right now. With the arrival of 17th March this year, everyone is dusting off their green hats and either washing the old or purchasing a new green T-shirt. Legends have it that the color green makes a person invisible to leprechauns (elves) that will pinch someone if they see them. Save yourselves from the pinch, get your guards of green on; it’s Saint Patrick’s Day!

Along with the New York skyline above the empire state building, Sydney Opera House is lit green. Niagara Falls is flowing green and so is Chicago river plus the fountain of White house. London Eye, Tokyo Tower, Burj-al-Arab, all of them will go through the transformation that later erupts with Ireland’s shade of Green. This vibrancy of green will sweep through Italy, Australia, Canada, South Korea, Switzerland, USA and many other countries around the globe. You might want to follow the trend and get something green before you get pinched.

Why not modify the trend in a tasteful way? T-shirts and hats are done with; go for something that’s innovative, original and of course, limited. 

Retro51
Retro51 LTD Green Acrylic Cellulose Double - Eight Tornado Fountain Pen

If you have always wanted to stand out from the crowd, you can be one of those 1951 happy owners of Retro51 LTD Green Acrylic Cellulose Double - Eight Tornado Fountain Pen MEDIUM POINT—since this is a limited edition. As heavy as the name might sound, you will be amazed at its lightness. The green marble designed barrel, gold trims and gold plated steel nib (Medium point) come together and build a slender, interference-free writing instrument that gives a sheer classic style comfort in writing. Retro51 is never out of Fashion and neither is Retro51 LTD Green Acrylic Cellulose Double - Eight Tornado Fountain Pen MEDIUM POINT.

Aurora Ipsilon
Aurora Ipsilon
One of the reasons people wear green on St. Patrick’s day is because the catholic side of Ireland is branded with this energetic color. Science says, energy can neither be created nor destroyed but can always be transformed. Energy flows and I wouldn’t be off beam if I patronize Aurora Ipsilon Green Resin Fountain Pen which has the vigor to be the everyday pal for someone who studies as well as the untiring friend for someone who works. Available in various sizes, Aurora Ipsilon Green Resin Fountain Pen boasts of Green resin barrel, black lacquer ring, gold plated trims, light weight and great balance. The oomph can be sculpted according to your personality. Try evenly full of verve, Aurora Ipsilon Green Resin Rollerball Pen or Aurora Ipsilon Green Resin Ballpoint Pen, and see if you can resist the zest.

Though we talk of green much, the holiday was originally associated with the color blue. It’s believed that the change of color happened because of Ireland’s nickname ‘The Emerald Isle’. 

Pelikan Edelstein Ink
Pelikan Edelstein Ink
Talking of emeralds, did you know there has been an addition of a new range of garnet, sapphire, ruby and most outstandingly, aventurine in the treasure of compassion for smooth writing and fountain pens? The collection of brilliant nine colors inspired from gemstones structure Pelikan Edelstein 50ml Fountain Pen Ink Bottle. It’s no less than an impeccable jewelry. It’s of high value, it’s prosperous, detailed, perfect gift for yourself and the significant individuals in your life; and not to forget, and it’s limited to one year only. However, there are doubts Pelikan Edelstein 50ml Fountain Pen Ink Bottle Aventurine Green will last a year, especially when 17th March is just around the corner.
 
Visconti Dali Inspired Surrealist Fountain Pen
Visconti Dali Inspired Surrealist Fountain Pen

St. Patrick is a Catholic saint credited with enriching the island with Christianity and most famous for driving the snakes away from Ireland. True Fact: There are no snakes in Ireland. March 17th; a public holiday in Ireland is also well-known as a traditional day for spiritual renewal. Tradition, mind, imagination-all these words trigger the image of Visconti Dali Inspired Surrealist Fountain Pen in my vision. Dalí was well known for his uniqueness, creativity, and his exceptional character was the blend of respect for tradition and a determination for continuity. The eighteen–faceted design of Visconti Dali Inspired Surrealist Fountain Pen with gold and silver trim marks respect to all the traditions worldwide.

Bring in anything Irish, greens, shamrocks and lucky clovers but St. Patrick’s Day’s celebration is absolutely incomplete without the parades, festivities and Céilithe, a type of social gathering. With a superior population of Irish in USA than in Ireland itself, The New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade is the largest parade in the world. Likewise, the world's shortest St. Patrick's Day parade is held in the Irish village of Dripsey that lasts only 100 yards.

It’s also said that finding a four-leafed clover on this very day is extraordinarily lucky. Any luck so far?

May I also ask you how do you plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year? What do you have in mind? Something GREEN probably!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

International Women's Day 2014




International Women's Day

Woman, an epitome of beauty, affection, patience and selfless nurturing; she is something more than what words can describe. When we imagine womanhood, our mind summons up at the picture of our mother, grandmothers, daughter, wife, and friends and it brings out the varied emotions of love, respect and admiration. 

Every year on March 8th, we celebrate International Women’s day as an opportunity to appreciate the vital contribution of women to our world. And admit it ladies, even we as a woman don’t give ourselves enough praise for all the efforts that we put in each day.

Let’s change that. Let the enthusiasm from around the world -whether it involves eating cupcakes, donning red shades of lipsticks or protests or awards or gifts; inspire how you reflect yourself.
March 8th, 2014 marks the 103rd anniversary of International Women’s Day, and I make the most of this day to acknowledge the unwavering spirit of women worldwide. My small pat on the back to women, including me through something that symbolizes them; I present to you a different initiative dedicated to femininity.

Montblanc Grace Kelly Fine Princesse Grace de Monaco Fountain Pen
Montblanc Princess Grace
Let’s pay a tribute to an extraordinary woman and her impeccable glamor with PRINCESSE GRACE DE MONACO FOUNTAIN PEN. With a sensuously feminine neckline design, crafted from deep purple precious resin with champagne-tone gold-plating, it evolves into a majestic edition perfected with a lavish pink topaz on the clip. Be reminded, stones are simply a woman’s best friend. Both cap and barrel rings are intricately engraved with a rhombus pattern, inspired by the Principality of Monaco’s coat of arms. This edition underlies Montblanc’s commitment to step beyond functional beauty and acknowledge the inner charm of the woman in the walk of our lives.

Lamy Safari Pink
Lamy Safari Pink
Now if you have always been pulled towards the bubbliest and vivacious side of a lady, then continue the perky celebration with a swing in pink. LAMY SAFARI PINK LIMITED EDITION is perfect as adoration to the young girls who I’m sure would like to have simply everything in their favorite color. LAMY has chosen trendy pink for this special model of the safari making this Lamy safari pink one of the ‘must-haves’ for every young girl, keeping in mind that all the women are always young. Age is just a number and in our case, a secret one.  The limited edition means it will be a sought-after collector’s item. The bright pink pen makes writing so much more fun – you might just get a neatly scribbled ‘Thank you’ note for choosing this as a gift for your princess.

Aurora Ipsilon
Aurora Ipsilon
Last Women’s Day, I was simply flattered when a little neighbor of mine came to me with pretty yellow flowers. Though they were made of colored papers, nothing could have lured me more than his attempt to value a woman’s presence in this world. He supposedly learnt this in school and I learnt from him that it’s an Italian tradition to give mimosa flowers to women on International Women’s Day. Everyone is aware--Italy possesses the unmatched passion for beauty, style and glamour. So, giving Italian celebration a modern touch, AURORA IPSILONYELLOW RESIN ROLLERBALL PEN is Aurora’s own modern little yellow Mimosa created as souvenir for your everyday friend and a faithful companion. This mission is carried out with striking success by the Ipsilon, the pen that is eye-catching because of its innovative design, full of personality and characterized by the persona of a vibrant woman. A bit of an international knowledge of facts and details is always smart.

A new social initiative seeks to celebrate International Women’s Day using Red lipstick as the symbol of empowerment. Red, this bold color gushes femininity. Though beauty has no shade, it’s time you go around with the color of ‘Women Empowerment’ bright enough to make a long lasting impression.
Oberon Design Large Journals
My International Women’s Day pick would be Oberon Design Hummingbird Large Journal in Red. Her untamed bloom can also be garnished with Oberon Design Wild Rose Large Journal or the Oberon Design Cloud Dragon Large Journal will equally complement the fiery ablaze side of hers. Each of these elegant Oberon diary is handmade. Features include 208 pages with lined template sheet to facilitate writing. They are accompanied by a book insert and a Matching Britannia Pewter button.

All her wishes and dreams treasured underneath the sheath of red. Feels just right!

Cross Breast Cancer Awareness Leather Pouch
Cross Breast Cancer Awareness Leather Pouch

Sometimes, a little means a lot. While it’s not possible for you to control the genes, there are powerful steps you can take to protect your loved ones and help other protect theirs. CROSS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS ACCESSORY POUCH is small, but can make a big difference in supporting the cause. Defeat Breast Cancer. Its features include a zipped-top with outside pocket, a pink ribbon-patterned poly satin lining and Cross mini pen in the company of pink enamel awareness ribbon.

For every purchase, Cross will donate 10% of the retail sales to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Along with the women of your life, here’s a whole new way of thanking the women worldwide and paying them back for their unselfish acts of making this world a happier place to live.

Although the status of women worldwide had leaped drastically till date since the early 1900s, now is the right time to acknowledge the great achievements that women have brought together with our everyday lives, and also have a glance at all the accomplishment that remains to be made with time.
She can be you, your mom, your best friend, adoring sister, your wife or a female colleague; Make her smile this Women’s day!
 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Official Rule "Share Your Wish" Contest

Official Rule "Share Your Wish" Contest



New Year - New Beginning and your Wishes, Share your Wish and Win the Contest !

We are giving our Facebook fans a chance to win "Cross Townsend 18 Karat Gold Filled/Rolled Gold Ballpoint Pen" Worth $250.00 !

a. Like our Page to become a fan!
b. Submit your wish in our facebook timeline to Participate (https://www.facebook.com/pensboutique)
c. Bring maximum votes on your wish with "Likes"
d. Win the contest

Ends: 1/18/2014

We are hosting this "Share Your Wish" for our awesome Pen Boutique fans. The winner of this contest will be announced on our Timeline and Pen Boutique blog ( blog.penboutique.com) during the last week of January.

The Prize

Cross Townsend 18 Karat Gold Filled/Rolled Gold Ballpoint Pen




Total GiveAway
1 winner


Shipping
Free shipping to Winners within USA.International participant shipping will be additional and you can also add it free to your any pending orders.


Eligibility

All the citizens from USA with valid Facebook ID are encouraged to participate.International customers are welcome to participate but shipping will be additional and you can also add it free to your any pending orders.


Winner Selection

There will be random selection of 1 winners from the total participation.We will use third party software to select the 1 random name/email address.

 More Legal Stuff

1.) This giveaway/contest is void where prohibited by law. The contestants assume the total responsibility of knowing their local laws in regard to "Share Your Wish" Contest ! and are subject to any local, state, national or international laws. Friendship Circle accepts no responsibility for making these individual legal determinations.

2.) Winner are solely responsible for any taxes on their respective prizes.

3.) No substitution of prize is offered.

4.) Prizes are non-transferable.

5.) Prizes should be claimed within 30 days of the announcement of winner. Any claims made after 30 days will be considered void. Pen Boutique, Limited, USA, is not responsible for any such claims after that time.

6.) If a prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, Pen Boutique, Limited, USA, reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value. That determination will be made by Pen Boutique, Limited, USA.

7.) Winners must verify their email and shipping address when contacted via email address on file.

8.) Winners name may be used on future Pen Boutique, Limited, USA, marketing media, including, but not limited to Facebook, website & blog

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Best Writing Pens 2013




Best Writing Pens 2013

Author :  Ciera Boyd

Best Writing Pens 2013
Best Writing Pens 2013

                In less than two weeks from now the curtain will fall on what has been, if not an easy, then certainly a sensational, year for mankind. While this year has been plagued with more than its fair share of military conflicts, international incidents and heartbreaking circumstances, it is always important to remember the wonderful, beautiful, and truly surprising things that have come about amidst all the insanity. This year alone, American scientists managed to create a lab-grown ear using a 3-D printer, the world gained “two popes” with the resignation of Benedict XVI and the ascension of Francis I, the English line of succession became secure with the birth of Prince George of Cambridge, and China’s Jade Rabbit robotic rover became the first spacecraft to soft land on the moon since 1976. 

While it is admittedly not the most shocking of years, 2013 has certainly been no pushover when it comes to lists of accomplishments, and the Pen Boutique would like to end it with a list of our own. We’ve compiled (in no particular order) what we believe to be some of the finest and in demand pens of 2013. So enjoy this tour of this year’s crème de la crème, and keep in mind that while Christmas is only a few days away, it’s still not quite here yet, and personally, I believe this list boasts more than one nice little stocking stuffer

First at bat in the countdown is one of the fiercest and finest pens of the season:

           Namiki Falcon

Namiki Falcon
Namiki Falcon
The piece’s jet black barrel possesses a silky, smooth texture akin to the feeling of a falcon’s feathers. Its bold, dark look is elegantly accented with shined, gold trimmings, a gold clip and the Falcon’s crowning feature: a flexible, “hooded” 14k gold nib. The nib’s versatility provides a soft, flexible writing feel that that can create smooth, crisp, sweeping, or thin lines depending upon the writing style of each individual user. In keeping with its natural adaptability, the piece is also able to utilize not only Namiki cartridges but Namiki twist type converters. As the recipient of multiple awards and high acclaims from writing forum, the Namiki Falcon is the pen of choice for all writers and business professionals.

      Montblanc Meisterstuck

For generations, the Montblanc Pen Company has been known as a forerunner in the making of sophisticated, high quality writing instruments. Since the new millennium, the company has managed to become a world renowned purveyor of exclusive, luxury products. The peak of their accomplishments, however, undoubtedly lies in their famed Meisterstück Collection. This particular series boasts a wide assortment of pens of varying colors, accents, finishings and bands that, while distinctly unique unto themselves, still bear the tell-tale traits that mark them as a Meisterstück: a masterpiece. Those in the Meisterstück Collection bear slender, sturdy bodies made out of precious, jet black resin. These sleek midnight shades are complemented by either gold, silver or platinum trimmings.  Following its genesis, this striking product line has been the inspiration for hundreds of pen designs not only for the Montblanc Company itself, but for its competitors as well. As such, its revolutionary style has earned the Meisterstück Collection a reputation as one of the greatest writing instruments of the century.  
 
Montegrappa Fortuna Skull

Montegrappa Fortuna Skull
Montegrappa Fortuna Skull
To the ancient Romans, the immortal, cosmic personification of luck was embodied by the veiled goddess Fortuna. A representation of blind justice and the capriciousness of life, Fortuna’s affiliation with chance events have always been closely tied with virtue and strength of character. This ancient goddess, however, doles out bad luck with just as much fervency, as she does good luck, and it’s this darker side that has inspired Montegrappa’s Fortuna Skull Rollerball pen. The body of this piece is made of a smoky, black resin with fitted gunmetal grey accents. Alternating rows of skulls decorate the pen’s sleek barrel and a solitary, enchanting skull with Swarovski crystals as its teeth grace the top of the cap. The cap’s bottom bears a central band with an engraving of Montegrappa’s name while the cap’s dark silver clip boasts a rotating metal wheel. 

Edison Pens

Edison Pens
Edison Pens
The Edison Pen Company was founded by the Grays: a husband and wife team located in Milan, Ohio. Their pens are created with the utmost care and precision to ensure the highest quality product. In fact, the company itself has no standard, mass produced stock of pens waiting to be sold, nor does it even have an online store. All pens purchased directly from the company are custom made to the buyer’s specifications, down to the make, model and materials used. Despite their individuality, each of these home grown treasures writes with a buttery smooth ink flow that makes writing a pleasure. Made with all the love, dedication and care reminiscent of master artisans, this two-person team has dedicated themselves to making some of the finest, most distinct pens on the market. 

Monteverde One Touch Stylus

Monteverde One Touch Stylus
Monteverde One Touch Stylus
In today’s fast paced world, having the right tools at hand has become a crucial aspect of survival that borders on necessity. In response, Monteverde has created the OneTouch Stylus Fountain Pen, bringing together nine distinct tools into one premium quality instrument. The heavy, six-sided barrel houses a smooth, fountain pen tip made of German Iridium on one end and an ultra-sensitive touch screen stylus at the other. The barrel itself is made of enameled brass and is comprised of 3 different scale functions. Underneath the stylus lies a Phillips flathead screw driver. A chiseled, chrome-plated spring clip is the finishing touch to this high-functioning piece that, no matter the time, place or situation, is more than ready to handle more jobs than any other pen on the market. 

Montblanc Starwalker Carbon

Montblanc Starwalker Carbon
Montblanc Starwalker Carbon
With its beautiful craftsmanship, mystic design and undeniable charm, the Starwalker Carbon Medium Point Fountain Pen is one of Montblanc’s most beautiful designs to date. The body is wrapped in Montblanc’s signature precious black resin and features a daintily woven anthracite carbon fibre decoration. Platinum-plated furnishings are artfully complemented by the beautiful, crystal cap with a floating Montblanc snowflake in its center. The platinum-plated clip is embossed with Montblanc’s brand name and the pen’s individual serial number. The crystalline, monochrome-theme of the piece is brought together by the final accessory: a hand-crafted, 14k gold, rhodium-plated nib that adds the final glimmer to this truly remarkable piece. 

Faber Castell Ondoro Wood

Faber Castell Ondoro Wood
Faber Castell Ondoro Wood
The Ondoro WoodFountain pen’s simplistic name and appearance belies the lovely uniqueness of this truly remarkable piece. The Ondoro is one of the first models of Faber-Castell’s new product line. Its barrel is made of a deep, earthy, smoked oak wood that is perfectly smooth to the touch. The wide, six-sided barrel is topped with a cap made of polished, chrome-plated metal accented by a spring-loaded metal clip. The Ondoro’s nib is made of high quality stainless steel that allows the ink to flow and flourish in smooth, crisp lines as the nib glides across a the paper. With a design that is no less elegant for its minimalism, the Ondoro is a product that will add a heavy dose of refinement to anyone’s stationery repertoire.

Waterman Carene

Waterman Carene
Waterman Carene
The Waterman Pen Company was established in 1884 in New York City by Lewis Edson Waterman and remains one of the only surviving first-generation fountain pen companies in the world. Ever since its creation, Waterman has worked to combine innovation, design and excellence in all its products. With unrivalled levels of quality and imagination, the grace and distinctiveness of Waterman collections has secured it a place at the heart of elegance and luxury. One of the most renowned and simplistically beautiful of its many collections is the Waterman Carene, known for its timeless, classical style. From the vibrant fountain pens of royal blue with silver accents to ballpoint pens with the muted sophistication of midnight black and gold trimmings, the Carene collection hosts a variety of pieces graced with subtlety and coated in luminous finishes that make them the perfect addition to any pen collection.

Cross Townsend Medalist

Cross Townsend Medalist
Cross Townsend Medalist
Bright, polished, and a poster child of chromatic elegance, the Cross Townsend Medalist collection is a sure-fired gold medal winner in any competition. The body of each piece is composed of polished chrome, accented by shimmering 24k gold-plated appointments and finishes. Though they are on the heavier side, they still retain an excellent sense of balance and evenness that makes writing a much smoother and more enjoyable experience for the user. 

With that, we present to you the final list of this year! The last call, the final countdown, the coup de grâce, etc., etc. It’s all coming to a close, and Pen Boutique backs each and every one of these pristine products with the full confidence that each one is perfect in its own right. Whether you’re just starting your collection, need just one special companion, or are adding one more trimming to your carefully cultivated collection, any one of these pieces would be a priceless addition to your stationery family. While this marks the end of 2013, 2014 is right around the corner, and there isn’t a doubt in the world that it’ll bring us more pens, memories, and heartfelt experiences than we could ever even imagine!


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