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Museo Italo Americano

San Francisco is a museum-rich city, with many museums, particularly its small ones, scattered about in the city’s colorful neighborhoods. One in particular, The Museo Italo Americano, also known as the Italian American Museum was started by Giuliana Nardelli Haight in 1978 in a small space in North Beach in San Francisco. Solely focused on Italian and Italian-American art and culture, the nonprofit museum is now housed within the Fort Mason Center. (more…)

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Jane Means

If someone had told Jane Means 15 years ago that she would one day be making a living by wrapping up a six-foot rhinoceros for one of the Beatles or a gift for the Queen, she would have thought they were a bit off. Yet, Jane has seen her wrapping company grow from a tiny start-up working out of a spare room into a hugely profitable internationally renowned company, with clients including Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Harrods, and celebrities she won’t mention for their privacy. (more…)

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Featured Retailer: La Rinascente

A flair for style and a passion for shopping 

la Rinascente (derived from Rinascita – means “rebirth” in Italian) is an Italian retailer founded in Milan in 1917. La Rinascente is a chain of 11 department stores located in major Italian cities: two in Rome and one in Milan, Genoa, Turin, Florence, Palermo, Catania, Cagliari, Padova and Monza. The retail chain is known for its alliance with contemporary designers and architects. (more…)

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Sincerely Yours Santa Rosa California

Santa Rosa is a gorgeous place where everything comes together: wine country and farm country, redwood forests and rivers, lakes and ocean. The city is considered part of the North Bay region of San Francisco, just 55 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. This vibrant city overflows with all we love about California. It is here, we find Sincerely Yours, Sonoma County’s premier stationery, invitation and gift store. (more…)

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Rossi1931 and The National Stationery Show 2015

It’s the only trade show in the US devoted to the paper and social stationery industry.
Every May, stationers and paper lovers alike gather in New York City at the Javits Center for the National Stationery Show. For three and a half days exhibitors showcase their paper wares, creations and designs—it’s a feast for the eyes.  (more…)

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deMedici Ming

At 8 feet wide and 25 feet deep, de Medici Ming Fine Paper in Seattle might not seem the kind of store where a person could spend hours browsing. But paper seems to have a mysterious ability to captivate.

“The record for prowling is about six hours” said the store’s founder Capper Heffernan

recalling a woman years ago who spent the better part of a day going through the shop’s colorful supplies of paper and related products, imported from places such as Thailand, Italy and the Philippines. (more…)

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