Fashionable Friday: Camp Out

I am pretending to be camping this week. In actuality, I would be eaten alive by insects, burned to a crisp by the sun, and die of an asthma attack from the smoke of a campfire. So, I am pretending I’m outdoorsy. Maybe I can fill a cute backpack with a fun notebook and pen and walk on our trail with a big floppy hat, lots of bug spray and sunblock to my favorite local coffee shop instead? I’ll get a s’mores brownie. Then I’ll write of my imaginary adventures and knit for awhile. What imaginary adventures will you embark on this week?

  • Doughnut Macaroon Standard Backpack in Brick $80 (via JetPens)
  • Elum Designs Exposed Binding Woodgrain Journal $16 (via Vanness Pen Shop)
  • Diamine Shimmer-tastic Firefly Fountain Pen Ink, $20 for 50ml bottle (via Vanness Pen Shop)
  • Caran d’Ache 849 Nespresso Ballpoint Pen in India Green $45.90 (via Goldspot Pens)
  • Edison Pearlette Fountain Pen in Sonoran Sunset with 18K Gold Fine Point $299 (via Goldspot Pens)
  • Lamy Studio Olive Fountain Special Edition $89 (via Vanness Pen Shop)
  • Coleman Stand-up Pen Case $40 (via NockCo)
  • Ystudio Classic Pen Case €86.78 (via Appelboom)
  • Kaweco Liliput Mini Fountain Pen in Fireblue – Fine Point $180 (via Goldspot Pens)
  • Pineider Pen Filler Inkwell $20 (via Pen Chalet)
  • Camp Karas “Write Outside” Notebook $2.75 each (via Karas Pen Co)
  • Robert Oster Signature Fountain Pen Ink in Dark Chocolate, €13.64 for 50ml bottle (via Appelboom)
  • Fine Writing Golden Armor Brass fountain pen €115, (via Fontoplumo)
  • Montblanc Petit Prince Sand of the desert brown Fountain Pen Ink, €35.60 for 50ml bottle (via Fontoplumo)
  • Yamakoshi Paperable Watermelon Memo Block $6.75 (via JetPens)
  • Field Notes National Parks Edition, $12.95 per 3-Pack, 3 different options available (via Field Notes)

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  1. I love the look of that Caran d’Ache 849 in India green. I have one in white. Unfortunately, the included ballpoint refill is, well, just a ballpoint, and since it’s proprietary there’s no easy way to replace it with something better. (Trust me, I checked all the forums and I’m not really into nipping and tucking a different standard cartridge to fit every time I need to replace it). So sadly, this pen with its daring simplicity and straightforward elegance goes largely unused.

    1. There is a 3D printed piece made by Tofty in Shapeways that will allow a D1 refill to fit. There is a link to all of this at the bottom of the Refill Guide and I can attest to the usability of his D1 sleeve, I use them in all my Caran D’ache 849.

  2. I like the idea of a pretend event I cannot do/attend. There is no vacation in my plans, so I think I will pretend choose the clothes and stationery tools I’d take if there were.

    Is the S’mores brownie at Starbucks or a local coffee shop?

      1. Oh, lucky you living near that. I guess I should check out some of the other coffee shops in Lee’s Summit.

  3. I forgot to mention I like the color of the Lamy Studio.

    And my pretend vacation would be to Chicago where my brother lives. We’d go to Anderson Pens, Atlas Stationers and the Field Museum.

    We’d play board games (we both really like Pandemic).

  4. Totally off topic, but prompted by you last paragraph – be VERY careful trying to use bug spray and sunblock together – depending on the exact ingredients of the sunblock, the combination can do very bad things.

    I now return you to your regularly scheduled stationery geekery.

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