Luke Ives Pontifell started his printing-press company in 1985, and since then he’s been creating luxurious stationery, invitations and handmade, limited-edition books an hour north of the city in Newburgh, NY. Now, he’s finally bringing his line to the Big Apple—more specifically, to the elegant St. Regis New York, which is a proper fit for his fancy paper goods. The dapper-looking library-cum-boutique is located on the first floor of the hotel and will offer customizable products, such as wedding invitations, business cards and personal stationery. You’ll also find vintage treasures, including extremely pricey 18th-century spigots ($3,400), perfect for Brooklyn brownstone libraries. Shoppers are encouraged to enjoy a cup of tea, espresso or whiskey while reading Thornwillow’s free “Libretto,” a charming series of minibooks containing poetry, recipes and essays. Or spend some dough on engraved blank cards with images of flying pigs, seashells, butterflies or peacock feathers (24 for $95), 2011-ready desk-calendar sets complete with twelve engraved and edge-stained cards and golden brass easels ($95), and leather-bound journals with golden edges ($385).
Thornwillow at the St. Regis Hotel
|Venue name:||Thornwillow at the St. Regis Hotel||Contact:|
2 E 55th St
|Cross street:||between Madison and Fifth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sat 10am–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, Q, R to Fifth Ave–59th St|