I hope you're all enjoying this beautiful weather! The long winter seems like a distant dream/nightmare and I hope you're wandering around outside in shorts and a t-shirt, and maybe getting some ice cream. In our new neighbourhood, Leslieville, there's an ice-cream shop on Queen that always seems packed with people, and even a few dogs waiting longingly outside, but we haven't tried it yet. One day, soon enough! Jon and I are really enjoying the new space and also the new neighbourhood! I think we're both a little sad to think about all the old regulars who lived around the corner from 906 Dundas West, and who came by to pick up an ink or a notebook but who would stay for forty-five minutes to shoot the breeze, but it's also been a lot of fun to meet some East enders. A few people from our building, which is mostly commercial units, have stopped by to introduce themselves, and we've had a chance to meet some people who just live in the area. In fact, our building faces a large residential building, and we've had a few neighbours who have just seen us out their window, and who have come by to say hello! Being a fountain pen shop and hanging out with people who use fountain pens all day, it's been interesting to tell people-not-yet-initiated-into-this-wonderful-world that we sell inks and fountain pens and stationery. You'll be pleased to know the response has been really great! Maybe because there are a lot of graphic designers and creative people around here, but instead of the "People are still using those old-fangled gadgets?" I sometimes expect, we're getting a lot of "Wow, that's super interesting! I'm so glad to see that there's still so much interest in writing and these kind of tools!" Before we moved, Jon and I discussed a few promotions and giveaways to help celebrate and publicize our move. Well, things kind of got away from us (no kidding), but we're still celebrating! We're giving away a bottle of the newly released Bleu Ocean, as well as a bottle of Stormy Grey and Rouge Hematite.
Giveaway from Wonder Pens wonderpens.ca Stormy Grey Bleu Ocean Rouge Hematite
These gorgeous inks all have sheen and sparkle, and are perfect for letters, greeting cards or anywhere you need a little bit of excitement in your life. 1. Leave a comment on this blog post. Say hello, which of these three inks is your favourite, how you're enjoying the warm weather, or whatever you like! 2. Shipping within Canada only. 3. Comments welcomed before Friday, June 5th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST. Winner, selected randomly, will be announced on Saturday, June 6th. The winner will have three days, until Tuesday, June 9th at 11:59 pm EST to contact us. Have a great weekend :)

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Jeffery Hunter

Jeffery Hunter said:

I enjoy reading here and this has prompted me to leave a comment, First congrats on the move! As for the weather well I happen to be in Vancouver so not much winter here but full on shorts and sandals of late. I have been looking at that grey and even added it to my shopping cart once. Its only a matter of time I think!

Lilith

Lilith said:

Do I have to choose a favorite?
I think Bleu Ocean because it’s an ink I could get away with using at work :)

Sujaan

Sujaan said:

Haven’t tried Bleu Ocean or Rouge Hematite yet, but Stormy Gray is lovely with all of those golden flakes.

louise

louise said:

I haven’t tried the new formulation of Bleu Ocean, but the original is my favourite ink. Stormy Grey is also a lovely colour — love the gold flecks.

Christopher Wilson

Christopher Wilson said:

Rouge Hematite and Stormy Grey are great, but ever since I heard that Bleu Ocean was coming out, I’ve been super jazzed to try that.

Lee Whitehorne

Lee Whitehorne said:

Stormy Grey has become my EDC ink in my Lamy 2000. Rouge Hematite is my Christmas ink. I get so many complements on the ink and paper I use for my seasonal letters. I never tried the original Bleu Ocean as it did not have the gold sparkles, but I am very interested in acquiring some now that it does.

Shakil M. Khan

Shakil M. Khan said:

Hey guys! Glad to see you open again. I like all three inks, but I think I would have loved the Blue better it the sheen was a silver one. Oh well!

Stephane Normandin

Stephane Normandin said:

Amazing give away! :) I wanted to try the gray but if I win it or not, I’ll try it anyway! :D
I wish you all the very best to your store. I ordered just once so far from you but its not the last, you’ll remain my best source for ink in Canada!!! Long live to Wonder Pens!!!

Nicol

Nicol said:

Zoinks! Me wants a bleu ocean! Hope to visit the new store next time I’m in Toronto!
Congrats on the new place =]

Devin

Devin said:

Rouge Hematite – I love your shop and blog! I’m looking forward to checking out the new location.

Ajmal S.

Ajmal S. said:

Hello John and Liz,

Amazing website. I Love the Fountain Pens I have bought from your store.

The TWSBI pens are especially great and I would love to try a new Bleu Ocean Ink.

See you both very soon.

Joanna

Joanna said:

I love Stormy Grey. Just beautiful. So far, this warm weather is making me take longer walks than usual and it’s the best! Congrats on the new spot!

mistercam

mistercam said:

Blue is my favourite colour, and I do like a nice red. However, I’m going to have to go with Stormy Grey. I think this is more because of the fact I rarely (if at all) use grey inks. It’s rarity relative to the other colours makes it stand out, I think.

I’m just returning to Toronto after an extended stay in Mississauga. Once I’m settled back in I hope to visit your new location! I can’t wait to see the new space.

Dan

Dan said:

Visited last week on opening day and will be back tomorrow to pick up bleu ocean. Will check out the stormy grey while I’m there. New place looks great, welcome to the east side :)

Anita

Anita said:

I love Rouge Hematite! It’s beautiful but I wish it were more water resistant.
Would love a bottle of Bleu Ocean.
Or Story Grey!

Elizabeth Porter (snowbringer)

Elizabeth Porter (snowbringer) said:

I have been wanting to try stormy grey for ages… and the blue ocean. Sparkles make me happy!

beachedlibrarian

beachedlibrarian said:

I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m pretty sure Bleu Ocean would be top of my list (it is, in fact, top of my wishlist) because it’s blue and I miss the ocean.

I wish I could come and visit your shop! Maybe someday I’ll have to make a trip to Toronto and squeeze in a quick trip to visit you guys.

Samuel Harvey

Samuel Harvey said:

The bleu ocean! Somehow I’ve never purchased blue ink. and unfortunately, I’m not ejoing the warm temperature since I’m preparing to move to another city :(

bcameron007

bcameron007 said:

Hmmm. You mean I have to pick a favourite colour? I guess I’d choose Bleu Ocean if I won, although I would be thrilled to try any of these inks.

Around here, the warm weather means my high school students are skipping class to soak up the sun :( and the baby calves on my husband’s farm are doing the same :)

All the best with your new shop – can’t wait to check you out this summer!

John Spurr

John Spurr said:

Hey there! I hope I’ll be in Toronto some time this summer so I can finally stop by the shop! I’ve had my eye on Stormy Grey for a while, but all three of the 1670 inks seem fantastic.

jill

jill said:

Oh stormy gray for sure. Though it seems more of a winter colour. I am sure it would look fine is the sunshine.

Karen Dick

Karen Dick said:

Hi Liz and Jon! Glad to hear that the move has gone well – I hope to visit your new place someday :). When I visited the Dundas store for the first time in March, I talked myself out of the Stormy Grey and am now regretting it! Have a super weekend :)

Chris W.

Chris W. said:

I have a bottle of the grey, and love it!
Glad you are settling into your new neighborhood!!

Mar'yana Svarnyk

Mar'yana Svarnyk said:

Well, I guess it would not be very smart to leave this one without a comment :). I have the feeling, the red one would look the most tempting to me of the three, I’m partial to red inks and the touch of gold has never spoiled anything :).

Harry Devlin

Harry Devlin said:

Love your store, the pens, notepads, paper, inks, all of it. Love talking with you guys. I only write with fountain pens. My favorite is the TWSBI line. Doing allot of training with my two hunting dogs (labs, Jax & Mags). They are so much fun. You guys will be great in your new spot.

Amy P

Amy P said:

I’m looking forward to being able to make the trip out to the new location! I just need to make sure to add extra padding into the budget first. Lol

Debora Lustgarten

Debora Lustgarten said:

Oooh! Those inks are sooo tempting. I’ve always had my eye on the Rouge hematite, but I have to confess that this last blue is a heavy contender. Fingers crossed so the Ink Fairy looks my way!

Louise

Louise said:

I’ve only tried Rouge Hematite, and I like it. It’d be nice to get a chance to try the others though!

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