Life Saver: Graduation Gift Guide For Her

Alright, now that we have the boys down, let’s move to the women. Choosing the right graduation gift for the girl in your life is just plain hard. You want it to be stylish. You want it to be functional. You want it to be something she wouldn’t buy herself. Luckily for you, we’re experts […]

Use Reviews to Help you Choose

Turn on the television and tune into an old school channel and you’ll find something called a commercial. An intermission from the main program you’ve tuned into watch that is typically 30-60 seconds long. It’s about a product, something you may have never heard about, but obviously need. Or it’s a about a product that […]

Balzac Pens

Montblanc Honore De Balzac Fountain Pen

What do Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Marcel Proust, Henry James, Edgar Allen Poe, William Faulkner and Jack Kerouac all have in common? They were all influenced by a French novelist and playwright named Honore de Balzac.

Born in 1799 and known as one of the founders of realism […]

Engraved Pens

The Executive Essentials online catalog has many wonderful and inspiring pens. The variety of pens online makes for easy gift giving for any occasion. A beautiful Montblanc Meisterstuck for a graduation gift or a fun, colorful Acme pen for a birthday gift is the perfect way to show some avid pen aficionado that you care […]

Executive Pencils

At Executive Essentials, we don’t tend to talk about pencils that much. We tend to focus much of our energy on talking about pens. Now, we love a good pen as much as the next collector. We love the manufacturers, the styles, the components, the themes and the collections that arise from pen designers with […]

Dali Dance of Time Limited Edition Fountain Pen

In the surrealist painting, The Persistence of Memory, a bleak landscape is laid-out before the viewer, nearly fading into the background in a haze of brightness. In the foreground, several, larger than life pocket watches drape over a tables edge the branch of a tree. One is melting on the ground. They look soft, pliable […]

Cross 2013 Year of the Snake

Beartooth Highway — Montana

Summer is approaching quickly. Cold afternoons are being pushed further back into the night and soon even the darkness will have a casual balmy feeling. As spring fades and lets loose its ever tenuous hold on the season, days will grow longer, spirits will lighten and the mood of a […]

Showdown: Tools of the Boardroom

Despite the inroads that touchscreens and smartphones are making into the workplace, the pen will always have its place in the serious professional’s hand. In past articles, I’ve focused on workhorse pens like the Lamy Safari or the Pilot Prera for drafting, drawing, and heavy writing sessions. Today I’d like focus on another kind of […]

Montblanc Pen and Writing: What to do Without Electricity?

Imagine a time you needed a pen. Let’s say, it was a Mont Blanc fountain pen, any of them. Why would you need it? When you want your handwritten correspondence to have a distinguished look, and sometimes a digital medium is just insufficient. Note-taking, writing, it’s a lost art form in these modern times. What […]

How To Select A Comfortable Pen

Cross Century- Good Grips

–Tracy McCusker is at it again. This time letting us in on what to look for in a comfortable pen!

Twelve years ago, I visited my doctor with blinding pain in my right wrist. It was so bad I couldn’t even flex my fingers without crippling my arm. The […]