With her husband and four children in tow, Marcie Pantzer, the New York City-based, 43-year-old founder and creative director of Dear Annabelle stationery has soaked up the sun on Mallorca, sailed in the Aeolian Islands, and explored New Zealand’s Milford Sound. She gathers inspiration (and stationery) as she goes and advocates for snail mail. “People love and appreciate mail from faraway places. Most hotels have chic (sometimes kitschy) stationery and postcards in the rooms, so it’s easy to write a short note,” she says.

Marcie Pantzer of Dear Annabelle
Marcie Pantzer in New York City. (Ball & Albanese)

When the pandemic waylaid her trips to Greece and France, Virtuoso travel advisor Eric Grayson leaped into action, canceling international flights and reservations at six separate hotels. “Eric was really our advocate, reaching out to the hotels to ensure that we were able to secure refunds,” she says. “We look forward to having him rebook several of our trips soon.” In the meantime, Pantzer’s family is hoping for closer-to-home late-summer getaways, perhaps to Amangiri in Utah or Montana’s Ranch at Rock Creek.

Here, ten items Marcia Panzer doesn’t leave home without:

  • The Paravel Aviator Carry-on Plus is super-stylish, and I love that it incorporates sustainable and recycled materials, including plastic water bottles.

Supergoop Sunscreen

Dear Annabelle envelopes


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