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Things We Love: Back to School (for Grown Ups)

Kids can't have all the fun when it comes to back to school supply shopping. The start of the new school year always makes Gwen & Lindsey nostalgic and inspires them to give their office spaces a reboot with new supplies. Pee-Chees have been replaced with planners and even ballpoint pens get a stylish update. Keep reading to see their favorites.

Lindsey's Picks

1. WHITE + GOLD TIP TOP ROLLERBALL PENS | POPPIN

Pen pals Gwen and Lindsey are always on the search for unique pens on their trips to Asia. They're big fans of white and gold so this set is a favorite. 

2. SOFT COVER NOTEBOOK | POPPIN

This pretty blush colored notebook is a nice compliment to Lindsey's white office furniture. She loves the hidden pocket for business cards, receipts, and loose papers.

3. MONTHLY GLASS MAGNETIC DRY ERASE BOARD | THE CONTAINER STORE

This stylish dry-erase board is critical for Lindsey while managing four schedules. It helps her family see who's coming and going and also helps her 6 year-old who's learning about schedules and time management. 

4. BACKPACK | MANSUR GAVRIEL

Form meets function in this grown-up friendly backpack – perfect for city living. Bonus, it comes in a variety of gorgeous leather shades. 

5. CRYSTAL BLUETOOTH SPEAKER | VIVITAR

Background tunes are a must for Lindsey's workdays. These crystal Bluetooth speakers are just as functional as they are pretty.

Gwen's Picks

1. PODCAST | HOW I BUILT THIS

Gwen never stops studying because it never feels like work. Just getting into podcasts on her iPod Touch, she loves "How I Built This" which profiles entrepreneurs and innovators. She's also a fan of "Revisionist History" by Malcolm Gladwell. 

2. COMPOSITION NOTEBOOK | STAPLES

There's just something about buying composition books in September. Gwen finds herself picking up a few of these classic books each year.

3. CUSTOM BOOK COVERS | ARTFUL LIBRARY

Back in her school days, Gwen loved wrapping her textbooks each semester. These are a fun grown-up take on the book cover. They can also be customized to add a personal touch to your library. 

4. GOLDEN BALL PEN | BIC

Societe Bic produced these limited edition pens to commemorate its 60th anniversary. Gwen and Lindsey love them so much, Gwen stocked up during a visit to Tokyo.

5. SUPPLIES | CORNELL STORE

Forever true to her school, Gwen always stops by the Cornell store to pick-up supplies when she's in Ithaca.