S’Wanderings – NYC Books ‘n Art Supplies Day Trip – Part II

So, after gallivanting all around the city, I finally made it to…

…drum roll…

CW Pencil Enterprise!

CW Pencil Enterprise interior

CW Pencil Enterprise interior

And, oh, is it one cool store.

There are erasers…

CW Pencil Enterprise erasers

CW Pencil Enterprise erasers

There are stickers…

CW Pencil Enterprise stickers

CW Pencil Enterprise stickers

There is a fun wall of pencil happiness…

Pencil joy

CW Pencil joy

And—oh, yeah—there are pencils!

Pencil table

CW Pencil table

But, check this out. Against all odds, I visited the store at the exact same time as this nice guy. He offered to model the gorgeous pencilware, and when I asked how to identify him, he told me to let you guys know that I’d met The Handsomest Man in the World.

World's Handsomest Man modeling pencils

The World’s Handsomest Man, along with some of The World’s Handsomest Pencils

So, how’s that for luck? Visit your local pencil store and you, too, may have a celebrity encounter. A big thanks to Handsomest Man for his help. (He recently graduated from culinary school, but with poses like this, look for him on billboards soon, nationwide.)

World's Handsomest Man demonstrating proper pencil posture

World’s Handsomest Man demonstrating proper pencil posture

So, after hoarding pencils—surprise, surprise, I went a little overboard—I bid a fond farewell to CWP, and made a quick trip, (via subway, this time, much to the delight of my aching feet), up to the Bryant Park Winter Village.

CW Pencil Enterprise goodies

CW Pencil Enterprise goodies

After strolling the stands and kiosks, it was a quick jaunt back to Grand Central, and then a nodding-off ride home.

Bryant Park Winter Village

Bryant Park Winter Village

Cheers, New York! Hope to see you again, soon.