Mac and Murphy is one of those shops that’ll make you resolve to never write an e-mail again. OK, maybe that’s going a bit too far, but it will make you want to start sending real-life birthday cards and thank-you notes from here on out. The little meandering shop has a modest collection of stylish stationery and paper goods like calendars and journals. And, of course, the very best place to start your resolution is out in M&M’s courtyard, filled with lush plants (in the summer, anyway), a fountain, tables, and chairs. They’ll even send out your letter for you when you’re finished. This might be one of the easiest resolutions you’ve ever made. Our advice? Pick up a cup of coffee around the corner at Hope & Union before heading in to make your writing experience even more enjoyable.