MONTBLANC'S BOUTIQUE, in London's Burlington Arcade, celebrates its fifth anniversary with in-store entertainment on 5 November. Unlike most five-year-olds, the boutique specialises in all things hand-writing- based.

John F Kennedy, the Queen and Pope John Paul II have all apparently scratched their signatures with Montblanc's black and gold Meisterstuck pen, and each pen is hand-assembled by more than 20 people. The boutique also sells wallets, notebooks, personal organisers and holdalls and watches.

Montblanc is at 60-61 Burlington Arcade, London, W1 (0171-493 6369) and the birthday celebrations take place from 5-6pm on Thursday 5 November