The Perfect Diary!

As my obsession with paper goods doesn't end with holiday cards, I've begun my search for the perfect diary. Nothing makes me feel more on top of things than a morning glance at my well-planned day. I know, I know, I have electronic calendar on my iPhone and my laptop. But something about a candy-coloured, leather-bound book can really make my day every time I look at it. I've gone through quite a few diaries, and I'm getting a pretty good idea of what to look for.

For the upcoming year, I was looking at three different diaries:

Kate Spade – While the illustrations are gorgeous, I've had a diaries with spiral binders before, and they didn't really work for me. They were a bit too large for my bag, and the pages often fell out.

Smythson – The leather is beautiful, and of course, monogramming is always a plus for me, but this diary was out of my price range.

Debrett's – I was attracted to the leather cover, and all the goodies included: A shopping directory, travel info and guides to fitness, music, and websites. I ordered it two weeks ago, and it arrived today (all the way from London!). It turned out to be even better than I expected.

I also bought the Debrett's Etiquette for Girls, and I'm looking forward to flipping through it tonight.