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.