Monday, February 19, 2018

Personalized Leather Planner

What is the well-dressed desk wearing this season? Fine stationary and office accessories have been around for years. Who can resist a leather-bound agenda? Not me. Smythson of Bond Street is my absolute favorite place to browse luxury leather goods. While one day I hope to decide between an alligator, calfskin, goatskin, or lambskin agenda straight from Britain, today is not one of those days. On a much more realistic note - Gallery Leather. I recently bought a planner from Gallery Leather, and so far I am absolutely loving it. As someone who is especially particular about their planners, I'm very happy with it. Gallery Leather is based in Bar Harbor, Maine and each planner is handcrafted there. Love "Made in USA" products!

Both the inside and outside are what I was looking for. I purchased the leather academic planner, which runs from June 2017 - December 2018. It's much more professional and sophisticated than say a Lilly Pulitzer. I don't have anything against LP,  but it has a time and place and that time/place is not a notebook that I carry around with me everywhere. I held off for a couple weeks when class started to find the absolutely perfect one. (It was a pretty disorganized and chaotic two weeks as you can imagine.) Then, I found this one online from Gallery Leather. Good things happen to those who wait.

I knew I wanted leather-bound, slim, and weekly pages. This one fit all qualifications. I added a small personalization in the bottom right-hand corner. It comes in many colors, and I would have usually stuck to the tried-and-true cognac leather, but something about the burgundy appealed to me. What can I say, I was feeling crazy.

On the inside & outside | I love the soft leather. The pages are ivory with gold gilded edges. It's a small detail, but it gives it a luxe feel. There are weekly format pages on the left, and blank ruled pages on the right. This format was new to me but works great because I have a blank page to write out assignments and lists. Monthly calendars are positioned in the front with maps and holidays positioned in the back.

I am planning (ha) on sharing a desk/room tour on a later date, but for now here is a sneak peek.

Planner suggestions: ONE // TWO // THREE // FOUR (I wish)
Pen suggestions:  ONE // TWO // THREE // FOUR // FIVE