Start Bay notebook review

Start Bay Notebook Cover Review and Giveaway

Start Bay is a little bay on the south Devon coast here in England. It’s also home to Start Bay Notebooks, makers of these simple leather notebook covers. Thank you to Start Bay Notebooks for sending me these covers to review (and to give away, see below). These are my[…]

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William Hannah Notebook Review

I have been known to make some expensive notebook purchases in my time but even I was doubting the sanity of some of my stationery blogging colleagues when they were getting so excited about what seemed to be a simple leather notebook cover for £90 a pop. Then I was[…]

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Paper Republic Grand Voyageur side view

Paper Republic Grand Voyageur Notebook Review

Paper Republic’s Grand Voyageur is a notebook system consisting of a leather cover and a range of refills. Available direct from Paper Republic, the smaller version I’m reviewing here costs €40 for a cover and plain refill, with free embossing of your initials should you so wish. Mine is the[…]

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Barrington Pen Sleeve closed showing stitching

Tom Barrington Leather Pen Holder Review

Tom Barrington makes a whole lot of leather pen sleeves and holders. All are handmade. The one I’m reviewing, a single-pen tan crocodile-grain holder, costs $24.95 but was sent to me for review purposes by Tom Barrington. At the time of writing only crocodile-grain is available, which isn’t quite my[…]

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Midori Travelers Notebook fully loaded

Midori Traveler’s Notebook Part Three: Making It Your Own (and a Giveaway)

That the Midori Traveler’s Notebook has such a loyal following is due to: high quality products; clever branding; and the infinite variety of ways to make it your own. In fact the notebook becomes uniquely yours very quickly as the cover picks up scuffs and scratches and rapidly develops personality.[…]

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