|"I'm not writing it down to remember it later.|
I'm writing it down to remember it now."
|Love the color!|
Rollbahn, despite the German-sounding
name, is Japanese.
|German and superb quality. Amazon has them here.|
|I've used Rhodia notebooks for years. Widely available.|
I get them at my local stationery store but Amazon has them here.
|Moleskine in snappy Hermès orange. Here.|
|Kokuyo makes beautifully designed notebooks.|
I first found them in a Japanese store in NYC
but Amazon has them as does Jetpens.
|Clairfontaine is also widely available.|
If I were French, I probably would have used these in school.
I am relieved to report that I am not alone in my notebook obsession. There's an entire blog devoted to notebooks here. Must reading!
Office Supply Geek, obsessed with all things office, dedicates time and space to notebooks here. More must-reading for the notebook obsessed.
Do you have a favorite notebook? Are you obsessed? Is there a notebook I haven't mentioned that I absolutely must have? Please do share in the comments.
These notes of mine end up in books so here's the pitch:
Award-winning historical romance and USA Today Bestselling contemporary romance winner, Vanessa Kelly's take on The Chanel Caper in Love Rocks.
"Set primarily in the world of fashion and advertising in New York City, THE CHANEL CAPER features a fifty-six year old heroine who is smart, sardonic, and whose marriage to her sexy, ex-cop husband has hit a rough patch. Blake Weston makes for a fabulous heroine, watching in some bemusement as her husband Ralph, now head of security for a large international corporation, goes into mid-life crisis. For Ralph, this involves extreme workouts in an effort to recapture his youthful vigor, a new wardrobe, and a flirtation with a bombshell war correspondent doing everything she can to get Ralph between the sheets. Blake, naturally, has no intention of allowing her beloved husband of twenty-five years to slip away from her.
"In an ongoing effort to upmarket her own outdated style and rekindle some romance in her marriage, Blake buys a faux Chanel handbag from a street vendor. This sets off a chain of wild events that includes murder, explosions, counterfeit drug rings, and the pursuit of suspects and warlords from Shanghai to Afghanistan. The Chanel Caper is a romantic comedy, a thriller, and a send-up of the big city lifestyle in the wake of the global financial crisis. All the disparate elements of this very funny story are tethered by the engaging Blake, a smart, sensible, and dryly witty heroine intent on saving her marriage. It’s definitely a romance for the grownups, set against the backdrop of the bright lights of the city that never sleeps."