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Ahhh...the Journal!

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A great home base for to-do lists, memories, meeting notes, travel dreams, gift logs, tattoo ideas and house plans! 

We love carrying a broad assortment of makers, styles and formats in the shop. It delights us to see our customers find just the right journal to suit their needs - from bankers, attorneys, bloggers and students, to app designers, architects and fine watch engineers!

Following are three of my faves - each is under $30 (hooray!) and you can purchase them in our online shop, as well as at our Dallas flagship store!

Bagatelle A5 Notebook by Christian Lacroix
Stats: 6" x 8"; 125 ruled ivory pages; bookmark; $20

Well, huuullloooo, Palm Springs-meets-Cuba-meets-summer! This lovely journal from Christian Lacroix inspires travel, big hats and great, cocktail-laden stories!

It also looks just mysterious enough (all those treeeesss!) to set on your nightstand and make folks wonder. : ) 

Wonder, that is, if you've been spending time somewhere fa-bu-lous, like here:

Al Capone's former mansion in Bolivia.
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The Artist's Sketchbook by Shinola
Stats: 8.5" x 9.25"; 100lb. paper (thick!); 112 blank pages; bookmark; black elastic closure band; $28

This baby be RAD. You don't need to be an artist to appreciate the matte linen hardcover, understated metallic silver lightning bolt astride the front, or the pages almost-as-wide-as-they-are-tall. It's the fattest and the most 'who says I can't?' of all the Shinola journals.

Our customers' faces light UP when they hold it. The Artist's Sketchbook makes a great gift for the coolest person you know. (Maybe along with this new holographic foil greeting card from Read Between The Lines®):

 

 'To The Raddest And The Baddest' greeting card by Read Between The Lines®
Stats: Foil stamped on vintage letterpress; holographic foil on cobalt paper; blank interior; greige envelope; $6

 

And then, for the 'girl next door/forever-enjenue' - this new Gingham Essential Journal from Sugar Paper, in fabric-wrapped classic black and white. It's gorgeous, sells like hotcakes, and is so reasonably priced at just $24! Goes great with neutral lipgloss, black leather seats and plane tickets:

 Gingham Essential Journal by Sugar Paper
Stats: 8.25" x 5.5"; 50 lined pages; peach + white double bookmark; peach elastic closure band; $24

 

Grace Kelly, just before her first visit to the Royal Palace where she met Prince Rainier. Monaco - 1955.
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Lastly, treat yo' self to a nice pen that pairs perfectly (and could last a lifetime), from our collection by German maker, LAMY. p.s. We carry styles from $12 to $47, in ballpoint, rollerball and fountain pens, as well as ink refills in wonderful colors! 

AL-star Fountain Pen by LAMY
Stats: robust, feather-light anodized aluminum; spring-action metal clip; transparent ergonomic grip; $47

 

Just carrying a great journal and pen around makes life feel more manageable, and less...bananas.

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Each is the equivalent of a nice pair of shoes - they upgrade every outfit and speak volumes, if you will, about their owner. : )
 

Hope this inspires your summer journaling. Remember: orders $50+ ship free everyday in our online shop, and we love to see your face at our Dallas flagship store, so stop by often!

Stay tuned for new styles hitting the shop from customer-faves MOGLEA and Christian Lacroix

xoxo,

- Melinda

 

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