Everyone knows the best things come in blue boxes, but my favourite shade of blue is that of Smythson. The exquisite luxury goods label has been mentioned more than a few times on my blog, and I’ve been lusting after one of their iconic notebooks for quite some time now! So when the postman stood at my door, holding a bag in my very favourite shade of blue, the biggest smile grew across my face and comfortably settled there for the rest of the day.
The lovely team at Smythson kindly sent me a Panama notebook in the most sumptuous venetian red shade. Perfect to write my travel memoirs in, it is personalised with palm trees embossed with gold leaf so I can take a little bit of paradise where ever I go. The exceptional quality of Smythson notebook’s also means I can treasure this notebook for years to come, reading about my adventures throughout my life and sharing them with future generations. The notebook is made of the finest quality, soft lambskin and I’m told by the Smythson team that it’s exceptionally durable, with the ability to be rolled back and still not end up misshapen. For precious moments that need jotting down, no other notebook will do! The pages are also faultlessly elegant with gold gilt-edges, so sophisticated luxury is quite literally, at my fingertips.
The timeless Panama notebook is inspired by Frank Smythson’s original diary design from 1908 and the sun-kissed palm trees celebrate discovery and travel, two pleasures that are highly valued by Smythson. British artist Billie Achilleos used the beauty of Panama notebooks to create a magnificent piece of artwork
at their renowned Bond Street boutique. The artwork, which is entirely made of the luxurious notebooks is a stunning visualisation of the plane that was drawn on a 1932 invitation designed for the Maharaja of Jodhpur. The work combines both the colonial grandeur of Smythson’s history with it’s esteemed range of luxury leather travel goods.
The notebooks are available here
in a range of colours, motifs and quotes, and there is also the option of getting them personalised too. Without a doubt they would make the most charming Christmas presents, providing a paper escape to document, imagine, discover and treasure.
With globe trotting on the cards for me, I am holding off writing in the Panama until I am seated on a plane, watching the breathtaking views of a new horizon approaching.
Then, my pen will be a constant flutter.
Find me else where (: