10 Luxe Diaries For 2018
The future looks pretty rosy with British studio Harvey-Smith Leather's hand-dyed and hand-stitched leather journal cover. The cover fits any A5 hardback journals, and matches perfectly with the brand's Leuchtturm 1917 range.
Tutti Frutti refillable A5 leather journal cover, available at Harvey-Smith Leather.
Jardine of London may be known for their luxury leather handbags, but they don't spare any effort when it comes to quality stationery. Hand-dyed, cut, sewn and polished by craftsmen, the journal made from Spanish bovine leather features a pen holder and popper clasp, and the refillable inserts are made from British milled paper for minimum bleed, even with fountain pens.
Suffolk Leather Journal, available at Jardine of London.
Make this bespoke journal yours with personalisation options, whether you prefer to emboss your name, initials or a meaningful message to remind you of what's important this year. Crafted from supple butter leather, the two-way journal also comes with two pen loops that can be embossed with labels of your choice, and is refillable so you can use it for years to come.
Bespoke A5 Two Way Journal, available at Anya Hindmarch.
Splashed in Louis Vuitton's iconic monogram, this agenda cover will hold everything you need with a six-ring binder, credit card slots and multiple compartments. A press stud closure keeps your journal secure, and you can hot stamp the cover with your initials for that personal touch. The 2018 agenda refill is also a work of art, featuring watercolour sketches that will take you around the world and evoke your wanderlust.
Large ring agenda cover and 2018 agenda refill, available at Louis Vuitton.
London-based stationery studio Mark+Fold has collaborated again with Swiss-German graphic designer, Catherine Nippe, for their 2018 Diary, following the success of its predecessor. This year, the design is more minimal then ever, doing away with unnecessary clutter so you can concentrate on what matters. The diary features a week-per-spread and a year overview for 2018 and 2019, and opens flat for easy writing.
2018 diary, available at Mark+Fold.
Running a royal fever? Then the Portobello diary from British leather goods and stationery label Smythson is perfect for you. Besides holding three Royal Warrants from Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Charles, Prince of Wales, the century-old stationery-maker was also responsible for the world's first practical and portable diary, the Panama diary. Part of the Panama collection, the Portobello diary features gilt-edged pale blue Featherweight paper bound in cross-grain lambskin, and comes with a slip pocket for notes and loose sheets.
2018 Portobello diary, available at Smythson.
With history that goes all the way back to 1880, Benneton Grauver is one of the most prestigious stationers in France, counting celebrities and royalty amongst its loyal clientele. This classic young bull leather agenda, stamped with founder Emile Benneton's signature is available in grey and yellow and comes in small and large sizes.
Young bull leather agenda, available at Benneton Grauver.
Sleek and stylish, we could almost mistake Hermès' Vision II agenda cover for a purse. The epsom calfskin cover comes in 23 different colours to suit your fancy and features a hook for refilling and two pockets for cards, receipts, or other loose sheets. The Vision planner refill features an address booklet for the important people in your life, and weekly agendas spread across two pages.
Vision II agenda cover, available at Hermès.
Ultraviolet may be the colour of 2018. but deep plum has its charm in this dainty leather zip-around diary. The agenda from Kate Spade comes with Art Deco-inspired prints, a calendar and pages for birthdays, addresses, notes, and lists. Eight slots for your ID and other cards make it a handy planner to take with you everywhere.
Cameron Street agenda, available at Kate Spade.