I probably feel about seeing this box how other girls feel about a Mulberry shopping bag, or a Louboutin box (not that I’m completely adverse to that though, to be fair). This little blue box promises stationery luxury… Smythson, for the uninitiated, is a classic British leatherwear brand, specialising in handbags and leather notebooks since 1887.
A package arrived for me just before my 30th birthday a few weeks ago. I kept it aside to open on my birthday morning in case it was a gift and sure enough, it was!
A Smythson pocket notebook from my lovely friend Jo (thanks Jo!). And if you know anything about me, my 2 biggest passions are stationery and cats, so this really couldn’t be more perfect.
From the navy leather to the beautiful gold foiling, these notebooks are perfect.
Inside is their pale blue featherweight paper. The kind that makes you think “yes, you’re right, white paper is terribly uncouth. I prefer something a little easier on the eye”.
And the edges are gilded. Just because of fanciness.
This isn’t actually the first one of these I have been given – a couple of years ago my mother-in-law bought me one too. I wrote about that here. I got that one shortly before Harry proposed to me and I remember vividly us going to a local cocktail bar and sitting down with the notebook to start wedding planning. Now, I just need to find a reason as good as that to crack on with using this one!