A few weeks ago, when one of my new moleskines was delivered, a friend was with me. At my enthusiasm for unwrapping a new journal, she asked to see it. When she did, she said, “But Dolly, it’s just a regular notebook.”
I attempted to explain about the quality and feel of the pages, and how the size and the bind of it, is perfect. But I could see in her reaction that she just didn’t get it. So I ended the discussion with a lame comment, “Never mind. Unless you use journals, you wouldn’t understand.”
I’ve had similar reaction from my husband over the years whenever I spoke about moleskines.
Recently, for our trip to Ecuador, I bought a moleskine for him. On our first day here, he started using it, and said, “I only want these from now on.”
I smiled. A smile of pure satisfaction because the product of my choosing had spoken for itself. Another convert. The moleskine had proven its worth.
I don’t work for moleskine. They don’t pay me commission or anything to say these things. I love moleskines simply because they match most of my requirements for a perfect journal – the only one they don’t is that fountain pens don’t work well on the pages. The simplicity of its look is classy, bind is sturdy. They fit well in most bags, and are easy to carry around. You could keep things in the back flap, and decorate the covers to personalise it.
For these reasons and more, moleskine is one of my favourite brands.
What about you? Have you ever used moleskines? What’s your opinion? Or is there any other brand that is your favourite?