Hi lovelies, today I’m back with another stationery review! I’m very excited about this one, as it’s the most gorgeous journal I’ve ever come across. I was sent this lovely embossed leather journal from Executive Pens Direct – thank you so very, very much! If you’re interested in seeing what else they stock, you can check out their stationery website here.
I won’t keep you guys waiting any longer – let’s jump straight into looking at this journal!
It was difficult to decide between a few of their journals as they’re all so beautiful, but in the end I decided on the Amalfi Medium Chocolate Journal. The leather cover is so soft, it still amazes me every time I pick it up! It’s such a pleasure to touch and hold, and it’s very pliable as well which I like. I’m not a big fan of hardback journals, I like the more floppy feel!
The cover folds back over itself at the front for security, and is tied together with a leather string. I cannot express in words how much I am in love with this journal!!!
It feels like something straight of out Indiana Jones! I can definitely see myself using this journal as a diary, or travel diary, or just for when I’m out and about and want to sit outside and write or draw. If I didn’t already have a half-used bullet journal, I think this would be perfect to use for that, too!
I got my journal embossed with my name, Beka, in all capitals. There is a 5 letter word limit, and you can either get blind embossing, which is what I got, or your chosen word/initials embossed in metallic gold, silver or red.
I’m unsure what the red looks like, but on the webpage for the journal you can see samples of both the gold and silver embossing. I think they look great, but I’m very happy with how they did mine!
I will say that when I’m tucking the string in to secure it, the leather does scratch easily when in contact with my nails, but I would expect that to happen. Besides, I always feel that a journal with wear and tear is one that is loved!
Apart from that minor point, this journal is absolutely wonderful. It’s definitely my one and only favourite, and one that I will keep forever once I decide what I will be filling it with!
A big thank you again to Executive Pens Direct for sending me this journal! Check them out if you’re interested in grabbing yourself a special journal like this one, with the added option to emboss it, too.
What do you think I should fill this journal with? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time,