I am in LOVE.
Last week I visited Paris with my family. It was an amazing few days before we left for Brittany and visited a number of French villages on bikes. But while in Paris, I went to Bon Marche. If you've never been there, you MUST go if you are a lover of all things stationery. Their selection of planners, stationery, fountain pens and inserts was impressive. I could have spent hours there. But I was with family, so I had to limit my browsing to 30 minutes.
Above is the planner I regret not buying. It's a L'Agenda Moderne. It's size is approximately 7 x 8 1/2 inches (looks close to an A5 size). It has five rings. And the inserts are beautiful and perfect for a fountain-pen.
I did buy the L'Agenda Moderne planner in the lower left corner (in above photo). It is the less-expensive version of the three, and I am thoroughly enjoying using it. While it is a bit larger than the A6 size I have been using for almost a year, it is flatter/less bulky and I am really enjoying the larger space to write in.
I also love the clean lines of the planner. The inside front cover has seven business card slots and one large vertical pocket that spans the height of the planner. I am using the pocket for receipts. The back cover has two vertical pockets. It has a minimalist design look, which to me is very French.
The inserts are well-designed and beautiful. I am using a week on two pages format. And I have developed a weekly task list that I insert in between the two pages per week. It is working quite well. I also have a number sections in the back of the planner for information I use weekly.
The display at Bon Marche was lovely. If you are ever in Paris, I highly recommend you visit. And let me know when you are visiting. I will give you some money so you can buy me the planner I regret not buying.