I am loving this portfolio from Leatherology. Not only is the color divine, but the leather feels incredibly soft. And the texture is a bit pebbly. When you open it, there are two larger pockets for 8 1/2 x 11 documents, as well as three smaller pockets. Two are perfect for business cards (yes, I still use them!) and the other is a nice size for receipts, etc. I use this portfolio to hold my rose-colored MacBook Air. And the portfolio/laptop fit comfortably in my handbag when I am traveling to and from work. The portfolio protects my laptop, but it also houses any 8 1/2 x 11 documents that I need to transport.
I continue to use my LV agenda, and I love how the two pieces compliment one another. The agenda is my work horse. It holds my calendar, project lists, notetaking journal, my pen, my todo list and any important bills/receipts that I need to keep track of. But my agenda doesn't accommodate 8 1/2 x 11 documents, so the portfolio is a perfect place for those things.
I love carrying, wearing and being around beautiful things. I definitely believe what Helena Bonham Carter said, "I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art."