It's been a week since I received my large LV agenda. And I LOVE it. Prior to receiving it, I was worried about the following:
-It would be too large to carry in my handbag (I carry my agenda everywhere!).
-It would be heavy.
-The agenda wouldn't lay flat.
I am happy to report that none of these things are true. It comfortably fits in my LV MM Neverfull and doesn't considerably increase the weight of my bag. And it lays flat on my desk. As you can see in the above photo, it isn't too chunky either. I keep a fair amount of information in the agenda, but not enough to make it difficult to carry around.
When I open my agenda, the first thing I see is a business card holder from Cloth & Paper. Instead of using it for business cards, I use it to store stamps, highlighter stickers, and a variety of other stickers.
The next section of my agenda is my daily calendar. It's a week on two pages format. I ordered some Cloth & Paper undated calendar pages, but I think I am going to go back to my L'Agenda Moderne a week on two pages format. I prefer the paper stock and the design of the pages. The only unfortunate thing is that I have to order them from Paris. My weekly todo list is on a Cloth & Paper template. I place my weekly todo list in between my week on two pages inserts. That way, I have my calendar and my todos all together.
After my calendar, I have five dividers from 8Lotus. The dividers are frosted plastic. They add a nice elegance to the agenda, as opposed to a clear or paper divider. My dividers include "school calendar", "projects", "passwords", "letters to write" and "blog planning." I ordered a passwords insert from 8Lotus. It is a well-designed format and perfect for someone (like me) who needs to carry around a number of passwords.
Next, I have some fun L'Agenda Moderne maps. I enjoy looking at these when I travel. And the maps are followed by Filofax business card holders. This is where I keep any business cards that I need regular access to, as well as photos of my family, ID cards, etc.
I like to carry colored pens with me. I use them to address my handwritten letters (I strive to send at least one a week.). And I use a colored pen to cross of my todos as I do them. My favorite brand is Le Pen. I like the variety of colors and the fine tip. The zippered pouch has 3 Le Pens and also some of my favorite family photos. Originally, I had this pouch, as well as the other business card holders in the front of my agenda. However, when I closed my agenda, they would stick out of the agenda. They were too long. So, I moved them to the back of my planner. And the agenda looks much neater now when it is closed.
The last thing in my agenda is a Cloth & Paper notebook. I use this in both my work and personal meetings to take notes. The notebook cover is incredibly smooth and has a high quality paper with a dot grid format. And my Pilot Decimo pen fits snugly in the pen loop.
I am really enjoying this agenda. It is a beautiful piece and I genuinely enjoy carrying it.