It was my first time in Arcachon, a charming seaside town in the southwest of France where I ran into a lovely shop, Bonendroi. A concept store, to be more precise. Among the stylish accessories there, I found a great collection of notebooks by Gwenaëlle Trolez.
Holding such a lovely notebook in my hands, the point comes, when I am usually very disappointed: when you open it and there is nothing special inside, just blank or lined paper with no charm or even quality, what is the point of such a lovely cover, when its hollow on the inside?
Not this time!
What I found inside, didn’t make me wince with disappointment! Oho no!
You won’t find a blank (or white, for that matter) page in this notebook. Not a single one! Every page has a different design printed in full colour, so sophisticated and original, you just can’t take your eyes off them.
The paper inside is smooth and thick enough even for a fountain pen, I guess? It says 120gsm and definitely feels like that.
The author of illustrations – Gwenaëlle Trolez – is an independent artist and editor. She has put a lot of effort into her works, just look at them, how beautiful they are!
What I personally appreciate: it is proudly made in Europe.
- Paper: 120gsm
- Page count: 48
- Length: 147mm
- Width: 210mm
- Binding: stapled
- cover: soft, with matt lamination
- Made in Europe
There are many more designs available, travel, fantastic or animal-themed.
I must confess, I will probably put this notebook aside, it is too beautiful to write in^^