Tuesday, January 31, 2012
One of the notebooks I picked up at Writer's Bloc a few months back was this beautiful notebook celebrating a Paris tea room, Les Cakes de Bertrand. Today the shop focuses on jewelry and handbags, but the memory lives on.
Here is Clairefontaine's tribute to this wonderful little shop, as well as my personal favorite of all of the notebooks. I love the sepia-toned picture of the Eiffel Tower, and the heavy cover is slightly more green than you see in this picture. I also love rounded edges on journals and notebooks, so that feature made this a must have for me.
Fantastic paper is Clairefontaine's raison d'etre and this journal is no exception. 96 sheets of lined, bright white 90gsm paper that handles fountain pens with ease. No bleed through and the drying time of the ink was quite fast.
The back cover shows the Bertrand and Clairefontaine logos, very simple designs that are spare and elegant. Looking for a new notebook? Take a look at Les Cakes de Bertrand, and if M. Eiffel's masterpiece isn't your thinkg perhaps Sofie or Eloise will appeal to you.