The Ten Best: Diaries
Thursday 30 November 2006
1. Pink Ribbon Diary £45
The perfect diary for the girl about town, this pink edition was created by Debrett's and Estée Lauder, and £25 from each sale goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
www.harrods.com; 020-7730 1234
2. Muji Recycled Paper Diary £3.50
Beautiful in an understated way, this small, affordable diary has a week on one page and a blank page facing for notes, which is great as most diaries just don't have enough white space.
www.muji.co.uk; 020-7437 7503
3. Old Leather Back Pocket £9.95
These diaries are small enough for a man's back pocket, so he's got no excuse for forgetting anything. And with leather covers, they're stylish, too.
www.thepencompany.co.uk; 01707 690 273
4. Aspinal Ladies' Social Diary £39.50
There's plenty of information in this classy diary. From a directory of London shops to listings of the year's events, this planner has it all.
www.aspinaloflondon.com; 01428 648 180
5. Dodo Pad £22.25
Another diary for those who need to do a lot of organising. This has space for several family members, but there is also a blank page for important stuff and you can buy extra inserts.
www.dodopad.com; 08709 008 004
6. Smythson Wafer £23
This small pocket diary is affordable and comes beautifully presented in a lovely blue box with tissue paper, so it would make a great present. Fits perfectly into a pocketor small handbag.
www.smythson.com; 020-7629 8558
7. Moderno Leather £17.99
A stylish diary that comes in 11 different colours. There is a full page for every day, which is separated into hours and there are pages for addresses and numbers. The cover is stitched and bonded.
www.papernation.co.uk; 08003 213 167
8. Mum's Diary £14.99
A brilliant idea, this one has space for five family members to write down everything everyone is supposed to be doing and when.That way it's easy to see if there's a clash of activities.
www.bloomingmarvellous.co.uk; 08454 587 402
9. Mulberry Agenda £150
If you prefer to have everything in one place, then this planner is the one for you. Beautifully made, it's a stunner of a diary/address book/wallet/Tube map/planner/agenda.
www.mulberry.com; 020-7491 3900
10. Mslexia Writer's Diary £12.99
Don't be put off by the fact that this is aimed at writers. It is immensely practical too. It's waterproof, with a ring binding and a piece of elastic for securing those scrap papers with all those important numbers and ideas.
www.mslexia.co.uk; 0191 261 6656
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