But still... As modern as I am with my love of technology and Apple products in general, there's something quite appealing about good old-fashioned stationery. You know, the kind that makes you want to write everything and anything in it because you love the paper. Especially when you also have a pen that writes well. Maybe that's just me...
Anyway, with my twenties almost over and the dirty thirties fast-approaching, some of my lovely colleagues decided to indulge my luxurious wishes and presented me with this season's Smythson fashion diary as an early birthday treat!
From the Mara Collection, the 2013 fashion diary comes wrapped in glossy purple crocodile-printed calf leather with an enamelled slide that slips out to open the gilt-edged light blue paper pages of the diary.
I can't put into words how beautiful it is so here's some images of my new favourite accessory: