No notebook has a history like the Moleskine line. For centuries educators, writers and artists alike have relied on the line - including characters such as Picasso and Hemingway (two of my favorites by the way). The "nameless black notebooks," as they were known, have held, within their leather covers, sketches and notes that we have learned about in history and English class.
To this day, the legendary line is still famous for their versatile books. They are available in many sizes and as of recently they have been coming out with some great colors (think: rose pink and deep turquoise). I am a big fan of the line and typically have one in my purse, on my bedside table and in my desk. They are also great travel companions.
While perusing their site the other day, I happened upon their latest set of notebooks: The Passion Book Series. As if sketchbooks, storyboards, planners and notepads weren't enough, Moleskine has come out with this series for Book, Film, Music, Wine, Wellness and Recipe collectors. A brilliant scheme by the company, as peopling have been chronicling their "passions" in these notebooks for centuries. I plan on purchasing the recipe one for myself and picking up the wine and book ones for some friends. At only $20 a piece they make a unique, thoughtful gift.
"Reflect on what you're currently reading, reminisce about past favorites, and capture your list of future ones so they don't fall through the cracks. "
"Archive everything from favorite family recipes to your own inventive culinary discoveries. Document, organize, and plan all upcoming occasions or reflect upon your past successes."
"Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced collector, the wine journal will organize your wine-tasting information and palate preferences. Keep track of your old favorites and new finds, whether at a formal wine-tasting or buying at your local wine store."
I haven't had any luck finding these in person yet, but I can't wait until I do!
To see for yourself: