Unbelievable! We’ve actually reached the end of the year already. Wasn’t that a bit too fast? I feel like I have whiplash. Nonetheless, it’s time to enjoy the red Starbucks cups and warm drinks! It’s exactly one month to Christmas! Merry Christmas, everyone!
November! There’s something about the word November that makes you feel you should be drinking a hot caramel macchiato while snuggling at home reading a book, or typing away at your blog.
I love October. It’s a month for retrospection. The weather is cool and inviting, the year is slowing down, winding its way to December. People are more relaxed as they are gearing up for the upcoming holiday season. Before we descend into the mad whirl of year-end vacations, Christmas and New Year, it’s good to take a look back at the year, and also look forward to what’s coming up. It’s also time to prep next year’s planner!
The Starbucks Planner by Moleskine has been one of the features of my planner line-ups in the last couple of years. 2018 is no exception. I’ve been waiting eagerly for the announcement since the beginning of September, as Starbucks Singapore typically announces the line-up around the middle of the month.
I have not received the email yet, but I finally had time after a busy work to devote myself to this hobby again, and look what a quick Google search turned up!
Truth be told, I am not wow-ed by the designs and colours. I already bought the mint last year, so it is a pity they repeated the colour again. The pink one appeals to me, but it looks a lot like the berry Rhodia goalbook that I just reviewed last week.
The other two, a dark denim and a light denim, look pretty cool. However I am not a fan of fabric covers, and I prefer my covers to be very understated. That busy star pattern is not buying me over.
The Starbucks 2018 planner by Moleskine likely will not be in stores until a week or so later though. Last year it hit stores only 2 to 3 days after I received the email. I remember because I rushed to the store near me on the same day, and ended up confusing the staff asking for merchandise they knew nothing of.
What I would not give though, for daily page Starbucks x Moleskine planners, like the ones Starbucks Korea released at the end of last year. So pretty!
Rhodia finally came up with an equivalent to the infinitely-popular Leuchtturm1917. Here’s a quick look at Rhodia’s latest: the Rhodia goalbook.