The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Berkshire Edition

Never miss a date

3 Jan 2017

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Digital diaries may well be the organiser of choice these days, but why be a hostage to your charging cable? There is nothing quite like the smell of new stationary in the morning, and putting your plans in ink make them feel a little more real. Here are six of my favourites for you to stuff with social engagements (with a little help from your Muddy friends), meetings and to-do lists…

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Organise-Us Mid-Size Belgravia Diary, £42

The Organise-Us Belgravia diary looks so blinking gorgeous you’ll never miss a date in 2017. Made in Blighty, it comes in a leather and non-leather cover, silk lining with a grosgrain ribbon to keep you on track. Inside you’ll find a week to view diary on the left, notes on the right, with additional planner sections, contacts pages and extra space for even more notes. So there is no excuse not to be organised. Pop into The Corner Shop Woolhampton to get your hands on this beauty.

The Corner Shop, Bath Road, Woolhampton RG7 5RE. Tel 0118 971 0489
thecornershopwoolhampton.com

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Kikki-K Small Inspire Diary, £16

If you need a daily dose of inspiration to help you reach your goals this year (don’t we all), get your motivational mitts on Kikki-K’s Inspire diary. This book features both monthly and weekly views as well as quotes to give you an extra boost of get up and go. Pop over to the spanking new Kikki-K store in Guildford and feel giddy over the simple pleasure of hitting those 2017 goals.

Kikki-K, 76 High St, Guildford GU1 3HE. Tel: 01483 454511  kikki-k.com

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MUM’s Office Diary, £14.95

Is family life causing your head to spin as much as mine? No amount of colour coding seems to unravel the complex web of social engagements and kids sporting events. The MUM’s Office Diary is here to take you and your Mudders in hand. Large enough to contain the essentials busy mums need while out and about, small enough to fit in your handbag. See the whole family’s weekly schedule at a glance and minimise chaos with our grid format, a page for mum and 4 columns for everyone or everything else.

John Lewis, The Oracle, Broad St, Reading RG1 2BB. Tel: 0118 957 5955  johnlewis.com

 

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Kate Spade New York Fashion Diary, £32

It’s pink, it’s got seasonal fashion tips and will help you stay on task in style! The kate spade new york Diary of a Young Lady of Fashion is a dream come true for those of us who prowl catwalks, pinterest and the glossies for trends. Complete with monthly and weekly spreads, note pages and laminated dividers, keeping tabs has never looked so good.

John Lewis, The Oracle, Broad St, Reading RG1 2BB. Tel: 0118 957 5955  johnlewis.com

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Paperchase A6 kraft 2017 diary, £6

A little bit Scandi, a little bit glitzy, this Paperchase kraft diary features a cool ‘Twenty Seventeen’ typographical gold foil design on the kraft covers. It contains a week-to-view diary, monthly calendars, year planners and pages for contacts and websites as well as handy information like unit conversions, and world times. Note down all the Muddy events and amazing places to visit and shop this year and you’ll always be ahead of the curve. Available from Paperchase store in Newbury, Reading and Windsor.

Paperchase, Parkway Shopping Centre, Newbury RG14 1AY. Tel:  01635 580521; The Oracle, Broad St, Reading RG1 2AH. Tel: 0118 957 6714; 30 Peascod Street, Windsor SL4 1DU. Tel: 01753 622437
paperchase.co.uk

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Smythson Soho Textured Leather Diary, £155

Finally, the jewel in the diary crown (well we are in Royal Berks)… No round up would be complete without mentioning the legendary Smythson. The iconic British brand is approaching its 130th year creating luxury leather accessories for the stationery obsessives. Its leather-bound diaries come in a host of colours, sizes and formats. The Soho – between A5 and A6 – fits in your bag and with its week-to-view listing on one side and to do-list on the other – ideal for those of us that can’t get things done without writing them down. Better still, if you are heading to Bicester Village you can shop at the outlet store! Stylish with savings.

Smythson, Bicester Village, Bicester OX26 6WD Tel: 01869 242660  Smythson.com

 

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