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Holiday Giveaway: Bound For Anything Custom Journals

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Some people love stationery. A lot. These are the people who browse stationery stores like others do cheese shops, picking up notebooks and greeting cards, smelling, weighing, pressing the pages between their fingers, thrilled by the possibilities within. These people are often diligent list makers, brainstormers, budgeters and recorders of funny expressions overheard in the subway.

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I am one of those people. I carry around a total of four notebooks with me at all times: the day planner for appointments (never, ever trust your iphone to keep up with time-zone hopping), the list journal, the ideas journal, and the diary. I have slimmed down over the years, shedding the fuzzy-heart adorned secret-keepers of my youth in favor of lighter, more “mature“ versions. Ahem. I swear.

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During my last stay in Paris, I met Joel Sadler, a kindred spirit and founder of Bound Custom Journals. He could relate to my stationery issues: it’s hard – no, impossible – to find a journal that does it all. Joel’s solution was to create a platform for the journal-obsessed to compose their very own notebooks, filled with pages of only what they need.

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Bound’s customizable journals are pretty awesome. Not only are they good-looking (love the vegan leather cover), they’re sustainable (acid-free and made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials), and entirely customizable. You can create a journal tailored to your needs in about 10 minutes on their website, depending on how decisive you are.

I’m outfitting my first Bound Journal with a city map, a checklist, a micro-journal section (perfect for brainstorming), and blank pages (because I’m spontaneous like that). This is to be my on-the-go journal, but there is a section for you no matter your creative bent: staff paper, wireframes, blank storyboards, and even a throwback games section with classic time-killers like TicTacToe and Hangman.

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What’s more, Bound For Anything has just teamed up with Parisian store Le Rocketship to offer locals the opportunity to customize their Bound Journal covers right in the Rocketship store. If you stop by, you’ll find a selection of 2013 planners specially designed for Le Rocketship (with the awesome Rocketship logo, a monthly planner, checklists and lined pages), as well as a special set of notebooks with blank covers that can be customized in the store using Yellow Owl Workshop stamps.

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For those who are still scrambling for gifts: order a journal today and it’ll get to you (or your loved one) by Christmas! I can’t think of a more perfect gift. To prove it, we’re giving one lucky reader a $40 credit to make your own Bound Custom Journal. All you have to do is comment on our Facebook post and share it with your friends.

Full disclosure: when I met Joel, he gave me two of his adorable Paris city journals (pictured above). I just love the tongue-in-cheek covers, so we’ll be giving away one of these as well. To win (and get it in time for Christmas!) leave us a comment below telling us the first thing you would do if you had just landed in Paris for a surprise vacation.

We’ve got one more!

We’ll give one lucky winner who sends us a picture of a custom-cover made at Le Rocketship a $5 credit towards making your own custom journal! Email us at bound@haveninparis.com

Happy Holidays!

Order your own Bound Custom Journal here. You can also find Bound Custom Journals at Le Rocketship, 13 bis rue Henry Monnier, 75009 Paris.

Written by Geneviève Sandifer for the HiP Paris Blog. All photos by Bound Custom Journals. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, London, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.

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Written by Genevieve Sandifer

Genevieve SandiferGenevieve was born in New York City and raised between London and Paris. Genevieve is part of the Haven in Paris team and is the editor of the Hip Paris blog. Unable to stay away from Paris for too long, she now splits her time between New York, Honolulu and Paris, where she keeps tabs on the Haven in Paris properties and service providers and scours the city for great bistros, cocktail bars and vintage stores.

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46 Responses to “Holiday Giveaway: Bound For Anything Custom Journals”

  • Jewel says:

    Go into a random bakery and get a croissant. I don’t eat airplane food so I am always hungry as I land. Croissant in Paris is magical. Yum!

  • SC says:

    The first thing I would do would be to visit Poilane in the 6th to get an apple turnover that I would eat out of hand and then head next door to La Cuisine de Bar to get my favorite tartine! <3

  • Ana says:

    As much as i adore Paris, i believe that big part of what makes a city is the experience that people give you. So, the surprise vacation will start with a surprise call from me to dear locals while i’m losing my breath climbing the stairs which lead to my favorite kir drinking spot in Montmartre, conveniently named ”Au Rendez-Vous des Amis ”

  • Rachna says:

    The first thing I would do is grab a croissant aux amandes and a café before heading up to my favorite view in Paris – atop the Sacre Coeur!

  • Jessie says:

    Have lunch at Le Marche des Enfants Rouge and then meet my friends for cafe/vin and bobo watching at Le Progres down the street. In the summer stopping at the Square du Temple to watch the adorable well-dressed school children and their incredibly good looking parents.

  • Danielle says:

    I’d go ice-skating at the Palais de Tokyo! I wish I’d had time to go before I left but grad school finals kept me pretty under wraps :).

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  • hilary says:

    I would run straight to pierre hermé to indulge in some macarons !

  • I’d definitely check out whatever free exhibit was going on at L’Hotel de Ville, get my hands dirty at a French pastries cooking class at La Cuisine Française nearby, enjoy some baklava and hot mint tea at la Mosquée de Paris, take a walk in the Luxembourg Gardens, taking an especially long pause to appreciate just how beautiful the Medici Fountain is, and then meet up with friends for dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, l’Annexe in the 18°ieme.
    Xoxo
    Ashley

  • Carol Beckx says:

    My first stop would be for an espresso and some time spent drawing the streets of Paris… Bliss..

  • HeatherU says:

    I would want to look at the beautiful lights, sipping a cup of hot chocolate, wrapped up in my favorite coat and scarf.

  • Erin says:

    The first thing I would do upon arriving in Paris is go on a derive! There is nothing like getting lost in that magical city, letting your instincts guide you. I find that it’s the best way to uncover the many secret treasures in Paris that keep me falling in love with her!

  • Marguerite Guinn says:

    I would go to Montmartre and Sacre Coeur first to look over the city! I remember how beautiful Paris looks from there! (I also remember the climb up!)

  • Amy in Austin says:

    Transported to Paris I want to wander the city and just take it all in.

  • Christine says:

    My favourite “first day” in Paris (that I would totally do again!) was:

    Arrive in Paris at an ungodly early morning hour with a good friend, pick up cheese and bread from a local shop and sit at the base of the stairs of Sacré-Cœur Basilica – people watching, eating delicious food with great company. Perfect start to a day after a long flight!

  • Tracey S says:

    First to the Jardin de Tuileries to soak it in, then off to the Louvre (must go back) then a lunch on the Champs Elysees. Not to forget about a macaron at Laudree. Then, the Cathedral de Notre Dame. When dark, off to the Eiffel Tower, a must see at night, and a nice late supper at Les Deux Magots.

  • Rush to market for a citron tart and cafe’ creme.

  • Evelyn says:

    Let’s see…since I arrive in Paris at the Gare d’Austerlitz, my first stop would be my fav museum, the Cluny, and a visit to the Lady and the Unicorn tapestry. I would definitely make time to visit Le Rocketship…what a cool idea to create your own journal!

  • Stacey says:

    I’m currently living in Paris and my surprise vacation is spending Christmas in New York City..! However if it were reversed and I had the fortune to surprise someone with a vacation to Paris:

    The first thing I would is take them on ligne 4 to St. Michel, exit on Rue Saint-André des Arts, wander down the street to experience the sensory overload, walk to Little Breizh to eat some crepes (salé et sucré!). Followed by a walk towards Rue de l’Ecole de Medecine, where we would stop to buy some hot chocolate à emporter to drink at the Luxembourg Garden!

  • Misty says:

    Hot chocolate at Angelina. Mmmmmmm.

  • lucia says:

    It is croissants and coffee for me- cafe au lait of course! Then strolling around the latin quarter to look at fabulous small shops- and as many bookstores as I can find! Then mussels and frites with some white wine- and more strolling as I just love the air and the lights and the architecture and the parks and the shop windows and EVERYTHING about Paris!

  • Lauren S says:

    I’m flying to Paris tomorrow, actually…I will be racing to Shakespeare and Company and catching up with all my old friends–the books!

  • Lara says:

    the first thing i would do after landing in Paris would be to have lunch at cafe george v on the champs elysees (a tradition) and them head to the Musee Rodin and take in the garden.

  • Rain, hail or shine, it’s a walk along the river, consuming my body weight in bread.

  • michelle says:

    to the louvre!

    cold weather means museums to me!

  • Jessica says:

    If I had a surprise trip to Paris, the first thing I would do is eat something quintessentially Parisian.

  • Jojo says:

    The first thing I would do…take the metro to Champs Elysees and have some rose and vanilla macaroons and a croissant at Laduree!!

  • A Surprise vacation to Paris? I would run (yes, RUN) up the steps to Monmarte and the Sacre Coeur Church and just breath it all in, then take out my sketch book and start drawing!

  • Kristin McNamara Freeman says:

    I would find a cafe with tables on the sidewalk, sit with my journal and write and sketch about my first day in Paris. It would be my goal to capture the life around me as I sip my cafe au lait and have a special sweet dessert while writing.

  • Andrew says:

    I’d grab a pain au chocolat quick smart, then jump on a metro to hear a bit of piano accordion. Probably follow this up with a crepe. :)

  • LindseyR says:

    Stop by the nearest Patisserie and get myself a pain au chocolat!

  • Elizabeth says:

    Hmmm…I’d go eat! I love food and other delicious things like…dessert, lunch, breakfast…second breakfast!

  • How funny-I just bought journals to cover then to give as Christmas gifts. I adore Journals as much as you do + the thrill of putting pen to new pages so excites me. What would I do when first arriving in Paris? I would go to the café at the top of Printemps. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  • Vicky says:

    First thing I would do is walk from the Louve through Jardin des Tuileries then through Champs-Elysees all the way to l’Arc de Triomphe!!!

  • louise says:

    Place Dauphine! I’d bring a journal there and write…it’s a mysteriously quiet sanctuary in the middle of the most beautiful city.

  • Angela says:

    the first thing I do whenever I come in Paris is go to Montmartre… the view from up there..there’s something about it that makes my heart beat stronger, I feel more alive then anywhere else… :))) …

  • Jeanne R. says:

    The first thing I would do… is just wander around the city streets and be inspired by the culture, architecture and history. Thank you for the daydream :)

  • Alyssa says:

    My mum just surprised me by saying she’d meet me in Paris for Christmas, so the first thing I’m doing is picking her up at the airport! Second is heading to Le Rocketship, bien sûr!

  • Natalie says:

    Upon landing in Paris, the first thing that I would do is find a good boulangerie and eat some of the bread that I spend the rest of the year dreaming about.

  • georgeanne says:

    Your first paragraph describes me perfectly-i have a chest full of stationary and a collection of journals-love paper- the smell of books -well you get the idea-and yes in my case the “we’ll always have Paris” is true-mon petit copain from way back when i was 17-SUCH SWEET RECOLLECTIONS -le sigh

  • Tiffany says:

    The first thing I’d do is go to La Maison du Chocolate for a chocolate eclair. They are divine!

  • Veronica says:

    We usually get the TGV to Paris, arriving in time for a late lunch. So the first thing I’d do is head for a steak-frites and a glass of red, somewhere with a great view for people-watching!

  • Sarah says:

    I’d hit a really local site – when I stayed in Montmartre, my first stop was the cemetary (it was close, and I needed to kill time until the apartment was ready). If I was near Sainte-Chapelle and it was a sunny day, that would be a great place to start. There’s the Tuileries, the Eiffel Tower. Basically, I’d head for the nearest ultra-tourist site!

  • Lindsey says:

    Since I live here all year round, I’ll say that if someone were to offer me a surprise experience in Paris, it would be to have the Grand Palais temporary ice skating rink reserved entirely for me and my husband (hey, you didn’t say it had to be feasible!) :)

    Love these notebooks!

  • k_sam says:

    The first thing I would do is head over to the café at the top of Printemps to get some caffeine and enjoy the beautiful view!

  • Dee Dee says:

    Oh, these are ridiculously clever and cute.

    I’m landing in Paris in about two weeks and while it isn’t a surprise, I know exactly what I would do if I was magically transported to my most fave city: I’d grab my handy journal and wander the streets of Montmarte finding things to write about!

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