From Kiki James we have the Tuscan Wrap Journal. It is a leather bound journal available in several colours, in three sizes, with lined or blank paper. The beautiful example shown here is the chocolate bridle finish, in medium with lined paper.
Kiki Jones is a relatively new online retailer based in London. Their domain name was registered in 2005, so that provides a hint at their longevity. They state that they do welcome customers at their headquarters. Kudos to them for providing walking and public transit directions!
The first thing one notices is the box. At a time when generic plastic shrink-wrap has almost become a retail standard, the journal’s presentation is outstanding. The journal itself arrived tissue-paper wrapped, resting on a tissue cushion on the box bottom.
The journal itself has a wonderful smooth luxurious leather finish, and can be closed by double-wrapping a leather tie:
The back reveals a discreet embossing. “Handmade in England” is another welcome departure from today’s norms.
The journal is 21.6cm x 15.2cm, and the rules on the thick, creamy, paper are grey, approximately 6.5mm apart.
The outside is as smooth and rich as it appears, while the inside is rough with the journal firmly inset.
Just one of a number of leather writing journals from Kiki James, I am very impressed with the offering. My thanks to Kiki James for providing the item for this review.