There are only a few things that I never leave home without: my cell phone, my Nars lipstick in “Barbarella,” and my leather journal. I am constantly jotting down notes, blog ideas, and, most often, to-do lists. Keeping my notebook with me ensures that I don’t forget things (in other words: it keeps me sane). And I know I’m not the only one. Since it’s something that most people use all day, everyday, having a pretty one to look at is never a bad thing. These hand-stamped leather ones from Monica Rich Kosann caught my eye this morning. Made in Italy, the journals come in several different leather colors (the orange resembles that of Hermès), and you can choose from a “Carpe Diem” or a “Mine!” stamp. The gold embossing really adds that special touch, don’t you think? Shop all of the options here.