I keep a journal and have been looking for a new one since the one I currently use is going to run out soon. A trip to the local World Market, Papyrus and even the Seattle Art Museum shop didn't yield much variety. I turned to Amazon (does Amazon ever disappoint:) and found this notebook that had great reviews.
I just received my journal today and I am very pleased with my purchase. The cover is beautiful - the picture doesn't do it justice. What you cannot tell in the photo here is that the cover is embossed. The colors are rich and glossy - silver and shades of blue. The paper on the inside is a nice, rich cream and lined with an elegant light gray. The writing surface is smooth. The pages lay flat when you open the journal, so you don't lose writing surface towards the spine.
Also, at almost 9 inches x 7.5 inches, this is journal is larger than several other Peter Pauper Press journals - that's what clinched the decision for me to buy this one vs. another journal from this line that I really liked.