END OF YEAR PRODUCT REVIEW: RHODIA NOTEBOOKS & WRITING PADS

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ― Anaïs Nin

Last December I was sitting in a cafe and got to thinking about what a friend had suggested to me ~ she said “since your blog is growing and you lead a rather unique existence traveling from city to city, country to country all year long, why not ask for some sponsors to help you along your journey?” 

I didn’t know what to think of that because I don’t want a lot of stuff, I just need the essentials. In the cafe, I looked at what was in front of me: a coffee (Hey Lavazza, wanna sponsor me?) and a pen and my Rhodia pad. And I thought, since I’m always buying a supply of Rhodia pads once a year to get me through to the next — why not try to email them and see if I might be able to explain my history with their stationery and to see if I could get a few for my 2017 travels and to help promote their brand at the same time ~ the response came quickly and within a couple of weeks, I got my Rhodias for the year! 

I use my Rhodia pads for trip planning, for artist interview notes, for anecdotes intended to go into a much larger written work at some point, and for general observations on my adventures. 

I love my Rhodias because of the various sizes I can use, and because sometimes I want dotted, sometimes blank, and most of the time, lined paper to write on.

I took my Rhodia Pads all over the world with me this year to:

Beirut, Lebanon ~ Cocoa Beach, Florida ~ Bucharest, Brasov, Sibiu, Timisoara, Romania ~ Budapest, Hungary ~ Salzburg, Vienna, Austria ~ Munich, Frankfurt Germany ~ New York City ~ Chisinau, Moldova ~ Transnistria

Please check out their website for all of their stationery collections. There will be a collection that’s just perfect for you: https://rhodiapads.com

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Leaning against a mural for an artist interview in Cocoa Beach, Florida
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Writing thoughts on a train from Salzburg, Austria to Munich, Germany.
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Writing morning thoughts on my balcony in Beirut, Lebanon.
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Sitting in a garden in Bucharest, Romania.
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Trying to figure out where to go next whilst sitting somewhere in Romania
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With me on my very first visit to the most famous restaurant in Bucharest, Romania: Caru cu Bere!
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Artist interview with Izzy Izvne in Chisinau, Moldova
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Writing notes in Transnistria. Photo by: Svitlana Bulkina
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Having a beer at Caru cu Bere in Bucharest, Romania
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For jotting thoughts down on long bike rides
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On the subway in New York City

December 2017

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