With the arrival of 2017, some of us are bent on making big changes in our lives. “New year, new me” after all, right? The first step to getting anything done is planning your time, and nothing helps you stay organised more than a yearly planner – which makes you feel like a highly organised person who has themselves together.
While digital planners and iCals have taken over our lives, some of us still prefer committing our plans to paper. There is just something about putting down meetings and social engagements in ink. Plus, you can’t simply hit the delete button should you ever consider cancelling dinner plans with your parents because you just want to lounge at home in your pyjamas. Which in turn, makes you a more responsible adult – and better human being.
So yes, you do need a physical planner in your life. We’ve helped you out and selected a range of 2017 planners in a range of designs and sizes – whether you need one for your work desk or a pocket planner that you can have with you at all times.
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The elegant agenda cover from Louis Vuitton is made of its iconic Damier canvas with cross grain leather lining and features a press stud closure, six-ring binder, six credit card slots and two inside compartments. If you’re looking for the Anna Wintour of planners, this is it.
S$875, available online or Louis Vuitton boutiques. Refills are sold separately.
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If you want to organise every day of the year down to the minute detail, then this planner from the Day Designer is for you. This simple and easy system is created to “help you find balance, focus and productivity” – with 12 months of dated pages, daily planning pages with scheduling from 5 am to 9 pm and daily inspirational quotes.
S$64, available online
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These stylish and contemporary calf leather planner comes in midnight blue, grass green and berry lizard – which are very appealing names, if you ask us. Each planner is individually handmade in England by genuine leather and bookbinding master craftsmen and women – and features a week-per-view format with gold gilt edged pages. These are so compact that they are able to fit into a handbag, portfolio or briefcase.
S$80, available online
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Frank Smythson practically made the world’s first practical, portable diary – so Smythson definitely deserves a mention.
The Panama pocket diary is the original portable companion from 1908 – made of calf leather, with a week-to-view layout, and gilt-edged, pale blue Featherweight paper. This planner is so portable that you can slip it into the smallest of purses, and just set off for your next meeting.
S$170, available online
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Sometimes all you need in life (or your desk) is a chunky planner. This one is encased in a pure leather cover with a gold embossed logo and date at the front and back, boasting a handy week-to-view layout and contains conversion tables, maps of the world, and common language phrases.
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