Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Parragon's Bonnie Marcus Collection Review

I am a huge fan of Parragon books, I have been lucky enough to review some of their range in the past. Recently Parragon teamed up with Bonnie Marcus, an award winning stationary designer, to create the Bonnie Marcus Collection. Bonnie's designs have filled the stationary world since 2002 and having a background in fashion, it is no surprise that her inspiration comes from the runway.  Her slogan is very fitting, "when fashion meets paper".

I was lucky enough to be sent a selection of books from the range to look at and try before they were even released.

Parragon Bonnie Marcus collection

I received :

* Pretty Pocket Puzzle books
* Food Journal
*Tri-Fold Notebook

Each book is indeed extremely stylish, feminine, fashionable, they appealed to me immediately.

Tri-Fold Notebook

This set includes an 80 page writing pad, 8 different sets of sticky note pads and a handy pocket to keep all of your notes, letters etc in. The notebook is illustrated with lots of wonderful shoe designs, Bonnie Marcus understands that majority of us women appreciate a good pair of shoes, I know I do. There are also lots of fun quotes throughout, helping brighten your day as you write down reminders to yourself, notes for others. Priced at £10, it would make the perfect gift for anyone that likes to stay organised but also for all the shoe lovers out there!!

Bonnie Marcus Tri-Fold Note book

Pocket Puzzle Books

I am a huge sudoku fan, it is something I like to do to keep my mind active!! Bonnie Marcus has taken the idea of sudoku and given it a makeover with a feminine twist. With gorgeous covers, these puzzle books are the ideal size to pop into your bag, or in my case my changing bag. A fab item to have with you if you are on a journey of some sort or perhaps waiting for an appointment. Priced at £4.00, I consider them to be a bargain, plenty of puzzles to be getting on with and they've even put the answers in the back for you. And if sudoku isn't your thing there are also word search and crossword versions available.

Bonnie marcus pocket puzzle book

Food Journal

This was my favourite out of all the books sent to me. You can tell it is part of the same collection, gorgeous illustrations, making it more fun, they engage you, it made me excited to fill it in. Packed full of recipes, inspiring quotes, information about certain foods and a food diary so you can keep track of what you are eating, it focuses on not only keeping you healthy but happy too. I've found it a great help writing down what I am eating each day, makes me look at it and think I could do better!! One of my favourite quotes that I read in there is, "be so happy that when others look at you, they feel happy too". Priced at a tiny £5.00, I can't recommend this food journal enough, the quotes can make you smile on a down day and remind you just why you should be happy and the food diary and recipes really help to keep you motivated to being healthy!!

Bonnie marcus food journal

Overall a beautifully stylish set of books, perfect for any woman whether it be for yourself or a gift for others, they are the perfect accessory to add a little bit of glamour to your life. The collection is available from Amazon, John Lewis and all good book stores so why not treat yourself.

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Disclaimer : These books were sent to me free of charge for reviewing purposes however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

19 comments:

  1. Those books look so pretty, I'm very tempted!

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    1. lol I can't disagree, I'm looking to get more from the collection :) x

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  2. Excellent review,really cute books. Great mothers day gift ;) #mmwbh

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    1. I thought the same, I have one lined up for my mum :) x

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  3. These look lovely, love the shoes set and the food diary looks fab! #MMWBH

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    1. Really great quality, fab gift for anyone or a treat for yourself :-) x

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  4. Love the food journal! All these books look great, I love the pretty colours. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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  5. They look great! I love the colours #TriedTested

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  6. I would love these they look fab, love the style :) #TriedTested x

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    1. start hinting for mother's day ;) x

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  7. What a fantastic range. I love the look of both the trifold notebook and the food journal, perfect gifts!

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    1. definitely, I have a couple of people in mind that I think will appreciate these x

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  8. They look like fantastic books! So pretty! I like the look of the Food Journal :)

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    1. very pretty, I do like the feminine touch sometimes x

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  9. The food journal looks great!
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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  10. These are lovely, and would make a great present! #triedandtested

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