The Hebdo weekly planner is new for 2013, and is an excellent addition to the Quo Vadis line. And, this one sports the new Texas cover, also new for Quo Vadis's 2013 planners!
Okay, so let me catch my breath here: It's a new planner for 2013. It's a new, awesome cover. It's Quo Vadis, with my favorite super-smooth paper. And, it's purple. Let me go get my smelling salts!
Ok, now that I've had a chance to recover a little composure, let me show you all the delights of this new planner!!
Below is a pretty good representation of the color, but not a very nice photo:
This is a better photo, but slightly too pink this time:
And here it is again outside, looking too blue:
Anyway, the cover is definitely purple, not blue. This cover is the Violet color of the spanking-new Texas cover, which is a PVC-free vinyl with a soft feel. It's described on the website as "smooth faux suede" which is a good description. It's not fuzzy, but has the texture of nubuck or flat suede. It's very pleasant and soft!
Note: the feature on the front of the cover is not a closure, just a smooth area to add detail.
So let me take you for a walk through the book. Click on the photo below for more details of the listed features. Also if you click on the photo at the top of this post you'll see the paper is 90 gsm, super smooth white paper which is acid- and chlorine-free. (It's my very favorite paper in the world, and creates a very pleasurable writing experience). The binding is sewn for durability and allows the book to lay flat very easily, and the planner is made in the USA.
As usual with Quo Vadis there are plenty of excellent features. The first page has plenty of space to write in your Personal information. There is a very detailed page of International dialing codes (which I use, and appreciate enormously):
Next we start getting into the meat of the planner. There is an anno-planner to see your entire year at a glance, with months as columns. There is a Priority box at the top of each month. Holidays are indicated on the day spaces and are highlighted in green:
Now here is where this planner starts to get especially exciting! Thank you Exaclair for including MONTHLY calendars too!!!!
Here is the excellent weekly format! It's a week on two pages, with huge day spaces! The Hebdo's weekly format is the same as the academic-year Scholar's weekly format, but goes Jan-Dec and is printed in teal and gray inks (as opposed to only gray in the Scholar). Also, the Scholar doesn't have monthly calendars like the Hebdo does. (By the way, "Hebdo" means "weekly" in French.)
The large day spaces measure approximately 83 square centimeters, which puts it well into my range of big-enough day spaces. Sunday's space is slightly smaller, but still plenty big.
Each day has a space for the day's Priority, and the daily spaces are lined but not timed.
Holidays and Daylight Savings Time for the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, and phases of the moon are all printed in the day spaces.
At the bottom of the left page is a lined space for lists and notes.
The weekly pages go from January to the end of December 2013. After the weekly pages there is a monthly calendar for January 2014 for forward planning.
Then there is an anno-planner for all of 2014 to easily plan into the next year:
Next come the maps, and you know I love Quo Vadis's detailed maps! These are just two of them:
The back page of the book has a handy reference calendar for last-this-next year. Tucked into the back cover is a removable address book:
The booklet has A-Z tabs for contacts but could just as easily be used for notes.
Notes insert booklets that fit the Hebdo (which is the same size as the Minister and Scholar) but I don't know where to buy them. You can check the retailers who sell Quo Vadis or contact the company for more info.
The 2013 Hebdo planner isn't available for purchase quite yet, but keep your eye on the Quo Vadis Hebdo product page and check retailers. I'm not entirely sure but I think they will ship mid-May. In addition to this Texas cover, the Hebdo will also be available in the Club, Soho and Duo Leather covers.
The Texas cover will be available on all of the Quo Vadis 2012-2013 Academic and 2013 calendar-year planners.
Huge, enormous thanks to Karen at Exaclair for sending me this planner as a sample to review!! I love the planner and the cover, and I feel enormously privileged to have the opportunity to review this new addition to the excellent Quo Vadis line!