Feb 04, 2010

by English Muse

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This charming new travel journal (a $58 value) features a list of the hottest shops in London, Paris & Milan, along with maps on how to get there. (It also includes a number of maps of Europe along with useful travel information and lots of room to write about your beautiful finds.)

It’s bound in red satin and edged with gold. It was purchased especially for some lovely reader of the English Muse at the Henri Bendel store in NYC. Please leave a comment to enter. A winner will be chosen on Monday!

Thank you!


UPDATE: The winner of this giveaway is Tina Tarnoff!


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189 Responses to “Thursday Giveaway: Charming Henri Bendel Travel Journal”

  1. Meg Fee says:

    oh it's so gorgeous! i would just love, love, love to carry this in my purse and dream of those future adventures to foreign lands.

    loved all your paris photos (ps!!).

  2. trish says:

    hi tina- there is something good about having a travel journal; it helps you remember the good things that life delivers to you. It also helps you plan for another and yet different experience just by saying to the universe, here's another place i'm going to in the near future. happy travels. ox t

  3. Sara Ballstaedt says:

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!!!! I am dying to go to Europe, and my first trip is this August. Life would be perfect if I had that journal πŸ™‚

  4. lady elle says:

    love! β™₯

  5. Rouenna says:

    That is one of the best giveaway I've seen. Maps, journals, traveling, Europe, oh, so amazing!

  6. stylish-tones says:

    awww…how gorgeous! πŸ˜‰

  7. Tate Scribe says:

    A bold and handsome tome for an adventurous, yet dignified, soul – gimmie!

  8. Viktoria says:

    love this ! want this !

  9. F A B E S says:

    Red is one of my favs anything!!! Have you tried Grape Mentos??

  10. GinaTricoteur says:

    I love the red and the illustration…so sweet.
    I'd love this to inspire my little trip to Gay Paris πŸ™‚


  11. Rita says:

    Red. Henri Bendel. Travel. What's not to love?

  12. Atticus and Juliet says:

    i love it! count me in!

  13. nattyice says:

    i'm currently reading "eat love pray" by Elizabeth Gilbert and it has me fantasizing about visiting italy. The book, along with your blog, has helped me become certain for the first time in my life that I want to be a writer. A writer who is fortunate enough to travel, at that. I would adore this journal

  14. tina tarnoff says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! Oh, how I would love to be pulled out of your hat!

  15. Kelly says:

    I always love a new travel journal!

  16. nynne says:

    it's really adorable! I've been to Paris 3 times, for one day each time. I've never succeeded in finding really good shops.


  17. tash25 says:

    what a lovely journal!
    i hope i'm the lucky reader!

  18. sally says:

    I LOVE this pretty journal, and your blog. Speaking of Paris, and A Single Man, I read the article in Paris Vogue about Tom Ford and his vision behind A Single Man and it is so fascinating. I've already seen the film twice and just find it, and the character of Charley specifically, so inspiring. I saved that same movie still of Charley's boudoir in my inspiration folder yesterday!

  19. Anna says:

    Oh this would be perfect! I'm travelling Europe at the moment. Wow!


  20. holtkamp says:

    how lovely!

  21. Yelena R. says:

    Cute journal!

  22. Aodhin says:

    yes please! it's so pretty, even if only to look at and daydream…..

  23. Carla! says:

    That illustration style is beautiful! I am trying to learn to draw and paint like that. I'd love that journal!

  24. Kitty Kitty says:

    That is so pretty… I would love to put my name into the pot for the posibility to win.

    Thank you so much for the opportunity.

  25. Krysta says:

    Oh how gorgeous is that red leather?! Would love, love, love this!

  26. Cassandra Marie says:

    Oh how beautiful! What a wonderful giveaway! πŸ™‚


  27. Holly says:

    Awesome giveaway! That's such a cool book.

  28. Liv says:

    I have a thing for journals. I love them.

  29. Melanie's Randomness says:

    Verry Pretty!!!

  30. Hilary Leister says:

    I love it! I'd use it all the time πŸ™‚

  31. Paisley Petunia says:

    Its lovely!

  32. postcards from far away... says:

    wow three of my very favorite cities, I've lived in London for a while and traveled to Paris whenever I had a long weekend <3

  33. Robin says:

    The journal is lovely! I would love to carry this in purse when I visit Paris in the summer!

  34. Breenuh says:

    Oh, I would adore a chance to have this journal! I leave an hour and a half from London, but every time I go I feel like there's so much I missed! With this journal I wouldn't miss anything :.)

  35. chelsea rebecca says:

    this would be so wonderful to write down all my adventures! it is simply gorgeous! crossing my fingers!

  36. Erin Elizabeth says:

    What a lovely travel journal! It makes me want to go back to London…sigh.

  37. Rachel says:

    Ok that is SERIOUSLY beautiful! I don't know London very well and since I have started to live a 2 hour train ride from Paris I haven't even started to explore the city yet!

    And that illustration is so cool! Who is it by?

  38. Karen Dickey says:

    Oh me oh my, I am absolutely swooning! I could look at a map of the world for hours, and a European one with a shopping guide! Goodness gracious.

  39. Emily Elise Bee says:

    Yes! This journal is fabulous!

  40. Bessie says:

    Ah, I'm studying abroad in Paris right now…I'd absolutely love this! Keep up the great work on your blog, btw πŸ™‚


  41. Brandy says:

    How amazing!

  42. Krissy says:

    Oh, this is lovely! I might be going to Paris on an exchange trip this summer (ee!), so this would totally come in handy.

  43. leni says:

    this travel journal is just gorgeous. i hope that i win so i can fill it will lovely words.

  44. Blue12rain says:

    Gorgeous journal! Great giveaway.

  45. Liz! says:

    i have an obsession with travel journals, and i have to say this one of the cutest ones i have ever seen! i want it! πŸ™‚

  46. theyearofthefox says:

    Wow that's just beautiful! I love the outside, so very red!

  47. Giulia says:

    GG would just love to have it…but if I win, I'll let her use it. As it is red, it would go well with her one, chic outfit.

    How nice of you…


  48. Vanya-Endless Inspiration says:

    super gorgeous I'm crossing my fingers and toes!

  49. Little Miss B says:

    what a thing of beauty, it would start me off on many an adventure!

  50. audrey says:

    ooh i love your site!! new reader here… found you through so and so, and so and so ; ) i am a journal addict. so i hope i win this adorable little red one!!! london, paris & milan…. mmm…

  51. hannah says:

    how delightful!

  52. Michelle Melski says:

    This is great!

  53. So Chic Ago says:

    All my favorite things: the color red, travel, London and Paris (I'm sure Milan would be too if I went there) — all combined to create a beautiful journal. Thanks for sharing.

  54. wavessomeday says:

    Love this! I so want it!!!! Thanks for sharing.

  55. Trisha says:

    This would be perfect for the European trip I have planned for the fall! Thanks for the opportunity.

  56. kayla j. says:

    sooo good. i'll be in my fourth year of french in high school next year, cannot wait. doing a summer abroad this summer. this would be perfect. <3

  57. she says:

    this would certainly inspire me to venture out a little more in life this year. that's definitely inspiration i could use!

  58. Kristen says:

    I have quite the collection of journals from times abroad, but this one looks pretty special. πŸ™‚



  59. Cathi says:

    What an awesome journal!! πŸ™‚

  60. jcdelbalzo says:

    me me me! i just love this sort of stuff! i'd use it, i promise!!

  61. Anonymous says:

    oh, just perfect…

  62. Anonymous says:

    Love it!! Just what I need for the trip I'm planning for late summer!

    jlscha at hot mail

  63. colleen says:

    that journal is absolutely magical. i just got back from studying abroad in oxford and london and paris became the newest loves in my life. i've been having serious withdrawls which i'm sure you can relate to from you're amazing trip! love love love your blog!

  64. Anonymous says:

    Just what I need for this summer… I cross my fingers.


  65. SeΓ±orita AndalucΓ­ana says:

    That is beautiful! I have about 5 filled journals, this would be a great addition to my collection. πŸ™‚ i'm crossing my fingers!

  66. Christina says:

    just absolutely adorable! this would be the jewel in my expanding collection of travel journals.

  67. M says:

    I'd go to Europe just so I could use it! Adorable!

  68. Robin says:

    what a lovely journal! i've been following your paris pictures and dreaming of europe …

  69. Lauren says:

    Looks lovely!!!

    …here goes nothing!

  70. lille mus says:

    Ah, this is so lovely. I would love to carry this in my new black marc jacobs bag! I don't know how you could let it go! I'm sure brought home plenty of parisian treasures from your latest trip though…

  71. Jessica Pages says:

    it's beautiful and would make a wonderful travel companion! Love all your paris photos too!

  72. nevercouldrubik says:

    Gorgeous !

  73. Brigid Rose says:

    what a beautiful giveaway! i especially love the illustrations. thanks so much!

  74. *D* says:

    beautiful! i'd love to own this item! πŸ™‚

  75. Daydream Lily says:

    its beautiful!!!

  76. picnic... lightning says:

    Fabulous! Exactly what I'd wish for to jot my musings and making drawings while whiling away the hours at a cafe.

  77. gayle says:

    How beautifully stylish πŸ™‚ loving the vibrant red! I always love the look a map background gives to something

  78. Charlotte says:

    I have actually wanted that journal for a while now! Great giveaway! Thanks!

  79. Jen says:

    this is so pretty. i swooned when i saw it. i wonder what it is about the combination of journals and europe that I cant seem to get enough of.

  80. Annika says:

    this looks lovely-love that map page.

  81. Stephanie Lee says:

    Perfect travel companion πŸ™‚

  82. one little acorn says:

    I love it. And since 2010 is my year of change (and hopefully travel) it could definitely come in handy.

  83. Michelle says:

    My heart stopped a count when I first saw this journal! I love it ….and that was before I noticed it was a give away. Having lived in Paris and fallen in love with traveling I am drawn to little journals as sweet as this. Not to mention I love journaling!! Thank you for putting inspiring postings up to keep dreaming alive. My heart is still aflutter from your trip to Paris!! xo ~ michelle

  84. lauren may says:

    oh its just cute. london is my favourite place in the world but im yet to see paris. i know though it must be beautiful! i love your photos and the apartment you stayed in!

  85. Emily Lou says:

    this is my dream journal!

  86. bhart says:

    soooooo inspiring…

  87. gigi says:

    Oo, I'd love to find my way to Milan with one of those maps!

  88. Christina Lowry says:

    I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. – Oscar Wilde

    A red diary would be just the ticket.

  89. jca says:

    i was lucky enough to study sculpture and art history in florence two summers ago and it was my first and only time out of the country…i am finally reading eat pray love and i carry that book with me in my purse as a constant reminder to someday soon go back and continue my travels in europe. πŸ™‚

  90. Carolyn says:

    I stumbled across your blog several months ago and keep coming back for your beautiful photos and love of traveling…I'm stuck in the U.S. for the near future but hope to start seeing the world soon!

  91. April says:

    What a beautiful site – linked to you through Purl Bee.

  92. raigo~ says:

    I love your giveaways in general, but this one must probably be the best: i'm visiting london right now (i'm from argentina) and next month i'll be going to paris! this is the perfect thing, so thanks so much for picking it!

  93. Vickie says:

    sassy, simple, great book to jot shopping adventures!

  94. Ruth G says:


  95. hillawayfromhome says:

    This is so romantic and adorably charming! And I so love all things journal and travel. =)

  96. Solanah says:

    Oh how pretty!

  97. Claudia says:

    What a beautiful travel journal… IΒ΄m really looking forward to go to Paris this year… Hopefully not alone as my first time there… Hmmm.. Just looking at your photos made me remember what a wonderful time I had by myselft there.. Good memories.. :o)

  98. Louis Duke says:

    Everyone wants this!

  99. YYZ says:

    I am going on Sabbatical next year (lucky me!) and plan to spend as much time as I can in both London and Paris. Wouldn't I be chic with that lovely little number in tow?!
    Also, what is not to love about Bendel's???!!!

  100. Monika says:

    Lovely! I would love it!

  101. Simply Luxurious says:

    What a treat, even just to look at. One can never have enough journals!

  102. Janine says:

    so simple and classy. what a wonderful thing to carry with..

  103. jackie says:

    OMG This is so beautiful and lovely! This is such a great giveaway πŸ™‚

  104. Shooting Stars Mag says:

    wow, beautiful. my sister is going to Paris in about a month…she'd love this.

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  105. Champagne Kiki says:

    I can only dream of owning such a beautiful book….perhaps my dream will come true!

  106. Pamela Terry and Edward says:

    Oh yes please!

  107. Amanda says:

    How cute!! The more blogs I read, the more inspired I am to pursue my dreams of traveling… this would be nifty to have!

  108. Carrie Miller says:

    What a perfect travel companion!! Along with my trusty fountain pen I could jot all sorts of notes about my upcoming second honeymoon in Paris, London and Prague!! I loved your pics of Paris and we are certainly looking into the little flat that you stayed in.

  109. vanessa joie says:

    Beautiful. This book would be a treasure.

  110. Shelley Kushner says:

    Love this and thanks for the giveaway!

  111. Jess says:

    Perfect for adventures! Let the soul seeking begin πŸ™‚

  112. Kara Vanderbijl says:

    Comme j'aimerais ce petit journal… what a wonderful gift! Count me in!

  113. La Belle Lumière says:

    Wow! It's beautiful!

  114. Mary Grace says:

    No, thank you! This journal is a beauty. I wish I get picked.

  115. i says:

    this is a beautiful journal, and it should go to a dedicated reader of english muse (; a journal good enough for new beginnings and a fresh start. a journal for sad moments and venting. a journal for secrets and escapes.

    i'd love this journal


  116. Margaux says:

    i love the journal. so chic and classy. that is an awesome giveaway!

  117. gen says:

    omg, what a gorgeous giveaway. i hope to go to europe for a senior summer trip so i would love to get this!!
    thanks πŸ˜€

  118. Rebecca Snavely says:

    How creative! This would help scratch the travel itch as I dream and conspire.

  119. hannah says:

    I LOVE THIS!! J'adore!

  120. The Gourmet Traveller says:

    Oh yes please! The journal is stunning and so necessary. As a current traveller, it would come in so handy! πŸ™‚

  121. princessofgossip says:

    My two favorite cities and one of my favorite stores. I would so love this book.

  122. Nicole says:

    Pretty Please!
    Gosh, I love it!

  123. arianna says:

    red, i like.

  124. Mag says:

    oh!! paris!!
    I really love the illustration.

  125. Swiss Miss says:

    Wow I'm really glad I checked EM today, this book is beautiful. Put my name in the pot please. And thanks for a lovely giveaway!

  126. Michelle says:

    TI would be thrilled to pieces to take this little guide with me on my first trip to europe!



  127. Melina says:

    I've been wanting to buy this for such a long time! It's been taunting me at a local shop and I almost can't take it anymore! Choisi Moi!


  128. Destination Inspiration says:

    Oh my God! Tina it's perfectttt! I'm going to London and Paris in July, this would be excellent!

  129. Rahel says:

    gosh – it`s just perfect!!!

  130. Kim says:

    What a perfect gift!


    Ho I'd love to enter!

  132. Addie says:

    Love the front cover. The font and the colour orange just matches so well!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  133. Han says:

    That is soooo cool! And very stylish. I'd love it πŸ™‚

  134. heartattacksoup says:

    who wouldn't want this stylish and useful journal?

  135. D says:

    I want it!

    PS you should give away more macarons!

  136. Honeymoon bed breakfast says:

    It is a beautiful travel journal about amazing and wonderful travel places and shops of London, Paris and Milan. It is an interesting journal about a lovely travel of beautiful places.

  137. Sher says:

    Oh my goodness, this is the most perfect gift ever:)

  138. Becci says:

    Oh WoW! I'd love to win this and go shop shop shopping!

  139. The Hausfrau says:

    Really nice–I'd love to have one of these!

  140. hanah kristine says:

    Hello! I am a fan from the Philippines. Your blog inspires me and my cousin Gae to study better (I'm 27 and Gae's 17) so that someday we can see places and feel the beauty of things we can only read in your blog or our favorite books.ΓΌ I hope you continue to write about the things you love in life.ΓΌ

  141. Rose says:

    How lovely! This would be a perfect addition for my upcoming travels!

  142. Isha Shiri says:


    It is a very chic travel diary and very useful. It is a beautiful gift.

    This blog page is on my list of favorite blogs! I really like.

    Peace and happiness

  143. Emily L. says:

    Perfect for my trip to Italy with my husband this year! Would love to have this in my little red travel purse!

    Glad you enjoyed Paris & had some time away!

  144. Silent Company says:

    It is gorgeous! And has 2 cities I would love to visit and 1 I am dying to go back to!! (Oh how I miss Paris!)
    Lovely giveaway! I think I might have to buy this journal if I don't win!

  145. Heidi says:

    I would love to have that πŸ™‚

  146. chiaroscuro says:

    What a lovely book – perfect for my trip to Paris in spring!

  147. Lydiia says:

    I L.O.V.E. it! So cool….i heart London so much.Very cool giveaway.

  148. Lauren says:

    Lovely! Would love to have it!

  149. Melissa Blake says:

    oooh, i love this!! perfect giveaway!

  150. lavelle says:

    I love this!
    Wonderful giveaway

  151. Sam and Livi says:

    oh my – this may be the best blog giveaway i have seen yet! i would absolutely love to win!!

  152. Alex A-G says:

    what a fabulous journal, definitley would come in handy while traveling abroad!

  153. Alex A-G says:

    what a fabulous journal, definitley would come in handy while traveling abroad!

  154. evelyn says:

    Oh perfect size and colour, i'd love it!

  155. Every Little Counts says:

    please, please, please let it be me πŸ™‚

  156. Shelley says:

    This is georgeous.Thank you for such a great giveaway.

  157. oh, hello friend. says:

    what a beautiful journal!!! thanks for the opportunity! xo. danni
    ohhellofriend @ gmail.com

  158. myelectricheart says:

    What a gorgeous journal! I love the drawing…

  159. sisters in black frocks says:

    practical and divine

  160. Alexandra Mason says:

    A beautiful journal…love it!

  161. Cece says:

    Its so beautiful! I love it! I would carry it around with me while I travel in Europe this summer πŸ™‚

  162. Amandolin says:

    Oh my goodness! It is such a perfect little travel journal! I have always adored journals and have written in one ever since I was 8 years old. I'd love to use this while I travel around this summer!!

  163. Emma says:

    I am Swedish. I ahve lived in the US, Germany and Spain. I have even visted London, Paris and Milan. But how could it have been complete without the red journal. I can't wait to see where it would bring me!

  164. Sara says:

    This is beyond perfect. I can not wait to travel the whole world. This travel journal is just what I need πŸ™‚

  165. DAVID McGRIEVEY says:

    Red travel journals are not just for the ladies, then again, I eat quiche.

  166. lehi + sasha says:

    this is beautiful!


  167. Signe says:

    I have never left a comment about the fact that I like your blog. But I do. I like the beautiful pictures you post and that you keep the blog personal.

    I don't really know, if I can enter the contest when I live in Europe because the book would have to be sent such a long way if I were to win; but since I'm going to Paris this spring it would be foulish not to, cause this book would be a beautiful guide to take with me πŸ™‚

  168. feasting-on-pixels (terrie) says:

    I just found your blog as I bid on one of your Paris treasures…
    I love your blog and will read some of it each day until I catch up.
    This is a stunning book and may the luckiest reader win…merci beaucoup for offering this.

  169. Ali says:

    c'est chouette!
    pick me pick me!

  170. Miss Scarlette says:

    I just love taking a few minutes each day to escape on the inspiring colours, images and words of "The english Muze"… and this little red book is lovely! Thanks for sharing all this and being at the origin of so many smiles!

  171. Chocolate Grail says:

    Hi, as usual – your blog is just so wonderful. The imagery is just so rich and fantastic. I visit at the end of everyday – it guarantees one good thing to end each work day.

    On another note, you take all your own photography? And what camera do you use?

  172. Elizabeth Lee says:

    this is beautiful! i hope i win, becasue it would be really lovely to accompany my travels to edinborough, uruguay, carmino de santiago, and jerusalem in the next six months! thank you for being so generous!

  173. uglygirl says:

    Ooh, I love Henri Bendel. Travel journals are my fave. My friends always laugh at the way I journal when I am travelling!

  174. Elaine says:

    What a lovely travel journal!

  175. The Frugal Designer says:

    this is so amazing, it would be amazing to win.

  176. The domestic novice says:

    how fabulous. i had a moleskin NY journal for my trip last year. I'm off to Paris soon, and it would match my shoes…

  177. cameron Crowe says:

    I would love to win this for a friend. She is going to europe for the first time to mark her 60th birthday. What a lovely send off gift. Something to mark a great time in her life. She is so beautiful and this match her great style. Thank you, Cameron

  178. destined to design says:

    This is so fun! Love the illustrations. Perfect giveaway for your blog.

  179. Dayna says:

    stumbling upon this blog post via bleubirdvintage seems like more than just a happy accident. I'm sitting doing homework by the fire on a snowy wintery day in Winnipeg discussing travel plans and big life shake ups with my boyfriend. Will I take a year off law school and go adventuring with him? Will I apply to an exchange or volunteer program so we can see the world together? Will I transfer schools to another Canadian law school so we can start a new life in a new city?
    Seems like this travel journal is the perfect companion to our exciting and oh-so wonderous yet up in the air plans.

  180. Melinda aka Passionfruit says:

    this would be a lovely addition to my travel journal collection, pick me, pick me!

  181. Erica says:

    it's so beautiful and the red is perfect! i'm in london right now for a few months, and i would love to carry it around with me. thanks!

  182. tut-tut says:

    An interesting start to your blog; journaling is the way in, isn't it?

  183. labellegamine says:

    What a wonderful and beautiful gift. I'm going to Paris for the first time this June for my birthday and this would be the perfect gift.

    Also, I love your blog. Your posts make me smile.

  184. Tricia says:

    My favorite color too! Have never been to Paris but it is on at the top of my list when I retire. I think a travel journal is a must and that one sounds perfecto.

  185. Michelle says:

    LOVE IT!!

  186. Park Road Studios says:

    This is wonderful, I wanna it, badly!

  187. rosebud says:

    how did i miss this post? what a lovely gift.

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