I’m always on the quest for relatively unknown planners. While searching I came across this pretty planner from Tri-Coastal Designs!
- 6.5″ Wide and 8.5″ high
- Elastic band
- 12 month duration
- 2 page horizontal weekly spread
- 1 page monthly calendar
- Dates at a glance
- 64 lined notes pages
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This is definitely one of the prettiest hardcovers I’ve come across! Different design + gold + foil effect = <3
Approx 0.75″ thick
Dates at glance
Sunday start (consistent with the monthly calendar)
Unlike most planners, you only get 1 page per month in this one. I’m not a fan of the layout at all. I’d say it’s the worst monthly calendar I’ve ever seen. The design makes me think the creator was trying to save printing costs by not doing closed off boxes for each day.
Plus the calendar splits boxes into 2 rather than re-starting the numbering on the top row.
There are no tabs in this planner although the months are printed on the side to help find them easier.
Despite the impracticality of the monthly calendar, the weekly spread is actually very functional. Plenty of lined horizontal writing space for each day although Saturday and Sunday share the same amount of space as a weekday.
The grey shaded area could be used for meal planning, most important task, reminders, things that are due, hydrate tracking etc.
USA holidays are printed on the weekly spread but in very small font so it doesn’t waste space.
This planner has tons of notes pages – 64 of them!
The line spacing of the notes pages switches to almost double the line spacing of the weekly spread which is a bit odd.
The paper is bright white and went quite well with almost no ghosting or bleed through.
Pros of the Tri-Coastal Planner
- Lay flat binding
- Lined weekly spread
- Cute cover design
- Paper is not prone to ghosting or bleed through
- 64 lined notes pages (much, much more than most planners include!)
Cons of the Tri-Coastal Planner
- No cover personalisation
- Saturday and Sunday share the same planning space as a weekday
- You won’t be able to write much in the 1 page monthly calendar
- Hard to find
- No tabs
- No extra pages
Would I use this planner?
No. I like a full space for planning weekends and am not a fan of the monthly calendar. However, if you’re looking for a cute, affordable planner and don’t need all the extras that most planners include these days, this would be a good option.
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