I have always loved planners. I was the 8th grader sitting in class writing down every assignment in my planner in color-coded gel pens. I was super excited when I got this Quo Vadis Life Journal Infinite planner in the mail from Execlair, and immediately started writing in it. It was actually great timing since I just finished the last planner I was using.
This planner measures 6 x 8 1/4 inches. It has a gold bookmark, elastic closure, and an Italian-faux leather cover with gold detailing.
The paper is 90 gsm white Clairfontaine with dot grid ruling and 224 numbered pages.
The first 5 pages are a lined index, with spaces for page numbers, subject and date.
Pages 2-3 have a pre-printed layout for a yearly schedule by month. I haven’t filled in these two pages yet, but I think they would be good for keeping track of birthdays and important dates.
The rest of the planner rotates through different layouts. There is one monthly spread, 5 weekly spreads and two spreads for notes, and the pattern repeats. I’ve been using this monthly spread to plan out blog posts.
The weekly spread has room to write in each day and then leaves a big space on the bottom right for notes or to-dos. I wasn’t sure quite what to do with it, and ended up using the space to write down currently inked pens, you can see some examples below. I cross-out things as I get them done, so my planner always looks messy. I found the weekly layout really helpful, I’ve been using them to track workouts, homework assignments, blog to-do’s, kids’ activities and general things I don’t want to forget. I love that the pages aren’t dated so if I skip a week I don’t have to leave pages blank.
The paper handled every fountain pen I tried on it, and even handled markers well, no issues with feathering or bleeding. I didn’t love using pencils on it since it is a coated paper. I did have some issues using highlighters over written words, they ended up smudging or smearing, but that’s due to the coating on the paper. If you want to use highlighters, I would highlight first then write on top.
Overall, I’m really impressed with this planner. It has some of my favorite features: white paper, page numbers, dot grid, and handles fountain pens well. It’s one I plan to keep using for the rest of this year.
Disclaimer: This product was provided by Execlair for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This post does not contain affiliate links, and is not sponsored in any way.