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Caribbean Moscato

Regular price$17
  • Velvet & bookcloth cover
  • Hand-made in Fair Lawn
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Made to order

Edition #28 Notes

This edition is a special collaboration with Kim Charlery, whose mission at Bandbox is to inspire us to live colourfully. Kim and I have been working on this release for many months, and are excited to share her artwork, inspired by fabrics from Ghana that she uses to create Moodcords and other bright accessories. 

Kim lives on the sunny island of St. Lucia, and brought the uplifting vibes of the island into this set of six colorfully-illustrated patterns. We printed the six designs in a repeating pattern onto marbled velvet, which shifts tones as the light moves adding another dimension to the notebooks. The covers are super soft, and honestly the photos I took don't do justice to how beautiful they look in person. 

We took Kim's six illustrations and used them as the endsheets inside. Each notebook contains one of the designs, and you'll know which one you got once you unwrap your notebook. 

We named this edition in honor of a new album by the same name that Soca artist Teddyson John released on the day the edition came out. His music is infectiously exhilarating, and I found myself listening and dancing to his songs and lots of other Soca music as I was making these notebooks. 

Caribbean Moscato is St. Lucian through-and-through, and we hope that it inspires you to live colourfully. 

Also available as an acrylic pin set

Fray level: Normal

Most Dapper Notes covers are made using fabric, which naturally frays with use. Each material behaves differently, and this meter will help you gauge how much fraying to expect from your notebook. Read more about fabric covers

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Caribbean Moscato specs

Ghanese-inspired pattern
Kim Charlery
Online at
Cover Material
Marbled velvet
Material Fray
Bright orange
Endsheet Design
Matching the cover pattern
Endsheet Material
80lb coated
48 pages on 70lb smooth white
Title Inspiration
Teddyson John
August 2020

Caribbean Moscato

Sofy & shiny

With a cover material that feels lovely and shift colors as it's moved.

St. Lucia Made

Designed in the heart of St. Lucia with lively colors, and while listening to local Soca tunes.

All in the details

Can you pinpoint what inspires you to write, to doodle, to journal your everyday? No matter the source, your Dapper Notes was made with extra care for all the little details, and is ready for you to capture life!

How Dapper Notes are made

Every Dapper Notes notebook is made by hand, from scratch using a variety of materials including: a fabric cover that's bound to bookcloth, a decorative end-sheet, all sewn with waxed thread. Watch this video to see how they're made, step by step.

Dapper Notes notebooks are

Fabric covered

Every notebook cover is made from two materials: a good looking fabric on the outside backed by book cloth inside.

100% made by me

Straight from my studio in Fair Lawn, you’re getting premium paper, wax coated linen thread stitching, glue and a little love.

Shipped everywhere

My hand-made notebooks can be sent directly to you to any location in the world where USPS delivers.

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Dapper notes are the antidote to the digital age. Every item is handcrafted, hand-sewn, and designed for maximum delight.


Highest quality construction and materials, keen eye for detail, and delicious design, month after month.


Dapper Notes are the best quality pocket sized notebooks you can get. The textile cover and thread binding means the books will hold up through time. I love the thick paper as well; good for fountain pens.


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Beautifully made, exceptional craftsmanship, wonderful customer service!


I love this notebook. It's beautifully hand crafted, very sturdy, and makes a great conversation piece. 10/


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