The cover is soft and smooth, with a cute bird design embossed on the cover. It does feel a little plasticky to the touch, but it doesn't have that chemical smell some synthetic covers have.
The inside lining is a crisp black, it has a real professional feel to it. I'd be happy walking into a meeting with this little number.
Although I'll jazz up the inside of my planner, the professional feel continues with the dividers which are a sleek monochrome design rather than the usual rainbow you get with Paperchase planners.
I had already started to decorate when I realised I hadnt taken a picture of the inside of the weekly layout, but the inserts are a week to two pages with a horizontal layout rather than vertical.
For me this planner was money well spent, and I'm certainly happy I added this one to the collection. Not so sure my valentine was as pleased, but I guess a planner girl can't have everything!