I used to use the Leuchtturm 1917 as my journal of choice until I was watching Elsa Rhae on YouTube and saw her Dingbats brand notebook. I have a bit of a notebook obsession and needed a new journal so decided to give it a try. And I'm in love. The cost is comparable to that of the LT 1917, but the paper feels smoother and thicker and feels amazing when using my favorite pens.
I LOVE these pens. They are kind of pricey, but worth it for me because the ink dries so quickly and I'm left-handed. I also tend to press hard when I write (aggressive much?), and these pens allow me to ease the F up on how hard I'm pressing,
Again with the journals. I told you, I have a bit of a notebook obsession. I use a mixed paper Original Brooks handmade notebook that I use as my snippet journal. It's where I write poem or song ideas, little tidbits of stories, that kind of thing. Pricey, but worth it for such a lovely and original handmade journal. And when you think about it, it takes a long time to fill a journal, so the cost per usage breakdown isn't too bad.
I'm definitely a member of the cult of Apple, and there is no device I love more than my iPad Pro. I love being able to mark up a PDF of my writing with the Apple Pencil, and use it as a second screen for me MacBook. It definitely ups my productivity and is one of the most valuable tools in my arsenal. I use it with a keyboard as well so I can take it with me in my purse.