March 28, 2014

Filofax Pocket Malden Review

I know, I know. I just got two perfectly new and beautiful planners in the beginning of the week, I swear, this will be the last one! (for now). But when the famous Malden goes on sale for a quarter of the original price, there's only one thing you can do: buy it.

The filofaxshop currently has a 10 day sale of some of the luxurious Filofaxes. Unfortunately, two days after the beginning of the sale, the availability of the Malden had run out (with good reason). It's a good thing I got it the minute it hit the shelves! I must admit though, I thought the Malden was a little overrated. Compared to Mr Bourne, I thought its pocket availability was ... quite miserable. But alas, after it got delivered to my place and I had a feel, look and smell of it, it might have changed my mind a little.

Unlike Holborn, my new Malden is pocket sized (which now replaces my Red Finsbury). I haven't really found a proper use for it, so all it shall do for now, is hold my day-per-page diary. But enough talking, here comes the pictures:

Malden has arrived!

Malden's box of glory

Unwrapping Malden

From the side

Opening Malden up

Malden from the top - full length wallet!

Malden's right pocket

Malden's quite a beauty, isn't he? And although he doesn't quite stay flat right now, I bet with a little bit of training, he'll be able to stay open. After all, the leather's quite soft so it shouldn't be too much of a problem.

March 24, 2014

Mr Grey

It's finally here! I couldn't resist it when I saw it, and so, naturally, I bought it. And now I'm a proud owner of a delicious grey leather Large Time Planner from Kikki. K's newest addition of organisers. This is how it looks like on their site:

Kikki. K Large Grey Time Planner

See, they were really asking me to buy it because of two reasons:
1- They're currently having a 'spend $50 and get 20% off' sale (ends Sunday, 30th March!). The planner costs $69.95. Expensive, I know, but after 20%, it went down to around $55. So, really, it ain't that bad, right?
2- They also have a 'spend $50 and get free shipping' criteria online, and since it was just over $50, I got free shipping. So really, this planner is cheaper getting it shipped to my door than travelling to the shop to purchase one. So why not purchase it online, no?

Even though the pictures from their site shows the planner to be more on the black than grey side, this is how the colour actually looks:

Mr. Grey

I was actually surprised to see how grey it was when I opened it up, and other than that, things to note about this planner:
1- The leather's as soft as the Holborn's, however, seems to lack that leather smell that the Holborn has. It would definitely be due to the different type of leather used (especially since it was much cheaper), however, it still feels as lovely to the touch.
2- The planner does NOT come with any 2014 inserts! The monthly planner included is undated. So if you're planning to buy the diary to use this year, don't forget to get the inserts too!

And just like Holborn, another post will be posted (hopefully soon) detailing her set up. But unlike Holborn's duties, Grey's will be used for uni work due to its clear-cut A5 size.
So till then!

March 23, 2014

Filofax Personal Holborn Review

Oh, how do I even begin to explain my love for this Filo currently? It seems to be perfect in every way. It smells utterly delicious. It feels amazing to touch. It has the pockets to hold all the cards / stickers / bits&pieces to your heart's content (and it even comes with an extra card holder insert!). I picked it from was-is's shop after ordering it online today, and I wasn't disappointed. It was the last in stock, had the colour I wanted and was at an 'affordable' price. How could I resist?

Unboxing Mr Holborn
And so this, my friends is my new Holborn. It'll travel with me to and from uni, retain my frequently used cards, remind me of all the classes / birthdays / work that needs to be done and hold the notes and photos dear to me.

I'll put up another post of the Holborn once his set up is complete
Till then!