Friday, 8 June 2012

the baroque... is here... (wait, what?)

Yes, within three months of my first Filofax (well two, considering I received my Filofax FR package nearly a month ago), I have gotten myself a second one.

Awhile back, I read this entry and thought to myself, "I want a Baroque Personal Filofax!"

I was going to write a series of entries about pros and cons of buying another Filofax, whether I would find a use for it, whether I would neglect my A5 Finsbury... But somehow along the way... before I even got one word written, I managed to get my SO to buy it for me for my birthday (and yes, my birthday is not for another two months).

Looks pretty plain from the outside

Now what was my original justification for purchasing another Filofax?

Well, I wasn't planning on using it as my personal Filofax, I had my Finsbury for that - and I wanted to keep my work and my personal life in one Filofax.

No, I wanted to use the Baroque to help plan my trip to Europe later this year. A month-long vacation can go very badly if it's not organised properly, and who would want to carry an A5 Filofax across Europe?

But the detail on the inside...
Also, I saw these really interesting Travel Journal inserts from Filofax UK (available in either Personal or Pocket size only), and I just had to try them! (Yes, you can see which is the prominent reason for getting the Filofax...)


So... an order was placed on Filofax UK and Filofax FR and the waiting game commenced. I received the Baroque in 7 days, the Travel Journal Pack in 2 weeks.

Btw, did you know that Filofax FR provides tracking IDs and Filofax UK don't? Considering how most inserts in the FR site are multi-lingual and Euro is cheaper than GBP, I may just source my future Filo products from France...
I'm not going to do a play by play of the individual parts of the Baroque, not because I don't love my Filo to bits, but because I don't think I could do a better job than Lime Tree. Her entry has a lot of pretty pictures, and I highly recommend going to her blog to drool over the Baroque.

The moment I laid my hands on the Baroque and felt just how soft the leather was, I fell in love. Out flew all my plans of using this Filo just for the Europe trip, I want the Baroque with me all the time.

Before I knew it, I had copied all my personal appointments from my A5 Finsbury into the Baroque and had created a miniturised GTD system for my personal life to go in it as well.

The smaller page sizes doesn't inspire me to write pages and pages of journal entries as the A5 does, but it's not too bad. I'm even considering leaving the A5 at the office, since I don't have to worry about leaving personal details at work, but then I feel guilty for kind of abandoning the Finsbury so quickly.

For those of you with more than one Filofaxes (I'm beginning to feel that there's no Filofax owners out there who only has one Filofax), how do you assuage your guilt for turning to a new love?

27 comments:

  1. I try and sell one of my Filofaxes if I'm buying a new one. That eases the guilt a bit, and appeases my husband somewhat!!!

    Gorgeous Filo in a beautiful colour, well done!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think I would feel worse if I sold one of my old ones just to get a new one! XD

      Like in A.I. (the movie) the woman gives up the robot kid the moment she gets her own kid back...

      Delete
  2. Never feel guilty - you are just enabling them all to reach their potential :o) Just think of Phoebe in Friends with her Christmas tree :o)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't remember that episode, I'll have to re-watch that! (Any excuse to re-watch Friends is appreciated)

      Delete
    2. I'm sure Monica would have had a cupboard FULL of ring-bound planners!

      Delete
  3. Another Baroque fan here! I'm waiting in the mail for the pink personal which took me a while to find. Having 2 other Baroques myself, I can guarantee you will love them! Enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lol, three Baroques? What sizes?

      I was also drooling for the pink, but they're all sold out aren't they?

      Delete
    2. Hi, I have them in Personal (black and pink's on its way), Pocket (teal and pink), Mini in pink. Overload, I know, but the black is technically my daughter's. (:

      Delete
    3. Wow a real Baroque fan.

      I didn't know they have it in Black...

      Delete
    4. And oh, I found it on good ole ebay US.

      Delete
  4. I remember that, like children, different filofaxes have different needs at different times and that it isn't abandonment so much as an affirmation of their independence from me. And I always come back to a different Filofax when I need a visual stimulus.
    That teal is singing! I love the colour an dthe pattern.... Baroque, mmm.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh hear hear! I'll keep this in mind next time I feel a niggling...

      Delete
  5. Guilt? What Guilt? (: Enjoy your new Baroque!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lol, I definitely will. I was writing in bed with it last night and fell asleep on it...

      Delete
  6. Oh my goodness! I enabled someone! That is sooo exciting!
    Where did you find it? I thought they were sold out. Not that I need a pink one, no, no, not even crossing my mind. ;D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The teal one is still available from Filofax FR, just not the pink one.

      That was another reason that propelled me to get the Baroque, the fact that the pink was sold out, I didn't want to miss out on the Teal!

      And I have to thank you again for your article!

      Delete
  7. I love the baroque. I wish all filofax sites sold all the filofaxes. I am not savvy on international ordering. I don't want to get snagged with duty fees or things like that. gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Where would you be buying it from? I bought it from Australia, and I didn't get any duty or stuff like that.

      You'll feel so liberated after your first international order, just think about all the things you can buy from then on... *nudge* *nudge* XD

      Delete
  8. I love the detail on this filo! Its so beautiful~

    Tracy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, right?

      I think the fact that it's so plain on the outside makes the inside so much more delicious!

      Delete
    2. I agree on the "delicious". It's like a little secret inside, isn't it? (:

      Delete
  9. Wow love it, so much so that I had it in my basket on Filofax Fr, I just can't justify spending any more money just now though, let's see if I can resist for the rest of the weekend :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. But but... what if the Teal sells out as well? ;P

      Delete
  10. It is so cute to have that charm hanging on the ring to have some personal touch. I just put my cell phone charm on my planner. Looks so pretty! Thanks. : )

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ugh, what I would GIVE to get my hands on a Baroque. Just lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hello! I know this post is old...but I was wondering if you still have this filofax and if you would consider selling it?
    Thank you :3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ah sorry, but I'm still currently using and don't intend of parting with it any time soon.

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...