New Filofax is here!

Happiness Project Binder is here!

That means the Personal Baroque Turquoise arrived!

Straight from France after ONLY SIX days of the shipping date! Unbelievable! Their time-frame was up to 25 days. I stuck with that so I wouldn’t be too anxious waiting around (yeah, right! Sure I didn’t! Who said I wasn’t refreshing the shipping tracking page everyday?). Well, it is finally here!

If you can recall I got spoiled checking pics of people getting their filofaxes in lovely black boxes. It is a small detail but what can I say? I got hooked on that!
My first Filofax came from Filofax USA and I was all expectations about seeing that black box. It came straight out of a shipping box! Argh! Cheap and upsetting! So there I was excited to open the package from Filofax France.

This time it couldn’t be straight out of a shipping box, right? After all, it wasn’t the cheapest Filofax they had available anyway (yeah, it was on sale, I admit!)

Here is the appealing shipping box that I am sure you all came here to see πŸ™‚


Baroque 1


Then after opening the side of it, I see this:

Baroque 2


aaaaawww, really? REALLY?

I was so disappointed that I sat down and starred at it for a sec thinking “Why on earth do I keep getting organizers carelessly tossed into shipping boxes? Why not some thought when packing it? It could have scratched my lovely new Baroque if it was rubbing against that tough box! Why? Why?” I know it is not supposed to be a big deal but it bugs me to imagine a fancy Filofax organizer having the same packaging as a notebook ordered from Target.

As I tried to get over my disappointment I carefully open the other side of the shipping box thinking that I would just see scratches all over and then I see this:

Baroque 3

Such a relief!!! ok,ok, now makes sense! A Filofax box with a SIDE opening! Of course! I had seen some of those around! Why I didn’t think of it? Oh, man, I GLADLY didn’t see that coming! πŸ˜€

Here it is, a real Filofax box for me:


Baroque 4

Now, enough with the box craziness and let’s get to the fun part! Shall we?

Ladies and Gentleman, I present to you WITHOUT the scratches painfully visualized, the organizer in its whole glory:

***** The Filofax Personal Baroque in Turquoise ******


and THAT is a smooth cover

and THAT is a smooth cover


Lovely zipped pocket. I just realized that it has the same layout as the Malden.


The details are so beautiful!

The details are so beautiful!


Baroque 8

A whole cover of curves


One of my favoritesΒ 

One of my favorites


The pics are showing the leather very β€œplastic-like” for some reason. It really is not.


From side to side

From side to side


As I mentioned earlier this Filofax is intended to be my Happiness Project.

I have been devouring Gretchen Rubin’s book and thought I needed to give it a try. Then to make things better I stumbled upon Leonie Dawnson’s website and her lovely downloadable year planning workbook/calendar for 2012 and there it is! Incorporated into my Happiness Binder. Has cute pictures too!

All her own art:


Super cute cover but printed in the Filofax white blank pages didn’t cut it. Very thin and see-through. I’ll need to invest in a better paper and reprint later on

Super cute cover but printed in the Filofax white blank pages didn’t cut it. Very thin and see-through.
I’ll need to invest in a better paper and reprint later on



Lists! I love lists!


Goals for the year divided by areas.

Goals for the year divided by areas.

Baroque 15

My Happiness Binder is far from been complete, it has barely a few tabs on it so I will be posting again to show the progress.

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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New Filofax is here! — 38 Comments

  1. what a lovely binder! I also was so disapointed when my Domino arrived only wrapped in a bit of I don’t know, foamy paper?(I am in the states) I wanted that Filo box!! I’m nuts I know. I might just get a Baroque next, off to see what colors it comes in. Debi

  2. @everyone: Thanks! I am loving it! It would be amazing all that beautiful curvy pattern in an A5. Actually it would be good if they offered more options of A5s :/ Its design is always so limited compared to the other ones.@Debi: Yay! I am glad to know someone understands my disappointment of not having a black box! πŸ™‚

  3. I love the Baroque! I’ve had mine for four years and while I have tried out a few others, I always end up moving everything back into the Baroque. It’s like a good old pair of jeans to me now πŸ™‚ I opened up the loop and slipped a chain through it so I can attach some beads & charms to it like this: came in a slip box too; all my filos have! I would love to get a proper box one day…x

  4. HI terriknits and susanne, thanks for stopping by, it is a really beautiful organizer!@ace – actually the first time I saw the baroque (and fell in love with it) was on your blog! πŸ™‚ I saw the beads you attached as well and really wanted to do the same but I am afraid I would do something wrong and ruin the leather. I am waiting for an Adelphi that I ordered recently and maybe this time it will come in a real box! πŸ™‚

  5. omg, the Baroque is so gorgeous! When I just saw the outside I was like, “oh, that’s pretty plain”, then I saw the FF opened and my jaws dropped (yes, I’m new to Filofaxes, so I’m still new to some designs).I now really really want one!

  6. Why haven’t anyone told me how gorgeous the Baroque is??!!! You made me totally fall in Love with it!! OoI’ve started the 101 Things to do in 1001 days List a few days ago, And was very happy to finally found an usage for my personal finchley … But … I think Things have changed now hahaha

  7. Hi,

    I know this post is from almost a year ago but I had to comment! I thought I was the only agenda geek! (I found your site through an IG picture.) That’s a beautiful shade of turquoise! I have a personal Filofax too and am considering getting an A5 next year.

    Off to read more posts… πŸ™‚

    • Hi Amal, agendas, notebook, stationary are just amazingly fun, aren’t they? πŸ˜€
      You will love the A5s. They are so roomy, very easy and smooth to write on.
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment πŸ™‚

  8. Hello,
    I know this post is old…but I was wondering if you still have the Personal Teal Baroque? and if so…are you willing to sell it?
    It is my dream filofax and I honestly can’t find it anywhere :(.
    Thank you

    • Jennifer! So good to see you here! Black is good to. πŸ˜‰ I have on in that same design {reads: awesome texture} in black and it totally rocks!

  9. Muahahahha. THIS POST back then. <3
    I still Fall in love with the baroque and thank you very much for showing me how perfect it is and how urgent i need one.

    I had all 3 of them, when your Baby was living with us…. πŸ˜€

    • Ninaaaaa!!!! Isn’t it funny to read those posts from back in the days? Barely I knew all the hassle to get the pink one. Thanks to YOU!

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