I chatted up a woman with a Mini Filofax today. It took everything I had not to be too creepy about it, and I'm not sure I was successful in not creeping her out. At one point I had to back off my questions a little bit. I was fascinated and couldn't help myself!
She was in the process of putting in her 2011 diary pages (pink week on two pages) and, being the planner geek I am, I couldn't resist asking her about it.
Her Mini was, I believe, a pink Finsbury. It was that exact color, but I wasn't close enough to see if it was the textured leather of the Fins. Like I said, I didn't want to ask TOO many questions.
I nearly asked her if it was brand new, and later she mentioned she's had it for 3 years. So, bonus points to the Filofax for holding up so well.
She doesn't use the Mini as her wallet, as some people do. She does use the bill pocket to hold receipts from when she uses her credit card (which she does keep in her Filofax) which I thought was pretty smart.
The rings are so small she can only use it to hold address pages or the WO2P diary, but not both. She had chosen to remove the address pages and use it just as a diary. I've met someone before who did the opposite thing and kept her address pages in her Mini while using a separate planner book with more space to write each day. (You can read that post here if you are interested.)
It was so cute, small and handbag-friendly it actually got me wondering if I could somehow make a Pocket size Filofax work for me. (Not a Mini though, it's definitely too small!) It sure would be nice to have a compact little planner + address book that I could pop into my bag and hardly notice it's in there. Hmmm.....