On Saturday, June 21, we had our 6th New York City Meet Up (you can read about past meet-ups here). Though this was the smallest group we’ve had yet, it was delightful getting together and seeing familiar faces. Raquel, Josh, Juan, and myself were all repeat attenders.
Raquel and I met at Sam Flax on Third Avenue. We stepped inside the store for some Filofax shopping. The selection was pretty decent, considering the recent lack of stock on the website and at other stores throughout the country.
I was afraid that there wouldn’t be too much to peruse. Although there wasn’t much in the way of new items, we did get to see some of the new Original binders, which I liked (which is good considering I may have just ordered a personal nude Original, thanks to a birthday gift certificate).
I did buy a few items:
Here we have 2 sets of personal blank tabs, one personal size business card holder, a typewriter sticky note pad (I usually stay away from anything that is not Post-it anymore, but I couldn’t help myself—this is Graphique brand), and a “Bedside Jots” pad (these pages are not sticky) by Knock Knock.
Because of the time slots, I will probably use these as additional space for anything that I can’t fit onto my Filofax daily pages, especially on the weekend days since Saturday and Sunday share a page. And since they’re not sticky, I can punch down the left side and just slip them right into my binder.
After Sam Flax, Raquel and I headed over to Le Pain Quotidien on Second Avenue, where we met up with Josh and Juan. It wasn’t long until the star of show appeared—Josh’s Van Der Spek binder.
That binder is a thing of beauty!
We talked about all things planners—Filofax, Van Der Spek, Gillio, planning in general, the use and non-use of washi tape, what information we keep in our planners—as well as non-planner talk, such as libraries and seersucker outfits.
Among whatever talk that came up, I did manage to get a few photos of our very small collection:
And, as small as it was, we did get a snapshot of the famous stack:
Even with it being the smallest group we had thus far, we had a lovely lunch and even lovelier conversation. Thanks to Raquel, Josh, and Juan for attending the meet up, and thanks to Steve for posting the original announcement and this write-up.