30 December 2015

Reader Under The Spotlight - Flavia.

Today I would like to introduce you to Flavia.

Hi everyone, I’m Flavia, a 26 years old medical student from Rome, Italy. Although planners are not so usual in Italy, I’m absolutely addicted to the Filofax world and organization in general. I love watching videos on Youtube and recently I started an Instagram account (fioridiciliegiolove) and a blog (fioridiciliegiolove.wordpress.com) in which I also talk about my planners.

1. When did you buy your first organiser and what was it?

I bought my first organizer last year in July, a BCC pocket in raspberry and, only two days later, I bought an Original in Fluoro Pink.

2. What other brands have you used or considered using?

Ohh, I only love Filofax! It’s an addiction!!!

3. Out of the organisers you own which is your current favourite?

I absolutely love all of my Dominos! They are so gorgeous, resistant and you can fill in a Domino everything you want!! I love them especially because they are non leather: I’m new to the vegan world and, although I have some leather planners, I have decided to buy leather planners no more.

4. How many filofax or other brands of organizers do you own?

  • Saffiano aquamarine
  • Domino patent hot pink
  • Domino patent turquoise

  • Electric blue Finsbury
  • Original fluoro pink
  • Original patent fuchsia
  • Original pillarbox red
  • Saffiano springboard
  • Saffiano raspberry
  • Saffiano poppy red
  • Domino pink
  • Domino patent hot pink
  • Domino patent turquoise
  • Cover Story flamingo
  • Aqua Lockwood


  • Raspberry Finsbury
  • Malden ochre
  • Domino patent hot pink
  • Saffiano raspberry
  • Saffiano springboard
  • BCC
  • Patent duck egg
  • Willow
  • Pennybridge raspberry

  • Lavander Patent
  • Saffiano aqua
  • Saffiano zip pear ( my wallet)
5. What is the oldest organizer in your collection?

My pocket BCC (Breast Cancer Campaign)

6. What do you use your organizers for?

My Saffiano zip is my wallet, I love it is full of pockets and it’s so resistant!

The pocket Finsbury is my “on the go” planner with a lot of plain sheets for notes, a list section (to buy, master to do, on going) and a phone numbers section.

My electric blue Finsbury is my spiritual journal in which I hold notes from my bible study and bible verses I like to carry with me everywhere.

My A5 Domino patent in hot pink is my “stay at home” planner in which I have the weekly calendar, a blog section, passwords section, meal diary section and lists section. I also have some top open envelopes in which i hold important documents and cute things.

7. How many sections do you have in your organiser and what is each section used for?

  • My pocket Finsbury: weekly, notes, addresses and phone numbers, lists
  • My personal Finsbury: notes,bible study, bible verses, prayer requests, thank god for…
  • My A5 Domino patent: weekly, blog, passwords, meal planner, university, lists
8. What was the feature about Filofax you like most?

The extreme customization. I love to carry with me everywhere all my world and with Filofax I can have always with me photos of my dog, guinea pigs, parents and all of my precious stuff

9. If you could design you own Filofax what would it feature?

It would be a non structured denim filofax in pocket size with a large zip pocket on the left and two elasticated pen loops…very resistant and non leather!!!

10. How do you carry your Filofax?

Sincerely I don’t like protective folders for my planners, so my pocket Finsbury just gets dropped into my bag without protection.

11. Which Filofax in the current range do you like the most? Are you going to buy it?

I’m in love with the new release “denim dots” in pocket size. Domino patent aubergine spots in pocket and personal are also in my wish list.

12. What is the most you have ever spent on a Filofax or other brand of organiser? Which model?

I spent 79 Euro for the Original in fluoro pink and also for the Finsbury in electric blue, but the most expensive amongst my planners is the Lockwood in aqua which I bought for 120 euro.

13. What’s your favourite Filofax tip or hack?

I’m in love with cute planner charms and magnetic bookmarks.

14. Turning to Philofaxy, what do you like the most?

I like the free inserts and all the articles about other planner lovers like me!

15. And what do you not like about Philofaxy?

Oh, Philofaxy is perfect!!!

16. What was the last music track you downloaded or bought?

“Hello” Adele

17. Have you ever attended a Philofaxy meet up? If not you intended to one day?

I have never attended a meet up before but I would love to attend one so much!!! Maybe in Rome? (it would be fantastic!)

18. What was the last movie you watched?

Disney’s Pixar “Inside Out”

19. What was the last book you read?

“Nemesis” Agatha Christie.

Thank you Flavia.

As you know we are always looking for new people to appear in our 'Reader Under Spotlight feature, you don't have to be 'well known' or a long term user to be considered to appear in this 'spot'.

So please contact Steve philofaxy at gmail dot com today. Thank you.


  1. love the stickers! where are they from?

    1. Hi!!! The stickers are from accessorize!

  2. Awesome! As a vegan I wish there were more non leather planners out there. I love the look of the Malden, but there's no way I'm gonna buy it (I don't want to carry around a dead animal with me). I have a Saffiano, but thinking of getting a Domino

    1. Oh! How lovely arte the dominos!!!!

    2. Exactly!!! I love the style and the pockets of a leather planner but not the leather! I understand you!

  3. Welcome!
    I enjoyed reading your post!

  4. Lovely to meet you, Flavia!

    1. Thank you Anita, I'm happy ti meet you too!!!