04 September 2016

Readers Favourite Organiser - Melania

Thank you to Melania  for sharing with us her favourite organiser. 

1. What is your favorite organizer (Make/model/size)?

Actually I am using a Gillio Compagna aqua croco, medium size. It was one of my unicorns and I am so happy to have found it.

2. How long have you owned it? 

I received it last week, I found a girl who sold it on Instagram and I could purchase it, because this planner is out of production

3. What is it that you like about it so much? 

I think I am really in love with pastel colors and aqua colors. Even before knowing Gillio, my unicorn was an aqua malden. I think it's because: I love light colours, I love H2O as chemical compound (I teach chemistry) and I love drinking cold no gas water (water is the english word and acqua is the italian word) :) Then our body is full of water and so......Then Gillio leather is wonderful....and the shiny croco is luxurious.

4. Do you use it all the time? 

I use as general planner, to fix appointments, things to do, lessons with students. In this planner I use the Cocoa daisy inserts that are perfect for my use. But it's not the only planner I use.

I have even another planner (a Gillio Amica aqua medium) that I use as diary. I have this extravaganza to write still the diary at my age :) But I think it's therapeutic and then....I love planners too much and I must use them...LOL In Amica planner, I have handmade inserts, wider of 1 cm to regular personal size. An Italian girl made those for me.

5. Do you think the design could be improved in any way? How?

Yes......Honestly I would like the Gillio Compagna was wider. It's very small as planner. You can't use the wider inserts (as I do in Amica) because they go out and the planner becomes fatter and it's not fine. And the strap is very short. Compared to Amica or to VDS TM the planner is very small.

Thank you Melania.  You can find her blog at: http://labottegadimelany.blogspot.com/

If you would like to share with us the details of your favourite organiser, please contact steve @ philofaxy dot com 


  1. Fantastic post, Milania! I never knew you taught chemistry!

  2. Great post. I love reading about different planners and learning new things about them or ways to use them.