We had a coffee (or two,or three...)at "Die Kaffee Rösterei" in Hamburg.In the same house (Levantehaus) they have a nice shop,called "Dössel und Rademacher",who have a small collection of very nice binders: Filofaxes,Succes and Gillio!I fell in love with a medium sized Gillio,but ....uuuuh...the price :o/
When I got home I googled them...oh,oh,oh...but I resisted...until Mella (one of our fb-members+youtuberin) posted a video about her planner: A medium sized Croco-Compagna *sigh*...that`s where all the craziness began!!The guys from Gillio contacted Mella,she spend a day in their shop....filmed a video,showing us 9 different planners - and we got a promotion code!!25% off!!YAY!!!
I knew that I MUST get one of these beautiful,gorgeous binders...but croco or non-croco??So I went to "Dössel und Rademacher" again.They had 3 medium sized Compagna there: Honey/Croco,brown and black non-croco.It was a hard desicion.....I decided to get one that already captured my heart in Mellas video: A black/brown Compagna.I emailed Gillio several times (hehehe),chatted with them - and finally Tom sent me an email saying :"Yes you will get THE Gillio,that Mella showed in her video,it is still here!"JUHUUUUUUU!!!!
And....TADADADADAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!Here it is.... :o))
It has just one penloop (elasticated!),but you can easily clip another pen to the clasp,because it has a lot of give ;o)
A patch of leather to protect the inserts....oh and THE SMELL!!!!Aaaaaawe :o))
All the "parts of leather"inside this binder are gorgeous soft,just as this patch of leather!
You can EASILY fit A5 papers into that pocket :o))
I moved in,with all of my old inserts,but the original inserts are gorgeous,too!Think they might be worth another post,when I had time to get used to them ;o)
Thank you "Gillio Firenze"...you made me finally sell all my "unloved"stuff,that filled up my cellar...because I will get a compagnon to the Compagna soon :o)
Oh...and my first video about it,a little chaotic ;o)) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEGhh0ncGwc