Pocket size Gillio Mia Cara in Gold

So, it was about time I adopted another Gillio baby, don’t you think?

The little story behind my gorgeous Mia Cara in Pocket size, for those who missed it:

I had a Pocket Amica in Croco Brown, limited edition shiny croco. I’d been using it as a wallet and that went super. But still, seeing all of the binders with golden rings… It gave me the ‘wanties’. So, I asked Tom at Gillio to put in gold rings. When I went to him to do that, we discovered that it had a different ring mechanism in it! It was a discontinued, limited edition binder from a couple of years ago. So we couldn’t put the rings back in… Just my luck!

Tom immediately took it to their workshop in Brussels to have it repaired, but apparently it couldn’t be done without doing a full “binder-opsy” on the poor thing and slicing it open to replace the inside. So I asked him to switch & upgrade to a Mia Cara!

I will show some set-up pictures later on… Love how it is already getting its patina (see picture of the back: the strap is lighter than the rest) – I chose the one that was in the window display. I fell in love with it!

Some pictures for you to drool over!

(Sorry for the crappy layout & background – I was being a lazy ass lying on my bed when I unboxed… :-D)

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I did a little pen test for you: from left to right: 4 colour BIC pen, 4 barrel Coleto pen, and even a 5 barrel Coleto pen without any trouble!

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/enabling alert/

Stop drooling people! Order NOW before they are sold out!

/end of enabling/

(I don’t have to write the disclaimer thingie that I am not on the Gillio payroll and they are not sending me checks to say this and blablablablabla… You all know me by now, right? ;-p)

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5 thoughts on “Pocket size Gillio Mia Cara in Gold

  1. I have been looking at this planner (personal or A5) and I did not know that the planner book came out! Does the pocket make it bulky? When writing on the back of a page does the pocket make it hard? I bought two FILO’s and I have been dissatisfied with the quality of the leather. It does not feel as rugged as my LV organizer. I have also been looking at Mulberry, but they only have the smaller sizes. I’m hoping Gillio gets better deals with postage. The thought of the high price for postage kills me. I’m sorry I missed your birthday sale!
    Thank you!

  2. I am in love with the medium size Mia Cara, but it is out of my price range at the moment 😦
    One day…I hope to win the lottery…:) Or a very big sale at Gillios.

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