Saturday, October 26, 2013

Personal Holborn Zip! Zip, zip away!

*Quick Note* If you prefer a video, feel free to watch my video at the bottom of the post. Like a good long read? Continue on, dear friend!

I recently told you all about how I used my personal size Filofax Malden as a wallet. I can say that I did successfully use my Malden as a wallet and quite enjoyed it! I had to make a few little changes in order for it to work like putting 2 credit card sheets in the front to hold my extra cards (since the Malden only has 4 built in slots), keeping the back pocket empty so I could load my receipts in it, etc., but those changes were only minor and didn't bother me at all. I could still be using the Malden quite happily, but something happened....

The Holborn Zip went on sale on the Filofax USA website! I've eyed the non-zip personal Holborn in the past and even contemplated purchasing it as my first Filofax, but the price was way too high for my first purchase. I've just been eyeing it....and eyeing it. I never even contemplated the zip model of the Holborn because it just came across to me as something someone quite older would carry, nor did I ever consider it could be utilized as a wallet. Back then I never even thought about having a planner be my wallet; such a thought was not even on my radar!

Here I was in front of my screen researching the personal Holborn Zip on Philofaxy and Youtube to see if it was a planner I would like to get. It's 50% off after all! I was sold after I saw the inside! 7 card slots (8 if you include the small bottom pocket)?! Vertical pocket behind that for cash?! Vertical pocket on the back for more cash...or receipts...or stickers with a zippered pocket behind that?! Yes, please! I purchased it right away.

Four days later, my beautiful personal Holborn Zip in Wine arrived and it was love at first sight! I know I used to roll my eyes when I would read about people on the Philofaxy Facebook page being "in love" with their organizer, or referring to their Filofax as their "dream Filofax" but really, I get it! I instantly moved all my things out of my Malden and into my Holborn and I have yet to move out! Sometimes I get a little smidgen of guilt that I didn't stay in my Malden long and get the urge to move back into it for a while, but then I pick up my Holborn and I just can't. I can't quit you, Holborn!!

When I posted about my dear Holborn on the Facebook page, many people had questions about the features, color, layout, etc. I decided to try my hand at making a video (my first one, please be kind). If you would like to know more about the "guts" of the Holborn, or are thinking of taking advantage of the 50% off (better hurry) then you might want to take a peek at the video.

All in all, I guess you could say, I'm completely enamored with my Holborn Zip. I even contemplated giving it a name (yes, I know), but haven't brought myself to that just yet. Will I go out on a limb and say this is my favorite Filofax to date? Yes! Will I go even further to say it may even be my "dream Filofax?" The thought has crossed my mind several times, but there are so many models out there that I have yet to set hands on so I will leave that up in the air just now.

I did love it so much that I had to have its "Mommy" while she was still on sale.

Don't they make a beautiful little family?


  1. I'm with you!!!! Oh yes, I saw the sale and I got a zip wine personal also. I think this is my "dream" Filofax!!! Even though I love my personal ochre Malden.

    1. Glad to hear someone else is out there enjoying this binder as well. I almost tried switching out again last night and STILL couldn't bring myself to do it!

  2. omg!!!! I really like this filofax, could be the next one ....