Unbridled Excitement

I’ve recently been looking into purchasing an A5 sized ring bound due to needing more space with changing needs, and the fact that portability is no longer a limiting factor while I’m stuck at home.

I planned to buy a Gillio planner already, but I was stuck debating between a Compagna or Mia Cara. I wanted the Mia Cara for sure but color options were limited, and a lot of them were factory seconds. While the Compagnas had better color options, I already own a couple in a different size.

However, Gillio happened to announce on Instagram that they will be restocking a product that was last restocked in 2017!

Story from @gilliofirenze on Instagram

I strongly believe it is the A5 Mia Cara, and I’m hoping to grab one in the Epoca undyed or rust or gold.

Monday and Tuesday already seem so far away, and I don’t know how I’ll manage.

My A5 sized inserts from the Filofax website are due to come within the next 3 days, and even though I’ll have the paper, I won’t quite have the planner yet to start using them.


Originally a hobbyist, Theresa is now deeply entrenched in the world of fine writing goods. Her curiosity was initially sparked through the fountainpens subreddit and has now grown beyond just fountain pens, to include planners, premium paper, and fountain pen inks. Her misadventures can be tracked through her instagram.

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