2021 Planner: Filofax A5 Finsbury

The moment has arrived! I have officially selected my planner for the year 2021. After much consideration, I have decided to go with the classic, luxurious and practical – Filofax A5 organizer.   


The style I selected is called the Finsbury and I went with the vivid Forest Green colour. The planner is a high quality genuine leather in a pebbled texture. I have owned a Filofax organizer in the past, and I can vouch for the quality of this leather. It is durable, top notch and retains it’s colour extremely well. I totally get why people collect these planners! 

Back Flap – Note pad pocket, pen loop and snap strap closure.

Why Filofax? 

There are so many planners out there, every year I find myself craving change. This past year I have been using an Erin Condren Life Planner in the Horizontal layout. This planner is great as it is bright, colourful, offers structure and is at a decent price point. Although I LOVE my Erin Condren (and Erin Condren planners of years past)- I felt myself wanting something a bit more polished and also flexible in use.

Enter Filofax! There are a few things I absolutely love about Filofax organizers – their elegant style, the flexibility of use and their truly luxury, high quality materials. Filofax offers so much room to change and grow through their binder rings. You can design your planner exactly how you want to fit your changing needs – something I felt was lacking for my needs in a static planner (ie, Erin Condren). I have not yet set up the “sections” of my Filofax – I am saving that as a Christmas Vacation activity! I look forward to getting into this planner and seeing how it evolves with me as 2021 unfolds.

Planner Accessories

Ballpoint Pen (Black)

Franklin Covey: Nantucket Black/ Stripe Ballpoint Pen, Black Ink (affiliate link)


Zebra: Mildliner Double Ended Highlighters (affiliate link)

Felt Tip Pen

Le Pen: Black Felt Tip Marvy (affiliate link)


Paper Mate: Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens (affiliate link)


Daily Inserts

Filofax: One Day On A Page With Appointments A5 2021

Note: when you purchase the Filofax A5 it comes with Week on Two Pages inserts. I personally like to have more writing space, so I ordered these to use instead.

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