My Belle de Jour 2012 Power Planner has arrived! It was packed very well and the courier delivered it exactly at my doorstep! I ordered two planners online – one for myself and one as a giveaway. I just can’t wait to get my hands on the planner – and now I’m so excited to share it with everyone!
For those who are clueless about this thing I’m talking about, here’s a little scoop. Belle de Jour (say bel-duh-zhoor’) is a term that originally means “beauty of [the] day” in French. Internationally, there is a book entitled as “Belle de Jour” and a film in 1967 too. However, here in the Philippines, Belle de Jour is a popular brand of planner.
According to Viviamo! Inc. (the producer of the said planner) Belle de Jour means:
1) French fashion lingo for “it” girl, 2) the modern-day renaissance woman who dares to achieve her goals, lives her dream life, makes a difference in her community, while doing everything in great style.
Honestly, I like the alternative meaning of BDJ better.
Belle de Jour Sneak Peek
I’m not making you jealous, but if you haven’t grabbed your BDJ Power Planner for 2012 – you better hurry! Don’t let your eyes turn green of envy and order your BDJ planner online! Purchasing online is very easy, you can choose between paying via Gcash, BDO or BPI. I chose Gcash. The staff members (especially Ms. Rona) is very friendly and once you’ve confirmed your payment, the shipping is free! You’ll just have to wait for about a day or two and viola! Your bestfriend this 2012 is right there with a knock!
Anyway, since I’m really in love with this planner, I’m going to divulge the things I really like about out and what I think about it. In short, I’ll take you on a sneak peek of what’s inside! Ready your peepers, Bellas!
The Cover and Over-all Package
BDJ comes in two forms: the book-bind version and the double wire. I bought both versions and compared each one from the other. Here’s what I’ve found out:
Aside from being just a planner, BDJ went the extra mile and offered us coupons worth approximately Php 20,000! I’ve always been keen on freebies and discount stuffs that’s why I’m really drawn into BDJ! If you want to know more about what coupons are up for grabs next year, read my BDJ Coupon Galore post and boost-up your purchasing power!
Every month is going to be a breeze with the monthly jam-packed tools of the planner. I’ll take you on a quick tour of what the monthly pages are all about. Read my Belle de Jour Monthly Tools: A Quick View post!
Weekly Layout Features
Next year’s weekly layout features are simple but easy to follow. As expected, you get a regular dose of powerful quotes to enliven your spirit. For an in-depth preview of BDJ’s weekly layout features, read my BDJ Weekly Layout Features post!
What’s so special with these pages? The mere fact that they help you become a better person. Most of this year’s special pages were also carried forth unto next year, but there are new additions! Come, let’s check it out: read my A Look on the Special Pages of BDJ 2012 post!
If cards are clothes, then the BDJ Lifestyle Card is what you’d call the signature items! BDJ is giving away a lifestyle card to all Bellas! If you ordered online, this will come free. If you grabbed your copy from bookstores, you need to have it shipped. Don’t worry, it’s free!
Visit my BDJ Lifestyle Card page for details!
Aside from the planner, I also hopped some BDJ notebooks on-board! You can catch my ramblings about it in this page – Belle de Jour Forget-Me-Not Notebooks!
Belle de Jour has invaded your computer screens! You can now catch the latest dish about this wonderful planner at their website. Come join the fun! Visit my Blog-spotting entry featuring the Belle de Jour Power Planner website!
Belle de Jour Power Planner Birthday Giveaway
Last November 21 (my birthday), I launched my Belle de Jour giveaway! If you wanna join you can follow the link.
See my contest details > Chopstick Lady’s Belle de Jour Power Planner 2012 Birthday Giveaway!
Note: I own all the pictures posted here. You can grab ’em if you want, but do direct the links to me. Photos were taken via iphone, sorry if they are a bit fuzzy.
- BOTW: Belle de Jour Power Planner (chopsticklady.wordpress.com)
- BDJ Lifestyle Card (chopsticklady.wordpress.com)
- Belle de Jour Forget-Me-Not Notebooks (chopsticklady.wordpress.com)
- BDJ’s Weekly Layout Features (chopsticklady.wordpress.com)
- A Look on the Special Pages of BDJ 2012 (chopsticklady.wordpress.com)