As it's older sister it arrived in a plastic cover, inside a white cotton/paper bag and packaged gently inside a white box. This was put inside a normal bubble envelope.
The first thing that I noticed was the color, not quite as bright as I had imagined. Not that I don't like it because i do. It just isn't quite as "happy" as the blue A5.
Also it has a "line" down the front cover from something lying on it perhaps. But I'm letting this smoothe itself out by a little wear.
Now to the actual facts. It's slim and pretty, but as tall and wide as a normal personal. After a few weeks of use I find it to be a bit to slim for me. But it fits well inside my overstuffed diaper bag when I go out with my son. If they ever decide to make a personal Calipso I'll be first in line.
It has 15mm rings. Measurements are 135mm wide, 200mm high and 30mm deep. That makes it the same width as the Saffiano personal, taller and just 5mm less in depth.
Inside front cover there are 4 card slots, one full depth pocket and one vertical pocket.
As you can see this isn't even close to lying flat on it's own. But as this is a compact and always on the go, that isn't too much of a problem for me. The leather is very soft though so after a little use it might soften up a little and start lying flat.
Inside the back there is a full length vertical, zipped pocket. I'd personally prefer the notepad or a full length pocket behind the zippered one, but that's a matter of perspective. For me this pocket won't be much used.
And the back of the planner. Love that the stitching is the same color as the leather.