What's Inside the 2012 Belle de Jour Power Planner

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Belle du Jour Launch 2012

Please see winners at bottom of this post

I love little notebooks, planners and organizers. They make me smile. I love scribbling down little notes that reminds forgetful me about random things that happened in my day. I have a few years worth of old planners that I couldn't throw out just because I still flip through pages when I'm feeling nostalgic and want to know what the younger me was up to on the same day, a few years back.

That's why I was really excited when Belle de Jour emailed us a few months ago asking us to speak at their launch. And what better topic and theme than Travel and Take Flight! My first thought was, are they giving us planners? I was already thinking of what the 2012 planner would look like and what goodies, discounts and fun pages are in it. 

Of course we said yes to the talk. We look forward to every opportunity to talk about our number 1 passion: Travel! We enjoy talking to people about how travel can change your life. We felt privileged to be selected as one of the speakers alongside celebrity stylist Alyanna Martinez who talked about shopping in different places, Carelle Mangaliag of Train Station who shared secrets in unlocking treasures through the journey of life through love and empowerment and the ultra chic Divine Lee who inspired the girls with her time-tested style tips on what to wear when in transit.

Belle de Jour Power Planner Launch

Now that I finally got a copy of the 2012 BDJ Planner, I can't wait to give you a sneak peak of what's inside. Here's what I liked about next year's edition:

- The Belle de Jour Lifestyle card. This year, they're not just giving away coupons. They're also giving you a membership card to gain access to all BDJ events throughout 2012.

-Dreamboard. It all starts with a DREAM. Just like our once-in-a-lifetime 6-month backpacking trip around India and Southeast Asia. Our plans of sharing our travel story with Filipinos. Driving cross country in the US during wintertime with some snow chains. Even the hope of someday traveling solo. They're all big dreams. I love that the 2012 BDJ Planner starts with a Dreamboard page for you to create a collage of your goals and dreams for the coming year.

Get to know a beautiful stranger. Lose 10 pounds. Make money from something you're good at. These are just a few items on the checklist to help you get started.

-We Heart Pinas. The BDJ Team dedicated an entire section to highlight the country's top destinations. Discover amazing scenic treasure that every bella must visit. We love that they took the time to promote local tourism. We heart Pinas so much that next year we're cooking up a 21 Day No Flights Philippine Challenge. 

-Global Staples. This section is especially made fore Bellas who have itchy soles just like us. We want to travel and see the world. So we should know what are the basic clothes and accessories to bring for those perfect travel snapshots. We can't bring an entire closet on our trips, so we need pack only a few of the essentials.

Belle de Jour Fair 10

I won't give too much away. You'll just have to see the rest of the good stuff for yourselves. We're gonna make that happen by raffling off not just one, but THREE Belle de Jour Power Planners. Here's how you can grab yourself a copy:

On Facebook:
Post your fave link from http://www.wearesolesisters.com/ on our wall and a few words why you liked it. Every wall post counts as an entry and we will choose the winner randomly. 

On Twitter:
Tweet your fave link and mention @WeRSoleSisters. Every tweet will be considered an entry. Only one winner will be chosen.

On the blog:
Just comment below with a title of a post that you would like to see on Sole Sisters. For example: 10 Ways to Eliminate Boredom While Traveling. Please think of the most original and interesting title. We might just write that post. Or better yet, we can invite you to guest post for us! Also just one winner chosen from the comments.

You may post an entry for all 3 options but you can only win ONCE. All winners will be announced through Twitter and our facebook page by November 7, 2011. We will be able to ship within the Philippines only. Good luck Bellas! For more info on the 2012 Belle de Jour Power Planner, visit their official website

Please feel free to use the share buttons below and tell all your friends! Everyone should get their chance to win a FREE Belle de Jour Planner.

Update: Winners have been chosen! Congratulations to Kathrine Favis (facebook),  Charmaigne Gepana (twitter) and drunkenlily (blog). Please email us your mailing address to solesisters.weare(at)gmail.com no later than Nov 18, 2011. Planners will be shipped within the Philippines. Thanks to everyone who joined this promo.

Can't wait for 2012,
Sole Sister Lois

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  3. Rachelle Therese GonzalesNovember 4, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Why not...." Top 10 lists not to include in your New Year's Resolution"

    Rachelle Therese F. Gonzales

  4. Thanks for sharing Peachy. This is an official entry!

  5. Bet ang title @d9431e4a0ca5bc7137539f0d8d2d1a72 ! This is an official entry.

  6. You just gave us a great idea Rachelle! This counts as an official entry.

  7. Top 10 lists of your dream destinations...

    jona alforque

  8. That would be a hard post to write since we have a lot of destinations in mind! Thanks Jona, this is an official entry.

  9. 10 Important Reminders When Stepping to a Foreign Country.

    Alynna Mariz S. Perezalynnamariz24@yahoo.com

  10. "Live the traveled life - Learned from the SoleSisters",
    100 ways to savour the gala mode.
    10 important roles of a woman when traveling.



    I'm having a prob uploading link thru FB. sorry, I fit all my entries here..

  11. Great idea Alynna, we just might write this list. This is an official entry.

  12. We love them all Mitch. Unforch, this counts as only 1 official entry. Don't worry you still have until Nov7 to post your entries on Twitter and Facebook ;)

  13. while travelling, learn the 10 ways to scrimp on the funds but not on the fun!


  14. wow cool blog :) got here via the BDJ FB link :D

    personally, i would like to read about "what to consider before taking the First Big Step of serious traveling" :)

  15. That has always been the Sole Sister creed Shaz, watch out for that feature! This is an official entry to the contest. Good luck!

  16. Welcome to our little spot on the internet Eunice! Great idea for an article. Btw, this is an official entry to the contest.

  17. "What if you found the love of you life while travelling?" :)

  18. "What if you found the love of your life while travelling?" (typo)  :)

  19. how about "A checklist of the most important stuff to bring and do before travelling" ^_^

  20. Interesting Angelique, very showbiz ;) Thanks for joining, this is an official entry.

  21. Lois has created a list of things to do and bring, although not extensive. Thanks for the suggestion and for joining Ning. This is an official entry.

    Here's the article:

  22. hi! same here, got here through BDJ FB. :)

    how about "kindness stories on the road"? some of us may have experienced meeting residents/tour guides/fellow traveller who at some point showed kindness while on travel ;)

  23. why not try .... 'top 10 reasons why women should travel with girlfriends than her boyfriend :)"

  24. Welcome Ira! We have a Strangers We Know series where we share the random kindness we encounter on the road. Thanks for the reminder to write another addition, we deff have a lot more stories in our 6-month travel. You might want to read about the kindness we've encountered in Vietnam:

    P.S. This is an official entry ;p

  25. Catchy title Zenkie! Thanks for that and for joining the contest. This is an official entry.

  26. Visiting the Place you Hate the Most :)  

  27. A little bit of lovin' while travelin' - talks about the pros and cons of dating while travelling ;)

  28. Interesting suggestion Hershey! We felt that way when we visited Phnom Penh's Killing Fields and S-21 Prison. Not so much the place but the tragedy that happened. It was hard to write this post: 

    Thanks for the idea and for joining. This is your official entry to the BDJ contest ;)

  29. 5 reasons to visit Alaksa on winter. hehehe

  30. Fun, interesting and very important for a sole sister to know. Great suggestion. Thanks for the idea and for joining the contest. This is your official entry Lily.

  31. Brrrrr! Cold but nature in all its glory Frederick. Thanks for joining, this is your official entry.

  32. 10 ways to look fab while traveling

  33.  "10 Most Important Life Lessons Traveling Has Taught Me"


  34. We have a Sole Sister Guide to Chic Backpacking but you know what? Maybe we could add a few more tips Annette. Thanks for the idea and for joining. This is your official entry.

    Here's the article btw:

  35. Another great suggestion Apol! Thanks and this serves as your official entry to the contest.

  36. traveling around was a dream. that was before. read this. and you will get so much inspiration and motivation to get on your feet. and start to plan your travels. now. no dreaming. no waiting. plan well. and am sure, you'll be in so many places in a short time, you could have never imagined or believed that you can do it. i did. http://www.wearesolesisters.com/2011/10/everything-i-wish-i-knew-before-i.html

    sharing to you what i shared on my wall.http://www.facebook.com/journeyingpinay

  37. Travel Destinations for Every Budget. You can put different spots under each pocket money range :)

  38. Hmm... a topic, probably this: 10 Must Read Tips for Newbie Travelers. ^_^

  39. Thanks for that Journeying Pinay! However for this to be considered another official entry on the blog, can you let us know what you would like the Sole Sisters to write about next. Looking forward to your idea...

  40. Oooh goodie! We can do extensive research on this article (which is Chichi's obsession btw). Great, thanks Camille. This is a valid entry to the contest.

  41. Thanks Beyn, we'll keep this in mind. Thanks for joining, this is an official entry.

  42. Traveler's Jargon: Ten words/phrases you should know when traveling to foreign countries.
    (This article would make traveler's journey much simpler.)

  43. Wow, another great idea! We'll keep this in mind Heiress. Thanks for joining, this is an official entry.

  44. Pocket of a Traveler: Taking a Look at the luggage of some of the most popular backpackers.
    (More of a 'What's in My Bag' segment of famous travelers/celebrities)

  45. 101 Ways to Save up for Your First Trip... or 50 Ways To Save up On a Travel

  46. 10 Travel tips for Women Traveling Alone:)

  47. Mej marami ang 101 pero at least we started with 10 already. I'm sure we can think up more ways to save up right Mina? Here's the 2-part series of the Sole Sister Guide to Saving up for your Escape Fund to get you started. We'll work on the remaining 91 ;p

    P.S. This is an official entry to the Belle de Jour power planner contest.

  48. Nice one Mirzi, we actually thought of writing this article already. Watch out for that! Thanks for joining and this is your official entry to the Belle de Jour power planner contest.

  49. Hi drunkenlily congratulations on winning the Belle de Jour promo! Please email us your mailing address to solesisters(dot)weare(at)gmail.com so we can ship it to you. Thanks again for joining!

  50. THANK YOU for posting my friends and I picture during BDJ 2011 event in Eastwood. We didn't expect it to be featured in your blog but we are flattered (^_^) You just gave us a nice souvenir.

  51. Hi Lois! thank you for including our picture in your blog entry! me and my gals really appreciated it! and by the way i love your blogsite too :) thank u for taking our picture during the BDJ event, hope to see you again in the future BDJ events ;) godbless!

  52. Interesting
    post. Would love to find more resources like this. I will have a look at
    your blog roll - hope you have one! :-)
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