Sunday, March 8, 2009

Happy 26th Birthday to Me!

Ok I ate the missing mini cupcake because he was too cute! I made these Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting in celebration for my birthday. I love all things tiny especially teeny tiny desserts! You can read more about the recipe at my foodie blog

I was also surprised with this birthday gift by that same nice boy :) It's a Louis Vuitton Damier Canvas Speedy 30 in Ebony $700. I love this bag because it looks like mini-luggage and I have a weird attraction to luggage-looking handbags. Of course, all LV bags are of excellent quality and this bag is no exception! I love the checkered pattern on this and especially the peek-a-boo red canvas lining on the inside.

The only qualm I have is that I foresee possible damage to the zipper of the bag. The zipper pull is a small piece of gold hardware with a leaf-shaped piece of leather riveted on. I dunno how long the leather will hold before it just one day tears away from the rest of the zipper. This is a fundamental design issue that I am not happy with. I guess I will just have to be extra careful and make sure I don't pull only on the leather portion of the zipper.

I also dislike the cavenous interior. There is one tiny side pocket and it's not part of the lining so it just kinda dangles on the side. I can live with that and just use pouches to separate what I carry. Despite these issues, I'm still a fan of this bag!