WOW!!! What can I say. I was smitten as soon as I pulled the Ada out of the box!!! I love the colour (sand) and the textured leather. The leather smells great too (like my Scarlett). I was worried that the studs would look too 'rock chick' on me, but the brass colour of the studs blend well with the sand shade, and set the leather off nicely. The different tones of the leather are great because and marks or scuffs will be less noticable to see than on a smooth lighter coloured bag, like an Elisha, for example. Im surprised at how light this bag is. I was expecting a monster. My Lena is actually heavier. Maybe the USA and UK have different weight guides, because I read here that the Ada weighs 42lbs? Was that right? LOL...well my son was 10lbs at birth, so I was thinking ''Woah, the Ada is gonna weigh four times heavier than my son did as a baby' The leather is softer than I thought it would be too. I was expecting a firm leather, like the Lena, but its got a nice slouch to it, that I reckon will be even nicer when it softens up. Im so happy with the size. I prefer a bigger bag as Im tall and smaller bags tend to look a bit silly on me, plus I have alot of junk to carry around! However its not oversized, but just right. The side pockets are deep and functional, and I like the was they dont stick out, like they did on my ex-brynne (I got rid of that by the way!) This is easily my most favourite Kooba I own. The 'love at first sight' is so strong, that it even pushed Lena into second place. I would even buy the same bag in Bourbon,if I found a great deal. The utlimate casual-but-classy Kooba. Ok enought chat! Im off to take Ada out.