Peony & Bubblegum .. .. that just doesn't sound too good. However, *arthgirlie* .. the Taupe Cross is the BOMB ... gorgeous, lucky you!! I also like the Black Cross - looks great with the gold hardware! This Peony/Bubblegum - feh.The Rose City Cross is definitely a unique bag. The bag is both peony and bubble gum, so the color definitely stands out. I'm not sure why they chose to use these two colors together, though.
I have the Taupe City Cross and the leather is actually very soft and thick, surprisingly, but it is true that you have to be a little more careful with it. I did, however, see the Cross in other colors and the leather/perforation is not as nice.