:shame: Ok, so I am a spoiled brat! But oh well! So, I have been whining a bit about the torture of waiting for my birthday to open my gift from my in laws...so my sister took pity on me and brought me some coffee this morning and my birthday present... She knows I have been kicking myself for not getting a cabas alto before they were discountinued, and she has only used hers a couple of times in 2 years....so she gave it to me! (I gave her the mezzo for her birthday last year, when she was whining that the alto was too big...lol) It looks almost new. There are a few spots on the bottom, a small winkle in one handle and hardly any patina!!! I have to say my sister is very anal about her bags..leather protector right away (she can't remember if she used shining monkey or wilson's, she says both work well), stuffs her bags, always in dustbag and stored in the box (even though I have heard not to do this)...it really paid off! Here it is! Flash is making the vachetta look a bit lighter then it actually is, but it is still very light! Anyway, I am off to the gym...I will take some pics of the LV explosion in my diningroom and post when I get home!