Just to catch you up - I ended up buying the jillian (in bourbon) from Bergdorfs - but thanks to you girls I read about the great sale at NM - so I ordered the cheaper one and returned the first one. A little work but worth saving the money - And it is to die for - I have named it "the precious"!! On to my new challenge! I really want an ada but don't know which to get - bourbon or sand???? Any thoughts or comments would be much appreciated!!!