As many of you know, I have been craving the MJ Striping Zip Bowler for some time now...but couldn't get up the courage to cough up the $$ for the leather lining. I have been bugging DH about it for literally weeks now, but just knew he wouldn't go for it...turns out...HE DID!! He said it's a combined Christmas and anniversary (1/8) present, but I am so ecstatic I couldn't care less! The lining of this bag is impeccable; it is a rich green leather, and so smooth. I took it out to the movies yesterday evening, and I held it in my lap and just stroked the leather it's that gorgeous! Also, as some of you know, I got the MJ Quilted Elise in November, but forgot to ask for a hatbox. I read on here that you have to ask for one, so I was telling my husband about that during one of my whine sessions :shame: and guess what...he asked for an extra box when he ordered the zip bowler! Now, my Elise and Zip Bowler each have their own little, round, white house! Isn't he so thoughtful to think of that? I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday! I know there's more to the season than gifts, but I couldn't help sharing this fabulous news! Anyway, without further adieu, here she is: Striping Zip Bowler with cousin Elise!