Oops --- I meant "kinda long" on the title --- Last week I gave my husband my SA's business card as a way of hinting to him that I really would love to get something, anything from LV for my birthday next week. LOL A couple of days later, he asks me about my SA and then he tells me, "Hon, let's go to the mall so you can introduce me to her." Wowza! This is coming from a guy who doesn't like to shop, only goes to the mall maybe once or twice a year to "load up" on his essentials, and goes shopping as if it were a reconnaissance mission --- you know --- get in, get it, get out. lol So yesterday evening on our date, he drove us to my favorite LV boutique (actually the LV counter at Bloomingdale's). I introduced him to my SA and after our nice small talk, I excused myself to browse, leaving my DH and SA to talk. Teehee... Something on display caught my husband's eye and my SA directed him to the counter and showed him the white Suhali Le Fab. OMG!!! He was enthralled with the bag! I was floored!! When my SA told him that I had been wanting and talking about this bag for almost two years, he made up his mind right then and there that he would get it for me. I literally had tears in my eyes as my loving and generous husband smiled at me and told me that the bag I've been lusting over for too many months is now all mine and I don't have to wait anymore! Now I know that I must have experienced a slice of LV heaven!! I could have jumped for joy!! My SA said, "Yup, she's happy!" LOL I cannot tell you how much I am so grateful for this man --- he actually went the extra mile and took the time to look at keychains for my bag and made suggestions! I am so happy!! My SA then gave us some LV gifts to commemorate the occasion --- the LV crystal paper weight for DH and the white and black Multicolor playing cards for me. Holy smokes! How incredibly wonderful --- I have shopped at LV for a couple of years now and this is the first time I have ever received any LV gift; my husband, on the other hand, walks into LV for the first time and gets one! My husband asked my SA if we could have a pristine, brand-spanking new bag --- not the display one. When she brought out the new bag, complete with packing stuff on it, my husband helped my SA take off the protective film on the hardware and then they both inspected it thoroughly for me. Can you believe it?? Okay --- meet my new fabulous white Le Fab and the new Pomme d'Amour Cadenas (I think that's the name) keychain, the crystal paper weight and the black and white MC deck of playing cards! I am having the Le Fab's hanging tag (clochette) heatstamped with my initials so it is absent from the picture, but I will get it in a few days. Thank you for letting me share my birthday surprises! Enjoy the pics!