As you Kooba addicts know, I have quietly admired the Kooba Ada, even though I'd never ever seen one. I resisted buying one mainly because I thought it was too big and too heavy. However, two weeks ago I couldn't resist and I bought one, mainly because a good friend of mine offered to ship it to me here in Saudi Arabia by USPS Express Mail International. I expected it to take about 2 weeks to arrive, but a mere 7 days later (Tuesday) it arrived at my desk at work. I prepared myself to grab hold of the very heavy box, only to find it didn't weigh much at all. I immediately panicked, thinking someone must have stolen my Ada. However, when I opened the box, there in front of my eyes was the most gorgeous bag I have ever set eyes on. A bourbon Ada. Wow, it left me speechless. I picked it up and still I couldn't feel a weight to it, perhaps it's been on an Ada diet?!! It also seemed a lot smaller than the giant bag I thought it was going to be (which is great news). Anyway, without further ado, here are pics of my new baby. Sorry I haven't adjusted my Ada to look its best in the pics, but I haven't yet told my husband about this new bag, so it's currently squirrelled away in the wardrobe in its box. I only just found a moment to sneak up to the bedroom and do a small photoshoot, without hubby noticing. I'm hoping to reveal her to hubby when he's in a really good mood. Hopefully it won't be long because I'm dying to use this gorgeous creature. Although the pictures show her to be shiny, she really isn't. I would say she's like a sateen finish as compared to a gloss finish. She's absolutely perfect.