For several years, I've been visiting Louis Vuitton's website, picking my favorite bags and deciding what to get. I even you tube them to get people's comments. These are/were my choices:
Popincourt Haut. I'm a lover of square bags but not a lover of oxidized leather. Besides, this bag was discountinued. Too bad. It even had a zipper.
Brea MM Vernis. Still on the top of my list. Do I really want to live with that shoulder strap getting in the way all the time? It does look fab, though!
Neverfull MM. Everybody and their uncle has this, both fake and authentic. So why am I drawn to this? I like how it's boxy and I especially love the strings at the sides. You can toss everything and anything in there! Yeah, right. Me who hates carrying a bag that weighs more than 3 lbs. That's the look that I prefer. Cinched at the sides, creating a square look as usual. But that beautiful leather will eventually oxidize. Solution? Get the Damier Ebene below.
Damier Ebene. No oxidizing and the red interior looks hot.
Cabas Rivington. Looks like the Neverfull but the best part is you can zip it at the sides and voila, it looks square! I know it'll be hard to find stuff in there since it's so deep. Maybe not since it doesn't have a zipper. They should make this in Damier Azur and Monogram Multicolore.
Speedy 30 Multicolor. Who wouldn't love this? But you can only wear solid colors with this bag. Why doesn't it come with a strap? You can't be holding that bag on your arm forever!
Hampstead MM. I've been eyeing this lately. Square and not very common out there. Nice, isn't it? Perfect around the shoulders too. Forget it. Just crossed this off my wish list.
Delightful GM. Never really noticed this until a co-worker brought it to my attention, because of the hardware. Very nice but it will be too massive for my frame. GM stands for ginormous monster.
Wilshire MM. Go figure. It's boxy.
Again, maybe one of these days..............
July 9, 2012
Had a pedi last month at a place I've been going to for 5 years. 3 weeks later, my toe started hurting and it was red and throbbing. Paid a visit to my podiatrist and he said I had an ingrown toe nail. He warned me against getting pedis and allowing anyone to use their tools on my feet because these places never sterilize their tools and he has seen so many infections.
Dr. Dobbs gave me 3 shots on my big toe to numb it. That was painful. I didn't feel the last 2 shots though. He then inserted a ginormous needle at the base of my toe and asked if I felt it. When I said no, he said it was safe to start the procedure.
I'm not gonna go through the gory details but here's a video of something similar that was done on my foot.
Seriously, I think it was just a classic case of an ingrown toenail instead of a toe infection as a result of the pedi. But who knows. Now, I feel hesitant to get another pedi. But it feels so good! What to do? Ensure that they sterilize their tools? How? My daughter says they always use their tools from a sealed plastic bag which they open in front of you. I've never noticed it. That doesn't mean anything. Or maybe I should just stick with one pedicurist from now on. Trinity.