Birthdays, Bottega Veneta, Christmas, Family, FASHION, Shopping BOTTEGA VENETA INTRECCIATO NAPPA CROSS BODY BAG 14 October 2013

Love the chocolate brown box


Mum and Dad went on a little jaunt toย Italy and Switzerland last month. This time, they didn’t ask us along.. so they could actually kick back and relax and enjoy their holiday. Good move ๐Ÿ˜›

I was vicariously living through them via all their eating adventures. I’ve never been to Italy and I’d love to try their pastas and pizzas! I hear they are totally different to the way they’re made outside of Italy – is that true?

I was also infinitely envious of the shopping they would be able to do. Hellooooo Italian brands and lovely leather. That said, my parents aren’t the shopping type, and more of the enjoy-the-outdoors-and-scenery type, so they spent most of the time puttering around the little nooks and corners of Italy, instead of stuck in the city shopping like a typical tourist ๐Ÿ˜‰

They did, however, pick up a bag for me!!ย 

I’m so chuffed and humbled. What parents go off on a fun holiday and then think about what nice thing to buy for their (grown up) kid?!

Mum knew I was eyeing this particular bag, the Bottega Veneta intrecciato nappy crossbody bag. I’d seen it in the boutique here with her, and really liked now it had ZERO logos, but yet the signature Bottega leather weave. It’s worn crossbody (something I need now as a Mum), and was a perfect size for me.

And, it was made with very soft nappa leather ๐Ÿ™‚ IT SMELLS SOOOOO GOOOOOD!!!!!!!

So they found the same bag in the Bottega Veneta boutique in Italy, and snapped it up. After claiming back the GST at the airport, it worked out cheaper than purchasing it here in Singapore. So it was justified ๐Ÿ˜€

I like the dusky-rose shade, and the very simplistic look of it with no logos to be seen. It’s a very subdued, un eye-catching bag. Very lovely for daily wear. I personally find it to be a very classic style (with almost a nod to vintage), so I’d like to think this will last me through the years and I can still carry it off when I’m older.




Bottega Veneta intrecciato nappy crossbody bag – the leather smells so good (@#&%$(@)!!!!!


Soft suede interior and 3 pockets – very practical


I’ve hung my little Tiffany & Co gift box charm, and “b” initial charm from Elly!


THANKS HEAPS Mum and Dad!! Thanks for always thinking about me, and bothering to go shopping for a gift for me. Love my birthday and Christmas present combined.. probably for the next 5 years ๐Ÿ˜›


Psssssttt!ย Don’t forget to enter the aden+anais giveaway. It’s super easy to pop yourself in the draw ๐Ÿ™‚



  • Shirley posted on October 14, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    I love how it opens right up! ๐Ÿ™‚ Is it heavy at all?

    • Beverly! posted on October 14, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Yeah the ziparound feature is awesome. And nope, it’s actually really light!

  • starbucksweetie posted on October 14, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Gorgeous. You are so lucky.

    • Beverly! posted on October 15, 2013 at 2:14 pm

      my parents are super nice, feeling very blessed!

  • Iris posted on October 14, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Very nice bag and beautiful colour too! Love how you enhance it with the little charms, brilliant! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Beverly! posted on October 15, 2013 at 3:01 pm

      I always feel compelled to put little personalised things on my bag ๐Ÿ˜‰ Plus, with this, I can tell which side of the bag is meant to be facing front ways!

  • Angela posted on October 15, 2013 at 7:08 am

    I went mad with the food in my last two visits to Italy. I think the main difference there is the fresh ingredients they have and the passion they put in their food. My best experiences there are in those hole-in-the-wall restaurants in alleys that took us a while to find. They are usually family run and the lines start 2 hrs before dinner.

    The shopping. Is. AMAZING. Ok maybe I am exaggerating but you can’t resist popping into every shop that sells nice bags (like the one your parents bought you)…. and have I mentioned the outlet malls?;)

    I have been reading your blog for a while now and thanks for the recommendations and reviews on shopping and baby stuff:D

    • Beverly! posted on October 15, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      Awwww you make me so envious!! I def have heard the ingredients are so fresh, which makes a difference. I’d love to visit Italy but I think we’d have to go without kids…….

  • Candice posted on October 17, 2013 at 11:40 am

    i’m pretty sure your doting parents will still be getting you presents on their upcoming trips!

    i was never a fan of BV but this bag is niceee! i want one too. heehee!

    • Beverly! posted on October 17, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      Me too!! I thought BV was a bit dull, and I don’t like the shape/style of almost all their bags.
      Except this one ๐Ÿ˜› it’s a great mummy bag!


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