46 responses

  1. kathy
    July 31, 2014

    Love the blue. I had that bag in brown awhile ago, but sold it and truthfully, don’t remember why and am sorry I did. I think it was not a great brown color?

    Blue is great year round in California I think. I’ll be carrying my blue bag too!

    07/31/14
    4:35 pm
    Lisa said...

    Yes, I remember you have a Kendall Conrad in this color?

  2. Mary Anne
    July 31, 2014

    Very nice bag! What really got me was the picture of your oleanders. My mother loved them. Growing up in Burlingame our driveway was almost overrun with them. Thanks for a wonderful memory!

    07/31/14
    4:35 pm
    Lisa said...

    You are very welcome. This one may have been planted when the house was built, 60 years ago:).

  3. Jan’s Sushi Bar
    July 31, 2014

    That dusty blue was my mother’s favorite color; she would have loved the bag.

    I have to say, though, I find it rather amusing that an item with such a price tag has the word “hobo” in its name. ;)

    07/31/14
    8:23 am
    Frances/Materfamilias said...

    equally amused! ;-)

    07/31/14
    4:41 pm
    Lisa said...

    Well, “messenger?” “tote?” “satchel?” bags were all utilitarian, right? “Hobo” must come from the shape bags made when ostensibly tied on sticks?

  4. AK
    July 31, 2014

    We have twin cars!

    07/31/14
    4:37 pm
    Lisa said...

    Twinsies:). Is yours in the Pearl? Or White? I went with the Pearl, kind of holographic? Don’t know what came over me!

    08/04/14
    8:02 am
    AK said...

    @AK,
    Yes, we have it in pearl. Very nice car!

    08/04/14
    10:44 am
    Lisa said...

    Completely unsexy, right? But totally lovable. Ultimate Sturdy Gal of vehicles!

  5. RoseAG
    July 31, 2014

    Lovely color, I think it could be easy to wear with quite a number of things.

    07/31/14
    4:38 pm
    Lisa said...

    Thank you.

  6. Cathy
    July 31, 2014

    Love the color! It is a beautiful handbag and extremely classic, you will enjoy it for years! Congrats!

    07/31/14
    4:38 pm
    Lisa said...

    Thank you! Feels like I need to thank everyone for bearing with me in the decision-making process:).

  7. hostessofthehumblebungalow
    July 31, 2014

    Love the iconic Bottega weave…
    nice shape and size to easily tuck under your arm.
    You’ll have that bag for years to come.

    07/31/14
    4:43 pm
    Lisa said...

    :)

  8. Emmaleigh504
    July 31, 2014

    That is a perfect blue! I’m not a logo person either, but if there is a iconic pattern or weave, I’m all for it. I love the Dior quilting on my wallet.

    07/31/14
    4:43 pm
    Lisa said...

    Dior has quilting? I know NOTHING.

  9. Thea
    July 31, 2014

    Very pretty. I love the weave on Bottega bags. The price is a bit steep for many of us. On the other hand, If I were the type of gal who stuck with one bag for a long period of time, I’d likely shell out for it, too.

    Also noticed in the description how light the Veneta is at under 2 pounds.

    07/31/14
    4:46 pm
    Lisa said...

    Good catch on the weight specs – that really adds to the comfort.

  10. déjà pseu
    July 31, 2014

    It’s such a perfect bag for you! Damn, now you’re tempting me with that Aubergine…

    07/31/14
    4:46 pm
    Lisa said...

    Which, in my humble opinion, would fit your coloring perfectly.

  11. Gayle
    July 31, 2014

    It will soften as you use it … becoming more wonderful!

    07/31/14
    4:47 pm
    Lisa said...

    That sounds great.

  12. Mary Jo
    July 31, 2014

    It’s lovely! And the color is perfect for you. I am still traumatized by the time I spilled salad dressing on a lady’s BV handbag when I was first waitressing after college. Worst day of my life, ha!

    xo Mary Jo

    07/31/14
    4:56 pm
    Lisa said...

    Oh I can imagine! I imagine she forgot long before you did.

    08/01/14
    8:24 pm
    Mamavalveeta03 said...

    @Mary Jo,
    Hence, the current profession, Mary Jo? Penance in purses! ;-)

  13. Sandra Sallin
    July 31, 2014

    OK, the bag is beautiful. Love that you went out on the line and bought such a pretty color instead of black, beige or brown. You’re right this will go with anything. But, those Oleanders! They are magnificent specimens. Just gorgeous. Mine look anemic!

    07/31/14
    4:36 pm
    Lisa said...

    Maybe yours are still young? I am looking forward to wearing the bag with everything for a long, long, time.

  14. Candace
    July 31, 2014

    What a great bag worn perfectly by you! Love the roominess – which might tempt me to carry a few too many items in it. Beautiful shade of blue, almost periwinkle-ish?

    07/31/14
    6:18 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Candace, Thank you. I think I might call it steel blue? But you’re right, on the periwinkle side of the steel spectrum?:)

  15. Buckeroomama
    July 31, 2014

    That is one lovely shade of blue.

    08/01/14
    7:56 am
    Lisa said...

    <3

  16. Mamavalveeta03
    August 1, 2014

    May I point out that gorgeous shade of blue is perfectly stunning with your silver hair?

    08/02/14
    7:33 am
    Lisa said...

    Why thank you ma’am!

  17. Jannike
    August 2, 2014

    I just purchased a mid-blue bag from m0851, a Montreal bag company. No logos, padded interior for protecting the electronics, beautiful soft leather. At half-off it made this sturdy girl very happy.

    08/02/14
    10:10 am
    Lisa said...

    Yes, Mater has recommended that brand, I think they are great.

  18. mary
    August 2, 2014

    That’s very nice, Lisa, and your braid is looking great, too. So practical and low maintenance and no breakage as in a ponytail or other updo.

    08/02/14
    10:10 am
    Lisa said...

    Thank you. I’ll have to do a post on the braid, it’s taking on a life of its own!

  19. Eliza
    August 2, 2014

    Thanks for next great post. Eliza. :))

  20. Mardel
    August 7, 2014

    I like that color bag for you. And you look nice in the white; pulled together yet casual and functional.

  21. Birgit
    July 9, 2016

    I know I’m late to the party but I just now came across your blog post when searching the web for pictures of the Veneta hobo and yours popped up. It is indeed a lovely bag and I hope it’s served you well since. The color, however is not just Blue. BV calls this color “Krim”. It’s a gorgeous bag nonetheless!

  22. Kimi Johnson
    January 27, 2017

    I live and Europe and yes its a great brand. Though a bit overpriced. Only the way the leather is made… is makes quiet a big differences in price to other high end bags in the same styles.

    My personally: the most beautiful one it the Roma. But about the double in price of that one here.
    Bottega Veneta – great.
    Kimi

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