It seems my birthday came a month early due to the efficiency of Louis Vuitton. It's like they knew we were going on vacation or something. Did you know you can personalise your own Louis Vuitton piece with initials stripes and colours of your own choice - the service is called MON MONOGRAM, thats what I was very lucky enough to do this birthday.

I have to admit I am not really that big a fan of the Louis Vuitton handbag that pretty much everyone here in the UAE has (no offence it's just not for me) I think it just too common and a little too BROWN. I can appreciate it, however I don't mind some of the small leather goods. So when I found out about the Mon Monogram service I jumped on board for so many reasons My passport has been looking like a dogs breakfast of late and I'll be using it a lot this year maybe 6 times so its needs some protection, it's a great chance to use colour and design and the brand is definitely known for quality so it's an investment that will last a looonnng time.

The hardest part for me was the colour decision ultimately I choose Fuchsia and Yellow, you don't get free range over the design but on the small decisions there are endless options that will have you changing your mind I am sure of it ... I did. This would make a great gift it is useful durable timeless and personal all at the same time, it would be great for a frequent traveller a lover of the label or the person hard to buy for.

I can now say I am an owner of the iconic print but my way, still brown but with a splash of colour and not just their initials but mine too. MON MONOGRAM is available online and in store.